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Rock 'n Roll Racing

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
83
3.8
Genesis
77
4.1
SNES
87
4.0

User Reviews

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Platform Votes Score
Game Boy Advance 10 3.8
Genesis 13 4.1
SNES 32 4.0
Windows Awaiting 1 votes...
Combined MobyScore 55 4.0


The Press Says

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95
SNESTotal! (Germany)
Kein Zweifel: Rock'n'Roll-Racing ist eins der genialsten Rennspiele überhaupt fürs SNES. Es ist technisch nahezu perfekt prall gefüllt mit tollen Ideen und feinster Action und wird Euch garantiert nicht mehr loslassen. Wem Rock'n Roll Racing nicht gefällt, dem ist nicht mehr zu helfen!
95
SNESPower Unlimited
Ondanks alle hi-tech wapens blijft Rock 'n' Roll Racing in de eerste plaats een racing game die het uiterste van je stuurmanskunsten vraagt. De controls zijn uitstekend en dat is in een spel als dit natuurlijk van levensbelang.
93
SNESNintendojo
Rock & Roll Racing was one of the best games ever released in the 16-bit era for the SNES (and later the Genesis). One can't help but to think that it inspired and paved the way for games such as Wipeout and Extreme G. It exhibited tight control, excellent graphics and an unprecedented soundtrack. This game was simple in concept and flawless in execution.
92
SNESGames Master
Rock 'n' Roll Racing is great. Don't think it's being marketed solely on the gimmick of having great classic rock tracks. Not at all. In fact, it's a superb game with the music as a bonus. Buy it.
90
GenesisPlayer One
Lors de sa sortie, en avril, sur Super Nintendo, Rock'n' Roll Racing fit un véritable tabac au sein de la rédaction. La raison de ce franc succès tient à deux éléments. D'une part une bande-son absolument incroyable, reprenant des morceaux de Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, Peter Gun, entre autres ! D'autre part les courses elles-mêmes, totalment folles et survoltées. En ce qui concerne la zique, pas de miracle : capacités de la Megadrive oblige, on se retrouve confronté à une cacophonie assez désagréable. En revanche, c'est toujours aussi bon à jouer. Une référence !
90
Game Boy AdvanceConsoles Plus
L'adaptation fidèle du hit de la Super Nintendo. Prise en main excellente, des circuits nombreux et une ambiance garantie grâce à une bande-son éclatante.
90
SNESNintendoFans.de
Rock'n Roll Racing ist ein sehr gutes Game, dass sich auf keinen Fall hinter F-Zero oder Mario Kart verstecken muss. Es macht auch heute in der Zeit der modernen 3D-Racer noch wahnsinnig Spaß, obwohl es ausschließlich in 2D gehalten ist.
89
SNESNintendo Land
You remember the ace RC Pro Am games for the NES? You do... Well imagine RC Pro Am with better graphics with famous rock music hits like Born to be Wild in the background. Now add some cool vehicles equipped with lasers, missiles, bombs and nitros that´s racing on a deserted desert planet fro life and death and you´ve got Rock 'n Roll Racing in a nutshell!
85
Game Boy AdvanceN-Zone
Ein Old-School-Game, wie es im Buche steht. Mir hat es früher schon gut gefallen und ich finde es auch heute noch total cool. Zu zweit macht es natürlich doppelt Spaß, sich gegenseitig mit fiesen Power-ups eins auszuwischen. Absolut super wäre es, wenn man das hinterlistige Gerangel auch zu viert starten könnte, aber man kann eben nicht alles haben.
85
Game Boy AdvanceGame Over Online
Lately on the Game Boy Advance, we've been flooded with a deluge of 16-bit era games. The Lost Vikings, for example, made its debut on the Game Boy Advance a few months ago. The same developers have taken Rock'n'Roll (RnR) Racing and turned it into a modern handheld title. RnR is a classic isometric arcade racer. In addition to racing, you can set defensive traps along the race course as well as initiate attacks with offensive weapons.
85
Game Boy AdvanceIGN
Rock 'n Roll Racing isn't an original racer by any means, but it's such a well put together design with an incredible amount of energy, both in its action and its soundtrack that it's hard not to enjoy the game. Though the game's difficulty starts out like a cakewalk, trying to beat the computer drones in the later levels becomes amazingly intense and challenging since they're absolutely ruthless in blasting out their weaponry.
83
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
This game was made by Interplay and Blizzard, two game companies that would become giants in the industry. Anyone who's played RC Pro Am on the NES will feel right at home with R&R Racing. The 45-degree, pseudo-3D view of the track gives you a good angle, letting you see just enough of the road ahead. Cars are equipped with front and rear weapons. The elevated tracks are available on six "planets", which offer unspectacular but colorful scenery. The gameplay is surprisingly deep. You can buy different types of cars, upgrade them, and equip them with all sorts of gadgets. A password lets you save your spot. The two-player split-screen is also a lot of fun, and let's not forget about the music! The Sega Genesis isn't known for its great audio, but you'll hear stellar versions of "Paranoid", "Bad To The Bone", "Born To Be Wild", and "Radar Love", among others. Be sure to turn off the annoying announcer, who often interrupts the music.
