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Publisher's website:
    Enter the corrupt racing world of Death Rally, where defensive driving means annihilating your opponents. You'll become ravenous for the power and the glory that comes with being the best at Death Rally, but first you must pay your dues. Put the pedal to the metal and smash, blast and obliterate the competition to earn the chance to face the undefeated master, "The Adversary." Make deals with loan sharks and mob bosses to get the cash you need to build the ultimate battle racing machine. Remember, no trick is too dirty, no spectator too innocent, in your savage quest for the checkered flag.


    · 6 progressively faster and more dangerous cars. Each car contains unique handling abilities and upgrades.

    · 18 menacing tracks with unique features and tactics, plus a final confrontation track with "The Adversary."

    · Earn money and points to upgrade engines, tires and armor.

    · In Combat mode buy spikes, rocket fuel and mines, and pay to sabotage your opponent's cars.

    · Real-time 3D graphics with realistic perspective. Buildings, trees, poles and walls literally jump from your screen.

    · Up to 4 suicidal individuals can enter at any time for a multiplayer death race. Also supports head-2-head modem play.

    · Race against the always tough-to-beat Duke Nukem, play as Duke, or 19 other death racers.

    Contributed by jean-louis (50042) on Jul 04, 2015.

Print advertisement - PC Player 01/1997:
    Death Rally
    Mit getunten Rennautos müssen Sie den "Blitzkrieg" auf der Straße bestreiten. Kaufen Sie stärkere Motoren, Panzerungen, Waffen und vieles mehr... Death Rally bietet superweiches Scrolling, eine sehr realistische Steuerung und Multiplayer-Funktion!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (254550) on Apr 13, 2010.

3D Realms website: "What people are saying":

    Death Rally #1 on Happy Puppy's Top 10 for THIRTEEN Straight Weeks!

    Death Rally sets a new record by being the Number One downloaded game on Happy Puppy's Top 10 chart for an amazing 13 weeks in a row!

    Happy Puppy is the world's most popular gaming site and their Top 10 list is the most recognized list of it's kind on the Internet.

    It's no small feat to reach the top of their list, let alone stick there for 10 straight weeks without a drop, beating a star-studded list of challengers that has included Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, Diablo, Bedlam, Amok, Z, Hyperblade, Madden '97, NASCAR Racing 2, and Virtual Fighter PC.

    Don't miss this record-setting game. Please read below to see what all of the buzz is about...

    Here's what we say:

    Death in the fast lane! Death Rally is a pure-action blast-fest in a hot new racing game. Unless you can handle your machine guns and mines as well as the curves in the road, you're road kill. Drive by shooting. Get the picture? Earn cash each race, buy death for your opponents in the shops. Simple as that. Also buy new cars, engines, wheels and armor. No cash? Then take a loan from the loan shark--but you better have it when it's time to pay back! We're talking top-down racing in a cool 3D engine. We're talking a game with beautiful graphics, thrashing music and pinpoint gameplay. We're talking Duke Nukem is one of the racers! Why has this game been the #1 Internet download for at least 7 straight weeks? 'Cause it rocks! Duhh. See for yourself.

    Here's what others are saying about Death Rally:

    Rated 5 out of 5 Stars. "Death Rally is the kind of game that keeps you up all night. It is simply very, very fun, and add to that gorgeous graphics and stylistic music and you come as close as possible to the perfect racing game." -- Computer Gaming Online Rated 5 out of 5 Stars. -- ZD Net
    "A perfect 10! Truly a stunning achievement in combat racing, full of addictive qualities like no game we've seen in years." -- Amazing Games
    "It's plain that considerable effort went into the rendering of the graphics for this game. Thanks to the game's impressive true 3D engine, buildings, trees, bridges, poles and so forth actually lean to and from in perspective as they whiz past. When we played our first few tracks we we entranced. Death Rally is an excellent updating of this classic genre." -- All About Games
    "Death Rally is arcade racing at its most addictive. Control is intuitive and smooth. Where Death Rally really excels is in the small details." -- PC Gaming

    Contributed by Xoleras (66588) on Jun 13, 2004.

3D Realms website:
    Visually awesome and with great playability, Death rally takes the top-down view racing game genre to a level never experienced before.

    You start out from the bottom of the ranking list, Your objective: earn money in the blitzkrieg-battle races, and fight hard for each precious championship point. Each race can be lethal, and while taking the curves as hard as you can, your fellow competitors are showering you in a constant hail of bullets. While the losers repair their cars and cover those bullet holes, the winner spends his hard earned money on new engines, tires or stronger armor.

    Shoot your way through screaming bystanders, pick up more ammo and turbo from the side of the track, and floor the pedal while performing some shady deals for The Dealer. No trick is too dirty when you're preparing for The Final Confrontation; only the hardest armor, the most powerful engine and the biggest guns will see you through the ultimate battle against The Adversary.

    And when you feel you can't take it anymore, you can check out the underground market: Spiked bumpers, landmines, rocket fuel or sabotage can provide a way to create some nasty accidents to the competition.

    Utilizing a hi-performance 3D-Engine with texture mapping, lighting effects and shadows, Death Rally creates a level of visual impact never seen before in the racing game genre. 100% rendered cars, animated hi-resolution menu system and a great playability make sure that you've never had this much fun before.

    Play alone or with friends, Death Rally supports network multiplaying for up to 4 players and serial or modem connection for two players.


  • 19 different tracks
  • 6 different cars
  • Each car is equipped with different weapons
  • Ugradeable Engines, Tires and Armor
  • Up to 4 player multiplayer
  • Over 20 megs of action packed animation

    Originally released September 6, 1996

    Contributed by Xoleras (66588) on Jun 13, 2004.

Unknown Source:
    • 19 different tracks
    • 6 different cars
    • Each car is equipped with different weapons
    • Ugradeable Engines, Tires and Armor
    • Up to 4 player multiplayer
    • Over 20 megabytes of action packed animation

    Contributed by Tomer Gabel (4643) on Aug 29, 1999.