Road Rash

Critic Score User Score
Genesis
85
3.8
Game Gear
79
3.2
Game Boy Color
61
3.4
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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 Sledge gives advice
Road Rash Game Gear A police officer.
Road Rash Genesis Bike shop. This is the bike you start with
Road Rash Game Gear Starting grid at Pacific Coast.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Genesis Jan, 1992 5 out of 5 100
1UP! Genesis Jul 25, 2008 89 out of 100 89
Consoles Plus Game Gear Apr, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Consoles Plus SEGA Master System Apr, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Video Games Game Gear May, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Mega Fun SEGA Master System Apr, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Retro Spirit Games Genesis Sep 18, 2013 7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars7.5 Stars 75
Play Time Genesis Dec, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Nintendojo Game Boy Color 2000 6 out of 10 60
Retro Spirit Games Game Boy Color Sep 18, 2013 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 45

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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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