We've been shoveling heaps of praise on Death Rally [$2.99] lately between our glowing review and the announcement of the recent update. Well, the update is out now and along with it comes a price drop to $2.99. I've still got my fingers (and toes) crossed for some kind of online multiplayer eventually, but a new car, new weapons, and the new game mode included in this update is a great start.

Death Rally is a remake of the classic topdown racer with the same title. Made by Remedy, the creators of Max Payne and Alan Wake, on top of being universal Death Rally is also one of the few games out there right now that is fully optimized for the iPad 2. With a steady stream of updates on the way, one already dropped, and a recent sale, there's really no reason to not grab this game.

  • Malohkan

    I can't get enough of this game! I love it!

  • TowerDefender

    Needs more default weapons or a way to attach 2 weapons, like 2 gatling guns :D.

  • Anonymous

    Great, early adopters are thanked again. Tired to pay full price each time. Now I will NEVER pay it full price again. Waiting that price drop and tell all people around me doing so. They will lose money but deserve it.

    • Adams Immersive

      I know how you feel. But companies can’t be in business and bring us games without some ability to react to the market and stimulate sales. Sometimes that will mean a price drop, and sometimes that price drop may be timed with popularity, resulting in disappointment for the early buyers. That’s NOT good, and I’d hate to be the developer having to make that call. Like you, I’ve learned to stop and think about what a game’s future pricing might do, and it makes me hesitate to just stab that Buy button! Yet discounts—even early ones--may still be the right move to feed the devs: for every dollar they lose because savvy shoppers play wait-and-see, they may gain even more from the people buying on sale. Really, they haven’t taken anything from you, they’ve simply taken less from others.

      And on the bright side, the early adopters got a great game earlier, the extra money to the devs helps the game live a long life of free updates, and the discount they lost in this case was a mere $2. I just lost more than that buying bread that turned out to be nasty! Anything you buy in life may go on sale the next hour or the next week; “missed sales” at the grocery store probably cost us all a lot more than they do on the app store!

      Now, if a developer states there will be no sales, then quickly goes back on that, that IS aggravating! I don’t think that happened here, though.

      • Caanerud Ca

        If I'm not mistaken, the dev actually said that the game would go up to $5.99 after the introductory $4.99 price. This is why many people are irked (and I'm a tiny bit miffed).

        I'm more annoyed by the Bug Panic price drop to 99cents, since I bought it a month ago for $5 and have barely had a chance to play it :-) Great game, though.

      • Adams Immersive

        Well that IS unfortunate!

        If (no... when!) I finally finish my own game I intend to launch at .99 for at least a day or so, that future discounts (if any) won’t be less than the launch discount.( You do, however, risk devaluing you your game by doing that, if people start out thinking .99 is not merely a sale, it’s all your game is worth! Tough call.)

      • Anonymous

        "And on the bright side, the early adopters got a great game earlier"
        Yes, that's great when the game is out many months ago. In this case, it almost a week ...

        I am not a 'early' adopter, I am just a sucker...

    • Atheistpaladin

      Why do you seem surprised? I don't remember the last time I paid less for ANYTHING as an early adopter. You are an early adopter because you want to have something early.

      • Anonymous

        As I said, just two weeks is not being early adopters, it's just being owned...

      • Anonymous

        If you were happy paying the full price, what is your issue? It's not like you were cheated at the time.

    • http://twitter.com/21tigermike Michael A. Robson

      Your 'reward' for being an early adopter is the.. you know... month where you're playing the game... remember? The fun?

      • Mrsmartiepants

        Some of us have so many great games lined up we have a backlog of shit to try. I know it's sort of my own fault, but it still blows to see a game I bought full price that advertised itself as soon increasing in price suddenly drop 2 bucks two weeks later before I've even had a chance to play it for more than 5 minutes.

        I need to not buy as much shit as fast as I am, but they need to not lie about their pricing plans.

  • Anonymous

    Picked this up over the weekend and it's a fantastic game.

    I'm glad it's universal, but it would be more useful if I could carry my progress between devices. I started playing on my iPhone and I don't really want to start over to try it on my iPad. Not being able to do this is weird for a game that so heavily emphasizes upgrades and progression.

    Also, I'd love for some high-end cars that you can actually paint green. Everyone knows it's the best colour, and all the early cars have it as an option, but none of the later cars do. Doesn't make any sense.

  • Doubletough

    I hope one of those updates includes improved controls. What's in there, particularly w/ no option to change, sucks.

    • Anonymous

      It's a comin', I saw it in the forum!

      • omg

        looking forward to controls change too. tried camera 2, better, but want d-pad :)

      • Mrsmartiepants

        try increasing your handling stats before giving up on the existing controls

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cristiano-Fernandez/100001794208078 Cristiano Fernandez

    I have to say, this game is amazing! love the graphics and gameplay.

    Freebie!
    Found this cool new game Mister Miguel, to be free! Hurry up before its too late!

  • Jonjuiop

    As a future buyer who has his eye on this one sales are what motivates my purchase. This is no different than how I approach clothes, blu rays etc....

    • Jay

      Exactly. And any price comparison to essentials (i.e., food items) is silly. All games are simply a "nice to have", nothing more, and one can either wait for the price drop or pay a little more to play it sooner.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome! Now it just needs multiplayer!

  • the truth

    you guys own $300 phones and complain about paying two dollars more for an app.

    lol.

    • Mrsmartiepants

      you own multi-thousand dollar vehicle and complain about paying a few more bucks per gallon

      lol.