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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 Game Gear Main menu screen.
Road Rash Game Gear The bike shop.
Road Rash Game Gear Starting grid at Pacific Coast.
Road Rash Game Gear Race results.

Alternate Titles

  • "RR1" -- Informal/slang
  • "ロード・ラッシュ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Mar, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun Apr, 1994 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Consoles Plus Apr, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Play Time May, 1994 81 out of 100 81
Game Players Mar, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Video Games May, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Retro Spirit Games 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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Awards

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

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chirinea (36583) added Road Rash (Game Gear) on Jun 06, 2006
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