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* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' has Rollerbeetle Racing, a Mario Kart-style affair where the players are transformed into the titular beetles and race against each other, using various power-ups along the way. It's only available during three festival events.
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' had a similar Mario-Kart style race during the Bazaar of Four Winds. The movement buffs from the race were also used to move around the associated festival ground.
** With the launch of ''Path of Fire'', a full mount system was added to the game along with races. A race was also added to each of the holiday events, partially to promote the vanity skins being sold by the in-game store.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has two race routes on [[MinigameZone Darkmoon Island]]. Each route is littered with traps, power-ups, and hostile sentries. To increase replayability, there are four different mounts that can be used for the race, each with its own unique set of powers.
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8th Jan '18 4:06:41 PM MyFinalEdits
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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has the Bound Bowl Grand Prix, celebrated in the Snow Kingdom. Since only Shiverians are allowed to participate, Mario has to possess one of them with the help of Cappy in order to play.



* ''VideoGame/JetForceGemini'' has two racing minigames: The first is in Mizar's Palace, and to participate in it Juno or Vela has to transform into a Drone insect; reaching first place nets one of the 12 ship parts necessary to reach the final level. The second minigame is a GameWithinAGame available in Ichor, playable through an arcade found in the game room of a discoteque (once again, the character has to transform into a Drone insect), and it's optional; if the Floyd mission in Ichor is beaten with a Gold or Expert medal, a chip will be earned and installed within the arcade to play a harder version of the racing minigame; completing both versions unlocks the Greenwood Village racetrack (from ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'') for multiplayer.

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* ''VideoGame/JetForceGemini'' has two racing minigames: The first is in Mizar's Palace, and to participate in it Juno or Vela has to transform into a Drone insect; reaching first place nets one of the 12 ship parts necessary to reach the final level. The second minigame is a GameWithinAGame available in Ichor, playable through an arcade found in the game room of a discoteque (once again, the character has to transform into a Drone insect), and it's optional; if the Floyd mission in Ichor is beaten with a Gold or Expert medal, a chip will be earned and installed within the arcade to play a harder version of the racing minigame; completing both versions will make them available for multiplayer, while breaking their respective records unlocks the multiplayer-exclusive Greenwood Village racetrack (from ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'') for multiplayer.''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'').
7th Jan '18 5:37:36 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' LicensedGame, the first two levels have missions where Buzz races RC. The first is in the garage of Andyís House, and the second is in the garden of Andyís Neighborhood.[[note]]The latter requires the rocket boots to win, which can be unlocked in Alís Toy Barn.[[/note]] The same game also has a race against a UFO in Alís Space Land, where Buzz rides across zip lines. All three of these races reward Buzz with a [[PlotCoupon Pizza Planet Token]] if he wins.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' ''VideoGame/ToyStory2'' LicensedGame, the first two levels have missions where Buzz races RC. The first is in the garage of Andyís Andy's House, and the second is in the garden of Andyís Andy's Neighborhood.[[note]]The latter requires the rocket boots to win, which can be unlocked in Alís Al's Toy Barn.[[/note]] The same game also has a race against a UFO in Alís Al's Space Land, where Buzz rides across zip lines. All three of these races reward Buzz with a [[PlotCoupon Pizza Planet Token]] if he wins.
17th Dec '17 7:20:11 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* ''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.

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* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'':
** The original game
has you racing Boggy the polar bear throughout his world on a sled, and later, with Kazooie's Sprint Shoes. Shoes.
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''Banjo-Tooie'' features a bundle of races through two characters; Canary Mary and an Aardvark.Mr. Fit. 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/SonicAdventure2 Battle'' has two racing levels and an unlockable multiplayer racing game.

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* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Battle'' has two racing levels and an unlockable multiplayer racing game.*''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog:''



** 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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** 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 directiondirection.
** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Battle'' has two racing levels and an unlockable multiplayer racing game.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' LicensedGame, the first two levels have missions where Buzz races RC. The first is in the garage of Andyís House, and the second is in the garden of Andyís Neighborhood.[[note]]The latter requires the rocket boots to win, which can be unlocked in Alís Toy Barn.[[/note]] The same game also has a race against a UFO in Alís Space Land, where Buzz rides across zip lines. All three of these races reward Buzz with a [[PlotCoupon Pizza Planet Token]] if he wins.
24th Nov '17 12:53:56 AM TaleOn113
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* ''VideoGame/SpyroYearoftheDragon'' has a few examples as well:

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* ''VideoGame/SpyroYearoftheDragon'' ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'' has a few examples as well:
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* ''VideoGame/Spyro: Year of the Dragon'' has a few examples as well:

