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Road Rash (Game Boy Color)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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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.

Screenshots

Road Rash Game Boy Color Race 1 - Alaska
Road Rash Game Boy Color Title Menu
Road Rash Game Boy Color Alaska Map
Road Rash Game Boy Color Race 1 - Alaska

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Jan 01, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Consoles Plus Feb, 2001 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Nintendojo 2000 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 19, 2001 11 out of 20 55
Super Play Mar, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Retro Spirit Games Sep 18, 2013 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 45

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Trivia

Road Rash was voted #88 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll published by Game Informer Magazine (Issue 100, August 2001).

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Stoo (102) added Road Rash (Game Boy Color) on Dec 20, 2001
Other platforms contributed by chirinea (33100), Christian Klein (5743), Roedie (5227) and Игги Друге (38167)