A review of Road Rash 3 which is a game that can be found on the Sega Mega Drive (Sega Genesis in America). It is a racing-vehicular-combat game that was created by developers Electronic Arts and Monkey Do Productions. It is enjoyable to play and it can get quite addictive, especially for those who have played it before. A must-play If you like racing-fighter games.
The game is quite simple – you race to the finish line and take out your opponents in any way you possibly can! Whether it be punching, kicking or ramming them off their bikes. You are able to use weapons that you can obtain by either super-punching or back-handing your opponents in the head as they try to hit you with their precious weapon.
The game has a few countries that you get to race in; Australia, Kenya, Japan, Italy, Brazil, Germany, and the United Kingdom. While the scenary may change, the aim is still the same – beat your opponents in any way possible!
While this is the last installment of the Road Rash series, it is my favourite and one I grew up playing as a child. I miss the days where I would wake up bright and early to beat my way to the top with my trusty chain!
This game is available to play on the Sega Mega Drive (Sega Genesis), however, it can be downloaded to play on an emulator, I tend to use Fusion as my choice of an emulator. Alternatively, you could play on the Megadrive Emulator website.
What Road Rash 3 Is About
Developer(s): Electronic Arts, Monkey Do Productions
Publisher(s): WEDO1.COM GAME, Electronic Arts, Tectoy
Series: Road Rash
Genre(s): Racing, Vehicular Combat
Platform(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Genesis, Various Emulators (PC, PSP, PS2, PS3, Switch, Android, Mac OSX, Linux)
Initial Release Date: March 1995
What Is Good About Road Rash 3
I have always loved challenging levels in games and Road Rash 3 being one of the very first racing games I ever played has contributed a lot into this factor!
The levels are challenging in their own little ways, whether it be the annoying motorists, the annoying authorities or your opponents trying to knock you off your bike! With the addition of annoying things in the way such as people, animals and objects… it makes your drive unique, especially as it’s least expected if you’ve not played before.
I remember laughing a lot when playing this game and the majority of time it was due to the funny quips and jokes which occurred after specific events happened, such as; You coming in first, second or third would trigger specific winning screens. You finishing fourth or onwards would lead to specific loser screens and if you got caught by the police this would also lead to specific fleeing screens (which would fail!).
Additionally the opponents and police would also throw in little quips on screens after your race… which would either make you laugh or motivate you to beat them 10 times harder in the next replay!
Nice UI / UX
For a game that is 26 years old, it has really held up. I think it has a better UI/UX than on some of the games released in the future on the Playstation and Playstation 2!
It’s very nice and simple, it also has cool bike related sound effects when navigating through the menus and options.
What Is Bad About Road Rash 3
Just like in real life when driving, you get annoying motorists which come out of nowhere or just decide it would be an awesome idea to park on a bend. However, with this being said – it does add to the challenge and it’s pretty fun trying to avoid everyone.
Road Rash 3 will never cease to be one of my all-time favourite games which I’ve had the pleasure to experience playing. It’s a shame that the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis is becoming scarcer and the game collections don’t feature this game.
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