On the audio side, the soundtrack has several songs from Road Rash 3D, which is impressive on one hand because they've managed to cram them into an N64 cartridge. Another neat thing that was added for this game is that after every race, you will see stats for different actions that were performed during the race. You start out, as usual, as the new guy with a tiny bankroll, and make your bones by finishing third or higher in each race on a level. This game also offers some serious multiplayer action for those who enjoy that type of gaming. Doom, Resident Evil, and Nightmare Creatures all saw releases on the N64. Altogether, this is a very solid and enjoyable game.
You will battle your way across 200 miles of tracks to determine if you are the ultimate Rasher out there. At its best, the Road Rash series is the perfect blend of motorcycle racing and slapstick combat. Look, the graphics suck but don't let that discourage you. And yet, it all seems a little lightweight and uninvolving. The point is that this is a good game.
Click on the button below to nominate Road Rash 64 Europe for Retro Game of the Day. Weapon or no weapon fists and feet , the in-game fighting is great fun, too. The big gimmick in this version, though, is the introduction of two biker gangs, the Thrashers and the Rumblers. I could put down money that I will not laugh, and try as hard as possible to stay straight-faced, but zapping someone with the cattle prod, or that derpy noise that pedestrians make when you hit them, always breaks me. And combat is often reduced to nothing more than a relentless stabbing of the C-buttons as you try to knock your opponents to the ground. This may sound elementary, but fans of the series will appreciate what this means for the gameplay.
The best solution is to set the game to the letterbox mode, which trims the top and bottom out of the frame, but provides clean visuals and a speedy frame rate. Your two goals are to win the race and beat the crud of your opponents in the process. But like the tree, if you look past these physical shortcomings and accept it for what it is a game focused on fun gameplay , you will be better off. It is really hard to explain the feeling that I got but it is just not right. In games past, you would not get in many combat situations and you would normally be the instigator. Gameplay Here is the quick two minute tour of what is all about.
One last thing worth mentioning is that while the controls were tight when it came to standard maneuvers, there were times that they just did not feel right. If not, give it a rental and see if it fits your gaming style. So what makes Road Rash 64 different from any of the other Rash titles in the past? Even if you finish last, you can still walk away feeling like a winner. I didn't know it was a higher priced 64 game, so I'm glad I did. You have to pay dues to belong to a gang but it is money well spent.
And oh, yeah, since it is a race, the object is to make it to the finish line in one piece. Sure, you can raise cash to upgrade your bike - and join gangs if you fancy some company - but the races are awfully short, the tracks aren't as varied as they could be, and everything is unremittingly drab to look at, complete with fog and awkward, primary-coloured riders. It is bad because I have a soft spot in my heart for these games so I tend to be more forgiving than others may be. We had to pause the game because we were laughing to hard to do anything. A quick smack to the head with a spiked club usually gets them off your back. There are over 25 bikes and characters to choose from. The idea of having teammates to watch your back or help you dogpile on enemy bikers sounds awesome…unfortunately, in practice, it falls a little flat, to say the least.
So what am I getting at with that? I mean that you have tons of weapons that you can use if a racer gets too close. About the Author Uncle Dave is a long-suffering Baltimore Orioles fan who has quashed his disappointment in the team with retro games since being introduced to Duck Hunt in 1992. C-Right, Z, L Level 4 Password Z,C-Right,C-Down,C-Left,C-Right,C-Right,Z,L Level 5 Password L, L, R, R, L, top C, right C, Z Quadruple Damage C-Down, C-Right, C-Up, C-Left, Z, Z, L, C-Left Scooters Up C, Left C, Left C, Right C, L, R, Down C, Z Unlock All Level and Fast Bikes. No more than 10 percent of your posts may be self-promotion. On some tracks, cops outnumber racers; thanks to them, just completing these courses is a feat - something made obvious when the collective competition has long since been busted, leaving an entire police department trailing you. But - crucially - it never manages to be anything more than that. The last game in the line, Road Rash 3D for the PlayStation, leaned much more toward racing than fighting and ignored the fondly remembered two-player mode seen in Road Rash 2 for the Genesis.
I actually thought this was a bit lame because the game is still a racing game but they took out all of the consequences for crashing early on. For those new to the series, it's pretty easy to pick up and play, which is especially handy in the extensive multiplayer modes it has with optional and customizable bots. . Graphics Remember at the top of this review, I said to think of this game as Charlie Brown's Christmas tree? As you come to know the different racers, all of whom have different names and personalities, a full-on assault becomes truly satisfying. The best motorcycle video game ever! Yes, hitting people while driving a motorcycle is that much fun. We do not factor unsold items into our prices. Causing multiple accidents and resisting arrest earns you a modest cash bonus on top of the money you garner for placing in the race.