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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1
104 30
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

2
90 29
Rad Racer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1987

3
114 44
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1984

4
50 16
Super Off Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

5
54 21
Micro Machines is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Micro Machines

6
38 15
R.C. Pro-Am II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

7
34 14
Super Sprint is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

8
23 7
Rad Racer II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

9
28 16
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1984

10
31 20
Spy Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1983

11
23 13
Formula One: Built to Win is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

12
31 22
Days of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

13
27 19
Cobra Triangle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

14
21 14
Mach Rider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1985

15
23 16
Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

16
12 6
F-1 Sensation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Edu Brasil added

Only Realesed in Japan as F-1 Sensation (エフワン センセーション) and Europe as Formula 1 Sensation!

Is a 1993 Formula One licensed product.

17
14 8
Galaxy 5000 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

18
17 13
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challeng... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

19
14 10
Jackal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1986

20
21 18
BigFoot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

21
9 6
RoadBlasters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

22
8 5
Bump 'n' Jump is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

23
16 14
Marble Madness is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

24
11 9
Chase H.Q. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1988

25
10 8
Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Racing Games