Rally is a toy rather than a game - there's no set objective, no timer and no real obstacles. Your car is controlled by a magnet under the play area, directed by the two rollers. Best played as a challenge with friends, deciding on a course (there's a start/finish line at the bottom left) and timing each other to complete it. Strangely absorbing when played on your own, though, and the sandbox ethos obviously makes it a natural ancestor of computer games like Grand Theft Auto 4.

ORIGIN: UK (1976)

VARIANTS: Pocket Rally (US)