Road Rage At Its Finest

Good morning Leaguers and my loyal Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Grab a Buddy Monday. For today’s game, it’s time to let out some of that pent up anger that you and your buddy have for one another. Did you ever want to pull out a club or a chain, and use it to knock your friend off a speeding motorcycle? If so, then I have the perfect game for you. So it’s time to grab your buddy, hook up your Genesis, and it’s time to play Road Rash 2.

Some of you might be asking, “Why the hell is Captain Pain doing the second game in the series? He normally does the first game!”, and you are all correct for asking that. Yes I would normally do the first game, but this game has the better two player mode, and that is important to me when reviewing games for GABM, especially since that’s kind of the gimmick. In the original Road Rash, the two player mode was some turn base nonsense, that you would find in something like Super Mario Bros. That doesn’t seem suitable for a racing game, where the players want to race against each other. In the sequel, it’s split screen, and you’re allowed to play at the same time. Now back to Road Rash 2

The game came out for the Sega Genesis in 1992, and was developed by Electronic Arts, you know, back in the day when they made good games that weren’t trying to nickle and dime you with microtranactions and loot boxes. Then again, if that stuff was around back then, I wouldn’t be surprised if people would spend $1.99 a pop to try to get a pair of nunchucks or some other cool weapon. Anyway, unlike in the first game where you only race in California, this game allows you to race in Alaska, Hawaii, Tennessee, Arizona, and Vermont. There are also 15 different motorcycles to choose from.

In split screen mode, the mode that we care about, you and your buddy can race against other AI racers, or just go one on one against each other. Either way, besides battling your buddy and possibly other racers, you still have deal with traffic, and the police. Yeah just like real life, the police have an issue with speeding, and beating people with bats and other weapons to try to knock each other off bikes going 100+ mph. So yeah this game is loads of fun. Most of the end race animations are funny as hell, and try not to get knocked off your bike, it might cost you. I’d you like this game, then you should definitely check out the third one.


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