Road Rasha game by Electronic Arts
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Road Rash debuts on the Sega CD with an uneven but exciting version of the top motorcycle thrashing game. This disc, which blends the phenomenal tunes and full-motion video of RR 3DO with simpler, bit-mapped courses, will thrill Genesis Rashers but disappoint 3DO gamers.
Crack that Chain
Like the 3DO version, this Rash pits you against five tracks in such California locations as Napa Valley, the Sierra Nevadas, and the Pacific Coast. With a club or chain in hand, you race and fight through Thrash mode, which lets you pick any track on any level. Or tackle Big Game where you assume an identity and save your green for better bikes as you battle though the levels.
Sadly, Rash on the Sega CD lacks the 3DO's breathtaking scenery and the Genesis's two- player simutaneous racing and endless options. But you'll have a blast clobbering the pack and dashing to the finish even without these niceties.
ProTip: Take blind turns and rises on the right side.
The graphics peel out with striking full-motion-video cinematics that pump you up before a race, reward your victories, and mock your defeats with hilarious put-downs. Once you hit the streets, though, the graphics return to the less dazzling 16-bit realm. Realistic backgrounds provide a pretty backdrop to bland foregrounds lined with pedestrians and other obstacles.
Unfortunately, the slight pause between pressing a button and the onscreen response dampens the kind of high speed reactions that redline the intensity. The controls otherwise respond ably; as you sink money into better bikes, you'll feel what you're paying for.
With killer grunge tunes from hot bands like Sound- garden, the rockin' music perfectly accompanies the rough-n-tumble action. You can even change songs when you pause!
The nice sound-mixing feature enables you to fine-tune the blend of music, engine roars, and sound effects. Although the hard-drivin' engine noises energize the action, you'll turn down the other effects after your first race.
Despite its shortcomings, this disc's amusing cinematics, thrilling gameplay, and increasingly difficult levels will draw you in. The Rash has finally arrived on the Sega CD!
- On the City course, keep an eye out for pedestrians. Mowing one down can wreck you -- especially at low speeds.
- When approaching someone from behind with the club, hold Up and press Button C to clock them as you pass.
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There are no laws in the Road Rash Jungle. Forget about going in circles on some wimpy track. In this insane, two-player motorbike racing simulation game cum beat-em-up with ultra-authentic multi-scrolling graphics, you ride your mean machine over even meaner streets and roads. It's a free-for-all, which fists and feet are flying, as you have complete, unlimited access to the public roads in five, different locations -- no coppers allowed! Dodge your way around enraged motorists, slow moving cows, and other bikes are other equally crazy and competitive riders to be exact! There's no mercy on the streets of Road Rash.
Road Rash is a series of games developed and published by Electronic Arts between 1991 and 1996. The game is a motorcycle arcade racing simulator, and the debut was made in 1991 on Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. The game and two following sequels followed later on for the PSP. The game was licensed in 2004 for Game Boy.
Road Rash features violent illegal street racing, with police following sometimes, and the player can choose from up to eight different bikes. All the tracks are from the United States and California on long two-lane roads. The multiplayer engine only allowed two players to play in turns. There are different levels through each player has to pass, starting with Sierra Nevada (CA 89), Pacific Coast (CA 1), Redwood Forest (no highway), Palm Desert (CA 74) and Grass Valley (CA 49). The tracks depict California States Routes or highway shields.
There are also two weapons to choose from: clubs and chains. Players can win races by being placed on first, second, third or fourth in each of the tracks, which is a bit weird, because all the racing games nowadays request players to get the first place to advance. After the player gets past all tracks, they become longer, the opponents faster and better, and the stake is much higher.
The game was played in third-person and, by placing in the first three on each track, the player earned money which could have been used for buying faster and better bikes. Unfortunately the game was over if the player didn't have enough money to repair the wrecked motorcycle or to pay for being arrested.
The game was made available for Game Gear, Sega Master System, Nintendo Game Boy and Commodore AMIGA later on, but Road Rash, the original game, was the only one to have been distributed onto other consoles and computer.
The original came was received very well by critics and players. It received very favorable reviews in Mean Machines magazine, and an overall score of 91% for the music, graphics and gameplay. The game released on Commodore AMIGA received an overall rating of 84%. Road Rash won several awards over the time, with the Electronic Gaming Monthly giving three awards in 1994. The Best Driving Game, Best Music in a CD-Based Game and the Best 3DO Game in 1994 were offered to this production by the publication.
Electronic Arts released a statement two years ago, saying they are working on the next generation Road Rash, but nothing more has been heard yet.