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Road Rash

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Gear
78
3.2
Game Boy
...
3.3
Amiga
...
3.9
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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 Genesis Racing in the Grass Valley, your not the only one on the road
Road Rash SEGA Master System Close encounter
Road Rash Game Boy Color Title Menu
Road Rash SEGA Master System Course selection

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Genesis Jan, 1992 5 out of 5 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
GamePro (US) Game Gear Mar, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Video Games SEGA Master System Jun, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Mega Fun SEGA Master System Apr, 1994 75 out of 100 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
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1992 53 out of 100 53
Super Play Game Boy Color Mar, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Retro Spirit Games Game Boy Sep 18, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 30

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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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