ESPN Speed World

ESPN Speed World SNES Title screen


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ESPN Speed World is a generic racing game that is made to resemble NASCAR. The player is given a stock car and can tune the car from the angle of the spoiler, to the setting of the shocks, and up to the pressure of the tires.

There are three different types of speedways to race on: Super Speedway, Short Track and Road Courses with 5 different tracks for each to choose from. Players can choose to race against the computer that has all 23 other stock cars on the track at once or play head-to-head on a split screen against a friend.

It also featured realistic driving physics. While it didn't have a NASCAR license, it did have ESPN which broadcasted the races and had NASCAR analyst, Dr. Jerry Punch, who lent his voice to the game for the color commentary.


ESPN Speed World Genesis Trying to qualify for a higher starting position.
ESPN Speed World Genesis The racers on the starting grid.
ESPN Speed World Genesis Car setup
ESPN Speed World Genesis Official results

Alternate Titles

  • "ESPN Speedworld" -- In-game title

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GamePro (US) SNES Dec, 1994 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) Genesis Jan, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Dec, 1994 6 out of 10 60
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Feb, 1995 4 out of 10 40
Mega Fun Genesis Jan, 1995 21 out of 100 21


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