Road Rash

Critic Score User Score
Game Boy
...
3.3
Amiga
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3.9
Game Gear
79
3.2
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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.

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Road Rash SEGA Master System Giddeup boy!
Road Rash SEGA Master System Course selection
Road Rash SEGA Master System Sledge gives advice
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

Mean Machines Genesis Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
1UP! Genesis Jul 25, 2008 89 out of 100 89
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color Jan 01, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games SEGA Master System Jun, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Retro Spirit Games Genesis Sep 18, 2013 7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars 75
Play Time Genesis Dec, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Nintendojo Game Boy Color 2000 6 out of 10 60
Super Play Game Boy Color Mar, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Retro Spirit Games Game Boy Sep 18, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 30
Total!! UK Magazine Game Boy Oct, 1993 29 out of 100 29

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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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