25. Final Lap

Year Of Release: 1987
Developer: Namco
System(s): Arcade
Complex Says: If you wanted multiplayer arcade Formula One action in 1987, Final Lap was it. If you were lucky enough that your arcade had more than one machine, you and up to seven friends could race head-to-head around the historic Suzuka F1 circuit in Japan. We knew it was the closest we'd ever get to racing in F1, so we enjoyed it while we could. If you're a hardcore arcade gaming fan, you can still find old Final Lap machines for sale, but you'd have to really love it to spend arcade cabinet money. Still, we remember it and its sequels fondly, from the days when Namco had its own exclusively branded arcades to lose your quarters in after school.