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
98 28
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

2
107 38
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1984

3
83 27
Rad Racer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1987

4
48 16
Super Off Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

5
52 21
Micro Machines is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Micro Machines

6
37 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
26 16
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1984

10
30 20
Spy Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1983

11
22 13
Formula One: Built to Win is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

12
28 20
Days of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

13
26 19
Cobra Triangle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

14
20 14
Mach Rider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1985

15
20 15
Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

16
13 8
Galaxy 5000 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

17
14 10
Jackal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1986

18
9 6
F-1 Sensation is listed (or ranked) 18 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.

19
9 6
RoadBlasters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

20
16 14
Marble Madness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

21
15 13
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challeng... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

22
11 9
Chase H.Q. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1988

23
10 8
Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

24
19 18
BigFoot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

25
10 9
Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

26
7 6
Slalom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

27
6 5
Michael Andretti's World GP is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

28
6 5
Vice: Project Doom is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

29
6 5
Final Lap is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1987

30
5 4
Super Cars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1990

31
14 14
Wacky Races is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

32
12 12
Antarctic Adventure is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

33
7 7
City Connection is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

34
5 5
Bump 'n' Jump is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

35
4 4
BreakThru is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1986

36
11 12
Road Fighter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

37
9 10
Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

38
14 16
F-1 Race is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1991

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

40
9 11
Nigel Mansell's World Champion... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

41
6 8
Seicross is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

42
3 5
Motor City Patrol is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

43
3 6
Death Race is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1976

44
5 9
The Adventures of Bayou Billy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

45
5 9
Famicom Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

46
4 8
Ballblazer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
1986

47
4 8
Race America is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

48
2 6
Nintendo World Championships is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Nintendo World Championships 1990

49
2 6
Road Runner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

50
2 6
Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Racing Games