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Road Rash 2

I think this is my favourite racing game on the Mega Drive, it’s fast and furious and the ability to hit other riders off there…

Micro Machines 96

By the release of this iteration of Micro Machine’s Codemasters had really had the time to craft their game play to perfection, the levels were…

F1

Master System owners eager to go as fast as possible were well served by F1, a downsized conversion of Domark’s definitive Formula 1 sim. The…

Super Monaco GP

A historical curio of ludological nomenclature (or a game with an interesting name), Super Monaco GP may be the only time that Sega offered a…

GP Rider

Motorcycle racing, today a genre dwarfed by its four-wheel equivalent, saw considerable representation on the Sega Master System, perhaps because bike racing is a lot…

OutRun Europa

Outsourced to future Forsaken developer Probe Software, OutRun Europa packs precious few of the good-time holiday vibes of its namesake. Instead of a straight time-challenge…

Hang-On

In arcades, Hang-On would always draw crowds: that’s what you get when the joystick of your cabinet is a full-sized motorcycle chassis for players to…

Super Mario Kart

Fun fact: Super Mario Kart started off as just a vague idea to create a two-player racing game to complement F-Zero, which was single-player only.…

F-Zero

The Big N doesn’t get nearly enough credit for basically inventing modern racing games. F-Zero pioneered pseudo-3D racing using the SNES’s Mode 7 graphics, which…

Spy Hunter

In this game you can feel like a real spy (to become James bond), driving around in a luxury car, stuffed with various gadgets. On…

R. C. Pro-Am

These vintage races are the ancestor of all isometric racing, especially Mario Kart. All these turbo buildings, bonuses and obstacles came from here. You must…

Super R.C. Pro-Am

Nominally an update of Rareware’s original NES game, Super R.C. Pro-Am did an excellent job of scaling down the isometric perspective racing onto the Game…

Motocross Maniacs

A side-on motocross platforming game from Konami, Motocross Maniacs blends classic Excitebike-style controls with tricky courses to negotiate that position it as a precursor to…

Grand Prix Circuit

Grand Prix Circuit is a motor racing game for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIGS, Commodore 64, DOS and ZX Spectrum. It was first released in…

Stunts

Stunts (also known as 4D Sports Driving) is a classic 3D racing game developed by Distinctive Software, Inc. It places the player in races on…