Strap on your crash helmets, racing fans, there's a hot new racing game burning up the SNES. Souped-up muscle cars, plenty of twisty, bouncy tracks, and some of the rowdiest music you've ever heard make Interplay's Rock 'N Roll Racing a thrilling driving experience.
Let the Carnage Begin!
This ain't your father's old- fashion road race. Rock 'N Roll Racing throws you onto over 50 futuristic tracks on alien planets that have swamps, deserts, and techno-backgrounds.
In One-Player Mode, you choose your driver from six raunchy road warriors, each of whom has special driving skills, such as quick acceleration or jumping abilities. You select a car and arm it via an Options Screen, and then you take on three challengers in a quick sprint. Versus Mode pits you against a friend and two other cars in a frenzied split-screen race. Adding to the excitement are all kinds of dangerous obstacles, like Slip Sauce and exploding Scatter Packs, strewn across the track. Sunday drivers, stay home!
ProTip: Choose a bright color for your car. Black cars can be hard to see against the dark backgrounds.
By winning races you earn points toward higher levels. You also earn money, which enables you to purchase custom accessories for your car. Among the available armaments are Lightning Nitro, Bear Claw Mines, and heat-seeking Sundog Beams. Hitting Button Y fires these weapons throughout the race, but it's not always that easy to pull off when concentrating on steering. The 3/4 overhead view makes cornering tough at first, especially through traffic, but eventually you'll be sliding into turns like a pro and firing at enemies like Mad Max. Try not to be distracted by the colorful, imaginative graphics around you. Keep those eyes on the road!
- Learn to accelerate through turns by sliding into them.
- Watch for telltale smoke from your enemies. They're easy targets for your weapons.
- Use your ammo sparingly to have enough to take out the lead car late in the race.
Racing Rock 'n' Roll
A car race never sounded so good. The soundtrack explodes with appropriately rowdy classic rock songs, supercharged burners like "Bad to the Bone", "Born to Be Wild" and "Peter Gunn". Even without lyrics, these blazin' tunes will have you jamming the pedal to the metal. Amplifying the intensity is the impeccably recreated voice of Larry "Super-mouth" Huffman (the most familiar racing announcer in the country), who continually updates race positions. You also get various sound effects, like clanking metal and screeching tires, to put you in the high-octane mood.
Gentlemen, Start Your Engines
High-speed combat, colorful graphics, and rollicking music -- hey, what else do you want from a racing game? Interplay makes sure you get your money's worth by even adding some extra surprises (see if you can figure out how to get one of the Lost Vikings to drive your car!). Rock 'N Roll Racing's gonna drive you wild.