Mobile Hype: Codemasters Releases Original Colin McRae Rally Game For iOS Devices

Posted on 06.27.13 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

Before DiRT and Ken Block, Codemasters racing games rested on the shoulders of Colin “The God Of Rally” McRae.  Colin McRae Rally was THE rally game to own back in the day and still remains on the top 10 all time best racing games in the minds of many.  Eventually Codemasters moved on to the DiRT series but to pay tribute to Mr. McRae and press the nostalgia buttons in all of our hearts, Codemasters has released the original Colin McRae Rally game for iOS devices!

Now when  you are in a long line, waiting for the movie to start, or on the great white throne, you can live out your day dreams of rally racing.  Colin McRae Rally is available today in the iTunes store for $4.99.

Unfortunately, the game is not available for Android devices (which is what I own) but hopefully that will change soon!  For now, check out the official trailer and press release below while you are waiting for the game to download.

Press Release:

HIT THE DIRT ON THE GO AS COLIN MCRAE RALLY™  COMES TO iOS DEVICES FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY

The Genre-Defining Off-Road Experience Now Perfectly Tuned for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, Gameplay Video Now Showing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig5qQR6_9cw


Los Angeles – June 27, 2013
 – Codemasters® today announced that Colin McRae Rally™ is now available from the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch*. With upgraded and tuned content based on the acclaimed 2001 PlayStation title Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (90% Metacritic), Colin McRae Rally is the first smart device rally game from Codemasters and costs just $4.99. Gamers can prepare to go point-to-point with a gameplay video, now showing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig5qQR6_9cw
Colin McRae Rally for iOS features 30 classic rally stages, with a combined distance of over 130km to be raced with four legendary cars: the Ford Focus, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Lancia Stratos and Subaru Impreza. Players can go flat out through the dirt and dust of the Australian outback, take on dramatic climbs through the mountains of Greece and get sideways on the tight and twisty tarmac of Corsica.  

Running the critically acclaimed Colin McRae Rally handling and physics model under the hood, players will feel the thrill of putting pedal to metal as they take on different surface types and blast through beautiful but challenging environments. Pace notes are read by professional co-rally driver Nicky Grist to help gamers fully commit through each and every stage, while if players do overcook the gas the game’s dynamic damage model kicks into play as windows shatter, bodywork crumbles and parts fall off.  
“It’s an exciting challenge to bring Colin McRae Rally to iOS for the first time,” said Peter Harrison, Senior Producer. “We wanted to make tackling every turn and jump of the point-to-point courses on your smart device as satisfying as playing those classic Colin
McRae Rally
 games on home consoles of the day. We’ve worked hard to make sure that the physics and car handling systems let you feel the wheels gripping and slipping on different surfaces like gravel and asphalt. We’ve also paid attention to improving the graphical models and textures to look super-sharp on today’s screens, along with sourcing high quality engine sounds.”
Featuring a range of different game modes including quick races, full rallies and Championships, players can also customize their experience with different controls schemes and views. Gamers can also post their best times to leaderboards, unlock achievements and challenge their friends.

Colin McRae Rally
 is available from the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Fans can keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio by speeding over to www.colinmcraerally.com and www.facebook.com/dirtgame or follow the team at www.twitter.com/dirtgame.

* An iPad 2 or newer, iPhone 4S/5, or iPod touch (5th gen) is required to play Colin McRae Rally on iOS.

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