80
SNESNintendo Life
It goes without saying that if you're a fan of the NES classic RC Pro Am, you're going to absolutely love the racing action in Rock & Roll Racing. Not only is the core gameplay idea still intact, but the unique hard rock soundtrack and impressive race announcing breathe new life into the game and make it truly stand out from the other racing titles available for the Super Nintendo system. If you're a fan of the isometric racing genre, you owe it to yourself to see why so many racing game fans hold this game in such high regard. It's not only one of the more enjoyable racing titles to come out of the 16-bit era, it's also one of the more unique as well.
80
SNESHigh Score
Rock 'n Roll Racing är ett kanonspel. Det är roligt att spela själv och helt sanslöst kul att spela mot en kompis. Bara ljudet i sig är en upplevelse. Bra rocklåtar som ger den riktigt aggresiva stämningen och en kommentator som retas med en när man ligger sist. Det enda som stör mig är att banorna känns lite mesiga efter ett tag. En femma blev det inte men Rock 'n Roll Racing är helt klart värt pengarna.
80
GenesisGamePro (US)
With it's wild fantasy elements this game is to legitimate racing what the Mutant League games are to football and hockey. And with it's adjustable difficulty setting and cartoony creations, it should appeal to a wide range of fun-lovin' gamers lookin' for a brash, entertaining time.
80
Game Boy AdvanceGameZone
Overall, Rock N’ Roll Racing is a fun, fast, arcade racing title that packs a lot of enjoyment and replay value (with some serious kick-butt attitude added in as well). Even though this is a direct port of an older racing title, it can still hold it’s own against the majority of other GBA racers that are out nowadays in my opinion.
80
Game Boy AdvanceGameSpot
Back before Blizzard was known as a creator of fantastic PC real-time strategy games and action RPGs, the company developed console games for Interplay. Blizzard actually put out some great 16-bit games, including The Lost Vikings, Blackthorne, and the most recent entry in the long list of Super Nintendo games that have made their way to the Game Boy Advance, Rock 'N Roll Racing. Blizzard's racing game essentially picked up the torch carried by RC Pro-Am and ran with it, delivering a game that improved upon Rare's original isometric racing game in several ways. The Game Boy Advance version of the game is a great port of a 16-bit classic.
80
Game Boy AdvanceGameSpy
All in all, Rock N' Roll Racing provides a great reason to relive one of the best racing titles ever to grace the SNES. Mass Media has done a sterling job with the port, and if you can get past the slightly dated visuals, you'll find the heart of the stylish, carnage-filled ride beating away underneath. Rock N' Roll Racing is reborn and it's great. I'm now looking forward to seeing how Blackthorne looks on the GBA later in the year.
80
SNESTotal!! UK Magazine
It has the potential to be superb, but the track boundaries almost ruin it. With a bit more freedom to roam with your mean machine, this could have challenged Micro Machines.
78
Game Boy AdvancePortable Review
Whether you’re picking this game up for the nostalgia, or picking it up for the first time, Rock ‘n Roll Racing will not disappoint. Even though it is a twelve-year old game (as of this writing), give it a chance. The graphics may be a little dated, but the gameplay is fun and addictive.
75
GenesisSega Force
Man kan köra ensam, eller mot en kompis och två datorstyrda, eller ha en ren man-mot-man-tävling. Kör du solo så får du räkna med att datorn beter sig osedvanligt snålt, ruttet och allmänt förrädiskt. Ibland exploderar ditt fordon utan synbar anledning, och om du pajar samtidigt som en motståndare kan du ge dig Orvar på att motståndaren hamnar längre fram i banan än du! Nåja, då hamnar han ofta rakt i ditt raketsikte, så...! Naturligtvis blir det roligare om man kör två, men har man lite j*vlar anamma så är det väldigt vanebildande att kämpa mot den ogina datorn och dess galna hejdukar. Rock & Roll Racing är ett stort och vanebildande spel som är värt pengarna.
75
SNESJeuxvideo.com
Du vroum vroum à tout va, des missiles qui volent dans tous les sens, des mines posées stratégiquement pour faire exploser vos ennemis, le tout saupoudré d'une bande-son très rock. Rock'n Roll Racing a tous les ingrédients qu'il faut pour passer un excellent moment. Et à deux en écran splitté c'est encore mieux !
60
GenesisSega-16.com
Let's face it, when hard rock and metal were still great, this soundtrack could make up for almost any shortcomings the premise and gameplay had; it could really improve the game. But if you take away the trend and take it at face value, then you have to admit that it isn't much more than a pretty mediocre game. Hardcore rock fans (there still are some of them out there, and I count myself among them) might gain more pleasure from playing and may add one additional point to the score. Overall, here is a prime example of something that hasn't aged well. This games sound has gone off and now tastes pretty bland.