It's monday, that's no excuse for music, but neither is it an excuse NOT to post music!
Racing games nowadays are a lot more realistic than they were back then, easier to control as well. Left, Right, Gas - That's it. Some had guns obviously (death rally ho!) but the simplistic controls meant that any tool could learn to control the thing in a few minutes. Nowadays, launch up anything as simple as Mario Kart and it'll take you ages to really get the hang of.
Let's kick it off today with some good old classic game tunes.
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge (Amiga):
Just because I can, Lotus 2 as well:
One two, THREE! This is a remix, but good in it's own right:
Let's stay in the theme of racing music a bit longer.
Super Cars 2:
Off the racing games and into the best R-Type clone/remake you'll find to this date.
Side scrollers are nice, Xenon 2 is also among the "list of stuff you should know":
One more V-Scroller, Battle Squadron: