Road Rash 2
Heck yeah, Road Rash 2! This is one of my favorite games on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and a game that I spent a great deal of time with back in the day. It was a firm favorite I would play with my buddies and it is probably my favorite of the three Road Rash games that were released during the 16-bit era and I am very excited to talk about it today.
Racing And Fighting Across The USA
The goal of the game is to be the best biker around. You do this by going around the USA and taking part in a series of illegal road races. You will be going to five different areas in Road Rash 2 which are, Hawaii, Arizona, Tennessee, Alaska, and Vermont. You have to win a race in each area and you then progress to a more challenging one. It is basic stuff by today's standards, but it is a massive amount of fun.
Super Slick Style
I love the way that the game looks. The third game in the series went for a more “realistic” kind of style, but with Road Rash 2 they have kept it the same style as the first game. I guess, you could argue that not a great deal has changed here, but I am happy with that. The game also features a pretty badass soundtrack that is perfectly fitting for the racing action. The levels do all kind of look the same, but I will not hold that against the game as this is a game where you cannot really take your eyes of the road anyway or you will crash.
The Bike, It Is All About The Bike
When you start your game, you are given a small amount of money which you use to purchase a bike. The idea is that you make more and more money so that you can get a better bike. Better bikes have a speed boost that you can use and you certainly want one of these bikes sooner than later. That is because once you win a race in each area, you have to do another set of races and the difficulty spike is pretty severe her. The racing is a lot of fun. As well as watching out for cars and going off the road, you get to fight as well. I liked this and being able to use chains and clubs is a lot of fun. You can come off your bike which like in all the other games is annoying as you can go flying a million miles way of your bike!
Biking And Fighting With Friends
What really made this a firm favorite of mine as a kid was the multiplayer. A good friend of mine and I would play the hell out of this game back in the day. The split-screen multiplayer alone makes this a better game than the original Road Rash! It runs pretty damn well too, even if you do only have a small bit of the screen to make.
I adore Road Rash 2 and going back and playing it again has just made me love it even more. It has held up very well and above all else, it is a game that is just pure fun to play. While playing it on your own is going to be a good time. If you can get a buddy to have some split-screen fun with you then you are in for a real treat.
- The game is awesome!
- I liked getting money to buy a new bike
- Getting to use a chain is pretty badass
- The game is very fast
- The split-screen is awesome!
- It is still frustrating when you come off the bike
- The visuals have not been improved that much
Processor: PC compatible, P-200
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode Multiplayer (Hotseat)