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Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally

Remedy announces that Death Rally is now available on Steam, and this remake of the combat rally racing game is on sale for the next week at a 15% discount. For the box and disc crowd, they say a retail release is coming "soon." Here's word on the game:

Fill up your gas tank and get the chain gun ready, as Death Rally, the critically-acclaimed, top-down action racing game from Remedy Entertainment, is available for download now on Steam.

Death Rally, already a huge hit on mobile platforms, has been fully redesigned for high definition PC gaming – with a new rendering engine to highlight gorgeous graphics. Camera and controls have been fully optimized for PC, and career mode has been improved by unifying the single player and multiplayer progress. The PC version also includes a new track, “Savo”, a return of the “Shadow Man” (a familiar figure from the original Death Rally), new crazy weapon combinations, Steam Achievements, controller support and up to 6 person multiplayer.

First released on PC in 1996, Death Rally has since been adapted for mobile platforms, where it’s surpassed 11 million downloads and 110 million play sessions. On Death Rally being released on PCs again, Matias Myllyrinne, CEO at Remedy, said, “It’s been very rewarding bringing Death Rally back to PCs. Death Rally was our first title and it’s been a nice, destructive trip down memory lane. We’ll see everyone on the track!”

Death Rally is available now on Steam for $9.99 (get it for $8.49 till August 10!) and will be available for retail purchase soon.

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21. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 6, 2012, 06:28 fymaventura
 
Can't wait to play it!  
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20. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 4, 2012, 23:06 killer_roach
 
Just got it - although a few tracks are having rendering issues on my laptop (that's my fault - Dell has no interest in releasing Win8 drivers for my laptop GPU), it does what it says on the tin.

(Also got it for $6.99 for some reason, not sure... but when I went to the product page it said that it was 30% off for me. Anybody who owns Alan Wake possibly gets a bonus percentage off, maybe?)
 
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19. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 4, 2012, 13:09 xXBatmanXx
 
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18. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 4, 2012, 10:46 yuastnav
 
JaguarUSF wrote on Aug 4, 2012, 09:49:
I'm reviewing it. Here's a video of me playing.

Wow, thanks for the review.

I am really glad that I didn't pick it up. Maybe if it's <4USD but the original seems to be so much better.
In my opinion there are a bunch of REALLY sutpid decisions that they made, like not being able to save up money or being able to accelerate or brake.
What were they thinking? :/
 
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17. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 4, 2012, 09:49 JaguarUSF
 
I'm reviewing it. Here's a video of me playing.  
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16. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 4, 2012, 03:33 Sugarman
 
I bought it, but only because of all of you whining about a game that's under $10 dollars. It's stupid old school fun, I like it. I remember playing something like this on a nintendo with my family during christmas at my grandparents house a very long time ago, we had a blast and it was a memorable time. I've had a blast with it, it's not supposed to be some modern graphically superior game, it's just supposed to be fun. If you're young, have ADD and want something new, look somewhere else, if you want something that's fun and appeals to games you used to play then you should definitely get this.  
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15. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 4, 2012, 01:07 Ant
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 18:55:
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 18:25:
I grabbed the remake for my iPhone for free when it initially launched, and I've had no problems with controlling it. Plays quite well, actually. Since it appears to have the same courses as the phone versions, I'm gonna say its likely going to play a lot better with a gamepad. There are a lot of tight curves and odd angles that the keyboard just isn't suitable for.
Seriously people, a 360 controller can be had for $20 (wired), what's the holdup on getting one? There are a lot of games that pretty much demand analog control, and the 360 controller is almost universally supported natively in games. I'm not suggesting you play shooters or rts' with it, but racing games always benefit from the finer control you get with an analog gamepad.

Not everyone is comfortable with a controller, though maybe I am just speaking for me. I cannot use one, it's awkward and sometimes even slightly painful.
I can't use a controller either due to my disabilities since I can't hold them. I like joysticks, keyboards, and mice. Something I don't need to hold! Those simple controllers like NES are OK, but I get tired if I hold one too long.
 
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14. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 19:28 ochentay4
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 16:06:
ochentay4 wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 16:00:
yuastnav wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 15:46:
Yeah, no need to bother with Steam.
I couldn't find the original site, though, so here's another link:
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This game has been definitely released for free, though.
That link if for the Original Death Rally for DOS, wrapped up in a package compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7. Its not the 2012 reboot.

Uh yeah, that is what SykesN. and SM0k3 have been talking about, right?
Sorry Im on crack..
 
