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Road Rash

Available Platform: Windows

Road Rash is a violent motorcycle racing video game developed and published by Electronic Arts released initially in 1991 for Sega Genesis.

Road Rash

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PublisherElectronic Arts
DeveloperPapyrus Design Group
OS supportedWindows 98/XP/2000, Windows 7
Updated25 March 2019

Game Review

Road Rash is a violent motorcycle racing video game developed and published by Electronic Arts released initially in 1991 for Sega Genesis. It was later ported to Amiga and other platforms. In 1994 a remake was created for the 3DO and this version was ported to Windows in 1996.

This was the first entry in the Road Rash franchise and one of my favorite games! The chain was my weapon of choice when I played. As my friends know, watching me play any sort of racing game is hilarious because I am the worst video game driver ever.

The basic plot of the game is you play as a biker and compete in illegal races to win money. The races are on linear tracks and you are pitted against other bikers who will attack you and try to knock you off your bike.You can either ride clean by racing well or play dirty and take out your opponents with weapons or your bare hands. The road also features hazards that can trip you up, as well as traffic in both directions. Should you get knocked off your bike you have to run on foot to retrieve it. The bike will also suffer damage that you will have to repair. You can also get fines from cops if they can catch you, that is. Winning or placing in races can net different sums of money and lets you move through the ranks to harder races worth more money. You in turn use your money to buy a better bike, repair damage, or pay your fines. Run out of money or get busted and it’s the end of the road for you.

Road Rash was well received upon its release and landed at #88 on The Top 100 Games of All Time poll. This game features arcade-like gameplay and is not intended to be a motorcycle simulation. Just a violent and exciting racing game. It is incredibly fun, so put on your leathers and I’ll see you at the starting line.

And you, what do you think? Is it too too violent or it's just fun? Do you prefer the Windows version or [Road Rash - Original Version] for Amiga? Let us know what you think, just leave a comment below.

Review by: Tasha
Published: 16 June 2017 9:32 pm

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Latest Comments

  • Lance Zimmer - 2024-05-16 - Reply

    I attempted to run SETREG.exe but it can't run on my system. Windows does not allow it. Even tried Compatibility mode for differnt versions of Windows all the way down to 95. I don't think this was tested on Windows 7 as the Readme says.
    I also attempted to edit the registry key as suggested in the comments, also does not work. Asks for CD key.

  • Vagelis Merceneryos - 2020-08-25 - Reply

    Can't run setreg.exe on windows 7 64 bit

  • Derryn Jones - 2019-05-01 - Reply

    FYI to get this working on Windows 10 x64 you need to add the REG key to the WOW6432Node folder, perhaps in addition to the original - not sure.
    Edit the reg file and change the text between the [ ] to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Electronic Arts\RoadRash 95]
    Be sure to change the directory to the correct installation folder.
    I also had to set the compatibility options to Windows XP SP3

  • disqus_0Wja6Oi3br - 2019-02-18 - Reply

    Super Game top 10

  • Manu - 2018-02-15 - Reply

    For all the users that have asked for it, we also have the Amiga version available for download. Check it out!

  • TerrorK - 2017-04-14 - Reply

    Any chance of getting the original Amiga or Mega Drive/Genesis version(s)? The remake was cool, but I have a hankering to play the Amiga one again and relive some old childhood memories.