Become a Patron to help us improve MobyGames!

Rad Racer

Published by
Developed by
MobyRank MobyScore
Not an American user?


Rad Racer is an arcade style 3-D racing game. The object of the game is to race to the goal within the given time limit. Along each course are several checkpoints which will increase the amount of time you have to reach the final destination. There are eight different stages with increasingly difficult roads, changing weather conditions, and a variety of opponents who tend to get in the way. Included with the game is an optional pair of red-blue 3-D glasses which can be used to give the game an even more 3-D appearance.


Rad Racer Arcade Crashed.
Rad Racer Arcade The first course.
Rad Racer NES Racing
Rad Racer Arcade Overtaking.

Alternate Titles

  • "Speed Racer" -- Brazilian title
  • "High Way Star" -- Brazilian CCE's Top Game title
  • "Highway Star" -- Japanese title
  • "ハイウェイスター" -- Japanese spelling

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Classic racer by ... Squaresoft ? NES Bregalad (914)
Warning: Imagination Required! NES Kevin Scott (2)
Not the best the NES has to offer. NES Pixelspeech (953)

The Press Says

Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Jul 17, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Land NES 2003 83 out of 100 83
VideoGame NES Apr, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NES Center NES 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic NES Mar 28, 2002 B 75
Power Play NES Mar, 1988 7.5 out of 10 75
HonestGamers NES May 26, 2013 7 out of 10 70


There are currently no topics for this game.


Rad Racer is also compatible with the Power Glove! To see in action, see the movie "The Wizard".
Contributed to by Michael Cassidy (4532) and Servo (55895)