1. Computing

Review of the Racing Game 'Death Rally' for the Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad

About.com Rating 4 Star Rating

By

Review of the Racing Game 'Death Rally' for the Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad

'Death Rally' is a slick update of a two-decade old racer.

Photo Courtesy: Remedy

The Bottom Line

Death Rally is chaotic, explosive, and fun racing.

Pros

  • Great revamp of the racing classic
  • Excellent visuals
  • Lots of options and levels to beat
  • Challenging opponents

Cons

  • No multiplayer
  • Tough learning curve
  • Only works on 3G iPods and later

Description

  • Based on an early '90s PC cult favorite.
  • Win a three lap race while destroying opponents.
  • Use money to upgrade cars and equipment.
  • Unlock new items.

Guide Review - Review of the Racing Game 'Death Rally' for the Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad

Originally a cult hit on the PC two decades ago, Death Rally works extremely well on your mobile. Like the name indicates, the main goal is to beat five other opponents across the finish line - getting extra points if you blow them up along the way. There are a handful of tight, focused levels, and, at three laps each, a game will last you less than two minutes. It sounds superficial, but the depth comes in the outstanding, detailed visuals and the almost overwhelming amount of options: We're talking a handful of vehicles, a large variety of weapons, and "remixes" of existing levels. Cash gained from bonuses can be used to make your car faster, weapons stronger, and so on. The controls are really good, especially considering the amount of explosions happening onscreen at once, and the enemies are tough, but fair. The biggest flaw here is no multiplayer, which was one of the most fun parts of the original game. That said, Death Rally will be getting updates regularly with new items, levels, cars, and challenges, which means you will be facing a whole new challenge every time you play for a while. Highly recommended.

Publisher: Remedy

Genre: Racing

Release Date: March 2011

Reviewed On: iPhone

Available For: iPod and iPad

Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.