Product Type: Electronic Arts Amiga games
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Road rash 2
Road Rash 2 (Amiga)
Member Name: Graham1984
Road Rash 2 (Amiga)
Advantages: Good cop beating racer
Disadvantages: Cheap graphics but who cares
Road rash 2 was a electronic arts game that came out in 1992-1993 depending if you lived in Europe, Japan or the USA. The game was a simple racer/beat em up which fun as burning it about on a motorbike is good enough but even better when you have either of the two weapons club/chain that had savage sound effects when it connects with an opponents head or the police officer.
The game had simple menus to work your way around and the option of single player, split screen or mano a mano which is just the two human players on their own with a choice of any bike,any starting weapon and and track whereas the single and split screen was the two human players start at the back of a pack at 14th and 15th.
The races took place in the U.S. states of Alaska, Hawaii, Tennessee, Arizona, and Vermont with each level you do getting slightly longer as you progress. All the tracks are just simple two lane roads with various car to avoid along with signs animals and trees if you venture off the road.
The game worked where you had to qualify in 1st 2nd or 3rd on each of the five tracks per stage to progress to the next level avoiding being arrested or wrecking your bike as that costs money which when you run out results in game over.
The first game was more generous allowing fourth place as a qualifying position and the club being the only weapon. The bikes for road rash 2 had a nitrous oxide section which allows them to have a temporary speed boost over the maximum they normally run at.
The weapon in the first game used to wipe out the player or opponents health in one amusing swipe but now each weapon plus fist strike has a pre set amount of damage it causes now but the amusing over the top sounds never get tiring. Even though the fighting was limited to simple left right fist strikes and backhands and the usual two kicks it kept me amused for ages as even waiting for the one per level policeman was worth it to see if you could kick him into an oncoming car or cave his head in with his own club.
The bikes handled badly the graphics were cheap but when you are only 8 years old 16bit graphics were my era's playstation3 and xbox 360. There were many more sequels to this game but it was one of the earlier and best games by the time 1993 rolled around and a sad omissions from the megadrive collection brought out a while ago. With its strangely addictive music to even the cheat for the 250mph unlimmited nitrous wild thing (hold a,c and left at the start) slightly less long password and a good boredom breaker road rash was a fun game for that time and i have rated it for what it was a 1993 game.
Summary: Good fun for 1993
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