Excitebike 64

Information: Review Date: July 22, 2021 Release Date: April 30, 2000 Platform: Nintendo 64 Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Genre: Racing Anecdotes: Excitebike had a sequel?!?!? Why have I never heard of it? Description: This is the classic Excitebike game updated for the technology of 2000. It’s dirt bike racing at its finest. Positives: First off,… Continue reading Excitebike 64

Midtown Madness

Information: Review Date: July 17, 2021 Release Date: April 30, 1999 Platform: PC Publisher: Microsoft Developer: Angel Genre: Racing Anecdotes: Ok, I have NEVER heard of Angel Studios before this year. This is the third game of theirs I have played, and I’ve had a blast with them. I think part of that is how… Continue reading Midtown Madness

Out Run 2019

Game Data: Review Date: June 2, 2021 Release Date: March 26, 1993 Platform: Sega Genesis Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega Genre: Racing Description: Racers have to navigate their way through 4 stages of various settings trying to reach a goal at the end. Positives: The car doesn’t flip into the air upon contact with other cars,… Continue reading Out Run 2019

Super Mario Kart

Review Date: May 24, 2021 Release Date: September 1, 1992 Platform: SNES Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Racing Anecdotes: One night in 1996, my aunt and uncle decided to have a pig roast party. They had nearly all of the family there, plus a good portion of their block. Obviously, I already knew all of my cousins… Continue reading Super Mario Kart


Review Date: May 9, 2021 Release Date: August 23, 1991 Platform: SNES Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Racing Anecdotes: Well, folks, the streak is over. After covering five straight amazing games to start my reviews of 16 bit games, here I come to a game that isn’t as great. I get the idea of the game, which… Continue reading F-Zero

Out Run

Review Date: May 5, 2021 Release Date: August 9, 1991 (Yes, I know the arcade version was out five years earlier.) Platform: Genesis Publisher: Sega Genre: Racing Anecdotes: Every Saturday from 1984 to 1996, minus summertime, was spent at the bowling alley. The early years featured 12 lanes, a miniature golf course, and a large… Continue reading Out Run

Rad Racer II

Review Date: April 22, 2021 Release Date: June 1, 1990 Platform: NES Publisher: Square Genre: Racing Anecdotes: I know what people were thinking. “Wait. There was a Rad Racer II? When did that happen?” Believe it or not, yes, there was a Rad Racer II. It came out in 1990. Unlike many other “II” games,… Continue reading Rad Racer II

Marble Madness

Review Date: April 11, 2021 Release Date: March 1, 1989 Platform: NES Publisher: Atari Genre: Racing Anecdotes: Whenever things start to go downhill and people feel like they’re losing their marbles, it’s time to roll out a video game. In our case, Marble Madness was the game that would get played when we only had… Continue reading Marble Madness

R.C. Pro-Am

Review Date: March 23, 2021 Release Date: March 1, 1988 Platform: NES Publisher: Nintendo, but developed by Rare Genre: Racing Anecdotes: I never know just how much variety there is in the racing genre. It’s nice to see all the different takes. R.C. Pro-Am borrows heavily from earlier games in the genre, yet has plenty… Continue reading R.C. Pro-Am

Rad Racer

Review Date: March 11, 2021 Release Date: October 1, 1987 Platform: NES Publisher: Square (or maybe Nintendo, but Square developed it, so I’m going with them) Genre: Racing Anecdotes: By the end of 1987, the NES had become more popular than anyone ever imagined. I was ten and completely enamored with it. I was just… Continue reading Rad Racer