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
85 24
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

2
98 33
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1984

3
74 23
Rad Racer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1987

4
47 15
Micro Machines is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Micro Machines

5
42 12
Super Off Road is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

6
32 13
R.C. Pro-Am II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

7
19 5
Rad Racer II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

8
27 13
Super Sprint is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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

10
28 17
Spy Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1983

11
27 18
Days of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

12
14 6
Jackal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1986

13
19 11
Mach Rider is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1985

14
22 15
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1984

15
24 17
Cobra Triangle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

16
15 10
Marble Madness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

17
10 5
Chase H.Q. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1988

18
10 5
Galaxy 5000 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

19
7 2
RoadBlasters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

20
19 15
BigFoot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

21
14 10
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challeng... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

22
9 5
Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

23
7 3
Slalom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

24
6 2
Michael Andretti's World GP is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

25
17 14
Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

26
14 12
Wacky Races is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

27
12 10
Antarctic Adventure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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

29
5 3
F-1 Sensation is listed (or ranked) 29 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.

30
5 3
Final Lap is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1987

31
5 3
Vice: Project Doom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

32
4 2
Bump 'n' Jump is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

33
11 10
Road Fighter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

34
4 3
Super Cars is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1990

35
5 5
City Connection is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

36
3 3
BreakThru is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1986

37
8 9
Nigel Mansell's World Champion... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

38
5 6
RoboCop 3 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1992

39
5 6
Seicross is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

40
5 6
Famicom Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

41
12 14
F-1 Race is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1991

42
3 4
Death Race is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1976

43
7 9
Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

44
5 7
The Adventures of Bayou Billy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

45
4 6
Ballblazer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1986

46
4 6
Race America is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

47
3 5
Championship Rally is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

48
2 4
Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

49
2 4
Motor City Patrol is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

50
2 4
Nintendo World Championships is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Nintendo World Championships 1990