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    Version: 1.6 | Updated: 02/22/98 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    Welcome to the DEATH RALLY FAQ guide. Just so you are aware, I will include
    any info for both the SHAREWARE and REGISTERED version of this game. Hope this
    helps you out.
    
    
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                             VERSION 1.6/FEBRUARY 22, 1998
    
    
    WHAT IS DEATH RALLY? (Obvious first question)
    =============================================
    Death Rally is a top/down view racing game with the play style closely related
    to 2 games called Super Sprint and Super Off Road. In this game, you race up
    against 3 other race cars who will do anything to get their way to win. Just
    so you know, this game can be played normally or if you want some action, you
    can choose to race with weapons and blow away your opponents. A game like this
    will require skill, cunning, and the ability to stay alive and win at all
    costs.
    
    
    1.) HOW DO I GET STARTED IN THIS RACE?
    ======================================
    (I will automatically assume you have started a game and have put in your name
    at the start and have chosen a face for yourself.) Okay, now that you have
    your name, might as well give your car a color and choose either to have
    weapons or not. (I'll assume you chose YES on the weapons question.) Now, when
    you start off, you will get a "CRAPPY" car. (In other words you start out as
    the only one who has no upgrades and has a car that has poor handling.) I will
    say this, winning will not be easy, since you will start off with this car. Do
    pick the EASY race when you start, if you choose the other races, you will
    surely lose. Of course if you don't want to make this race count, when you are
    asked to select a race, just sit there until all the races are full or press
    the ESC key. This way, you can save your money, and you won't get credited for
    racing. This effect basically counts as a null race, meaning, you didn't
    participate. If you do decide to just let all the races get full and not
    participate, then skip to question 5.
    
    
    2.) WHAT IF I DECIDE NOT TO USE WEAPONS?
    ========================================
    Then you will race around the track without being able to do much damage to
    other cars. Yes, you can do damage if you don't use weapons, but just not as
    much. You would have to ram the opponent with your car in order to do some
    damage to other cars. It's your basic race game when you choose no weapons.
    
    
    3.) OKAY, SO I HAVE SELECTED THE EASIEST RACE, WHAT NOW?
    ========================================================
    Well, prey for a miracle and hope you win at LEAST 3rd place. Like I said, you
    start out with a crappy car, so don't expect to win all the time with your
    first race. If you don't win at all, (meaning you won last) you will not get
    any money for a reward. If you are a first racer, and during the race, you got
    a track that had a lot of twist and turns in the race, maybe you might want to
    start over and hope that you get a better race track. This is usually the best
    option if that happens.
    
    
    4.) WELL, I DID MY BEST AFTER THE RACE, NOW I AM IN THE SHOPS, WHAT NOW?
    ========================================================================
    Well, if you won at LEAST 3rd place, you will get $188 for that race and you
    got a point rating for getting a position higher than forth. You could also
    try to see if you can upgrade your car in the shops, or maybe get a new motor
    vehicle better than the one you have now. Or save up and try to see if you can
    win the next race. (For those of you who are first timers, play the EASY races
    for a while so you can stand a chance of winning. Just keep at it until you
    have gotten used to the game a while.)
    
    
    5.) WHAT IF I DIDN'T PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THE RACES AT THE START?
    ==================================================================
    Well, although you will not be counted for a win or lose, you will not get any
    money or anything else for that matter. You will then get a listing of who won
    what race. Then you will see your ranking at the moment, then you will be
    taken to the shops to upgrade your car. Unfortunately, if you didn't race the
    first time, then you don't have enough to make any upgrades except for your
    armor, which is useless at this point.
                  
    
    6.) WHAT IS A POINT RATING?
    ===========================
    If you win 3rd place or higher and depending on which race you chose, you get
    a certain amount of points. These points will give you a rank and you will be
    able to see what rank you are when you see the RANK listing after the race,
    and during the shops on the right hand side of the screen. The more points you
    have, the higher you will get in the rankings.
    
    
    7.) FIRST OFF, HOW MANY POINTS WILL I RECIEVE IN ANY OF THE RACES?
    ==================================================================
    Okay, here is a list of rankings you will recieve if you enter any of the
    following races during the game and win either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd...
    
          EASY            MEDIUM            HARD
          ====            ======            ====
    1st = 3pts             5pts             10pts = (Manual says "8pts")
    2nd = 2pts             3pts              7pts
    3rd = 1pt              1pt               4pts
    
    As you can see, the points add up. Just so you know, yes, there is something
    special when you rank #1 in the rankings, but I'll save that question for
    last.
    
    
    8.) YOU MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT MONEY, DO I WIN CERTAIN AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO?
    ==============================================================================
    Yes, again, it depends on what race you are in and what you place in the race.
    Here is a list of earnings you will get for each race...
    
          EASY            MEDIUM            HARD
          ====            ======            ====
    1st = $750            $3000             $12000
    2nd = $375            $1500              $6000
    3rd = $188             $375              $1500
    
    As you can see, the tougher the race you are in, the more money you will get
    out of it.
    
    
    9.) OKAY, LETS TALK ABOUT GETTING MORE MONEY, CAN THAT BE DONE?
    ===============================================================
    Yes, this is achieved several ways. Here is a list of how to get more money
    in this game...
    
