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Micro Machines
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher:
Developer:
Distributor:
Camerica (US)?
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 15001
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99[1] T120016-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T120016-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 99,95[3] T120016-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T120016-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?



Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[4] 19001
Sega Master System
FR
?F 19001
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 19001
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 19001



Sega Game Gear
US
$?
Sega Game Gear
UK
£27.99[6][7] 17001
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F 17001
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? 17001
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas 17001
Sega Game Gear
IT
17001




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Micro Machines is a top-down racing game developed by Codemasters, themed around Galoob's brand of toys of the same name. It was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991, before being brought to the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear in 1993. The Master System and Game Gear versions were released exclusively in Europe.

Gameplay

What sets Micro Machines apart from its competition of the day is the size of the vehicles used, so rather than simply racing around a generic track, the player must race around much smaller areas such as table tops. There are a variety of different vehicles that are automatically assigned depending on the track.

History

Legacy

Due to its success, Micro Machines was followed by Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament and numerous other sequels.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Programming: Charlie Skilbeck, Neil Hill
  • Graphics: Brian Hartley
  • Music: Matt Simmonds, Lyndon Sharpe
From the Nintendo Original by Andrew Graham, Porl and Jon Menzies


Master System and Game Gear versions

  • : Ashley Routledge and David Saunders
Copyright Codemasters Software Company Ltd 1993

Magazine articles

Main article: Micro Machines/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Micro Machines/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
67 №10/93, p51[9]
80 №23, p170[10]
89 №135, p74-75[1]
93 №150, p109/111/113[11]
93 №2, p48-49[12]
87 №35
70 №0612, p190[13]
93 №20, p41-43
73 №57, p136[5]
89 №7, p34-35
92 №5, p32-35[14]
90 №1, p64
92 №1, p16-17
76 №9/93, p74[15]
92 №15, p46-49
93 №4, p70-72[16]
89 №33, p70-71
75 №9/93, p107[17]
95
82 №40, p40-41
90 №16, p50-51
90 №18, p66
89 №4, p16-17
86 №7/93, p6-7[18]
90 №14, p88-89[19]
95 №5, p10
86 №12, p29[20]
79 №8/93, p110-111[21]
Sega Mega Drive
86
Based on
28 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Micro Machines MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Micro Machines MD US cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
MicroMachines MD EU cover.jpg
Cover
MicroMachines MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
Micro Machines MD SE Rent Box.jpg
Cover

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
93 №150, p111-113[22]
79 №4/94, p124[23]
88 №29, p101[24]
93 №17, p96-97[4]
90 №40, p110[25]
94 №3, p108-109
90 №29, p74-75[26]
93 №3, p38-39[27]
92 №21, p10-11
78 №5/94, p111[28]
Sega Master System
89
Based on
10 reviews

Master System, EU
Micro Machines SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
Micro Machines SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
MicroMachinesSMSEUManual5L.pdf
Manual
MicroMachinesSMSEPoster.jpg
Poster
Master System, EU (alt)
MicroMachines SMS EU alt cover.jpg
Cover
MicroMachinesSMSEUManual5L.pdf
Manual
MicroMachinesSMSEPoster.jpg
Poster

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №148, p87[29]
№154, p73[30]
95 №150, p111-113[22]
85 №0706
79 №4/94, p124[23]
94 №13, p94-95[8]
89 №29, p100[31]
90 №40, p104-105[32]
95 №3, p108-109
87 №50, p44
86 №27, p36
90 №5, p36[33]
90 №7, p74[6]
94 №3, p38-39[27]
92 №21, p10-11
78 №2/94, p111[34]
Sega Game Gear
89
Based on
15 reviews

Game Gear, US
MicroMachines GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngMicroMachines GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
MicroMachines GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Micro Machines GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
MicroMachines GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngMicroMachines GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
MicroMachines GG EU cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 7ffbd1ad
MD5 bdd8341f55f01202a48fcddf5bf80ff7
SHA-1 6c822ab42a37657aa2a4e70e44b201f8e8365a98
512kB 1991-03 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e5cf560d
MD5 096a90957fe6945593ccdc9e34894daa
SHA-1 bbcf8a40e7bfe09225fdc8fc3f22f8b8cc710d06
512kB 1991-03 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 50081a0b
MD5 aee593260dc6d484534b30914bba1768
SHA-1 56a8844c376f2e79e92cf128681fa3fef81c36d6
512kB 1991-03 Cartridge (EU) From Double Hits: Micro Machines / Psycho Pinball cartridge.[35]
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 A577CE46
MD5 A90CF8D68FA8B1F0BA00F0DDB9D547B7
SHA-1 425621F350D011FD021850238C6DE9999625FD69
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 F7C524F6
MD5 C08B950E8AB836A737B07374F8235955
SHA-1 7B2D39B68622E18EAC6C27FD961133B1D002342B
256kB Cartridge (EU)

References


Micro Machines
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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)