Total Nerd The Best NES Racing Games  

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List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Nintendo Entertainment System at some point.

If you owned a NES at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few racing games in your collection. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best NES racing games of all time. If driving fast cars is your thing, then get behind the wheel and try out some of these fantastic games.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling racing games that were released for NES. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Games featured on this list include everything from Paperboy to Spy Hunter. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.

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Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Excitebike 1984

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Rad Racer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Rad Racer 1987

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R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Micro Machines is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Micro Machines

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Super Off Road is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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R.C. Pro-Am II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
R.C. Pro-Am II Jan 01 1992

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Rad Racer II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Rad Racer II Jan 01 1990

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Formula One: Built to Win is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Super Sprint is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Super Sprint Jan 01 1986

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Cobra Triangle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Days of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Paperboy 1984

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Spy Hunter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Spy Hunter 1983

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Galaxy 5000 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Galaxy 5000 Jan 01 1991

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Mach Rider is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Mach Rider 1985

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Jackal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Jackal 1986

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Chase H.Q. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Chase H.Q. 1988

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Marble Madness is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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BigFoot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challeng... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Antarctic Adventure is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Michael Andretti's World GP is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Wacky Races is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Slalom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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RoadBlasters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Final Lap is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Final Lap 1987

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Vice: Project Doom is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Vice: Project Doom Nov 01 1991

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Nigel Mansell's World Champion... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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RoboCop 3 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
RoboCop 3 1992

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F-1 Sensation is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
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Super Cars is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Super Cars 1990

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Death Race is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Death Race 1976

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Bump 'n' Jump is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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F-1 Race is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
F-1 Race Feb 01 1991

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Road Fighter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Seicross is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Famicom Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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City Connection is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Ballblazer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Ballblazer 1986

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BreakThru is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
BreakThru 1986

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Nintendo World Championships is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Nintendo World Championships 1990

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Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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The Adventures of Bayou Billy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Knight Rider Jan 01 1989

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Road Runner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Road Runner Jan 01 1985

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Motor City Patrol is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Motor City Patrol Jan 01 1992

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Firehouse Rescue is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Firehouse Rescue Jan 01 1988

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Rally Bike is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Rally Bike Jan 01 1988