Rock n' Roll Racing (Genesis)

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

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Overall User Score (17 votes) 4.3

Critic Reviews

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Player One
Lors de sa sortie, en avril, sur Super Nintendo, Rock'n' Roll Racing fit un véritable tabac au sein de la rédaction. La raison de ce franc succès tient à deux éléments. D'une part une bande-son absolument incroyable, reprenant des morceaux de Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, Peter Gun, entre autres ! D'autre part les courses elles-mêmes, totalment folles et survoltées. En ce qui concerne la zique, pas de miracle : capacités de la Megadrive oblige, on se retrouve confronté à une cacophonie assez désagréable. En revanche, c'est toujours aussi bon à jouer. Une référence !
The Video Game Critic
This game was made by Interplay and Blizzard, two game companies that would become giants in the industry. Anyone who's played RC Pro Am on the NES will feel right at home with R&R Racing. The 45-degree, pseudo-3D view of the track gives you a good angle, letting you see just enough of the road ahead. Cars are equipped with front and rear weapons. The elevated tracks are available on six "planets", which offer unspectacular but colorful scenery. The gameplay is surprisingly deep. You can buy different types of cars, upgrade them, and equip them with all sorts of gadgets. A password lets you save your spot. The two-player split-screen is also a lot of fun, and let's not forget about the music! The Sega Genesis isn't known for its great audio, but you'll hear stellar versions of "Paranoid", "Bad To The Bone", "Born To Be Wild", and "Radar Love", among others. Be sure to turn off the annoying announcer, who often interrupts the music.
Video Games
Was mich bei der Mega-Drive-Version wirklich nervt, ist die miserable Umsetzung der Musik. Der SNES-Sound gehörte zum Genialsten, was ich jemals von Konsole gehört hatte, und ich hatte eigentlich schon erwartet, daß das Mega Drive einigermaßen mithalten kann, Pustekuchen, keine Spur mehr von kernigem Rock‘n‘Roll, die Klassiker, die auf dem Super Nintendo noch so scharf klangen, versumpfen in langweligem Synthesizergedudel. Versteht mich nicht falsch, Rock‘n‘Roll Racing ist trotzdem ein ausgezeichnetes Rennspiel, aber vom Rock‘n‘Roll ist halt leider nicht viel übrig geblieben.
GamePro (US)
With it's wild fantasy elements this game is to legitimate racing what the Mutant League games are to football and hockey. And with it's adjustable difficulty setting and cartoony creations, it should appeal to a wide range of fun-lovin' gamers lookin' for a brash, entertaining time.
Sega Force
Man kan köra ensam, eller mot en kompis och två datorstyrda, eller ha en ren man-mot-man-tävling. Kör du solo så får du räkna med att datorn beter sig osedvanligt snålt, ruttet och allmänt förrädiskt. Ibland exploderar ditt fordon utan synbar anledning, och om du pajar samtidigt som en motståndare kan du ge dig Orvar på att motståndaren hamnar längre fram i banan än du! Nåja, då hamnar han ofta rakt i ditt raketsikte, så...! Naturligtvis blir det roligare om man kör två, men har man lite j*vlar anamma så är det väldigt vanebildande att kämpa mot den ogina datorn och dess galna hejdukar. Rock & Roll Racing är ett stort och vanebildande spel som är värt pengarna.
Let's face it, when hard rock and metal were still great, this soundtrack could make up for almost any shortcomings the premise and gameplay had; it could really improve the game. But if you take away the trend and take it at face value, then you have to admit that it isn't much more than a pretty mediocre game. Hardcore rock fans (there still are some of them out there, and I count myself among them) might gain more pleasure from playing and may add one additional point to the score. Overall, here is a prime example of something that hasn't aged well. This games sound has gone off and now tastes pretty bland.