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Road Rash

Critic Score User Score
Game Gear
79
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Amiga
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3.9
SEGA Master System
74
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 Gear A police officer.
Road Rash Game Gear Main menu screen.
Road Rash Game Boy Color Race 1 - Alaska
Road Rash SEGA Master System Palm desert

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Genesis Jan, 1992 5 out of 5 100
Mean Machines Genesis Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
1UP! Genesis Jul 25, 2008 89 out of 100 89
Mega Fun Game Gear Apr, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Consoles Plus Game Boy Color Feb, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color Jan 01, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Players Game Gear Mar, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Retro Spirit Games Amiga Sep 18, 2013 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Retro Spirit Games Game Gear 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
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1992 53 out of 100 53

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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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