Game Hard Drivin'
Author/Vendor Polygames / Atari / Tengen
Released 1990
Game Type Racing
Language English
Gens (0.99)
The first of the polygon-rendered racing sims, the original coin-up took the arcades by storm. Just about every trick used in today's sophisticated 3D racers can be seen here with the notable exception of texture mapping.

It may look and play rather laughable now, and the Genesis version isn't the best of the various ports, but at least everything's here that I remember from the arcades. Give it a look, if only to see just how far we've come since then.