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Death Rally  1996

This is one of those racing games where the cars have weapons. Death Rally takes the familiar racing combat genre a bit farther by letting you kill even the spectators. You race on different tracks and make money which you can use to upgrade your car and buy weapons. In addition to the power-ups that appear on the track, there are hallucinogenic mushrooms that distort your vision. Creative elements include gamblers who pay you to destroy opponents they are betting against and loan sharks who help you buy upgrades faster, among other shady characters. Between the gameplay, crazy voices, and realistic graphics and sounds, this is one of the best racing games I have ever played. VESA VBE 1.0 is necessary to run this game. The races run in 320×240×256c VGA Mode 13h, but the rest of the game runs in 640×480×256c SVGA Mode 101h. There are 19 tracks and 6 types of car in the registered version, with only 6 tracks and 3 cars playable in the shareware version.

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Graphics modes

VGA Mode 13h
320×200×256c

Death Rally
SVGA Mode 101h
640×480×256c

Death Rally

Downloads

Complete version history:

Death Rally v1.1 Shareware Episode (6,916,681 bytes) 1 October 1996 DOS Play online
Death Rally v1.0 Shareware Episode (6,974,781 bytes) 6 September 1996 DOS

Patches

Death Rally Shareware v1.0 to v1.1 patch (646,245 bytes) 1 October 1996 DOS

Help running DOS games

Availability

Apogee still sells the registered version of this game for $5.99 by download. Remedy Software released Death Rally for Windows v1.0, a Windows XP port of the game that might run in Win9x, as freeware on 20 October 2009.

Cheat Codes

Customer Cheat

Cheats within Menu

DRAW - Get $1000
DROOL - Get $500000
DRIVE - Get 10 points (only in registered version)
DROP - Drop 10 points

Cheats within game

DRUG - Mushroom effect
DRINK - Rocket fuel
DRUB - No-damage
DREAD - Unlimited ammo
DRAG - Unlimited turbo