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9th Jul '16 11:39:14 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} BIONICLE: Quest for the Toa]]'' has the Great Ussal Race, Ignalu Lava Surfing, and Ngalawa Boat Racing.

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* ''[[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Bionicle}} BIONICLE: Quest for the Toa]]'' has the Great Ussal Race, Ignalu Lava Surfing, and Ngalawa Boat Racing.
5th Jul '16 3:28:00 PM rcmerod52
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->''But now they must depart\\
In a sequence I call, "Super Mako Kart!"''
-->-- '''{{Music/Brentalfloss}}''', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' WithLyrics
14th Jun '16 1:23:05 AM erforce
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* In the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance version of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'', you can play a racing game with Expresso at Cranky's Cabin, using feathers collected throughout the game to boost his stats.

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* In the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance version of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'', you can play a racing game with Expresso at Cranky's Cabin, using feathers collected throughout the game to boost his stats.
10th Nov '15 11:18:41 AM morenohijazo
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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': A mission for the SRS Scientists involves racing a remote-controlled full-size car on a course on their compound, which is otherwise inaccesible.
3rd Aug '15 9:53:20 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* One of the minigames in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures: Babs' Big Break'' is a racing mini-game, where your character can choose to race against Bookworm (slowest), Sweetie (moderate), or Little Beeper (fastest). [[ButtonMashing tapping the A and B buttons simultaneously repeatedly]] makes your character run. Outracing the opponent will earn you a bonus.
4th Jul '15 6:58:22 PM MyFinalEdits
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has the race against the Marathon Man (UnwinnableByDesign), the one against Ingo, and another one against Dampe's ghost.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' has one per region except Ikana Canyon. Notably, Link can take advantage of one of his physical forms in each (Deku Scrub in the race ''with'' (not against) the Butler, Goron in the spring race in Snowhead, human with Epona in the horsetrack race in Milk Road, and Zora in the Waterfall Rapids ring race).

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has the race against the Marathon Man (UnwinnableByDesign), the one against Ingo, and another one against ''with'' (not against, as the objective is simply reaching to the goal quickly enough) Dampe's ghost.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' has one per region except Ikana Canyon. Notably, Link can take advantage of one of his physical forms in each (Deku each: Deku Scrub in the race ''with'' (not against) the Butler, Goron in the spring race in Snowhead, human with Epona in the horsetrack race in Milk Road, and Zora in the Waterfall Rapids ring race).race.



* [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2]] has a minigame where you can race against Might Guy by hitting Square and Circle alternately as fast as you can until you get RSI. This is unfortunately required for HundredPercentCompletion. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 also had a racing minigame where you were racing Sakura to the top of a tree, though this time you move forward automatically and only have to worry about dodging obstacles.

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* [[Manga/{{Naruto}} ''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2]] 2]]'' has a minigame where you can race against Might Guy by hitting Square and Circle alternately as fast as you can until you get RSI. This is unfortunately required for HundredPercentCompletion. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 also had a racing minigame where you were racing Sakura to the top of a tree, though this time you move forward automatically and only have to worry about dodging obstacles.



* ''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'' has a single level in which the player must cover for a racecar driver the Don has bet on. It's a ScrappyLevel due to the frailty (as in, tip over and you die, no exceptions) and unstable nature (as in, turn around a corner or hit a slight bump at anything but low speed and you will likely tip over) of the car and the difficulty in traversing the track safely while staying ahead of the racers, but, luckily, there's a secret area that allows you to skip pretty much the entire lap and finish it with ease.

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* ''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'' has a single level in which the player must cover for a racecar driver the Don has bet on. It's a ScrappyLevel due to the frailty (as in, tip over and you die, no exceptions) and unstable nature (as in, turn around a corner or hit a slight bump at anything but low speed and you will likely tip over) of the car and the difficulty in traversing the track safely while staying ahead of the racers, but, luckily, there's a secret area that allows you to skip pretty much the entire lap and finish it with ease.



* In ''VideoGame/GoVacation,'' pretty much every piece of Gear you can use to explore the overworld has a racing minigame associated with it. This means you can race everything from horses to ATVs to snow tubes!

