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Road Rash

MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
85
3.8
Game Boy
...
3.3
Game Boy Color
61
3.4
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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 Avoiding cars and opponents.
Road Rash SEGA Master System Course selection
Road Rash SEGA Master System Close encounter

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Genesis May 10, 2003 A 100
GamePro (US) Genesis Jan, 1992 5 out of 5 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
1UP! Genesis Jul 25, 2008 89 out of 100 89
AmigaInfo Amiga May, 1997 81 out of 100 81
Sega-16.com Genesis Aug 28, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun SEGA Master System Apr, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Retro Spirit Games SEGA Master System Sep 18, 2013 5.5 Stars5.5 Stars5.5 Stars5.5 Stars5.5 Stars5.5 Stars5.5 Stars5.5 Stars5.5 Stars5.5 Stars 55
Super Play Game Boy Color Mar, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Retro Spirit Games Game Boy Color 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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Awards

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

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