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Manx TT Super Bike


Manx TT Super Bike
Manx TT Super Bike
Publisher: Sega

Developer: Sega AM3 Arcade Sega AM4 (cabinet) Sega Saturn PCs Psygnosis, Perfect Entertainment, Tantalus Interactive

System(s): Sega Model 2A CRX, Sega Saturn, PC

Genre: Racing















Number of Players: Arcade 1-8 Sega Saturn 1-2 PCs 1-8

Release Date RRP Code
Arcade JP 1995-11 ¥?  ?
Arcade US 199x $?  ?
Arcade UK 199x £?  ?
Sega Saturn JP 1997-03-14 ¥5,800 GS-9102
Sega Saturn US 1997-07-30 $? 81210
Sega Saturn EU 1997-03-20 £39.99 MK81210-50
Sega Saturn BR 1997-08 $? 191x49
PCs JP 1997-01-25 ¥7,800  ?
PCs US 1997-11-30 $? 85059
PCs EU 199x £?  ?


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Manx TT Super Bike (マンクスTT スーパーバイク) is a Sega Model 2A CRX 3D arcade motorbike racing game developed by Sega AM3 and Sega AM4. It was initially released in 1995.

Contents

Gameplay

Unlike similar games which Sega had released in the past (most notably the Hang-On series), Manx TT Super Bike is set in a real-life scenario, having players race around the Isle of Man TT circuit. Eight arcade cabinets can be linked together similar to Daytona USA, making it very popular in arcades of the era.

Sheep Mode

There is a code that allows racers to play as sheep, possibly as a nod to the breed of Manx sheep that are only found on the Isle of Man (though the playable sheep are not Manx sheep).

The mode can be accessed in the arcade version with the following combination on the transmission select screen; shift up, shift up, shift down, shift down, lean the bike full left, lean the bike full right, break and accelerate.

The Saturn version is similar; UpUpDownDownLeftRightZY, also on the transmission select screen.

Similarly, Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition allows the user to play as a horse.

History

Legacy

The game was brought to the Sega Saturn and PC in 1997 by Psygnosis, Perfect Entertainment and Tantalus Interactive. These versions were distributed under the Sega Sports brand (and in the case of the US versions, the short lived "Sega Racing" brand), and feature a Redbook audio soundtrack. The Saturn version cuts back on the graphical fidelity or the Model 2 version, however the PC version improves on the formula, offering higher resolution graphics and better sound.

Many of the unsold Manx TT Super Bike arcade cabinets were converted into Motor Raid ones, a futuristic motorbike game released in 1997.

Production Credits

All Versions (Advertise)

Thanks to the Co-operation of Team Castrol Honda

Neil Tuxworth, Colin Seeley and Nick Jefferies

Thanks to the Co-operation of the Isle of Man Government

Department of Tourism and Leisure
Minister for Tourism and Leisure: Tony Brown, MHK
Chief Executive: Terry Toohey

and the Auto Cycle Union

Arcade Version

Director of Programming: Kazunari Shimamura
Programmers: Takeshi Goden, Toshikazu Goi, Kazumasa Kondo
Director of Design: Jun Uriu
Designers: Takahiro Kajimoto, Kyoushi Ieizumi, Takeo Iwase, Satoru Okano, Masaru Takano, Nachiyo Kamogawa, Shinichi Fujii
Director of Engineering: Shigeyuki Iwase
Mechanical Engineers: Eiji Nishimura, Yuji Sugimori, Masayoshi Yamada, Toshiya Yamaguchi, Motohiko Higashiguchi, Kenji Watanabe
Chief Cabinet Designer: Yasunobu Shinzato
Cabinet Designers: Minoru Matsuba, Yasuhiro Komori
Director of Sound Effects & Music: Tetsuya Kawauchi
Sound Effects & Music: Seiichiro Matsumura, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi
Voice Actor & English Coordination: Saki Nimiya, Kenneth Ibrahim
Public Relation: Norimasa Yatsuzuka
Electrical Engineers: Mitsuru Kawamura, Hiroki Koyama, Hiroyuki Takahashi
Special Thanks: Koji Ono, AM3 All Staff, SP Tadao, Doug Baird, Kenji Horii, Mario Cotza, John Lillistone, Phil Ekins, Makio Ina, Andy Mee, Ikebukuro Gigo Staff
Mechanical Superviser: Masao Yoshimoto
Producer: Tetsuya Mizuguchi
Director: Jun Uriu, Shinichi Fujii
General Manager: Hisao Oguchi
Sega AM R&D Dept. #3 & Dept. #4

