15. Diddy Kong Racing

Year Of Release: 1997
Developer: Rareware, Ltd.
System(s): N64
Complex Says: The game was simple: outrace the nefarious Wizpig, or get turned into something nasty. After all, dude's got “Wiz” in his name, so what do you expect? After the success of Mario Kart, Nintendo wanted another kart-racing title with loads of colorful characters and tracks that it could successfully franchise. Critics rated this game more highly than Mario Kart 64, since it built on the karting premise instead of merely swiping it. In 2007, the game was re-released and updated for the Nintendo DS--but unfortunately, not updated enough, despite a new multiplayer online mode. If you have a N64, stick to the original and invite friends over to play in person instead of online.