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Road Rash (Windows)

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Written by  :  lamoxlamae (5)
Written on  :  Apr 28, 2008
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Arcade-style Bikes and Bashing

The Good

This is a simple game of racing while beating your opponents senseless. There no frills, no complex story lines, no cheesy voice acting, just upgradeable bikes and lots of tracks to beat the other bikers on. The quirky art style on the between race screens lends a cartoony yet gritty feel and the Grunge Metal soundtrack fits the game nicely. It's also fun and a bit of welcomed realism that you must beware the cops while doing 90 in a 25 mile per hour zone and being caught results in humorous quips on the "Busted" screen.

The Bad

The tracks are too short to hear all of each song so often you end up listening to only the first minute or two of a three to five minute song. The backgrounds during races can get a little repetitive, but that's expected on a game of this age. The handling on the bikes can be a little wonky sometimes, but it's forgivable.

The Bottom Line

Are you looking for a simple arcade-style race and bash 'em up game with nothing to bog you down? Then this is your game! If you are looking for something with plot, characters and maybe full motion video sequences, you should look into another more recent racing game.