Racing games are some of the most popular types of entertainment found within arcades. Players sit in an imitation car seat and get to control the virtual vehicle with a driving wheel and pedals. Sometimes some vibrations occur when the car crashes. This gives the player an extra sense of immersion. Over the years several racing titles have dominated the arcade due to their immense popularity.
Sega Rally Championship
This classic racing game was one of the first to capture the action of dirt racing. Since its release, the game has gained a large following. Machines for this game can still be found in arcades today. There are three unique courses to choose from: desert, mountain and forest. If players manage to attain a good enough performance, they can unlock a secret lakeside course.
Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart’s Super Off-Road
This game features three different kinds of steering wheel. It has a top-down view which shows off the bumpy and jumps filled tracks. Nitro boosts are a major part of the gameplay. When players gain a boost, they can speed across the course. Super Off-Road offers one of the more unique perspectives for game racing.
OutRun has a simple but effective concept. The player must reach the end of the course before the clock runs out. The car featured in the game is a trendy looking Ferrari Testarossa Spider. Players control it as they drift across the track, attempting to dodge oncoming traffic.
San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing
This game was developed by the company Midway, who had a past hit with Cruis’n USA. Their game San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing is set in the titular city and showcases its famous landscape. One fun aspect is the ability to drive off the main course and crash through buildings and secret tunnels.