Advantages Awesome speed, ace handling, well-judged difficulty, lots of tracks, 2-player
Disadvantages Graphics and sound aren't perfect, collisions with the scenery
Two major sub-genres would essentially die out with the close of the 16-bit era, having both enjoyed immense success during it. One was the scrolling beat ‘em up; a fall from prominence that in retrospect is difficult to fathom given how popular Streets Of Rage, Golden Axe and Final Fight had been during the period. The demise of the other victim, the 2D checkpoint-chasing racer, is a little easier to understand. With the advent of 3D came a massive change in how gamers viewed the racing genre. Along came the likes of SEGA Rally, Ridge Racer and (a little later) Gran Turismo, and regardless of ...