Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament

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

















Number of players:
Sega Mega Drive
1-4
Sega Game Gear
1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-120096-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
DE
T-120096-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
T-120096-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
T-120096-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[2][3] T-120096-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
IT
T-120096-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$139.95139.95[4] FMIC06SMC
Sega Game Gear
EU
T-120108-50
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.9929.99[5][6] T-120108-50
Non-Sega versions

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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 the 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 with the ability to save data, and another on a regular Codemasters-style cartridge that cannot. 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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Print advert in Game Players (US) #0904: "Vol. 9 No. 4 April 1996" (1996-03-19)
also published in:
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Mega Drive print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #26: "December 1994" (1994-10-28)
also published in:
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Mega Drive print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #158: "January 1995" (1994-12-15)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #163: "June 1995" (1995-05-xx)
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Mega Drive print advert in GamePro (DE) #1994-12: "Dezember 1994" (1994-11-25)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Sega Mega Drive
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
40
[8]
Cool Gamer (RU)
40
[9]
Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
94
[10]
Computer + Video Giochi (IT)
95
[11]
Edge (UK) PAL
80
[12]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
97
[13]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
92
[14]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
90
[15]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
91
[16]
Joypad (FR)
85
[17]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
62
[18]
Mega (UK) PAL
93
[19]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
82
[20]
Megazin (SI)
88
[21]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
95
[3]
Player One (FR)
97
[22]
Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
85
[23]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
93
[24]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
94
[25]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
78
[26]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
94
[27]
Tricks (RU)
81
[28]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
94
[29]
Video Games (DE) PAL
86
[30]
Sega Mega Drive
84
Based on
24 reviews

Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament

Mega Drive, EU
MM2 MD EU Box NoJCart.jpg
Cover
MM2 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
MM2 MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, FR/DE/NL (J-Cart)
MM2 MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
MM2 MD EU Cart JCart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, UK
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Cover
Mm2ukcart.jpg
Cart
Micro Machines 2 MD UK Non J-cart Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, UK (J-Cart)
MicroMachines2 MD UK Box JCart.jpg
Cover
MM2 MD EU Cart JCart.jpg
Cart
Micro Machines 2 MD UK J-Cart Manual.pdf
Manual
Micro Machines 2 J-Cart MD UK Invites.jpg
Tournament Invite
MicroMachines2 J-Cart MD UK Certficates.jpg
Tournament Winner Certificate
Mega Drive, UK (J-Cart) ALT
Micro Machines 2 MD UK JCART ALT WHITE 96 Box Cover.jpg
Cover
MM2 MD EU Cart JCart.jpg
Cart
Micro Machines 2 MD UK J-Cart Manual.pdf
Manual
Micro Machines 2 J-Cart MD UK Invites.jpg
Tournament Invite
MicroMachines2 J-Cart MD UK Certficates.jpg
Tournament Winner Certificate
Mega Drive, FR
MM2 MD FR Box.jpg
Cover
MM2 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Micro Machines 2 MD FR Manual.jpg
Manual
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
Micro Machines 2 MD DE J-Cart Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, ES/PT (J-Cart)
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Cover
MM2 MD EU Cart JCart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, IT (J-Cart)
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Cover
MM2 MD EU Cart JCart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
88 №11, p84
Sega Game Gear
88
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
90
[31]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
96
[5]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
75
[32]
Megazin (SI)
88
[21]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
93
[33]
Player One (FR)
92
[34]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
92
[35]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
95
[6]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
90
[36]
Sega Game Gear
90
Based on
9 reviews

Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament

Game Gear, EU
MicroMachines2 GG EU cover.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Micro Machines 2 GG EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Game Gear, UK
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Cover
MM2 GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
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Manual
Game Gear, FR
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Cover
MM2 GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
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Manual
Game Gear, PT

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 (DE) J-Cart
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 42bfb7eb
MD5 a145194b26c433c8a7159a00bafaba06
SHA-1 ab29077a6a5c2ccc777b0bf22f4d5908401f4d47
1MB 1994-09 Cartridge (EU) J-Cart
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 51c9f851
MD5 0980fec3d90834b4c7656b8a6f9bb394
SHA-1 b845c091379fd24dbe7bf93ae840dfe3b9a60ce4
1MB EPROM cartridge Page
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 dbe8895c
MD5 4ed897e5e2bd76cbe92cbbbd76ac8817
SHA-1 53ad6546462638ab246b4fdd7ca4b8966dde0d96
512kB 1995-02-01 Cartridge (EU)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ultimate Future Games, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-01), page 11
  2. Computer & Video Games, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-12-15), page 93
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mean Machines Sega, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-09-30), page 86
  4. Sega Megazone, "January 1995" (AU; 199x-xx-xx), page 34
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Computer & Video Games, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-05-xx), page 60
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sega Power, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-04-20), page 63
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 117
  8. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 181
  9. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 124
  10. Computer & Video Games, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-15), page 100
  11. Computer + Video Giochi, "Dicembre 1994" (IT; 1994-xx-xx), page 117
  12. Edge, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-10-27), page 78
  13. GamesMaster, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-20), page 52
  14. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 4, episode 9" (1994-11-15, 24:00) (+7:38)
  15. Games World: The Magazine, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-10-28), page 14
  16. Hobby Consolas, "Diciembre 1994" (ES; 1994-xx-xx), page 118
  17. Joypad, "Novembre 1994" (FR; 1994-1x-xx), page 57
  18. MAN!AC, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-09), page 62
  19. Mega, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-27), page 38
  20. Mega Fun, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-23), page 110
  21. 21.0 21.1 Megazin, "Letnik 3, Številka 4, April 1995" (SI; 1995-xx-xx), page 37
  22. Player One, "Novembre 1994" (FR; 1994-1x-xx), page 90
  23. Sega Magazin, "Dezember 1994" (DE; 1994-11-17), page 28
  24. Sega Power, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-10-20), page 40
  25. Sega Pro, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-03), page 44
  26. Sega Mega Drive Review, "2" (RU; 1996-01-03), page 78
  27. Sonic the Comic, "17th February 1995" (UK; 1995-02-04), page 11
  28. Tricks, "Vypusk 8" (RU; 1996-xx-xx), page 31
  29. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 114
  30. Video Games, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-23), page 90
  31. Consoles +, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 136
  32. Mega Fun, "05/95" (DE; 1995-04-19), page 78
  33. Mean Machines Sega, "May 1995" (UK; 1995-03-28), page 66
  34. Player One, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 110
  35. Sega Magazine, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-03-15), page 96
  36. Sega Pro, "Easter 1995" (UK; 1995-03-23), page 50


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