Rock and Roll Racing, 1993 and 1996ish.
I fell in love with this game over at my friend Adam’s house, playing it on his Super NES well into the night. I was never good at racing games, and I almost always came in second when I played with my friends, not so much because I felt it was fair, but because they were always more practiced than me.
Rock and Roll Racing is one of those games that’s more than the sum of its parts. The racing is solid, the design is well done, and the licensed metal music is nice, but there’s something more to it. It’s a game that’s fun from the moment you turn it on.
This is another Blizzard before it was Blizzard game. The SNES game features the Silicon and Synapse splash screen, but the Genesis port, released some time after the Super Nintendo version, features the Blizzard logo. I’d put the release around 1996, but I can’t find an actual date in my research. I remember it being close to the end of the Genesis’s life.