Manx TT Super Bike

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Manx TT Super Bike
System(s): Sega Model 2A CRX, Sega Saturn, Windows PC
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (17 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
Arcade Racer
Sega Saturn
3D Control Pad
Sega Saturn
Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: Driving[2], Racing[3]

















Number of players:
Arcade
Windows PC
1-8,
Sega Saturn
1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Model 2)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (Model 2)
US
$? ?
Arcade (Model 2)
UK
£? ?





















Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 GS-9102
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$49.9949.99[5] 81210
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81210-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81210-50
USK: 6
Sega Saturn
FR
399F399[9] MK81210-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PT
STJSE0519
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[8] MK81210-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
FMAN08SSC
OFLC: G
Sega Saturn
BR
191x49
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Windows PC
JP
¥7,800 (8,190)7,800e[10] HCJ-0113
Sega Rating: All Ages
Windows PC
JP
(Ultra 2000)
Windows PC
US
85059
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Windows PC
US
(Expert Software)
T-6817-01
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Windows PC
EU
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
DE
USK: 6
Windows PC
ES
(Argentum Collection)
Windows PC
PL
155zł155
Windows PC
AU
OFLC: G
Windows PC
TW

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.

It can be considered a spiritual successor to the Sega arcade game Man T.T. (1976).

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.

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.

Versions

Screenshot

Main article: Manx TT Super Bike/Comparisons.

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
Source:
US manual[13]

Magazine articles

Main article: Manx TT Super Bike/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Manx TT Super Bike/Promotional material.

Photo gallery

Physical scans

Arcade version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
100
[14]
Man!ak (PL)
75
[15]
Arcade (Model 2)
88
Based on
2 reviews

Manx TT Super Bike

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
90 №54, p28/29
Sega Saturn
90
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 Konzol (HU)
81
[16]
CD Consoles (FR)
80
[17]
Consoles + (FR)
90
[18]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
50
[19]
Edge (UK) PAL
70
[20]
Freak (IL)
84
[21]
Gambler (PL)
70
[22]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
73
[23]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
79
[24]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
77
[25]
Player One (FR)
85
[26]
Saturn Power (UK)
92
[27]
Secret Service (PL)
67
[28]
Sega Power (GR)
92
[29]
Świat Gier Komputerowych (PL)
85
[30]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
91
[31]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
73
[32]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
73
[33]
Strana Igr (RU)
90
[34]
Ultra Game Players (US)
79
[35]
Sega Saturn
79
Based on
20 reviews

Manx TT Super Bike

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, 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, FR (Blister pack)
ManxTT Sat FR blister front.jpg
Cover
Saturn, AU
ManxTT Sat AU back.jpgNospine.pngManxTT Sat AU cover.jpg
Cover
ManxTTSuperbike saturn eu cd.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
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 KByte (HU)
85
[36]
Génération 4 (FR)
33
[37]
Gameshow (TR)
82
[38]
Hacker (HR)
89
[39]
LeveL (CZ)
50
[40]
Riki (SK)
87
[41]
Świat Gier Komputerowych (PL)
50
[42]
Ultimate PC (UK)
78
[43]
Windows PC
69
Based on
8 reviews

Manx TT Super Bike

PC, JP
ManxTT PC JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngManxTT PC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, JP (Ultra 2000)
ManxTT PC JP Box Front Ultra2000.jpg
Cover
PC, US
ManxTT PC US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngManxTT PC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
ManxTT PC US disc.jpg
Disc
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 Back.jpgNospine.pngManxTT PC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, ES (Argentum Collection)
ManxTT PC ES Box Back ArgentumCollection.jpgNospine.pngManxTT PC ES Box Front ArgentumCollection.jpg
Cover
PC, AU
ManxTT PC AU Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, TW
ManxTT PC TW Box Front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
280,899,360 CD-ROM (EU) MK81210-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
280,899,360 1997-02-18 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9102 V1.001
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
278,977,776 CD-ROM (US) 81210 V1.001

