Console: Sega Master System
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 harder than car driving so you’re less likely to wind up actually going very fast. Or so a cynic might think, but as it happens, this Super Hang-On semi-sequel is more interested in getting you up to speed than sending you flying over the handlebars.
Put together by Sega R&D 8 – who went on to merge into superstar Daytona developer AM2 – GP Rider offers two-player play or single-player races against a realistically fallible AI driver named Wayne. That Wayne, he really tries. Sometimes.