Most NES veterans should be familiar with one of the best racing games on the NES way back in 1987, but quick raise of hands: How many know that it was made by Squaresoft? Yep, the developer responsible for Final Fantasy released Rad Racer (Highway Star in Japan) just months before its famous RPG. Rad Racer always stands out as one of my fondest childhood memories. I can still recall my dad sitting there in the living room with us as we took turns racing and wiping out after hitting a tree. He was just as thrilled with all the high speed excitement as we were. Fortunately, many years after my first go with this game, it still hasn't lost much of its appeal.