Road Rash

Critic Score User Score
Game Boy
...
3.3
Genesis
85
3.8
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 SEGA Master System Sierra Nevada
Road Rash Game Gear Options screen.
Road Rash SEGA Master System Natasha gives advice
Road Rash Game Gear Title screen.

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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
GamePro (US) Game Gear Mar, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Consoles Plus Game Boy Color Feb, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Mega Fun SEGA Master System Apr, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Nintendojo Game Boy Color 2000 6 out of 10 60
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
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Color Jan 19, 2001 11 out of 20 55
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1992 53 out of 100 53
Retro Spirit Games Game Boy Sep 18, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 30

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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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