Ridge Racer. Fantastic videogame. One of the best ever – you know just what you are going to get.
I love it because the sensation of speed is excellent, the commentator is great, the soundtrack is (almost always) perfect, the other cars are beatable but you need complete concentration.
But it’s the racing itself – the dream of doing a perfect lap – where the bends that do not need a slide are taken perfectly in-through-out, where the braking is spot-on, the off/on with the accelerator is timed to perfection with the turn of the wheel, no fishtailing, dropping out of the slide pointing perfectly, using the nitros where it benefits the most, making each lap faster than the last and getting the line right all the way round.
And winning? All the above and coming first. That’s winning.