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* In ''VideoGame/GoVacation,'' pretty much every piece of Gear you can use to explore the overworld has a racing minigame associated with it. This means you can race everything from horses to ATVs to snow tubes!



* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' has one in the Uga Buga chapter, where Conker has to pursue three cavemen and kill them to retrieve his stolen money. This part is also available as a more traditional racing game in multiplayer.



* In the GameBoyAdvance version of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'', you can play a racing game with Expresso at Cranky's Cabin, using feathers collected throughout the game to boost his stats.

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* In the GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance version of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'', you can play a racing game with Expresso at Cranky's Cabin, using feathers collected throughout the game to boost his stats.



** One of the Mystery House levels in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' consists of getting stars through various consecutive obstacle races.



* ''VideoGame/WarioMasterOfDisguise'' has an A-to-B race against Carpaccio. He is aware that he stands no chance at beating Wario in a physical battle, and instead challenges him to a race. Though he starts out walking at a mockingly slow pace, Wario's path is rigged with all sorts of obstacles to hinder him, and Carpaccio will begin to sprint at a surprisingly fast speed once the end is near. Even after you realize you need to think like Wario to win (As in, cheat), it's quite difficult.

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* ''VideoGame/WarioMasterOfDisguise'' has an A-to-B race against Carpaccio. He is aware that he stands no chance at beating Wario in a physical battle, and instead challenges him to a race. Though he starts out walking at a mockingly slow pace, Wario's path is rigged with all sorts of obstacles to hinder him, and Carpaccio will begin to sprint at a surprisingly fast speed once the end is near. Even after you realize you need to think like Wario to win (As (as in, cheat), it's quite difficult.



** ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' has a few (three) chase scenes which involve Sly chasing after Neyla (usually so he can prove his ability to keep up with her so she'll share information with him).

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** * ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' has a few (three) chase scenes which involve Sly chasing after Neyla (usually so he can prove his ability to keep up with her so she'll share information with him).
4th Jul '15 5:21:12 PM PeppermintTwist
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* In ''VideoGame/GoVacation,'' pretty much every piece of Gear you can use to explore the overworld has a racing minigame associated with it. This means you can race everything from horses to ATVs to snow tubes!
17th Jun '15 7:14:08 AM Prfnoff
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* ''RocketRobotOnWheels'' has lots of vehicles, but surprisingly, only one race in which you race the Dune Dog, the standard "kart" vehicle, against a corn car.

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* ''RocketRobotOnWheels'' ''VideoGame/RocketRobotOnWheels'' has lots of vehicles, but surprisingly, only one race in which you race the Dune Dog, the standard "kart" vehicle, against a corn car.
29th Apr '15 8:17:52 PM phoenix
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* Several examples in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'':
** The large tree in Fungi Forest contains races for Lanky and Diddy in this fashion, with Lanky racing a rabbit and Diddy an owl. Aside from their "Barrel" power-ups, they simply go around the glade.
** Tiny has two races against a toy car, in a cart just like his. She gets {{Nitro Boost}}s and missles to use against him, and they go for several laps.
** Both Lanky and Tiny also have a race each against a beetle, which requires you to collect ''coins'' as well as beat him to the end. Also, the courses he has are ''really'' perilous.
** The eponymous Donkey Kong races against a seal in Gloomy Galleom.
* In the GameBoyAdvance version of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'', you can play a racing game with Expresso at Cranky's Cabin, using feathers collected throughout the game to boost his stats.
* ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger 2: Bush Rescue'' has a surprisingly fleshed-out kart mode. While you can participate in the races in-game for some prizes, a fully multiplayer version of the kart mini-game--with lots of racers, several tracks, and items--it available from the title screen from the get-go.
* ''RocketRobotOnWheels'' has lots of vehicles, but surprisingly, only one race in which you race the Dune Dog, the standard "kart" vehicle, against a corn car.
* The ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' swoop-racing minigame, plot-critical in its first incarnation and toned down to a random source of money and sidequests later on.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' has you race against a big penguin in a precarious slide. There's also Koopa the Quick, who challenges you in a foot race.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' has Il Piantissimo, a strange man in a Pianta costume, who occasionally challenges Mario to a race within the stage.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' has two races against a Boo, and another one is against a group of penguins.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' has two levels (aka, the Fluzzard flying levels). In both levels, the first mission is just to reach the end, the second is to beat the AI opponents to the end of the course.
** In ''[[VideoGame/{{Something}} Something Else]]'', Luigi has to beat the green apple vine in a race to get the secret exit of Vile Vine. If he loses, the door to the secret exit is eaten by the vine, but the regular exit can be accessed.
* ''VideoGame/WarioMasterOfDisguise'' has an A-to-B race against Carpaccio. He is aware that he stands no chance at beating Wario in a physical battle, and instead challenges him to a race. Though he starts out walking at a mockingly slow pace, Wario's path is rigged with all sorts of obstacles to hinder him, and Carpaccio will begin to sprint at a surprisingly fast speed once the end is near. Even after you realize you need to think like Wario to win (As in, cheat), it's quite difficult.

