While it may not be a name most people recognize, the original Death Rally is a top-down racer with a ton of history behind it. The game was originally released and published in 1996 by Apogee, developer of Duke Nukem 3D and publisher of various classic PC titles such as Wolfenstein 3D. Death Rally was the first game developed by Remedy, who later went on to create the Max Payne series, and more recently, Alan Wake. This isn't just a simple remake either, Remedy has enlisted the help of both Mountain Sheep, creators of Minigore [99¢ / iPad], and Cornfox & Brothers, a game studio filled with industry veterans.

Death Rally is a top-down racer filled with vehicle upgrades and combat. In fact, recently the original PC version of the game was re-released as a free download [Direct Link]. Check out what the remake is going to look like when it launched on the iPhone and iPad in March:

Pricing isn't being discussed yet aside from it being "similar to other high-end games," so we're thinking that means anywhere between $4.99 and $9.99. Either way, we can't wait to get our hands on the game, and March really can't come soon enough.

  • LBG

    Wow, this looks great. It's kinda like Reckless Racing with guns.

    • julian

      this is not kinda like reckless racing it is DEATH RALLY MAN THIS GAME IS EPIC FOR REAL I HAD THIS GAME ONE OF THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • esfrost

    That is an instant get for me, ive been waiting for for a long time now, i love death rally. I hope they gonna bring this to the Mac App Store, so i can play it on my mac too. :) That'd be awsome, cannt wait! :)

    • julian

      same thing cannotttttt waitttt

  • Anonymous

    INSTANT BUY! I loved this game on my old Pentium PC.

    • julian

      me too wowwwwwwwww

  • Evilsearch

    amazing game...
    well i just hope that EA wont be taking this over as their publisher or we'll just have to wait for next year.. :p

  • Anonymous

    uh oh, looks like reckless racing's going to need an update. If this has the same physics and level of detail, but with guns... it's going to seem like the sequel... I just remembered how terrible a name "reckless racing" is. Still a great game though.

    • http://twitter.com/dusser Rasmus Andersson

      Yeah, Real Racing 2 is also going to need a weapons-update now. Not to mention that FIFA11 badly needs one since the release of N.O.V.A. 2!

      • Anonymous

        I sense some sarcasm in there, but I can't be sure. However, now I'm thinking of real racing with guns... AND soccer with guns. the possibilities!

  • Anonymous

    The biggest memory I have of Death Rally on PC is how it wouldn't detect anything above 64mb of RAM because it didn't expect people to have PCs so 'high-end', meaning even the installer itself needed a patch.

    How times have changed!

  • Anonymous

    Count me among the interested, though I never played the original. I'll download the free PC version if it will run in a VM in Fusion on my Mac mini. Probably, since it's old.

  • Mixmag

    One of the coolest games ever from my childhood!

  • P45

    My pants just been shat =] waiting for this and K-Rally...it's probably not gonna work on older devices tho ;(

  • Mixmag
  • Anonymous

    Great game, but Eli— "when it launched" ...it hasn't launched yet. Launches is the word you're after.

  • Dtale

    Woot à dream come true! Insta buy for Sure

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CRFKB2LX7RTVABC6ICU4MCJFNQ jd

    One of my favorite pc games, but these top-down racers don't migrate well to touch controls. Hope they prove me wrong.

    • http://twitter.com/dusser Rasmus Andersson

      Have you tried Reckless Racing? The controls in that one is brilliant IMO. Other than that..yeah, there's a lot of top-down racing games with shitty controls. Unfortunately.

  • GiHubb

    Death Rally is also an old personal favorite. If they nail the controls like they did in Reckless Racing, with the graphics seen in the trailer, and the customization and leagues of the original, we've got a winner! (multiplayer would be nice too! :) Heck, I can dream!)

  • http://twitter.com/nsolberg nsolberg

    Original game was GREAT (for it's time). Hard game actually, but happy to see it make a comeback.

  • Jay

    So I guess Mountain Sheep is busy off doing other things and MiniGore was just a technical demo for them? I wonder when that game will ever get any actual content aside from two small square maps and a bunch of character models. The graphical engine has a lot of promise to it but it seems they're in no hurry to release an actual story, levels, maps, weapons, etc. V4.0 is still Coming Soon.

  • Cooper

    Its like Horror Racing but better. That was a pretty underrated game I think.

  • Bob

    Yeah, bring this shit on!!!

  • http://online-remi.com Remi Online

    this game has some history, hope they won't screw things up..although i don't think they will..

  • Brainmasta

    Include free mode off the track, missions, and some specials and your on the road to a perfect clone or revision of V8/twisted metal which I have been waiting for instant buy!