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Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament

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Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Sound driver: Codemasters/Tim Bartlett
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega Drive
Team Player
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Racing































Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[1][2] T-120096-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-120096-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-120096-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-120096-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?



Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99[4] T-120108-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-120108-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-120108-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-120108-50



Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament is the direct sequel to the critically acclaimed Micro Machines. Initially released by Codemasters for the Sega Mega Drive, ports were made to the Sega Game Gear, IBM PC compatible computers, Game Boy, and Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

A US version was advertised by GameTek but never materialised.

Gameplay

Micro Machines 2 expands on the ideas seen in the original Micro Machines, offering more than double the amount of vehicles, each with slightly different physics. Unlike its predecessor, the game uses the full 320x224 Mega Drive display (versus 256x224), which means more of the playfield can be seen at any given time. There is also more interaction with the scenery, with some objects reacting to vehicles driving over or into them.

Two variants of the Mega Drive version exist - one distributed on Codemasters' custom-made "J-Cart" design, and another on a regular Codemasters-style cartridge. The latter makes up for its lack of J-Cart ports by being compatible with Sega's Team Player adapter - it is currently not known whether the J-Cart variant retains the compatibility.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Written By: Peter Williamson, Andrew Fussey
  • Graphics By: Gordon Hargreaves, Darren Yeomans, Mark Neesam, Kal Karmoum
  • Music By: Tim Bartlett, Gerard Gourley
  • Project Management: Richard Darling, David Darling

Copyright 1994 Codemasters

Game Gear version

  • Ashley Routledge, David Saunders

Magazine articles

Main article: Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Game Players (US) Vol. 9 No. 4 "April 1996" (1996-03-19)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #81: "April 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[5]
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Mega Drive print advert in
Mean Machines Sega (UK) #26: "December 1994" (1994-10-28)
also published in:
  • Ultimate Future Games (UK) #1: "December 1994" (1994-11-01)[3]
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Mega Drive print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #158: "January 1995" (1994-12-15)
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #163: "June 1995" (1995-05-xx)
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Mega Drive print advert in
GamePro (DE) "Dezember 1994" (1994-11-25)
</div>

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
93
94 №156, p100-101[6]
80 №15, p78[7]
97 №23, p52/53[8]
92 №71
90 №6, p14
85
95 №25, p86-89[2]
93 №26, p38/39
97 №47, p90-93[9]
93 №61, p40/41/42/43
94 №39, p44/45
94 №45, p11
Sega Mega Drive
92
Based on
13 reviews

Mega Drive, EU
MM2 MD EU Box NoJCart.jpg
Cover
MM2 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
MM2 MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, EU (J-Cart)
MM2 MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
MM2 MD EU Cart JCart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, UK (J-Cart)
MicroMachines2 MD UK Box JCart.jpg
Cover
MM2 MD EU Cart JCart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, FR
MM2 MD FR Box.jpg
Cover
MM2 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, FR (J-Cart)
MM2 MD FR Box JCart.jpg
Cover
MM2 MD EU Cart JCart.jpg
Cart
Micro Machines 2 Turbo Tournament MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, DE (J-Cart)
MicroMachines2 MD DE Box JCart.jpg
Cover
MM2 MD EU Cart JCart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, ES (J-Cart)
MM2 MD ES Box.jpg
Cover
MM2 MD EU Cart JCart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №42, p136[10]
96 №163, p60[4]
88 №11, p84
93 №31, p66/67[11]
92 №52, p110/111[12]
92 №16, p96/97
95 №67, p63
90 №44, p50/51
Sega Game Gear
92
Based on
8 reviews

Game Gear, EU
MicroMachines2 GG EU cover.jpg
Cover
MM2 GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 01c22a5d
MD5 37a2f11d27e7e51e62e98626c88b9094
SHA-1 cb5fb33212592809639b37c2babd72a7953fa102
1MB 1994-09 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 42bfb7eb
MD5 a145194b26c433c8a7159a00bafaba06
SHA-1 ab29077a6a5c2ccc777b0bf22f4d5908401f4d47
1MB 1994-09 Cartridge (EU) J-Cart

References

  1. File:CVG UK 158.pdf, page 93
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:MeanMachinesSega25UK.pdf, page 86
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:UltimateFutureGames UK 01.pdf, page 11
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 File:CVG UK 163.pdf, page 60
  5. File:EGM US 081.pdf, page 117
  6. File:CVG UK 156.pdf, page 100
  7. File:Edge UK 015.pdf, page 78
  8. File:GamesMaster UK 023.pdf, page 52
  9. File:PlayerOne FR 047.pdf, page 86
  10. File:ConsolesPlus FR 042.pdf, page 136
  11. File:MeanMachinesSega31UK.pdf, page 66
  12. File:PlayerOne FR 052.pdf, page 110


Micro Machines games for Sega systems
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