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* Several examples in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'':
** The large tree in Fungi Forest contains races for Lanky and Diddy in this fashion, with Lanky racing a rabbit and Diddy an owl. Aside from their "Barrel" power-ups, they simply go around the glade.
** Tiny has two races against a toy car, in a cart just like his. She gets {{Nitro Boost}}s and missles to use against him, and they go for several laps.
** Both Lanky and Tiny also have a race each against a beetle, which requires you to collect ''coins'' as well as beat him to the end. Also, the courses he has are ''really'' perilous.
** The eponymous Donkey Kong races against a seal in Gloomy Galleom.
* In the GameBoyAdvance version of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'', you can play a racing game with Expresso at Cranky's Cabin, using feathers collected throughout the game to boost his stats.
* ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger 2: Bush Rescue'' has a surprisingly fleshed-out kart mode. While you can participate in the races in-game for some prizes, a fully multiplayer version of the kart mini-game--with lots of racers, several tracks, and items--it available from the title screen from the get-go.
* ''RocketRobotOnWheels'' has lots of vehicles, but surprisingly, only one race in which you race the Dune Dog, the standard "kart" vehicle, against a corn car.
* The ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' swoop-racing minigame, plot-critical in its first incarnation and toned down to a random source of money and sidequests later on.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' has you race against a big penguin in a precarious slide. There's also Koopa the Quick, who challenges you in a foot race.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' has Il Piantissimo, a strange man in a Pianta costume, who occasionally challenges Mario to a race within the stage.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' has two races against a Boo, and another one is against a group of penguins.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' has two levels (aka, the Fluzzard flying levels). In both levels, the first mission is just to reach the end, the second is to beat the AI opponents to the end of the course.
** In ''[[VideoGame/{{Something}} Something Else]]'', Luigi has to beat the green apple vine in a race to get the secret exit of Vile Vine. If he loses, the door to the secret exit is eaten by the vine, but the regular exit can be accessed.
* ''VideoGame/WarioMasterOfDisguise'' has an A-to-B race against Carpaccio. He is aware that he stands no chance at beating Wario in a physical battle, and instead challenges him to a race. Though he starts out walking at a mockingly slow pace, Wario's path is rigged with all sorts of obstacles to hinder him, and Carpaccio will begin to sprint at a surprisingly fast speed once the end is near. Even after you realize you need to think like Wario to win (As in, cheat), it's quite difficult.

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* The ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' games have featured several of these over their run. There is even one that is a ShoutOut to ''Mario Kart'' in ''9''.
* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' has you racing Boggy the polar bear throughout his world on a sled, and later, with Kazooie's Sprint Shoes. ''Banjo-Tooie'' features a bundle of races through two characters; Canary Mary and an Aardvark. The former appears in [[UndergroundLevel Glitter Gulch Mine]] and [[FloatingContinent Cloud Cuckooland]] with races that take place within the levels but strictly on rails, the latter also in the floating level with a pair of short A-to-B races.
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun'' had several A-to-B races on every level. And if you find all the collectible cards from a specific level, you unlock a bonus [[IsometricProjection top down view]] race based on the level, very similar to old 2D games, complete with MIDI soundtrack, which is playable from the main menu.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' has Johnny, that cool transforms-into-a-vehicle cyborg in the future. You have to beat him in a race in the main quest.
* All ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto GTAs]]'': One with multiple vehicles. One in ''The Ballad of Gay Tony'' requires you to parachute from a helicopter to a boat, race the boat, then switch to a car for the last leg of the race.

