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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95 31
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1984

2
81 24
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

3
72 22
Rad Racer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1987

4
46 13
Micro Machines is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Micro Machines

5
39 12
Super Off Road is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

6
31 13
R.C. Pro-Am II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

7
27 12
Super Sprint is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

8
18 5
Rad Racer II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

9
21 8
Formula One: Built to Win is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

10
27 17
Spy Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1983

11
26 17
Days of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

12
23 16
Cobra Triangle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

13
10 4
Galaxy 5000 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

14
10 4
Chase H.Q. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1988

15
12 6
Jackal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1986

16
15 9
Marble Madness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

17
17 11
Mach Rider is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1985

18
21 15
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1984

19
14 9
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challeng... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

20
18 14
BigFoot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

21
6 2
Michael Andretti's World GP is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

22
14 11
Wacky Races is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

23
12 9
Antarctic Adventure is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

24
6 3
Slalom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

25
5 2
Final Lap is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1987

26
5 2
RoadBlasters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

27
15 13
Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

28
7 5
Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

29
4 2
Vice: Project Doom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

30
4 2
F-1 Sensation is listed (or ranked) 30 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.

31
4 2
Super Cars is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1990

32
8 7
Nigel Mansell's World Champion... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

33
3 2
Death Race is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1976

34
2 1
Bump 'n' Jump is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

35
5 5
Famicom Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

36
5 5
Seicross is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

37
5 5
Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

38
4 4
RoboCop 3 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1992

39
4 4
City Connection is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

40
12 13
F-1 Race is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1991

41
2 2
BreakThru is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1986

42
8 9
Road Fighter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

43
7 8
Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

44
4 5
Ballblazer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1986

45
2 3
Motor City Patrol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

46
2 3
Road Runner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

47
2 3
Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

48
2 3
Nintendo World Championships is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Nintendo World Championships 1990

49
1 2
Firehouse Rescue is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Firehouse Rescue 1988

50
1 2
F-1 Hero MD is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Racing Games