Road Rash

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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.


Road Rash Game Gear There are some babes racing too.
Road Rash SEGA Master System Sledge gives advice
Road Rash Game Boy Color Race 1 - Alaska
Road Rash SEGA Master System Giddeup boy!

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
Consoles Plus Game Gear Apr, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Consoles Plus SEGA Master System Apr, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color Jan 01, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mega Fun SEGA Master System Apr, 1994 75 out of 100 75
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
Retro Spirit Games Amiga Sep 18, 2013 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Power Play Genesis Dec, 1991 69 out of 100 69
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


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

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