Tag Archives: Racing

#629 – Super Spy Hunter

                                                              No David Hasselhoff aficionado for this box art. Just pure vehicular lightning.                                                                                                             The worst section in an otherwise fantastic game.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Tokai Engineering GENRE: Racing/Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: February 1992   Super Spy Hunter isn’t technically a sequel to the pointless Spy Hunter. It’s originally a … Continue reading #629 – Super Spy Hunter

#628 – Super Sprint

                                                                                                                                                              Endorsed by Big Red!                                                                  Missed Opportunity: Super Sprint Fruit Snacks. They’re speedily delicious.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tengen DEVELOPER: Atari GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: 1989   Super Sprint sounds like it should be the Ultimate Track-and-Field Game, but it’s actually all about car sprinting i.e. racing. Miniature Formula One … Continue reading #628 – Super Sprint

#619 – Super Cars

                                                                                                                                                              Vroom. Vroom, I say.                                                                                                                                                        Grand Theft Super Car.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Electro Brain DEVELOPER: Gremlin Entertainment GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: February 1991   In a top 10 list for “Most Evocative NES Titles,” Super Cars might place at #732 if it’s lucky. Honestly, I find more grievances with the … Continue reading #619 – Super Cars

#616 – Stunt Kids

                                                                                                               47 nightmarish levels. Those poor snails.                                       The Stunt Kid would rather take his own life than squelch that of an innocent duck.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Camerica DEVELOPER: Codemasters GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: 1992   Nothing says “why God why” like a horrible unlicensed rip-off of Excitebike. Stunt Kids … Continue reading #616 – Stunt Kids

#552 – Seicross

                        Seicross was originally called Sector Zone in the arcades. “Seicross” was obviously more marketable.                                                                                             Yes, this is the NES version, not the Commodore 64 port.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Nihon Bussan GENRE: Racing/shmup RELEASE DATE: October 1988   “Arcade Classic” the Seicross box claims in a bright … Continue reading #552 – Seicross

#540 – Rollerblade Racer

                                                            Does that guy in the front have a meth problem? What’s with his teeth?                                                                                                               “Oops!” is the ethos of Rollerblade Racer   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Radiance GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: February 1993   If you’ve ever thought of Paperboy as a complex game, what with all the … Continue reading #540 – Rollerblade Racer

#527 – RoadBlasters

                                                                                                                                                        Blasting roads since 1990.                                                                                                                   Level 6 embraces cotton candy as a lifestyle.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: January 1990   RoadBlasters is an exciting mess, a weapons-based arcade racer that delivers in size what it lacks in depth. Fifty levels (!) of twisty … Continue reading #527 – RoadBlasters

#516 – Rally Bike

  Wait… you’re racing next to the Golden Gate bridge, yet you’ve got New York City in your sights?                                                                             Not even my helper bikes could prevent my death. Some help!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Romstar DEVELOPER: Visco GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: September 1990   You’re gonna need more than headgear and … Continue reading #516 – Rally Bike

#510 – Rad Racer II

                                                                             I’d argue that real rad racers don’t wear helmets. Safety isn’t rad.                                                                                    Square has a headquarters in Vegas? That would explain FFVII…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Square DEVELOPER: Square GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: June 1990   Rad Racer II is Rad Racer I with an extra I attached. If you’re … Continue reading #510 – Rad Racer II

#509 – Rad Racer

                                                                                                                                                                                        Who’s rad.                                                                                                                                                                  Unrivaled ambiance.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Square GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: October 1987   It’s a little insane to think that Square, the inventors of the emo-RPG, should have invested themselves so heavily into an arcade racer. But in the late Eighties, things were different for … Continue reading #509 – Rad Racer

#507 – Race America

        “Freedom isn’t free, folks.” A public-service announcement brought to you by Corvette and Absolute.                                                                                                                                                                                     Uh… wow.                                                                                                              Nothing but blue skies and green rectangles.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Absolute Entertainment DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: May 1992   If a glass of moonshine and a Fried … Continue reading #507 – Race America

#506 – R.C. Pro-Am II

                                                                              That bi-plane means business. He’ll bomb your truck good.                                                                                               Pretty much any screenshot of the game looks like this.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: December 1992   R.C. Pro-Am broke through the barriers of mediocrity in the NES racing library and zoomed off … Continue reading #506 – R.C. Pro-Am II