Cyberpunk 2077 Edgerunners: Roach Race Arcade Game Explained

Rafeed Sultan
By Rafeed Sultan
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Rev up your childhood memories on the Roach Race Arcade Game.

CD PROJEKT RED‘s Cyberpunk 2077 is a story-driven futuristic RPG that lets you explore the Night City as a mercenary. While you will never run out of things to do in this dystopian world, the latest updates and expansion have further expanded the game’s content.

One such addition would be its new Roach Race Arcade game. That’s right, Cyberpunk 2077 has partnered with the Witcher series to bring you a mini-arcade game in Night City named Roach Race.

Roach Race is set in the world of Witcher, where you can play as Geralt’s horse, Roach. Your goal is to gather all the food and evade all the obstacles.

So, what’s the catch? You’ll be rewarded with legendary in-game items if you get the #1 high score.

To perfect the game, you must follow specific steps to collect the rewards. This article will explore how to play this game and win the prizes.

Location of Roach Race Arcade Game

Location of Roach Race Arcade Game
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Roach Race Arcade can be found all over the Night City. Moreover, you have access to play Roach Race Arcade games in the apartments owned by V :

  • Japantown
  • Northside
  • Glen

How To Play Roach Race Arcade Game

You need to be careful of a few things before playing this, given that there are two enemies, Gryphon and the Crow.

1. Gryphon

How To Play Roach Race Arcade Game:
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They are mighty enemies that charge at Roach, generally in a straight line, but sometimes it can move up, down, or diagonally.

2. Crows

How To Play Roach Race Arcade Game:
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These are pretty easy to avoid, but it gets more challenging when the stage difficulty progresses. Usually, they fly up and down in one spot, where players can jump over or run below to evade their attack.

However, the difficulty exponentially increases as you progress to newer levels, with more obstacles and enemies you will encounter.

Game mechanics are rather very simple, and the following commands are:

  • Jump
  • Double Jump
  • Glitch
  • Pause/Play
  • Back

3. Glitch

How To Play Roach Race Arcade Game:
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Glitch is usually used to avoid any obstacles you find difficult to bypass. It will briefly make you invisible, allowing you to evade the obstacles completely. However, you’ll need to wait a few more seconds to use it again.

The yellow bar indicates the cooldown period for when the next glitch jump can be used.

4. Roach Race Power Ups

How To Play Roach Race Arcade Game:
Roach Race Power Ups
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The Game has two power-ups: The Apple and the Carrot.

Apples give you an instant +20 score, while Carrots speed up Roach allows you to jump slightly farther or higher and receive points faster.

5. Roach Race Double Jump

Roach can perform a double jump to grab apples that are too high to reach with an average jump or escape enemies. You can double jump while the Roach is still in mid-air by tapping the jump button for the second time to activate the Double Jump.

Roach Race Stages

The Roach Race mini-game consists of 5 unique stages, which are the following:

  • Stage 1: Plains
  • Stage 2: Castle Market
  • Stage 3: Forest
  • Stage 4: Mountain
  • Stage 5: Coast

Roach Race Rewards

To get the Rewards, you need to have a competitive mindset. For that, listed rewards according to positions are given below:

  • 1st place: $2500 with Roach Whisperer outfit and Roach Race, based on actual events inside the Roach Race chest in V’s Apartment.
  • 2nd place: $1700 and Weapons Glitch quick hack inside the Roach Rice chest in V’s Apartment.
  • 3rd place: $1000 and Threat Analysis mod inside the Roach Race chest in V’s Apartment.
  • 4th place: $500
  • 5th place: $300

Rafeed Sultan is a Guide writer at GameRiv.