Console: Super Nintendo
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 is still the basis for most racing games. F-Zero’s graphics may not be as impressive now, but it’s still not too hard on the eyes, and the racing still feels fast-paced and challenging, even in the age of Forza.
It’s too bad that Nintendo doesn’t seem interested in making an HD sequel of the futuristic racer. We haven’t seen a new game in the series since 2004.