Saturn Version

Tantalus

System and Lead Programming: Shane Stevens
Lead Artist: Alun Bjornsten
Lead Support Programmer: Graeme Scott
Additional Programming: Paul Seedy, Julian Crooke
Quality Assurance Manager: John Szoke
Technical Director: Andrew Bailey
Producer: Arthur Kakouris

Perfect

Additional Art: Dave Hirst, Steve Packer, David Shan
Quality Assurance Manager: Matt Stamps
Quality Assurance: Sefton Hill
Producers: Sean Kelly, Colin Fuidge

Psygnosis

Producer: Leon Walters
Licensing Director: Ian Grieve
Technical Assistant: BJ Edwards
Quality Assurance Manager: Kevin Turner
Quality Assurance Supervisors: Mark Inman, Stuart Allen
Quality Assurance: Ray Livingston, Robert Sutton, Mark O Connor, Marvin James, Tracey Theedle, Jeff Bird, Dave Parkinson, Brian Watson
Thanks to...: Michael Benny, Dawn Hickman, Suzanne McGlynn

Sega

Technical Advisor: Osamu Hori
Development Advisors: Shinichi Fujii, Jun Uryu, Takashi Goden, Toshikazu Goi, Tetsuya Kawauchi

  • And: All Manx TT Team Members

FMV Development: Isao Matsumoto, Yuji Sawairi
FMV Director: Shinichi Fujii
FMV Artist - Imagica: Akihiro Nishitani, Video Footage Kindly Supplied by Duke Video
Voice Actor: Saki Nimiya
Producers: Yutaka Sugano, Matt O Driscoll, David Locke
Special Thanks to...: Makato Oshitani, Jin Shimazaki, Isao Matsumoto, Andy Mee, Mark Hartley, Kazutoshi Miyake, Kats Sato
Super Special Thanks to...: All Involved in Team Suzuki, Doug Randall and All the Best of Bikes, Jim Hoodie, John Crawford, and Shaun Harris, Duke Video, All Manx TT Team Members

Gallery

Screenshots

Model 2

Promotional Material

Physical Scans

Arcade Version





































































































































































Arcade 100 Sega Retro Average
Based on 1 review
Publication Score Source
Computer & Video Games 100 №172, p72/73
Model 2, US (deluxe)
Model 2, US (twin)
Model 2, JP (deluxe)
Model 2, JP (twin)
Model 2, UK (deluxe)
Model 2, UK (twin)

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Sega Saturn 80 Sega Retro Average
Based on 8 reviews
Publication Score Source
CD Consoles ­† 76 №27, p78/79/80/81/82
Consoles + 90 №64, p112/113
Computer & Video Games 60 №186, p62/63
EDGE 70 №44, p77
Player One 85 №74, p66/67
Saturn Power 92 №1, p64/65/66/67
Sega Saturn Magazine 91 №18, p60/61
Ultra Game Players 79 №101
Saturn, US
ManxTTSuperbike Saturn US Box Back.jpgManxTTSuperbike Saturn US Box Front.jpg

Cover

Manxtt sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
Manxtt sat eu cover.jpg

Cover

ManxTTSuperbike saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
Saturn, EU (newer)
Saturn, JP
ManxTTSuperbike Saturn JP Box Back.jpgManxtt sat jp frontcover.jpg

Cover

ManxTT Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
ManxTT Saturn BR Box Front.jpg

Cover

PC Version

PC, US
ManxTT PC US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngManxTT PC US Box Front.jpg

Cover

ManxTTSuperbike PC US Box Back.jpgManxTTSuperbike PC US Box Front.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, US (Expert Software)
ManxTT PC US Box Front Expert.jpg

Cover

ManxTT PC US Disc.jpg
Disc
ManxTTSuperbike PC US Box Front Expert.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, EU
ManxTT PC EU Box Front.jpg

Cover

PC, JP
ManxTT PC JP Box Front.jpg

Cover

PC, JP (Ultra 2000)
PC, AU
ManxTT PC AU Box Front.jpg

Cover

PC, ES (Argentum Collection)
ManxTT PC ES Box Back ArgentumCollection.jpgNospine.pngManxTT PC ES Box Front ArgentumCollection.jpg

Cover