Road Rash

Critic Score User Score
Game Gear
79
3.2
SEGA Master System
74
3.4
Genesis
85
3.8
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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 Gear Main menu screen.
Road Rash SEGA Master System Sledge gives advice
Road Rash Game Gear You won!
Road Rash SEGA Master System Redwood forest

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Game Gear Mar, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
1UP! Genesis Jul 25, 2008 89 out of 100 89
Mega Fun Game Gear Apr, 1994 85 out of 100 85
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Sega-16.com Genesis Aug 28, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Players Game Gear Mar, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Mega Fun SEGA Master System Apr, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Retro Spirit Games Amiga Sep 18, 2013 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Color Jan 19, 2001 11 out of 20 55

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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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