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Road Rash: Jailbreak (PlayStation)

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Press Release:

    ELECTRONIC ARTS BUSTS OUT WITH ROAD RASH JAILBREAK FOR THE PLAYSTATION

    FREE YOUR BUDDY SPAZ FROM THE LAW IN THE TOUGHEST, MOST COMBATITIVE INCARNATION OF ROAD RASH YET!

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., February XX, 2000 - Electronic Arts will begin breaking out Road Rash Jailbreak for the PlayStation console system this week, the latest in the highly successful Road Rash series of combat motorcycle racing games and the first to offer a new story element. To date, Electronic Arts' rebellious motorcycle racing franchise has sold more than 3.5 million units worldwide across multiple platforms.

    Road Rash Jailbreak introduces a first-ever story element into the Road Rash series and also for the first time allows players to race as a cop. The game offers all-new multiplayer modes such as the Sidecar mode that allows up to four players to bash opponents, and introduces supermoves to give players even greater fighting prowess. In addition, the game has a unique music soundtrack featuring bands that are unsigned and/or from independent labels.

    In Jailbreak mode, the player must rescue Spaz, the greatest rasher of all time, from the men in blue. To accomplish this, players must first join one of two gangs and rise through the ranks by successfully completing tasks and challenges to prove they have the guts to save Spaz. Then and only then can they set out to free Spaz from the multitudes of cops that would like nothing better than to see you and Spaz rotting in the slammer.

    Another new way to vent aggression in Road Rash Jailbreak is the 5-0 mode that places the player in a police uniform. What was unthinkable in previous versions of Road Rash has now become reality. In 5-0 mode, players don the badge and go after ne'r do wells with a vengeance. At the start of the race, the player is given a certain gang member as their primary target. Racing against the clock, the gamer has the option of taking down that gangster or busting several other gang members to complete the level.

    For those players interested in tussling with their friends, Road Rash Jailbreak gives them what they want. In the all-new Sidecar mode, up to four players on two teams can beat on each other while driving at high speeds. In this mode one player does the driving while his partner, the "monkey", fights off all comers from the sidecar. The driver and monkey both influence steering and the driver can even use his sidecar buddy as a special projectile weapon to clear out the enemy or launch forward across the finish line. Of course, the team members can bludgeon each other if spats arise. Another multiplayer mode in Road Rash Jailbreak is the split-screen Skull to Skull, where two players square off against each other for a brawl-filled run for the checkered flag.

    As if all these new features were not enough, Road Rash Jailbreak also serves up a deliciously wicked assortment of combination and supermoves designed to pancake the opposition. Several of the supermoves are powerful enough to knock a challenger right off the screen! However, while being more powerful than a simple nunchuck to the head, the moves take time to deliver and leave the player vulnerable to attack. So great care must be taken when meting out the KO punch.

    Music has always played an important part of Road Rash history. For Road Rash Jailbreak, Electronic Arts again pushed the envelope by holding a first-ever, nationwide music search for unsigned and independent label bands to supply the game's raw, in-your-face soundtrack. The chosen bands and songs were selected from hundreds of submissions throughout North America. These songs best represent the aggressive, combative attitude of the Road Rash experience. The game supports Dual Shock analog controllers. Road Rash Jailbreak for the PlayStation was developed and is being published by Electronic Arts in North America. The game carries an ESRB rating of "T" (Teen) and has a MSRP of US$49.95.

    More information on the Road Rash Jailbreak title can be found on the EA product web site: www.roadrash.com.

    Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.2 billion for fiscal 1999. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under eight brand names: Electronic Arts , EA SPORTS , Maxis , ORIGIN , Bullfrog Productions, Westwood Studios , Gonzo Games and Jane's Combat Simulations. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.ea.com.

    Contributed by skl (1142) on Mar 05, 2004.

From uk.playstation.com:
    The roads are a battleground. Gangs fight gangs. Gangs fight cops. Gangs fight anybody. And if anybody doesn't want to fight? Well, they're going to get fought anyway. That's just the way it is.

    Road Rash is back with even more motorway mayhem and extra playing modes. In Jailbreak mode you try to raise your status in the gang to help bust a fellow member out of the slammer, and five new multi-player modes mean you can race your friends in rebellious style. You can even play on the other side of the law, as a cop having (another) bad day in the 'Five-O' mode.

    Road Rash Jailbreak. Only motor oil with shift the itch!




    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on Sep 12, 2001.

From the UK PAL back cover:
    The Rash is back with all the intense motorcycle racing combat that makes Road Rash the king of the road!

    -Jailbreak Mode: Rise through the ranks of your gang to bust Spaz out of the slammer -"Five-0" Mode: You're a cop with a grudge and a quota, fill it with rashers -5 New Multiplayer Modes: Team up in Sidecar mode or race your friends for bragging rights in Skull-to-Skull mode -More Fighting: All-new combo attacks and sick super moves to flatten your opponents -Hot New Music: Slam and jam to up-and-coming bands

    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on May 26, 2001.