Total Nerd The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time  

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List Rules Racing games released on the SNES.

No Super Nintendo collection is complete without some of the best SNES racing games being a part of it. After all, the SNES featured some of the best racing games of the 16-bit era. It’s surprising what developers were able to do with only sprites and 2D effects. But ironically, racing games such as F-Zero were considered to be 3D games at the time. So what were the top SNES racing games? See how fans ranked their favorite ones below.

Compared to today’s standards, 16-bit era racers featured much more arcade-like physics and were simpler to learn and play. Rarely did gamers get the opportunity to mod and save vehicle configurations like they are today. In addition, gamers for the most part didn’t have to worry about the ideal racing line. Despite that lack of depth however, the SNES racing games below are just as fun to play as many racing games today.

One aspect of SNES racing games that you rarely see today is split-screen battling. In today’s world of multiplayer gaming, no one considers how fun it can be to play a game with a friend next to you. Yes, your display area shrunk to half a screen, but you could learn to live with it. Plus, it added an ever-present sense of tension.

So if you loved racing games on the SNES, then please vote for your favorite ones below. If it isn’t on the list, then add it so that others may vote on it. After all, a list of the best SNES racing games of all time can’t be incomplete.
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213 66
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

2
204 65
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

3
130 49
Rock n' Roll Racing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

4
150 63
Top Gear is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
1992

5
107 45
Top Gear 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
1993

6
62 38
Uniracers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
1994

7
58 36
Biker Mice from Mars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

8
53 34
Top Gear 3000 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

9
49 35
Super Off Road is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

10
50 40
Stunt Race FX is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

11
36 29
Nigel Mansell's World Champion... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

12
21 17
Chase H.Q. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
1988

13
12 8
Michael Andretti's Indy Car Ch... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

14
26 24
Street Racer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

15
23 21
Lamborghini American Challenge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

16
11 8
Super Indy Champ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

17
20 19
Dirt Trax FX is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

18
18 17
Al Unser Jr.'s Road to the Top is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

19
14 13
GP-1: Part II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

20
14 13
Kyle Petty's No Fear Racing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

21
13 12
F1 Pole Position is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

22
12 11
Hyper Battle Game: Zen Nihon G... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

23
15 15
The Duel: Test Drive II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

24
15 15
F1 ROC II: Race of Champions is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

25
8 8
Kawasaki Caribbean Challenge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

26
12 13
F1 ROC: Race of Champions is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

27
13 15
Battle Cars is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

28
9 12
RPM Racing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
1992

29
7 10
Kawasaki Superbike Challenge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

30
8 12
Suzuka 8 Hours is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

31
9 14
Road Runner's Death Valley Ral... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

32
7 12
SD F-1 Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

33
5 10
Super F-1 Hero is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

34
3 8
Battle Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

35
6 12
Zero4 Champ RR is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
Zero4 Champ RR 1994

36
5 11
Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

37
5 11
Cyber Spin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
1992

38
3 10
Outlander is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

39
3 10
Power Rangers Zeo: Battle Race... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

40
6 14
Bonkers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
1994

41
9 19
RoboCop 3 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
1992

42
3 11
Vortex is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
1994

43
4 13
ESPN Speedworld is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

44
2 10
Shutokō Battle '94 Keichii Tsu... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

45
2 11
Spectre is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
1991

46
2 11
Mountain Bike Rally is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

47
0 13
RalliSport Challenge is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time