Amigos Plays – Road Rash – 1991

Road Rash is a game I have never played on any console or computer but it’s one I hear so many people talk about it with such fond memories.

On Issue 166 of Retro Gamer that came out in March it even featured on the cover with a big write up inside, realising an Amiga version existed I decided to break my Road Rash virginity and boot it up.

I have decided from now to give my Amigos Plays games a score , so my ratings for Road Rash are :

  • Graphics : 82%
  • Sounds : 68%
  • Playability : 89%
  • Excitment : 71%
  • je ne sais quoi : 60%
  • Overall : 74%

I am told the Mega drive / Genesis version is loads better, is that true ? , do tell me if it’s worth trying for a comparison 

5 thoughts on “Amigos Plays – Road Rash – 1991

  • April 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm
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    Yep, that looks as boring as I thought it was back in the ’80s. I’ve never understood why anyone thought it was good. I think I played it about as long as you just played it, then I never put it on again. Fighting seems pointless, and the racing is rubbish.

    • April 27, 2017 at 5:38 am
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      I love Road Rash but it might also be rose tinted glasses these days. The things that are better in the AMIGA version is that there is a true ending as well as that great loader music.

      Outside of playing it on the AMIGA just for them things these days I play the Megadrive for the game as it’s miles better the fighting and racing ontrols and speed is and even the level music was better I felt and the in game menu screen definitely has better music as on the AMIGA it has none.

      • April 27, 2017 at 5:40 am
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        Thanks for feedback, might give the Mega Drive version a go then.

    • April 27, 2017 at 5:41 am
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      Yeah it was boring, Daniel below says Mega drive is much faster etc. so going to try that to see what the fuss is about!

      • May 11, 2017 at 9:11 am
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        It’s so fast paced the framerate can get choppy at times during the action when so many bikes and cars are on the screen at once because the Megadrives CPU in some parts can’t handle it which makes it impressive they were able to make it run at all on that hardware.

        The speed of that is what the AMIGA should have been though as even though all versions have a bit of chop the Megadrive is just more fun.

        The bikers who are your rivals will punch your lights out or hammer you with clubs as soon as you go near them as they are more aggressive on the MD and it’s not as easy to keep your first place as cars are more aggressive and your front 1st place rivals actually try to come back to you if they are not far behind you to atteempt to knock you off your bike so the best tatic is to knock them off their bike to begin with to make sure they don’t get 1st and you do.

        Your (Polygon’s) friends and Natasha Polygon’s girlfriend if you get to close too them on the MD they will knock you friendly out the way but sometimes it will be too hard and Polygon will run into a car.

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