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Manx TT Super Bike

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Manx TT Super Bike
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Model 2A CRX, Sega Saturn, PC
ROM size:
Sega Saturn
267MB
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (17 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
Arcade Racer Joystick, 3D Control Pad
Genre: Racing































Number of players:
Arcade
Windows PC
1-8,
Sega Saturn
1-2
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 Media:CVG UK 185.pdf[1] £39.99 Media:CVG UK 186.pdf[2] MK81210-50
Sega Saturn
BR
1997-08 $? 191x49


Windows PC
JP
¥7,800 HCJ-0113
Windows PC
US
$? 85059
Windows PC
US (Expert Software)
$? T-6817-01
Windows PC
EU
£? €? ?
Windows PC
AU
$? ?



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.

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 Bjorksten
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 Swan
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 Tweedle, Jeff Bird, Dave Parkinson, Brian Watson
Thanks to...: Michael Denny, 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: Arihiro Nishitani, Video Footage Kindly Supplied by Duke Video
Voice Actor: Saki Miniya
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 Moodie, John Crawford, and Shaun Harris., Duke Video, All Manx TT Team Members

Gallery

Screenshots

Model 2

Promotional material

Physical scans

Arcade version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 AllGame
100 №172, p72/73Media:CVG UK 172.pdf
Arcade
92
Based on
2 reviews

Model 2, US (deluxe)
Model 2, US (twin)
ManxTT Model2 Manual Twin.pdf
Manual
Model 2, JP (deluxe)
Model 2, JP (twin)
Model 2, UK (deluxe)
Model 2, UK (twin)
ManxTT Model2 Manual Twin.pdf
Manual

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
76 №27, p78-82Media:CDConsoles FR 27.pdf
90 №64, p112/113
60 №186, p62/63Media:CVG UK 186.pdf
83 2006-07-09
70 №44, p77
90 №54, p28/29
85 №74, p66/67
92 №1, p64/65/66/67
91 №18, p60/61Media:SSM_UK_18.pdf
73 №1997-08, p137Media:SSM_JP_19970321_1997-08.pdf
73 №, p12Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf
79 №101
Sega Saturn
80
Based on
12 reviews

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
ManxTTSuperBike Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
ManxTT Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
ManxTT Saturn BR Box Front.jpg
Cover

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
81
Windows PC
81
Based on
1 review

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

External links

References

  1. File:CVG UK 185.pdf, page 48
  2. File:CVG UK 186.pdf, page 62
  3. File:CVG UK 194.pdf, page 48