Namco’s 1989 arcade racer Four Trax came to the Genesis as Quad Challenge, and while it’s not a bad racer to spend some time with, it pales next to other games available at the time. Plain visuals and a dearth of gameplay options leave little meat on the bones of what was most likely the first ATV game on consoles.
Chasing down bad guys is a video game staple. Ramming their cars into flaming husks before taking them down and slapping the cuffs on them makes it even more fun! Taito let Genesis owners play the long arm of the law in the exclusive Chase H.Q. II, and while it might not set the world on fire, it’s a game that’s worth spending some time with.
Finished OutRun? Know Micro Machines like the back of your hand? Well, perhaps it’s time to try Top Gear 2. While it might not match the sheer quality of the two aforementioned titles, it’s actually a pretty decent little racer that should be easy to find.
It’s time to exit the pit and regain the pole position! Racing games are a staple of any console’s library, and the Genesis boasts its share of hits and misses. One of the better releases is EA’s Mario Andretti Racing, which offers stock car, F1, and dirt track racing. Career and tournament modes make this one a time sink, so suit up, head to the track, and read our full review for more details.
There are plenty of racing games on the Genesis, and thanfully, you’ll find one much better than Lotus Turbo Challenge. Not as impressive as either its predecessor or sequel, it is the stereotypical middle child. Bland visuals and audio mix with a brutal difficulty to create one game that makes you thankful you have OutRun. Don’t believe us? Read our full review, and make tracks to a better racer.