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13. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 18:55 yuastnav
 
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 18:25:
I grabbed the remake for my iPhone for free when it initially launched, and I've had no problems with controlling it. Plays quite well, actually. Since it appears to have the same courses as the phone versions, I'm gonna say its likely going to play a lot better with a gamepad. There are a lot of tight curves and odd angles that the keyboard just isn't suitable for.
Seriously people, a 360 controller can be had for $20 (wired), what's the holdup on getting one? There are a lot of games that pretty much demand analog control, and the 360 controller is almost universally supported natively in games. I'm not suggesting you play shooters or rts' with it, but racing games always benefit from the finer control you get with an analog gamepad.

Not everyone is comfortable with a controller, though maybe I am just speaking for me. I cannot use one, it's awkward and sometimes even slightly painful.
 
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12. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 18:25 HoSpanky
 
I grabbed the remake for my iPhone for free when it initially launched, and I've had no problems with controlling it. Plays quite well, actually. Since it appears to have the same courses as the phone versions, I'm gonna say its likely going to play a lot better with a gamepad. There are a lot of tight curves and odd angles that the keyboard just isn't suitable for.
Seriously people, a 360 controller can be had for $20 (wired), what's the holdup on getting one? There are a lot of games that pretty much demand analog control, and the 360 controller is almost universally supported natively in games. I'm not suggesting you play shooters or rts' with it, but racing games always benefit from the finer control you get with an analog gamepad.
 
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11. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 17:06 Dmitri_M
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 14:33:

If the port is well done, I'd pay the premium just to play with this with controls that actually work a damn. On-screen buttons and sticks on iOS are awful.
I have Gran Turismo 2 running on my android phone using a PS1 emulator with onscreen controls in "simulation mode" (albeit it's still on the forgiving end of driving games) and it's 100% controllable - about as good as a physical gamepad. If a mobile game doesn't control well with touch screen controls it's the developer's fault. No way would I pay a premium for this.
 
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10. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 16:10 SM0k3
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 15:46:
Yeah, no need to bother with Steam.
I couldn't find the original site, though, so here's another link:
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This game has been definitely released for free, though.


Thanks for the heads-up! worked fine with win7 64bit OS.
 
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9. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 16:06 yuastnav
 
ochentay4 wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 16:00:
yuastnav wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 15:46:
Yeah, no need to bother with Steam.
I couldn't find the original site, though, so here's another link:
click

This game has been definitely released for free, though.
That link if for the Original Death Rally for DOS, wrapped up in a package compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7. Its not the 2012 reboot.

Uh yeah, that is what SykesN. and SM0k3 have been talking about, right?
 
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8. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 16:00 ochentay4
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 15:46:
Yeah, no need to bother with Steam.
I couldn't find the original site, though, so here's another link:
click

This game has been definitely released for free, though.
That link if for the Original Death Rally for DOS, wrapped up in a package compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7. Its not the 2012 reboot.
 
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7. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 15:46 yuastnav
 
Yeah, no need to bother with Steam.
I couldn't find the original site, though, so here's another link:
click

This game has been definitely released for free, though.
 
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6. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 15:43 SykesN.
 
They have the original on there website free to download.  
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5. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 15:24 SM0k3
 
Eh, thought this was the original game they were putting on steam. Think I'll pass  
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4. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 14:33 Parallax Abstraction
 
psyq wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 14:12:
So... it's free on Android (admittedly with some useless in-app purchases) and $0.99 on iOS. What is my incentive to pay a 1000% premium to play a non-portable version of the same game? Oh it's on sale... so an 850% premium?

If the port is well done, I'd pay the premium just to play with this with controls that actually work a damn. On-screen buttons and sticks on iOS are awful. I've tried to play that version about half a dozen times and it's incredibly frustrating and barely playable at all there.

EDIT: After watching Giant Bomb's Quick Look, I think this will be a sale buy for me.

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3. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 14:12 psyq
 
So... it's free on Android (admittedly with some useless in-app purchases) and $0.99 on iOS. What is my incentive to pay a 1000% premium to play a non-portable version of the same game? Oh it's on sale... so an 850% premium?  
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2. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 13:52 deqer
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 13:41:
No demo, huh? I really liked the original but it is better to be very cautious about reboots/remaks and what not these days. :/
Would be good to know whether the handling of the cars is actually any good and whether it's playable with a keyboard.
It's obviously different than the previous one, otherwise they would've said so and be proud of how they brought over the same system as before. But, they aren't proud of anything, because they aren't saying anything like that.

 
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