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Re: Together Retro: Road Rash

by ExedExes Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:05 pm

From my experience, the second game is probably the best. Heck of a lot more bikes available, too.

On the first RR. Worked through Level 1, now on the second series of courses. Skipped the $7000 bike and went right to the $8000. Good power, but steering is pretty bad, causes a lot of sliding off the bike way too often, but now I can place first on these races at least.

I should be getting Jailbreak in the next day or two, I'll be playing that alongside the others.
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Re: Together Retro: Road Rash

by ExedExes Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:10 pm

Level 2 and the 7 mile courses are finished. The green Kamikaze bike is the way to beat it. Two things I've always found fun with this game, and they both occur at the finish.

The winning celebration cut short by a parked car -

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Also if you're close enough to the finish after a crash, who said you have to ride to the end?
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Finally, a little something arrived today -
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So I will be playing that alongside the other 3 and offer my thoughts.
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Re: Together Retro: Road Rash

by foxhound1022 Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:13 pm

I'll play the originals, then probably finish with RR 64. I just always loved that one.
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Re: Together Retro: Road Rash

by sevin0seven Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:18 pm

the only copies i have are the genesis (Part 1 and 2) and Road Rash 64. I guess that's good enough for me. don't want to emulate just to play it.
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Re: Together Retro: Road Rash

by Ivo Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:32 am

So is the Genesis version the best, or was the Amiga port good?

From the list of ports, only the Amiga seems to have a shot of being as good as the original, but with the famous 1-button control issue I'm guessing the Genesis original is the clear winner.
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Re: Together Retro: Road Rash

by Jmustang1968 Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:47 am

I played a ton of 2 as a kid. I have all 3 Gen releases, so I will try to pop these in and have a go at them again.
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Re: Together Retro: Road Rash

by dsheinem Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:51 am

So far I've cleared the first round of races in the GB version. Interesting port.
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Re: Together Retro: Road Rash

by slayerick Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:47 pm

The 3DO version is the best, I played it on a newer compilation disc and it didn't have the cut scenes or menu soundtrack. I was so dissappointed.
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Re: Together Retro: Road Rash

by dsheinem Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:37 pm

slayerick wrote:The 3DO version is the best, I played it on a newer compilation disc and it didn't have the cut scenes or menu soundtrack. I was so dissappointed.


not the same game...
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Re: Together Retro: Road Rash

by ExedExes Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:28 pm

Gave Road Rash Jailbreak an afternoon's worth, and this happens

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Not bad right? Actually, it was pretty fun. Choose from 1 of 3 racers (initally), and have races with 4 bikes out on the course, pick up powerups like Mario Kart, and get first and avoid getting whacked by the cops. Graphics are nice and scrolling is very smooth, the tracks also undulate like the original games. Money is also on the tracks for upgrades for each character (up to 4), beating the Easy and Hard modes of Wild Race (which I did) unlocks 2 more characters for a total of 5 to choose from. The Easy and Hard modes have 6 courses each to begin with, but a password unlocks 3 more tracks. I did that and completed the 9 tracks on Hard mode, and the ending screen is exactly the same when you finish the original 6 and the extra last 3 courses.

When you're finished with the race mode, there's Time Attack and Survival modes (is this a fighting game now?) and the cool Cop Attack mode where you play the role of the cop and try to beat down the other 4 racers before the track finishes.

Overall, pretty good and it's super affordable so when you tire of the first 3 on the Genesis, this would be a good pickup.
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