Old school racing games

By 8bit
May 22, 2010
  1. Growing up it seemed like racing games made up a greater percentage of titles than they do today. Which ones did you like pre Gran Turismo? Super Sprint is a classic. :cool:



    Bump N' Jump Firebird
  2. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    I had NES and used to play RC Pro-AM. The only driving games now you are driving a stolen car on the way to sell drugs.
  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    I liked Ignition.

    Its somewhere on the net as a free download now.
  4. ultragrey

    ultragrey TS Rookie Posts: 61

    The graphics itself is truly nostalgic.
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,587   +278

    Matchracer on the Atari 800.


    A few slightly newer ones...
    Supercars 1 & 2 on Amiga.
    Lotus Turbo Esprit Challenge 1 & 2 on Amiga.

    And also liked the console MicroMachines racing games.
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Death Rally ROCKED!
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Pitstop II for C64, even better in two player splitscreen :)
  8. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 536   +21

    Carmageddon and then we had some "Ford..." something DOS-game :)
  9. mossy95

    mossy95 TS Rookie Posts: 36

    gran turismo ftw
  10. 8bit

    8bit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think Atari reused those bricks for their version of Gauntlet on the 7800 console (Dark Caverns or something like that).

    People used to worship Namco's 1983 Pole Position as the ultimate racing simulator.:approve: I used to get excited when a game I loved at the arcade was available on console. The team that did arcade ports for the Atari 7800 did very accurate work.

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