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* The ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' games have featured several of these over their run. There is even one that is a ShoutOut to ''Mario Kart'' in ''9''.
* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' has you racing Boggy the polar bear throughout his world on a sled, and later, with Kazooie's Sprint Shoes. ''Banjo-Tooie'' features a bundle of races through two characters; Canary Mary and an Aardvark. The former appears in [[UndergroundLevel Glitter Gulch Mine]] and [[FloatingContinent Cloud Cuckooland]] with races that take place within the levels but strictly on rails, the latter also in the floating level with a pair of short A-to-B races.
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun'' had several A-to-B races on every level. And if you find all the collectible cards from a specific level, you unlock a bonus [[IsometricProjection top down view]] race based on the level, very similar to old 2D games, complete with MIDI soundtrack, which is playable from the main menu.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' has Johnny, that cool transforms-into-a-vehicle cyborg in the future. You have to beat him in a race in the main quest.
* All ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto GTAs]]'': One with multiple vehicles. One in ''The Ballad of Gay Tony'' requires you to parachute from a helicopter to a boat, race the boat, then switch to a car
''[[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} BIONICLE: Quest for the last leg of Toa]]'' has the race.Great Ussal Race, Ignalu Lava Surfing, and Ngalawa Boat Racing.
** ''BIONICLE: Maze of Shadows'' has the Tunnel Flight Challenge, involving Matau with a Nui-Rama or the Red Serpent.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' has both bicycle races and kart races.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' features the Chocobo race; [[ThatOneSidequest those goddamn butterflies]].
* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII has a custom map that with a racing minigame.
* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' has several sidequests where you race against Fletus the ugly demon in your Druid Plow.
* The hoverboard/hoverbike races in ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''.
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Battle'' has two racing levels and an unlockable multiplayer racing game.
** Twinkle Park Circuit in the first ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.
** All of Tails' stages in the first ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''. Most of them take place in the same areas as other characters' stages, but with differences (such as aerial speed boost rings for Tails to fly through). Speed Highway branches off in its own direction

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' ''LegoIsland'' features races as a variety of its missions, spawning obstacles that make your path very difficult, if not impossible for many routes around the Chocobo race; [[ThatOneSidequest those goddamn butterflies]].
island.
* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2]] has a custom map that with a racing minigame.
* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' has several sidequests
minigame where you can race against Fletus the ugly demon in your Druid Plow.
* The hoverboard/hoverbike races in ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''.
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Battle'' has two
Might Guy by hitting Square and Circle alternately as fast as you can until you get RSI. This is unfortunately required for HundredPercentCompletion. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 also had a racing levels and an unlockable multiplayer minigame where you were racing game.
** Twinkle Park Circuit in
Sakura to the first ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.
** All
top of Tails' stages a tree, though this time you move forward automatically and only have to worry about dodging obstacles.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', you can choose to battle two "postmen"
in a race involving chasing the first ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''. Most postman, attempting to tackle him before he runs out of them take place eyeshot. In later races, spined balls are thrown at you in an attempt to slow you down.
* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' forces you to race against [[BitchInSheepsClothing Rottytops]] to convince her to tell you
the same areas as other characters' stages, but with differences (such as aerial speed boost rings for Tails to fly through). Speed Highway branches off in its own directionlocation of the [[MacGuffin next stone of power]]. It's [[ThatOneLevel very unforgiving]].
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* To earn the Levitation power in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', you must win a race including speed boosts, unusual obstacles and hidden alternate paths.

