Rock n’ Roll Racing, Super Nintendo

Rock n’ Roll Racing is a brilliant isometric, combat-based racing game by Silicon & Synapse – now Blizzard Entertainment – and was first released for the Super Nintendo way back in 1993.

What immediately stands out about this game is the soundtrack, which features fantastic reworkings of old rock n’ roll classics such as Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid”, George Thorogood’s “Bad To The Bone”, and Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild”. The music really enhances the game tremendously and I would put Rock n’ Roll Racing‘s soundtrack in the top 50 of all time – it really is that good…

The game itself is brilliant fun as well – both as a single-player game, and simultaneous split-screen multiplayer.

Racing around the various themed tracks, dropping oils slicks and mines to derail your opponents, has never been so much fun. Before or since. I’ve yet to play a split-screen racer that is better than Rock n’ Roll Racing

Interestingly, Rock n’ Roll Racing is the evolution of games such as Racing Destruction Set – split-screen, isometric racing games where the emphasis is clearly on the fun.

More: Rock n’ Roll Racing on Wikipedia

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