Total Nerd The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time  

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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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1
237 72
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

2
244 77
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

3
170 71
Top Gear is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
1992

4
143 60
Rock n' Roll Racing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

5
121 53
Top Gear 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
1993

6
69 43
Biker Mice from Mars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

7
61 39
Top Gear 3000 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

8
67 47
Uniracers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
1994

9
54 42
Super Off Road is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

10
43 34
Nigel Mansell's World Champion... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

11
55 49
Stunt Race FX is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

12
31 31
Street Racer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

13
19 17
F1 Pole Position is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

14
26 27
Lamborghini American Challenge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

15
18 19
Kyle Petty's No Fear Racing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

16
22 24
Chase H.Q. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time
1988

17
22 24
Dirt Trax FX is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

18
17 18
GP-1: Part II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

19
13 14
Super Indy Champ is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

20
19 22
Al Unser Jr.'s Road to the Top is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

21
18 21
F1 ROC II: Race of Champions is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

22
14 16
Hyper Battle Game: Zen Nihon G... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

23
13 15
Michael Andretti's Indy Car Ch... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

24
16 20
The Duel: Test Drive II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

25
15 19
Battle Cars is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time