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* To earn The driving level in ''VideoGame/TomorrowNeverDies'' for the Levitation power in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', PSX (Type 2).
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* ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople: Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner'' features the Tri-annual Race to the End of the Race, done against the clock rather than specifically racing someone. You have to do it twice, [[spoiler: first disguised as Homestar, where
you must win proceed to [[EpicFail make him look really bad]], and then again after "cheating up" the track in order to make it easier for the decidedly un-athletic Strong Bad]].
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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' has Johnny, that cool transforms-into-a-vehicle cyborg in the future. You have to beat him in
a race including speed boosts, unusual obstacles in the main quest.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has a race against Rikken, Raz
and hidden alternate paths.Eliza in The Port at Balfonheim. You only have to race him once (and that's only if you want him to tell you about a mark to be hunted - you don't even have to win), but the more races you win, the more prizes you get. You can get a total of 100 prizes, after which Rikken will finally admit that you are the fastest in Ivalice. Most of the prizes are utterly useless, but some of the later ones give you loot to make new stuff at the Bazaar. Just like the Naruto example above, you run by hitting Square and Circle rapidly.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has a race where you race Hippaul as Vivi near the start of the game, when playing as Vivi (though if you miss it, you can go back and do it as Eiko later, when you get free access to Alexandria). It's another one where you mash Square and Circle to run. It's completely unnecessary, though participating in it will trigger an extra Mognet letter (describing an "amazing sprinter"), and if you win 80 times or more, the letter will name Vivi as the "amazing sprinter" (otherwise it will say the sprinter's name is Hippaul).
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' features the Chocobo race; [[ThatOneSidequest those goddamn butterflies]].



* ''VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus'' has the racing missions which are known for their [[NintendoHard high difficulty]], broken controls, and the constant nagging notion that Sly and his friends are thieves who steal everything else.
** ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' has a few (three) chase scenes which involve Sly chasing after Neyla (usually so he can prove his ability to keep up with her so she'll share information with him).
* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' has this throughout the series, not counting ''VideoGame/JakXCombatRacing'', which is a RacingGame in and of itself. Particularly, ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' has a race around Haven City against Errol, as well as three consecutive races at the racetrack (the last of which is also against Errol, as well as other generic racers). All four are plot-required.
* ''[[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} BIONICLE: Quest for the Toa]]'' has the Great Ussal Race, Ignalu Lava Surfing, and Ngalawa Boat Racing.
** ''BIONICLE: Maze of Shadows'' has the Tunnel Flight Challenge, involving Matau with a Nui-Rama or the Red Serpent.
* ''LegoIsland'' features races as a variety of its missions, spawning obstacles that make your path very difficult, if not impossible for many routes around the island.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', you can choose to battle two "postmen" in a race involving chasing the postman, attempting to tackle him before he runs out of eyeshot. In later races, spined balls are thrown at you in an attempt to slow you down.

