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Road Rash

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Master System
...
3.4
Genesis
86
3.8
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 Game Boy Choose your course.
Road Rash SEGA Master System Grass valley
Road Rash SEGA Master System O'Routke gives "advice"
Road Rash Game Gear A police officer.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Game Gear Mar, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Consoles Plus Game Gear Apr, 1994 83 out of 100 83
AmigaInfo Amiga May, 1997 81 out of 100 81
Consoles Plus Game Boy Color Feb, 2001 80 out of 100 80
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
Retro Spirit Games Amiga Sep 18, 2013 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Nintendojo Game Boy Color 2000 6 out of 10 60
Retro Spirit Games Game Gear 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
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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Trivia

Road Rash was voted #88 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll published by Game Informer Magazine (Issue 100, August 2001).

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