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Rock N' Roll Racing (1993)

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Arcade car combat racing game and unofficial sequel to RPM Racing. The racers come from various planets and are often parodies of rock musicians. Destroyed cars respawn. Soundtrack consists of five classic rock songs (six on the Genesis).

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Credited cast:
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Arcade car combat racing game and unofficial sequel to RPM Racing. The racers come from various planets and are often parodies of rock musicians. Destroyed cars respawn. Soundtrack consists of five classic rock songs (six on the Genesis).

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You're racing head-to-head with a ball bustin' alien who's firing missiles up you're tailpipe and rockin' your good but not as good as the pumpin' music that's burstin' your eardrums and LOUD-MOUTH Larry Huffman's screaming "this is the number one game in Europe" and you say Europe?! Who gives a *#@! I'm gettin' my tail knocked in the dirt and this is what Rock N' Roll Racing is all about. See more »


Action | Music | Sci-Fi | Sport







Release Date:

1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

R.P.M. 2 See more »

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Did You Know?


One character in the game is named Snake Sanders. The name is a reference to classic hard rock band Whitesnake. The character also resembles Whitesnake singer David Coverdale. See more »


Larry: Lights him up!
[when you shoot an enemy down]
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Alternate Versions

The Sega Genesis version of the game features an additional sixth song called Radar Love by Golden Earring. See more »


References R.C. Pro-Am (1988) See more »


Born to be Wild
Written by Mars Bonfire
Arranged by Tim Follin and Geoff Follin
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Rock N' Roll Racing: Racing classic
12 November 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Rock N' Roll Racing is one of those games I thoroughly see through ruby glasses but is amazing regardless.

One of those racing titles with the awkwardly angled camera Rock N'Roll Racing set a precedent for "Alternative" racing titles. No plain driving here, just weapons, explosions and sheer unadulterated mayhem.

Choosing from a selection of vehicles ranging from 4x4 to futuristic vehicles to a hovercraft you traverse the courses, dropping traps behind you and blasting enemies in front to reach the finishing line first.

With a host of colourful characters the game really has it's identity and then there is the music! It's not called Rock N'Roll Racing for nothing and includes various 90's classic rock hits as you race! Of course they're digitally made versions but they sound the part anyway.

A timeless classic that I don't believe got the attention it deserved (Due to Mario Kart most likely) this is a real gem and I'd love to see a modern day sequel or remaster.

The Good:

Awesome soundtrack

Infinetly playable

The Bad:

I still hate that camera type

Things I Learnt From This Game:

When I was a kid the only smoking I ever did was my car and......BOOM....I'm dead

It doesn't matter what game it is, ice levels suck

Slimer is a great mechanic

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