Track list

1. Data track
2. The Best Of The Best (0:37)
3. We Celebrate You Ver.2 (0:33)
4. Goal! (0:08)
5. Sheep On The Run (1:38)
6. Under The Windy Sky (1:52)
7. Slipstream (1:25)
8. Feel The Power (1:26)
9. Maximum Speed (2:07)
10. Exhaust Notes (1:41)
11. Get The Ace! (1:34)
12. Theme Of Manx T.T. (0:40)
13. Now Is Your Turn (No Loop) (0:33)
14. North Harmony (1:01)
15. Winning Run (No Loop) (0:53)
16. Cooling Down (0:40)
17. Happy Name (0:52)
18. Game Over (0:06)
Running time: 17:46

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): PC

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sega Arcade History, Enterbrain, page 138
  2. File:ManxTTSuperbike Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-19 18:07)
  4. http://riehlspot.simplenet.com/vgame/new/saturn.html (Wayback Machine: 1999-02-21 17:22)
  5. Press release: 1996-05-16: ALL-STAR LINE-UP OF SEGA SPORTS VIDEOGAMES EXPANDS THE PROVEN TOP-SELLING FRANCHISE
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Press release: 1997-02-26: Manx TT Leads Sega's Games Line Up For March
  7. Computer & Video Games, "April 1997" (UK; 1997-03-12), page 48
  8. Press release: 1997-03-18: Sega Saturn Leads The Pack with Manx TT
  9. Press release: 1997-03-07: MANX TT SUR SATURN: Entrez dans la course
  10. 10.0 10.1 http://sega.jp/pc/manxtt/ (Wayback Machine: 2001-12-29 23:08)
  11. Press release: 1997-06-19: SEGA TAKES IN-HOME ARCADE GAMING TO NEXT LEVEL
  12. 12.0 12.1 Computer & Video Games, "January 1998" (UK; 1997-12-12), page 48
  13. File:Manxtt sat us manual.pdf, page 22
  14. Computer & Video Games, "March 1996" (UK; 1996-02-09), page 72
  15. Man!ak, "Wrzesień 1999" (PL; 1999-xx-xx), page 57
  16. 576 Konzol, "Január 1998" (HU; 1998-xx-xx), page 24
  17. CD Consoles, "Avril 1997" (FR; 1997-xx-xx), page 78
  18. Consoles +, "Avril 1997" (FR; 1997-0x-xx), page 112
  19. Computer & Video Games, "May 1997" (UK; 1997-04-11), page 62
  20. Edge, "April 1997" (UK; 1997-03-28), page 77
  21. Freak, "4/97" (IL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  22. Gambler, "5/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  23. GamePro, "October 1997" (US; 1997-xx-xx), page 158
  24. MAN!AC, "05/97" (DE; 1997-04-09), page 64
  25. Mega Fun, "05/97" (DE; 1997-04-02), page 78
  26. Player One, "Avril 1997" (FR; 1997-xx-xx), page 66
  27. Saturn Power, "June 1997" (UK; 1997-xx-xx), page 64
  28. Secret Service, "Maj 1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 69
  29. Sega Power, "Ávgoustos-Septémvrios 1997" (GR; 1997-xx-xx), page 42
  30. Świat Gier Komputerowych, "7/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  31. Sega Saturn Magazine, "April 1997" (UK; 1997-03-15), page 60
  32. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-08 (1997-03-21)" (JP; 1997-03-07), page 139
  33. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 14
  34. Strana Igr, "Iyul 1997 1/2" (RU; 1997-xx-xx), page 90
  35. Ultra Game Players, "September 1997" (US; 1997-08-19), page 86
  36. 576 KByte, "Január 1998" (HU; 1998-xx-xx), page 39
  37. Génération 4, "Décembre 1997" (FR; 1997-1x-xx), page 293
  38. Gameshow, "Ocak 1998" (TR; 1998-xx-xx), page 1
  39. Hacker, "10/1997" (HR; 1997-xx-xx), page 64
  40. LeveL, "Listopad 1997" (CZ; 1997-11-01), page 68
  41. Riki, "November-December 1997" (SK; 1997-12-01), page 48
  42. Świat Gier Komputerowych, "2/1998" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 31
  43. Ultimate PC, "Volume One, Issue Four: December 1997" (UK; 1997-11-28), page 98


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