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Description

Road Rash is an aggressive motorcycle racing game where the player assumes the role of a biker who takes part in a series of illegal races across the U.S.A. Starting at the back of the pack the objective is always to finish first on a linear course, overtaking the other bikers. This is achieved by driving very well or by playing it dirty, knocking opponents of their bikes using clubs, crowbars or your bare hands. The other racers fight back in a similar fashion and there are also hazards. All the races take place on the regular road with normal traffic (in both directions) and the cops, as well as occasional oil slicks and stray cows.

By winning races you can get promoted to a stronger division and earn cash with which you can buy a better bike. Whenever you're knocked off your bike or hit something you will have to run back to your bike and lose valuable time, plus your bike will suffer some damage. When the player crashes with cops nearby, it is possible to get busted and then you have to forfeit the race.

Like the whole Road Rash lineage, the game has arcade-like gameplay with no intention to be a motorcycle simulation. While the game has a two-player mode, this is not simultaneous.

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Road Rash Game Gear Main menu screen.
Road Rash Game Gear A police officer.
Road Rash Game Gear Title screen.
Road Rash SEGA Master System Probe logo

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Alternate Titles

  • "RR1" -- Informal/slang
  • "ロード・ラッシュ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Mar, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun Game Gear Apr, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Consoles Plus SEGA Master System Apr, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Gamers (Germany) SEGA Master System Feb, 1994 2 out of 6 80
Retro Spirit Games Genesis Sep 18, 2013 7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars 75
Mega Fun SEGA Master System Apr, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Megablast SEGA Master System Mar, 1994 73 out of 100 73
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1992 64 out of 100 64

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Awards

  • Game Informer Magazine
    • August 2001 (Issue 100) - voted #88 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll

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