A decent racing game if you can find it for a good price

User Rating: 6 | Rock 'N Roll Racing SNES
After looking at quite a few reviews for Rock 'N Roll Racing on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, I'm afraid my rather lukewarm opinion will put me in a pretty small minority among other retro gamers. This 1993 driving game released for the SNES and Sega Genesis is typically regarded as one of the best racers from its era - the excellent visuals, impressive soundtrack, and fluid gameplay still hold up well today, and it's not hard to tell why this is typically regarded as a cult classic of sorts. My issue is that, even though the level progression and currency system is pretty cool, the gameplay itself isn't always that much fun.

The action-oriented races (you can shoot rockets at opponents and drop mines, among other things) are fun for the first hour or so, but the track design quickly becomes rather repetitive and lackluster. Although the environments do vary, the gameplay itself sees very little variation in the single player mode. I initially had fun with Rock 'N Roll Racing, but it soon become too straightforward for me to really care much about progressing to the next level.

With that said, this is still a very well-made and playable game from the 16-bit era, and fans of old school racing titles should have a lot of fun with Rock 'N Roll Racing. It's not among my favorites, but then again, racers from this generation are not typically my first preference.

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