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* ''VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus'' The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Dream World has Sky Race. Guide Pelipper through the racing missions course, picking up water energy symbols and avoiding clouds and electric energy, which are known for their [[NintendoHard high difficulty]], broken controls, and the constant nagging notion that Sly and his friends are thieves who steal everything else.
** ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' has a few (three) chase scenes which involve Sly chasing after Neyla (usually so he can prove his ability to keep up with her so she'll share information with him).
* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' has this throughout the series, not counting ''VideoGame/JakXCombatRacing'', which is a RacingGame in and of itself. Particularly, ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' has a race around Haven City against Errol, as well as three consecutive races at the racetrack (the last of which is also against Errol, as well as other generic racers). All four are plot-required.
* ''[[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} BIONICLE: Quest for the Toa]]'' has the Great Ussal Race, Ignalu Lava Surfing, and Ngalawa Boat Racing.
** ''BIONICLE: Maze of Shadows'' has the Tunnel Flight Challenge, involving Matau with a Nui-Rama or the Red Serpent.
* ''LegoIsland'' features races as a variety of its missions, spawning obstacles that make your path very difficult, if not impossible for many routes around the island.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', you can choose to battle two "postmen" in a race involving chasing the postman, attempting to tackle him before he runs out of eyeshot. In later races, spined balls are thrown at you in an attempt to
slow you down.down.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' has both bicycle races and kart races.
* [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2]] has a minigame where you can race against Might Guy by hitting Square and Circle alternately as fast as you can until you get RSI. This is unfortunately required for HundredPercentCompletion. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 also had a racing minigame where you were racing Sakura to the top of a tree, though this time you move forward automatically and only have to worry about dodging obstacles.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has a race against Rikken, Raz and Eliza in The Port at Balfonheim. You only have to race him once (and that's only if you want him to tell you about a mark to be hunted - you don't even have to win), but the more races you win, the more prizes you get. You can get a total of 100 prizes, after which Rikken will finally admit that you are the fastest in Ivalice. Most of the prizes are utterly useless, but some of the later ones give you loot to make new stuff at the Bazaar. Just like the Naruto example above, you run by hitting Square and Circle rapidly.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has a race where you race Hippaul as Vivi near the start of the game, when playing as Vivi (though if you miss it, you can go back and do it as Eiko later, when you get free access to Alexandria). It's another one where you mash Square and Circle to run. It's completely unnecessary, though participating in it will trigger an extra Mognet letter (describing an "amazing sprinter"), and if you win 80 times or more, the letter will name Vivi as the "amazing sprinter" (otherwise it will say the sprinter's name is Hippaul).
* ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople: Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner'' features the Tri-annual Race to the End of the Race, done against the clock rather than specifically racing someone. You have to do it twice, [[spoiler: first disguised as Homestar, where you proceed to [[EpicFail make him look really bad]], and then again after "cheating up" the track in order to make it easier for the decidedly un-athletic Strong Bad]].
* The swoop bike chase in ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'', and the Skyhopper bonus mission in ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' has both bicycle races and kart races.
* [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2]] has a minigame where you can race against Might Guy by hitting Square and Circle alternately as fast as you can until you get RSI. This is unfortunately required for HundredPercentCompletion. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 also
''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty 4]]'' had a racing minigame where you were racing Sakura to the top of a tree, though this time you move forward automatically and only have to worry about dodging obstacles.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has a race against Rikken, Raz and Eliza in The Port
at Balfonheim. You only have to race him once (and that's only if you want him to tell you about a mark to be hunted - you don't even have to win), but the more races you win, the more prizes you get. You can get a total of 100 prizes, after which Rikken will finally admit that you are the fastest in Ivalice. Most end of the prizes are utterly useless, but some of level "Crew Expendable" where the later ones give you loot to make new stuff at player must escape the Bazaar. Just like the Naruto example above, you run by hitting Square and Circle rapidly.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has
sinking ship. Basically, it is a timed race where you race Hippaul follow your allies, but as Vivi near they inevtably outpace the start player audio cues over the radio and general memory of the game, when playing as Vivi (though if level already traveled through becomes very important. Even at the end you miss it, you can go back and do it as Eiko later, when you get free access to Alexandria). It's another one where you mash Square and Circle to run. It's completely unnecessary, though participating in it will trigger an extra Mognet letter (describing an "amazing sprinter"), and if you win 80 times or more, the letter will name Vivi as the "amazing sprinter" (otherwise it will say the sprinter's name is Hippaul).
* ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople: Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner'' features the Tri-annual Race to the End of the Race, done against the clock rather than specifically racing someone. You
have to do it twice, [[spoiler: jump into the back of a helicopter but don't worry, "Nobody makes the first disguised as Homestar, where you proceed to [[EpicFail make him look really bad]], and then again after "cheating up" the track in order to make it easier for the decidedly un-athletic Strong Bad]].
* The swoop bike chase in ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'', and the Skyhopper bonus mission in ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron''.
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* The second PSX ''DukesOfHazzard''game has a racing mission.
* A different genre of racing minigame witin a racing game: ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} GX'' has three missions in Story Mode; Goroh the Vengeful Samurai, Rescue Jody, and Black Shadow's Trap.
* ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty 4]]'' had this at the end of the level "Crew Expendable" where the player must escape the sinking ship. Basically, it is a timed race where you follow your allies, but as they inevtably outpace the player audio cues over the radio and general memory of the level already traveled through becomes very important. Even at the end you have to jump into the back of a helicopter but don't worry, "Nobody makes the first jump..."

