From Sega Retro
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Developer: Acid Software|
|Number of players: 1-4|
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Super Skidmarks is a top-down racing game developed by New Zealand-based Acid Software and published by Codemasters for the Commodore Amiga and Sega Mega Drive. The Mega Drive version was released exclusively in Europe in 1995.
Very similar to Micro Machines, the game was distributed on a J-Cart, allowing a further two controllers to be attached to the Mega Drive console. The basic aim is the same as Micro Machines, in that the player drives numerous different types of cars around a track, however it is presented in an isometric perspective and allows up to six cars to race at once rather than just four.
The game is also notable for being one of the few Mega Drive games to have a four-player split screen mode rendered in real-time.
- Design & Development: Acid Software
- Programming: Chris Blackbourn (as Andrew Blackbourn)
- Graphics: Rodney Smith
- Engineer: Simon Armstrong
- Project Management: Graham Rigby
- Coordination: Steve Holley
- Music & Sound: Tim Bartlett
- Packaging: Dave Alcock, Liz Darling
- Production: Pat Stanley
- Quality Assurance: Jason Walker, Paul Jones, Ben Hostler, Jared Brown, Amarjit Bilkhu, Spencer Cummins, Andrew Copland, Paul Cotton, Rachel Butler, Claire Cave, James Penny
- Source: EU manual
- Main article: Super Skidmarks/Magazine articles.
|Sega Retro Average|
|Mega Drive, ES|
|Mega Drive, IT|
ROM dump status
- Computer & Video Games, "December 1995" (UK; 1995-11-10), page 36
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "December 1995" (UK; 1995-11-24), page 91
- https://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/rvg-interviews-chris-blackbourn/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-12-31 15:02)
- https://www.everythingamiga.com/2016/06/exclusive-interview-super-skidmarks.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-12-31 15:19)
- File:Super Skidmarks MD EU Manual.pdf, page 9
- Computer & Video Games, "March 1996" (UK; 1996-02-09), page 100
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "March 1996" (UK; 1996-02-24), page 100
- Consoles +, "Novembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 140
- Computer & Video Games, "December 1995" (UK; 1995-11-10), page 36/37 (36)
- Mean Machines Sega, "December 1995" (UK; 1995-10-30), page 60-62 (61)