Button Mash 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
108 30
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
2
119 44
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1984
3
94 30
Rad Racer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1987
4
50 17
Super Off Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
5
55 21
Micro Machines is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Micro Machines
6
39 15
R.C. Pro-Am II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
7
34 15
Super Sprint is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
8
23 8
Rad Racer II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
9
29 16
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1984
10
31 21
Spy Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1983
11
32 22
Days of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
12
23 14
Formula One: Built to Win is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
13
28 20
Cobra Triangle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
14
22 15
Mach Rider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1985
15
24 17
Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
16
13 7
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 9
Galaxy 5000 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
18
22 18
BigFoot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
19
18 14
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challeng... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
20
17 14
Marble Madness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
21
14 11
Jackal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1986
22
11 9
Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
23
8 6
Bump 'n' Jump is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
24
11 10
Chase H.Q. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1988
25
9 8
RoadBlasters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Racing Games