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* The second PSX ''DukesOfHazzard''game ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' games have featured several of these over their run. There is even one that is a ShoutOut to ''Mario Kart'' in ''9''.
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* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie''
has a you racing mission.
* A different genre
Boggy the polar bear throughout his world on a sled, and later, with Kazooie's Sprint Shoes. ''Banjo-Tooie'' features a bundle of racing minigame witin races through two characters; Canary Mary and an Aardvark. The former appears in [[UndergroundLevel Glitter Gulch Mine]] and [[FloatingContinent Cloud Cuckooland]] with races that take place within the levels but strictly on rails, the latter also in the floating level with a racing game: ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} GX'' pair of short A-to-B races.
* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped''
has three missions in Story Mode; Goroh the Vengeful Samurai, Rescue Jody, and Black Shadow's Trap.
* ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty 4]]'' had this at
motorcycle races, where reaching first is required to win the end of Crystals that help Crash advance through the game (except in the secret level Area 51, where reaching first place instead rewards him with a Gem). There's also the level "Crew Expendable" where the player must escape the sinking ship. Basically, it Rings of Power, an aerial race whose disputed prize is a timed Gem.
* Several examples in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'':
** The large tree in Fungi Forest contains races for Lanky and Diddy in this fashion, with Lanky racing a rabbit and Diddy an owl. Aside from their "Barrel" power-ups, they simply go around the glade.
** Tiny has two races against a toy car, in a cart just like his. She gets {{Nitro Boost}}s and missles to use against him, and they go for several laps.
** Both Lanky and Tiny also have a
race where each against a beetle, which requires you follow your allies, but to collect ''coins'' as they inevtably outpace well as beat him to the player audio cues over end. Also, the radio and general memory of courses he has are ''really'' perilous.
** The eponymous Donkey Kong races against a seal in Gloomy Galleom.
* In
the level already traveled through becomes very important. Even GameBoyAdvance version of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'', you can play a racing game with Expresso at Cranky's Cabin, using feathers collected throughout the end you have game to jump into the back of a helicopter but don't worry, "Nobody makes the first jump..."boost his stats.



* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' has this throughout the series, not counting ''VideoGame/JakXCombatRacing'', which is a RacingGame in and of itself. Particularly, ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' has a race around Haven City against Errol, as well as three consecutive races at the racetrack (the last of which is also against Errol, as well as other generic racers). All four are plot-required.
* ''VideoGame/AHatInTime'' features a race in Mafia Town against a balloon-owning Mafia goon. Hat Kid herself has to race him on a firework, and PassThroughRings to get a NitroBoost. As the race is a shout-out to the [[NintendoHard particularly unforgiving]] ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing,'' it's ''extremely'' challenging.
* To earn the Levitation power in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', you must win a race including speed boosts, unusual obstacles and hidden alternate paths.
* The hoverboard/hoverbike races in ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''.



* ''RocketRobotOnWheels'' has lots of vehicles, but surprisingly, only one race in which you race the Dune Dog, the standard "kart" vehicle, against a corn car.



* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Dream World has Sky Race. Guide Pelipper through the course, picking up water energy symbols and avoiding clouds and electric energy, which slow you down.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2's'' "Lair of the Shadow Broker" DLC had an aircar chase through the skies of Ilium that looked like a giant ShoutOut to ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' forces you to race against [[BitchInSheepsClothing Rottytops]] to convince her to tell you the location of the [[MacGuffin next stone of power]]. It's [[ThatOneLevel very unforgiving]].
* The driving level in ''VideoGame/TomorrowNeverDies'' for the PSX (Type 2).

