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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 O'Routke gives "advice"
Road Rash Genesis Racing in the Grass Valley, your not the only one on the road
Road Rash Amiga High score table.
Road Rash Game Gear There are some babes racing too.

Promo Images

Road Rash Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Genesis Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
GamePro (US) Game Gear Mar, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Sega-16.com Genesis Aug 28, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Retro Game Reviews Genesis Feb 28, 2016 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Play Time SEGA Master System May, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Video Games Game Gear May, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Retro Spirit Games Game Boy Sep 18, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 30
Total!! UK Magazine Game Boy Oct, 1993 29 out of 100 29

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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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