I forgot all about wipeout, definitely a massive influence on gaming. It did do a lot to introduce gaming to the masses, and it had a lot of big collaborations with musicians.
It was well balanced too, some of those later levels where rock solid. Who'd have thought it all started from F-Zero?
SOTB 2 was impossible. I thought the first one was hard!
I gave up on it because it was just too damn difficult to get into.
The new Zelda rocks as well by the way.