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Manx TT Super Bike
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Model 2A CRX, Sega Saturn, PC
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
¥5,800 GS-9102
Sega Saturn
US
$? 81210
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.99[1] MK81210-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81210-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? MK81210-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81210-50
Sega Saturn
BR
R$? 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

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

Gallery

Screenshots

Model 2

Magazine articles

Main article: Manx TT Super Bike/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Arcade version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
100 №172, p72/73[4]Media:CVG UK 172.pdf
Arcade
100
Based on
1 review

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, p78-82[5]Media:CDConsoles FR 27.pdf
90 №64, p112/113
60 №186, p62/63[1]Media:CVG UK 186.pdf
70 №44, p77
90 №54, p28/29
85 №74, p66/67
92 №1, p64-67[6]Media:SaturnPower UK 01.pdf
91 №18, p60/61[7]Media:SSM_UK_18.pdf
73 №1997-08, p137[8]Media:SSM_JP_19970321_1997-08.pdf
73 №, p12Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[9]Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf
79 №101
Sega Saturn
80
Based on
11 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
Windows PC
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review

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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. 1.0 1.1 File:CVG UK 186.pdf, page 62
  2. File:CVG UK 185.pdf, page 48
  3. File:CVG UK 194.pdf, page 48
  4. File:CVG UK 172.pdf, page 72
  5. File:CDConsoles FR 27.pdf, page 50
  6. File:SaturnPower UK 01.pdf, page 64
  7. File:SSM_UK_18.pdf, page 60
  8. File:SSM_JP_19970321_1997-08.pdf, page 139
  9. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 14