If you think about Electronic Arts (EA) for a moment, forget their current, horrendous, Digital Rights Management (DRM) antics and focus on their past they were quite good. EA were great at picking the right games to publish and developing some cool games of their own. I mean, come on, look at their Sega Genesis catalog and tell me that is not impressive. Their personal computer catalog before and after the Sega Genesis days was even more impressive, especially prior to the Windows takeover. One title that stands out in the 16-Bit era is Road Rash II. This title took the original and did just what gamers wanted- gave more stuff but did not mess with what worked.
Electronic Arts were smart with Road Rash II. They added more weapons, better graphics and faster bikes. They did not mess with the underlying game play mechanics and that is good. Road Rash II improved on the fighting mechanic of the first, added the dreaded powerful chain and even nitrous oxide injection for the bikes.
While EA did go a little overboard with the Road Rash series, Road Rash II is the high watermark of the series. There was a third Road Rash game that was exclusive to the Sega Genesis. Over the years we have seen the Road Rash series hit the 3DO, Playstation, Sega Saturn, Microsoft Windows and even the Commodore Amiga, Sega Master System and Game Boy.
Hit Ebay to add Road Rash to your collection today.