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Road Rash II (Genesis)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A Genesis Classic Masa♥Yuki (1541) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Road Rash? more like crash, bang, wallop paul cairey (320) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall User Score (32 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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GameFan Magazine
Playing part one I remember saying "I wish it was 2 players", and now it is...But that's not all. While preserving the original format EA has managed to improve every category with more of the same except better! Definitely an awesome sequel and one of the funnest and most addicting games you'll ever play...Alone or with a friend.
Sega Force
Den som spelat Road Rash I behöver bara läsa det här: II:an har allt som I:an hade - och lite till! Tydligen lönar det sig att tjata, för RRII har fått precis det som I:an saknade, nämligen möjligheten att köra två samtidigt!
This is a classic with few flaws but many innovations and moments of glory. It would probably make my top ten Genesis game list. There are very few games on any systems that could invoke so much emotion and adrenaline from me as this classic did.
Retro Spirit Games
Road Rash 2 came a year later, in 1992, and stuck closely to the formula set by the original but was a huge improvement thanks to new weapons, a more varied selection of environments to race in - including Hawaii and Alaska - and, most importantly of all, a split screen two player mode. In this two player competition you could either race through the tournaments with the computer controlled opponents taking part, or limit it to just you and your buddy, in a tense one-on-one race (called, mano-a-mano) featuring the weapons of your choosing, including a brand new bike chain with which to thrash your opponents silly. Racing against a friend would now be a hugely important aspect of every Road Rash game released from now onwards.
Road Rash II es un título de conducción con una jugabilidad directa y sencilla que lo convierte ante todo en un juego muy divertido. Probablemente no sea uno de los grandes juegos que todos recordamos del catálogo de MegaDrive, y el hecho de que su antecesor sea técnicamente idéntico le puede restar atractivo, pero sin duda es uno de los grandes del género y un imprescindible de la 16 bits de Sega.
All Game Guide
Overall, Road Rash II, like the original Road Rash, is a rousing good time. For those wanting more than just an ordinary race with the outcome based simply on who's faster and can handle a vehicle better, this is the game to get.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
I loved the original which means I have to love the sequel as well since the game is virtually the same. Rash 2 serves up five new landscapes to motor across while the base game remains almost identical. The 2-player mode is a good draw, but execution falls short in the same way Sonic 2 did. Still good - but I had hoped for more.
The Video Game Critic
Unfortunately, the new split-screen mode didn't exactly set the world on fire. The two screens are rather small and the framerate is painfully low. The action is choppy, and objects pop-up and disappear unpredictably. Control also suffers, with turning that feels sluggish and unresponsive. The one-player mode plays more like the original Road Rash, which is a good thing. There are a few minor enhancements, like the addition of a chain weapon and additional obstacles like deer in the road. There's a new set of tracks, but nothing too compelling, and the music is surprisingly lame. The hard-edged, grinding tunes of the first game have been replaced with light, upbeat melodies - bad idea! After each race you see a little animation that's pretty funny, and the passwords are more manageable this time around. But overall I prefer the original Road Rash.
Video Games
Electronic Arts peppt zur Zeit alte Spielkonzepte auf und wirft sie mit dem Zusatz “93“ oder “2“ wieder auf den Markt. Nach der Evolution von EA zu NHLPA Hockey dürfen sich alle Möchtegern-Rocker auf die leicht modifizierte Fortsetzung “ihres“ Spiels freuen. Die Grafik wurde neu gepinselt, der Spielablauf im Gegensatz zu den Maschinen nicht frisiert. Es stehen jetzt mehr Motorräder zur Wahl, dafür sind Sprites, Animationen und Gegner größtenteils unverändert. Auch bei der bewährten Steuerung bleibt alles beim allen, ebenso der Berg- und Taleffekt. Sogar die Musik ist wie beim Vorgänger nur durchschnittlich. Unter dem Strich bleibt das gleiche Spiel mit neuen Optionen, anderen Motorrädern und einem kurzweiligen Zwei-Spieler-Modus.
Power Play
Mit heulender Sirene nähert sich von hinten ein Cop und setzt zum Überholen an. Doch statt eines Strafzettels für mich, gibt’s Prügel für ihn... Road Rash 2 räumt mit dem Sinnbild des friedlich-romantischen Bikers tüchtig auf. Was jedoch als zusätzliches Spielelement dem ansonsten ziemlich durchschnittlichen Renneinerlei mehr Würze verleihen soll, nervt bald. Rennen pur, dafür mehr Pisten und ein Meisterschaftsmodus hätten dem Modul besser getan. Denn die immer gleichen fünf Strecken hat auch der härteste Hobel-Freund bald satt, die zuckelige Grafik (auf 50 Hz Mega Drives ein Graus) und der müde Sound drücken zudem ordentlich auf die Wertung. Zu seiner Zeit war der erste Teil wesentlich innovativer.