Hot Rod
Copyright/Publisher: Sega/Activision, Music By: Jeroen Tel,
Release Year: 1989, Genre: Racing Sports, Number Of Players: 1 or 2

Another overhead scroller, this features a fun two-player mode. No split screen here - instead, every time a car is left behind by the scroll, it loses fuel before reappearing further on down the track.

Run out gas and it's game over. Extra fuel can be collected on the way, along with money to spend in the interlevel shop.

New tyres, engines, bumpers and wings (not the flying kind!) are up for sale.

Though solo games ultimately become repetitive, due to largely unchanging gameplay, two-player contests are a good laugh.