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500 GP 500 GP - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

500 GP - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The FIA licensed successor to the Suzuka 24 games where the player chooses from three licensed courses: Jerez, Paul Ricard or Suzuka. The game features authentic motorcycles from Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha. It also has likenesses of the real 500cc GP riders in the game.

500 GP was produced by Namco in 1998.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period 500 GP was produced include: Super World Stadium '97, Kosodate Quiz My Angel 2, Star Sweep, Star Audition, Tekken 3, Ehrgeiz, Family Bowl, Gunmen Wars, Motocross Go!, and Soul Calibur


Name 500 GP
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1998
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6788
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Motorcycle Steering (tilt left, tilt right)
  • Motorcycle Controls: Throttle, Brake
Sound Unamplified Stereo (requires two-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Deluxe/Themed (motion)

Game Play

Race against time and other riders.

500 GP KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.31 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.80

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 4.50
Collector Desire 4.50

Technical Rating: 3.08

Gameplay 3.67
Graphics 4.00
Originality 4.50
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Contains likenesses of authentic riders such as Noriyuki Haga and Alex Criville.

Cabinet Information

Similar to Sega's Manx TT series. The cabinet features a screen and a 3/4ths replica of a sportsbike in blue/white/orange, reminiscient of the Honda/Repsol team's colors.


SPINOFF OF: Suzuka 24 Hours and Suzuka 24 Hours 2

A similar game was created for the Playstation 2 by Namco called "MotoGP."

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op 500 GP Census

There are 14,758 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,456 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 9 known instances of this machine owned by 500 GP collectors who are active members. Of these, 7 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a 500 GP machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra 500 GP circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for 500 GP. There is one active VAPS member looking for a 500 GP circuit board set.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Deluxe CRT cabinet

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