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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.

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Road Rash Game Gear Main menu screen.
Road Rash Game Boy Choose your course.
Road Rash SEGA Master System O'Routke gives "advice"
Road Rash SEGA Master System Giddeup boy!

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Genesis May 10, 2003 A 100
1UP! Genesis Jul 25, 2008 89 out of 100 89
Consoles Plus Game Gear Apr, 1994 83 out of 100 83
AmigaInfo Amiga May, 1997 81 out of 100 81
Sega-16.com Genesis Aug 28, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Video Games SEGA Master System Jun, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Game Players Game Gear Mar, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Games Amiga Nov, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Megablast SEGA Master System Mar, 1994 73 out of 100 73
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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