46. Rad Racer

Released: 1987
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Fun Fact: Key members of Square's Final Fantasy team worked on the programming for Rad Racer.

When the driving game Out Run was released for Sega Master System, the rival platform to the NES, Nintendo responded with Rad Racer. Players could choose a Ferrari or F1 racing car, and had to rally through check points before the timer ran out, avoiding the trees and road signs that would cause instant crashes, and the other cars on the road which would slow the player down.

That Rad Racer was a response to Out Run was clear to everyone, but developer Square included a pair of old-school red/blue-lens 3D glasses for use with the game's 3D mode. The Power Glove peripheral also purportedly worked with Rad Racer, but one had to have a pretty liberal definition of “worked.”