>> Saturday, May 29, 2010
Nice find by Devin about why Micro Machines CD-i was called "Special Edition". Something that was never clarified, not in the manual, not in magazines or advertising. Devin: "I've been conducting a little research with much help from Ashley Hogg, the CD-i version developer. Just to clarify a few points, the special edition was the only version released on CD-i. It featured more levels than the other platforms including Megadrive, SNES and so on. This is why it is called a 'Special Edition'. Furthermore the prototype v1.02 does fit with some documentation I've been reading. Specifically a 'Final Bug Report' for Micro Machines version 1.02 dated 22/08/95 which fits with the production date of 11/08/95 for the testing beta itself.
A closer look to the early production manual brought to mind that the two player logo actually covers a part of the Codemasters logo. That's... strange?
Devin has more documents and info about Ashley Hogg and his Micro Machines CD-i project so expect more to read more soon at Black Moon Project.