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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Dream World ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Battle'' has Sky Race. Guide Pelipper through two racing levels and an unlockable multiplayer racing game.
** Twinkle Park Circuit in
the course, picking up water energy symbols and avoiding clouds and electric energy, which slow first ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.
** All of Tails' stages in the first ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''. Most of them take place in the same areas as other characters' stages, but with differences (such as aerial speed boost rings for Tails to fly through). Speed Highway branches off in its own direction
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' has
you down.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2's'' "Lair of the Shadow Broker" DLC had an aircar chase through the skies of Ilium that looked like a giant ShoutOut to ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' forces you to
race against [[BitchInSheepsClothing Rottytops]] to convince her to tell a big penguin in a precarious slide. There's also Koopa the Quick, who challenges you in a foot race.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' has Il Piantissimo, a strange man in a Pianta costume, who occasionally challenges Mario to a race within
the location stage.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' has two races against a Boo, and another one is against a group of penguins.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' has two levels (aka, the Fluzzard flying levels). In both levels, the first mission is just to reach the end, the second is to beat the AI opponents to the end
of the [[MacGuffin next stone course.
** In ''[[VideoGame/{{Something}} Something Else]]'', Luigi has to beat the green apple vine in a race to get the secret exit
of power]]. It's [[ThatOneLevel very unforgiving]].
Vile Vine. If he loses, the door to the secret exit is eaten by the vine, but the regular exit can be accessed.
* ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger 2: Bush Rescue'' has a surprisingly fleshed-out kart mode. While you can participate in the races in-game for some prizes, a fully multiplayer version of the kart mini-game--with lots of racers, several tracks, and items--it available from the title screen from the get-go.
* ''VideoGame/WarioMasterOfDisguise'' has an A-to-B race against Carpaccio. He is aware that he stands no chance at beating Wario in a physical battle, and instead challenges him to a race. Though he starts out walking at a mockingly slow pace, Wario's path is rigged with all sorts of obstacles to hinder him, and Carpaccio will begin to sprint at a surprisingly fast speed once the end is near. Even after you realize you need to think like Wario to win (As in, cheat), it's quite difficult.
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* A different genre of racing minigame witin a racing game: ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} GX'' has three missions in Story Mode; Goroh the Vengeful Samurai, Rescue Jody, and Black Shadow's Trap.
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* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' has several sidequests where you race against Fletus the ugly demon in your Druid Plow.
* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII has a custom map that with a racing minigame.
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* ''VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus'' has the racing missions which are known for their [[NintendoHard high difficulty]], broken controls, and the constant nagging notion that Sly and his friends are thieves who steal everything else.
** ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' has a few (three) chase scenes which involve Sly chasing after Neyla (usually so he can prove his ability to keep up with her so she'll share information with him).
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* The driving level swoop bike chase in ''VideoGame/TomorrowNeverDies'' for ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'', and the PSX (Type 2).Skyhopper bonus mission in ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron''.
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* ''VideoGame/AHatInTime'' features a race in Mafia Town against a balloon-owning Mafia goon. Hat Kid herself has to race him on a firework, and PassThroughRings to get a NitroBoost. As the race is a shout-out to the [[NintendoHard particularly unforgiving]] ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing,'' it's ''extremely'' challenging.
* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped'' has the motorcycle races, where reaching first is required to win the Crystals that help Crash advance through the game (except in the secret level Area 51, where reaching first place instead rewards him with a Gem). There's also the level Rings of Power, an aerial race whose disputed prize is a Gem.

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* ''VideoGame/AHatInTime'' features a race The ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' swoop-racing minigame, plot-critical in Mafia Town against a balloon-owning Mafia goon. Hat Kid herself has to race him on a firework, and PassThroughRings to get a NitroBoost. As the race is a shout-out to the [[NintendoHard particularly unforgiving]] ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing,'' it's ''extremely'' challenging.
* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped'' has the motorcycle races, where reaching
its first is required incarnation and toned down to win a random source of money and sidequests later on.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2's'' "Lair of
the Crystals that help Crash advance Shadow Broker" DLC had an aircar chase through the game (except in the secret level Area 51, where reaching first place instead rewards him skies of Ilium that looked like a giant ShoutOut to ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.
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[[folder:WideOpenSandbox]]
* The second PSX ''DukesOfHazzard''game has a racing mission.
* All ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto GTAs]]'': One
with a Gem). There's also the level Rings multiple vehicles. One in ''The Ballad of Power, an aerial Gay Tony'' requires you to parachute from a helicopter to a boat, race whose disputed prize the boat, then switch to a car for the last leg of the race.
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun'' had several A-to-B races on every level. And if you find all the collectible cards from a specific level, you unlock a bonus [[IsometricProjection top down view]] race based on the level, very similar to old 2D games, complete with MIDI soundtrack, which
is a Gem.
playable from the main menu.
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* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' has this throughout the series, not counting Jak X, which is a racing game in and of itself. Particularly, ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' has a race around Haven City against Errol, as well as three consecutive races at the racetrack (the last of which is also against Errol, as well as other generic racers). All four are plot-required.

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* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' has this throughout the series, not counting Jak X, ''VideoGame/JakXCombatRacing'', which is a racing game RacingGame in and of itself. Particularly, ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' has a race around Haven City against Errol, as well as three consecutive races at the racetrack (the last of which is also against Errol, as well as other generic racers). All four are plot-required.
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