Micro Machines


Racing toy cars with the emphasis on fun... one of the last games on the Master System, one of the rarest, and one of the best :) No matter that it’s a NES conversion, it’s better than the NES version and arguably better than the 16-bit versions too. In two-player mode it can’t be beaten.

Brief game guide

Race! In Challenge mode, come first or second to proceed; win three times in a row for a bonus race. In Head to Head mode, get a screen ahead of your opponent four times more than he does it to you.


  • L/R = rotate
  • 1 = accelerate
  • 2 = brake/reverse


  • U2D22L222 on title screen = level select
  • UDLRL2U on title screen = hard mode
  • UDLRL2UU2U on title screen = rock hard mode
  • Reverse over the finishing line in the Qualifying Race, in first place, for turbo cars
  • Do one lap of The Breakfast Bends backwards to win every race
  • Press 1+2 at the top-left corner of The Breakfast Bends table for explosive opponents
  • Reverse off the top-right corner of The Breakfast Bends table for slower opponents
  • Drive off the bottom-right corner of The Breakfast Bends table for infinite lives
  • Press 1+2 while in the orange juice puddle in the middle of The Breakfast Bends table for super skids
  • Reverse into holes in 2-player mode to reveal some unusual bugs in the game...
  • ...and take every short-cut you can, especially in Head to Head.

Qualifying Race

Qualifying Race (34KB, 1536×1056)

The Breakfast Bends

The Breakfast Bends (22KB, 1536×1056)

Desktop Drop-Off

Desktop Drop-Off (115KB, 1440×2880)

Oilcan Alley

Oilcan Alley (167KB, 2592×2976)

Sandy Straights

Sandy Straights (250KB, 2208×2976)

Oatmeal in Overdrive

Oatmeal in Overdrive (56KB, 2784×2496)

The Cue-Ball Circuit

The Cue-Ball Circuit (44KB, 1536×2400)

Handyman’s Curve

Handyman's Curve (173KB, 2592×3072)

Bermuda Bathtub

Bermuda Bathtub (113KB, 1632×3072)

Sahara Sandpit

Sahara Sandpit (285KB, 3072×2976)

Fruit-Juice Follies

Fruit-Juice Follies (83KB, 2592×2976)

Foamy Fjords

Foamy Fjords (114KB, 2688×2400)

Bedroom Battlefield

Bedroom Battlefield (61KB, 2016×1920)

Pitfall Pockets

Pitfall Pockets (45KB, 1536×2688)

Pencil Plateaux

Pencil Plateaux (197KB, 2688×2880)

The Dare-Devil Dunes

The Dare-Devil Dunes (264KB, 3072×3072)

Perilous Pit-Stop

Perilous Pit-Stop (169KB, 3168×3168)

Wide-Awake War-Zone

Wide-Awake War-Zone (107KB, 2784×2304)

Crayon Canyons

Crayon Canyons (254KB, 3072×2976)

Soap-Lake City!

Soap-Lake City! (134KB, 2304×3072)

Chalk-Dust Chicane

Chalk-Dust Chicane (86KB, 2976×2880)

Go For It!

Go For It! (113KB, 2688×2592)

Bonus Race 1

Bonus Race 1 (141KB, 1632×2304)

Bonus Race 2

Bonus Race 2 (179KB, 2592×2016)

Bonus Race 3

Bonus Race 3 (196KB, 2400×2208)