64. Micro Machines

Released: 1991
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Fun Fact: Players could also drive toy tanks and shoot cars out of their way.

Considering the number of racing games on the NES that attempted to depict what amounted to “realism” in that console generation, it might be strange to consider that Micro Machines was considered one of if not the best racing games on the platform. Perhaps it was the playfulness of the title which sold it to the audience, but driving little tiny cars around kitchen tables and school desks was different and clever, and head-to-head races on the nine different tracks was a blast.