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Micro Machines: Turbo Tournament '96
Publisher: Codemasters
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Racing

Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
£44.99[1] T-120126-50
Sega Mega Drive
?F T-120126-50
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? T-120126-50
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
$? ?

Micro Machines: Turbo Tournament '96 is a sequel to Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament, released exclusively on the Sega Mega Drive in Europe.


Micro Machines 96 ups the total track count to 85, with 40 of these being in "all new environments" (each environment (or tileset) being used for at least three tracks)[3]. The game also recycles graphics from its predecessor, partly due to Codemasters believing that the difficulty of the previous title meant many of these old environments were missed[3].

A major addition to Micro Machines 96 is the "construction kit", allowing users to create their own tracks. Players can save up to 10 tracks within the cartridge's internal memory, or generate a string of characters from the data (i.e. a "password"). While initially hinted that the Mega Drive construction kit would be superior to the Micro Machines 2 version for DOS (which gives the player the ability to alter graphics pixel-by-pixel)[4], users can only switch between pre-defined graphics sets for both the vehicles and scenery.

Magazine articles

Main article: Micro Machines: Turbo Tournament '96/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

SSM UK 01.pdf

Print advert in

Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #1: "November 1995" (1995-10-26)
also published in:

CVG UK 167.pdf

Print advert in

Computer & Video Games (UK) #167: "October 1995" (1995-09-14)


Print advert in

Mean Machines Sega (UK) #37: "November 1995" (1995-09-29)
also published in:

  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #168: "November 1995" (1995-10-13)[6]

PlayerOne FR 057.pdf

Print advert in

Player One (FR) #57: "Octobre 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:

  • Consoles + (FR) #48: "Novembre 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[7]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
93 №47, p111
90 №168, p52[1]
92 №35, p36/37
81 №46, p64/65[8]
92 №37, p84/85[9]
95 №57, p118/119[10]
95 №72, p38/39/40
92 №51, p46/47/48
92 №1, p87[11]
98 №68, p11/12
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
11 reviews

Mega Drive, EU
MicroMachinesTT96 MD EU Box.jpg
MicroMachinesTT96 MD EU Cart.jpg
MicroMachinesTT96 MD EU Manual.jpg
MM96 Prize Draw.jpg
Prize Draw Card
MM96 Tournament Invite.jpg
Tournament Invite
MM96 Tournament Certificate.jpg
Tournament Winner
MM96 Password Card.jpg
Password Card
Mega Drive, UK (Blockbuster rental)
MicroMachines96 MD UK Box Blockbuster.jpg
MicroMachinesTT96 MD EU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, FR
MicroMachinesTT96 MD FR Box.jpg
MicroMachinesTT96 MD EU Cart.jpg
MicroMachines Turbo 96 MD FR Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, DE
MicroMachinesTT96 MD DE Box.jpg
MicroMachinesTT96 MD EU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, ES

MicroMachinesTT96 MD EU Cart.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 23319d0d
MD5 618a52d7fbd8bfaa5e61d2129c8b8790
SHA-1 e8ff759679a0df2b3f9ece37ef686f248d3cf37b
1MB 1991-03 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 7492b1de
MD5 3af236e164e601cfeb6d8bf5461561b2
SHA-1 9f47fcc7bb2f5921cb1c3beb06b668ffb292cb08
1MB 1991-03 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 3137b3c4
MD5 434a9475d20697852a88bbd5b90b704c
SHA-1 7e59fc5800137cea3d4526ee549f7caef150dcaa
1MB 1991-03 Cartridge (EU)


Micro Machines games for Sega systems
Micro Machines (1993) | Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament (1994) | Micro Machines: Turbo Tournament '96 (1995) | Micro Machines: Military (1996) | Micro Machines V3 (unreleased)