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* ''VideoGame/Spyro: Year of the Dragon'' ''VideoGame/SpyroYearoftheDragon'' has a few examples as well:
24th Nov '17 12:52:02 AM TaleOn113
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* ''VideoGame/Spyro: Year of the Dragon'' has a few examples as well:
** Every speedway in the game has a racing minigame where you have to race the speedway's inhabitants for a dragon egg.
** Both Lost Fleet and the final level Super Bonus Round have you racing on the skateboard/snowboard. Lost Fleet puts you against rhynocs and later Hunter while the Super Bonus Round has you race against the "Sasquatch Six" which are a team of yetis on snow-discs.
19th Oct '17 12:04:46 PM SeptimusHeap
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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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* A different genre of racing minigame witin a racing game: ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} ''VideoGame/FZero GX'' has three missions in Story Mode; Goroh the Vengeful Samurai, Rescue Jody, and Black Shadow's Trap.
9th Sep '17 3:12:37 PM MyFinalEdits
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** ''[[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 in Deku Palace, 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. Downplayed with the Doggy Racetrack in Romani Ranch, as it's the dogs which participate in the race and Link can only bet which one is going to win (he can get reliable hints about the winner by using the Mask of Truth).
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' has the Yeti race in Snowpeak.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'' has the Whip Race, where Link has to clear an obstacle course with the help of his whip in a time limit. A standard run rewards him with a Bomb Bag upgrade, while beating a certain record will net him a HeartContainer.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' has one per region except Ikana Canyon.Canyon (which instead features a chase sequence against Captain Keeta). Notably, Link can take advantage of one of his physical forms in each: Deku Scrub in the race ''with'' (not against) the Butler in Deku Palace, 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. Downplayed with the Doggy Racetrack in Romani Ranch, as it's the dogs which participate in the race and Link can only bet which one is going to win (he can get reliable hints about the winner by using the Mask of Truth).
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' has the Yeti race in Snowpeak.
Snowpeak. It's necessary to win against both Yeto and Yeta separately to claim the Piece of Heart.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'' has the Whip Race, where Link has to clear an obstacle course with the help of his whip in a time limit. A standard run rewards him with a Bomb Bag upgrade, while beating a certain record will net him a (full) HeartContainer.



* 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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* In ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', you ''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.
** Near the end of the game, it's possible to challenge Kai in a race through the first half of the Yoshpet forest. Defeating her nets Amaterasu a Stray Bead.



* ''VideoGame/BlenderBros'' has several varieties, all called Cosmo Speeder sections. While the game is normally a 2D platformer, it becomes a VideoGame/SuperMarioKart-esque racer in certain levels, where you must race against the clock to collect keys to disarm a time bomb. You can also access a multiplayer game where you race against other players in the MinigameZone.

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* ''VideoGame/BlenderBros'' has several varieties, all called Cosmo Speeder sections. While the game is normally a 2D platformer, it becomes a VideoGame/SuperMarioKart-esque ''VideoGame/SuperMarioKart''-esque racer in certain levels, where you must race against the clock to collect keys to disarm a time bomb. You can also access a multiplayer game where you race against other players in the MinigameZone.



** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' has two races against a Boo, and another one is against a group of penguins.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' has two races against a Boo, and another one is against a group of penguins.penguins, and four against Cosmic Mario.



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

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



* ''VideoGame/JetForceGemini'' has two racing minigames: The first is in Mizar's Palace, and to participate in it Juno or Vela has to transform into a Drone insect; reaching first place nets one of the 12 ship parts necessary to reach the final level. The second minigame is a GameWithinAGame available in Ichor, playable through an arcade found in the game room of a discoteque (once again, the character has to transform into a Drone insect), and it's optional. If the Floyd mission in Ichor is beaten with a Gold or Expert medal, a chip will be earned and installed within the arcade to play a harder version of the racing minigame.

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* ''VideoGame/JetForceGemini'' has two racing minigames: The first is in Mizar's Palace, and to participate in it Juno or Vela has to transform into a Drone insect; reaching first place nets one of the 12 ship parts necessary to reach the final level. The second minigame is a GameWithinAGame available in Ichor, playable through an arcade found in the game room of a discoteque (once again, the character has to transform into a Drone insect), and it's optional. If optional; if the Floyd mission in Ichor is beaten with a Gold or Expert medal, a chip will be earned and installed within the arcade to play a harder version of the racing minigame.minigame; completing both versions unlocks the Greenwood Village racetrack (from ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'') for multiplayer.



* All ''VideoGame/{{G|randTheftAuto}}TAs'': 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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* All ''VideoGame/{{G|randTheftAuto}}TAs'': ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'':
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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.
15th May '17 8:50:33 PM Angeldeb82
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* '''The World Is Your Grand Prix:''' Whoever or ''whatever'' challenged the player character to race makes it from Point A to Point B on whatever map you're already on. Sometimes it's in the HubLevel, but it can occur within a level or dungeon, as well. While your character may be on foot, they may also have a vehicle--either part of their usual arsenal, or provided for them--in order to provide them extra speed. Since most maps tend to be somewhat... ''larger'' than your standard race course, the game will frequently provide some sort of "marker" to keep you on course, usually with penalties if you stray too far. The markers can range from a simple line on the ground to actually making the player ''lose'' if they don't [[PassThroughTheRings pass through every ring.]]

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* '''The World Is Your Grand Prix:''' Whoever or ''whatever'' challenged the player character to race makes it from Point A to Point B on whatever map you're already on. Sometimes it's in the HubLevel, but it can occur within a level or dungeon, as well. While your character may be on foot, they may also have a vehicle--either part of their usual arsenal, or provided for them--in order to provide them extra speed. Since most maps tend to be somewhat... ''larger'' than your standard race course, the game will frequently provide some sort of "marker" to keep you on course, usually with penalties if you stray too far. The markers can range from a simple line on the ground to actually making the player ''lose'' if they don't [[PassThroughTheRings pass through every ring.]]ring]].



* ''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 the 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 ThatOneLevel 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 the lap and finish it with ease.



* ''[[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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* ''[[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 inevitably 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..."



** 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.

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** Tiny has two races against a toy car, in a cart just like his. She gets {{Nitro Boost}}s and missles missiles to use against him, and they go for several laps.



* The second PSX ''DukesOfHazzard''game has a racing mission.
* 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 second PSX ''DukesOfHazzard''game ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''game has a racing mission.
* All ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto GTAs]]'': ''VideoGame/{{G|randTheftAuto}}TAs'': 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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