In celebration of the release of Duke Nukem Forever, Remedy Entertainment has once again slashed the cost of its over-the-top racing title Death Rally [$.99]. For a limited time, it’s just $.99 instead of its usual $2.99. Also, it’s been updated with Nukem-themed frills to go alongside the iconic character’s appearance. Specifically, a new survival arena called “Duke Match” has been added as well as a fresh Monster Truck.

I’m not sure if we’ve addressed this before, but the reason why Duke is in the title has to do with Remedy’s, 3D Realms’ and Apogee's relationship. The trio worked with each other for awhile and Duke wormed his way into the original release of the game.

Bug fixes and other tweaks are a big part of this update, too. More boss voices have been added alongside a new radar indicator for boss cars and a new explosive icon. Missiles no longer “make impossible turns,” voice-over timing has been improved, and several other key fixes have been made. Hit up the official blog for the full notes if you’re interested.

This is an odd update for a couple of reasons, foremost being that Duke Nukem Forever has been met with negative critical reception across the board. It might have taken a good chunk of our lifetimes to make it to market, but it still needed more time in the oven. This game, on the other hand, is actually fun. Check it out -- Duke or no Duke.

  • http://twitter.com/dekaf dekaf

    Actually, Duke Nukem was in the original Death Rally (available for free from Remedy's website).

    • SMP

      The article says that, Pay attention! (hits desk with a ruler). But obviously it would have Duke Nukem, 3D realms worked with them on the original Max Payne. Still an awful game (DNF), that was probably left in the oven for far too long. But still, I'll check this out.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Mader/100000347179097 Chris Mader

        Duke Nukem Forever is a great game. Every review I've read about it has been overly critical. Sure, it may not be the greatest game ever. Heck, it may not even be second greatest. It's still a lot of fun though and worth at least one play through.

        Death Rally on the other hand? Meh. I got it last time it was free and I'm not overly impressed so far. At least the price was right.

      • SMP

        Thats definitely cool if you appreciate DNF, that game certainly has a fanbase, and its probably sold well, but liking that game does not excuse its flaws, and it is an undeniably flawed game. Every aspect of that game is poorly executed, there is nothing that game does that hasnt been done better, the only excuse for that games existance is the fact that there's a fanbase ready cash this game on. Which is fine, but man the fact that people can get away with selling a game like this leaves me astounded

  • Anonymous

    Not sure why a good game would want to associate itself with a turd like DNF, especially after all the reviews came out... I'm guessing money talks here, besides the obvious dev relationship.

    • Briker Ed

      It's called catering to the fanbase, and Duke Nukem (or DNF in this case) has a respectable fanbase, as well as people who have heard about DNF, and all the jokes ('Dunke Nukem Fornever' etc.)
       Duke is a know name within the gaming community whether we like him and his FPS games or not.Money is always the issue, I'll agree on that though. This just helps sell more copies and have a slightly bigger appeal. Heck, I never cared for DN but I sort of like having him in my Death Rally just cause I know who he is and I'd rather have him than another generic name in there I think. It's just a silly cameo.

      • SMP

        Most retail games (not just DN) have a fanbase who will defend said game, no matter how poorly rated or undeniably terrible (the latter being more important to me), and Duke Nukem is one of the most undeserving video games of any shred of fan appeal, so I dont care about having some idiot who is in fact generic. Im sorry that Im talking a lot of crap, but I dont have anything positive to say about that game, it bugs me that people are willing to accept what they're given out some ridiculous notion that their fan appeal gives it a free pass, it shouldnt, to certain extent of course, but as fans they should be more critical, rather than in denial of their games flaws. Im just dissappointed, Im very, very dissappointed in every one, and they all need a timeout.

      • Briker Ed

        Well, I do agree with on some points. I never actually played DNF, nor intend to. Not  the type of game I like, so I can't really comment on how good/bad it is. To me, including Duke in Death Rally is pretty much the same thing as if they included Abe Lincoln, Bieber or Meatboy. I'll take it cause it's 'silly' & fun (for me) to have such cameos. No matter whether I actually like any of those characters or not. However, I wouldn't like it if they heavily overdid it and make those (or Duke) a too big part of DR.

  • Anonymous

    This game has never worked on my iPad and I've owned it since version 1.3. It always crashes after tapping on a race track. I've looked on their forum and other people have had similar problems and I tweeted my issue on Twitter with them. Poor.

    • Cornfox representative

      1) Update iPad firmware.
      2) Make sure there is plenty of free space on your ipad
      3) Kill all memory hogging games from background (double tap home button).
      4) Delete Death Rally and download it again.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for those tips, sadly I've done them all, more than once. :-(

      • Cornfox representative

        I'm sorry to hear that. Which iPad model do you have? iPad1 or 2 - which GB model etc.

      • Anonymous

        First Gen iPad with 32GB wifi only.