    A.) Picking up "$" during the race will give you more money (money varies)
    B.) Win 1st place 3 times in a row will earn you money after the race
    C.) Taking only 2% damage or less will earn you some money after the race
    D.) Killing a racer for someone will earn you money
    E.) Getting the steroids for someone and winning 1st will earn you BIG BUCKS
    F.) Killing all the cars in the race you are in will earn you bucks
    G.) Ask the LOANSHARK for a loan, but you will have to pay it back soon
    
    If you want more info about some of the above, see question 24. As you can
    see, there are LOTS of ways of winning extra money for you if you don't like
    the winnings you get when you win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. Do remember that
    some of the above stuff can increase with new cars that you buy.
    
    
    10.) OKAY, YOU WERE SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT GETTING BETTER CARS?
    ===============================================================
    Yes, you can get better cars in the game. I hope you have lots of dough with
    you, because you are gonna need it. New cars don't come cheap so you will need
    all the dough you can get. Here is a list of vehicles you can buy in the game.
    The names are what the game calls it, I will tell you what it looks like in
    reality...
    
    A.) VAGABOND    = This is what you start with, it looks like a VOLKS WAGON bug
    B.) DERVISH     = This is a good vehicle to get next, it's a pickup truck
    C.) SENTINEL    = Better than the Dervish, faster, it looks like a family car
    D.) SHRIEKER    = This is a great car, 2 guns to fire, looks like camero
    E.) WRAITH      = Awesome car, 2 guns and good speed, looks like porche
    F.) DELIVERATOR = Best car you can get, looks like MACH 5 from SPEED RACER
    
    Along with these cars comes much upgrading. What I will list now is the up-
    grades needed for each car that you buy. The rating I use is the amount of
    upgrades needed for that car to get max stats, the speed shown is the max
    speed that is possible for that vehicle only...
    
    A.) VAGABOND    = ENGINE-1 TIRES-2 ARMOR-1 SPEED-60
    B.) DERVISH     = ENGINE-2 TIRES-2 ARMOR-2 SPEED-75
    C.) SENTINEL    = ENGINE-2 TIRES-3 ARMOR-2 SPEED-90
    D.) SHRIEKER    = ENGINE-3 TIRES-3 ARMOR-3 SPEED-110
    E.) WRAITH      = ENGINE-3 TIRES-4 ARMOR-3 SPEED-130
    F.) DELIVERATOR = ENGINE-4 TIRES-4 ARMOR-4 SPEED-160
    
    Now what follows is a list of the cars with their prices, keep in mind that
    the prices listed is for a new car without any upgrades to the new car. Also
    remember that you can get a refund with your old car to, including the prices
    for the upgrades you gave the car, the problem is that you get a 25% refund,
    so you basically get a little bit back from your old car. Prices are as
    follows...
    
    A.) VAGABOND    = $500
    B.) DERVISH     = $2500
    C.) SENTINEL    = $6500
    D.) SHRIEKER    = $11500
    E.) WRAITH      = $25000
    F.) DELIVERATOR = $45000
    
    There is in fact another car, but this is the boss car. (As of now, there have
    been rumors about being able to play as the boss car, but if that is true, it
    is unknown to me at this time. For those of you who own the SHAREWARE version
    of this game, you are not able to select the SHRIEKER, WRAITH, or DELIVERATOR
    in the game, and you cannot play against the secret boss in SHAREWARE game.)
    Some things that you will need to remember when you want a new car is...
    
    A.) The next car you want to buy will always be more expensive than the one
        you have.
    
    B.) Prices for upgrading cars increase when you get a new vehicle.
    
    C.) The cars speed will also increase with each new car, that is why getting
        the tire upgrades is more important.
    
    
    11.) ABOUT THESE UPGRADES, DO THEY HELP ME, AND DO THEY COST?
    ============================================================
    First, yes, the upgrades do help you out a lot, especially if you want to
    control your vehicle more easily, move faster in the race, and be better 
    protected during a race. If you are a first timer at this game, it would be
    best if you upgraded your tires first. Handling will play an important part in
    this game. Then upgrade your engines, then your armor. Second, yes, it will
    cost you some major bucks to do some serious upgrading, so save your money for
    upgrades, not weapon add ons. Also remember that once you buy an upgrade, the
    upgrade is permanent, you don't lose what you gain. Here is a list of the
    upgrade costs for all the cars in the game...
    
         VAGABOND   DERVISH   SENTINEL   SHRIEKER   WRAITH   DELIVERATOR
         ========   =======   ========   ========   ======   ===========
    E1 = $1000      $1250     $2500      $2500      $5000    $7550
    E2 =            $2500     $3750      $3750      $7500    $11750
    E3 =                                 $5000      $10000   $15800
    E4 =                                                     $22450
    
    T1 = $500       $1000     $2500      $2500      $4000    $6000
    T2 = $1000      $2000     $3000      $3000      $5500    $8500
    T3 =                      $4000      $4000      $6000    $9750
    T4 =                                            $7500    $12500
    
    A1 = $200       $200      $1000      $2025      $3200    $5525
    A2 =            $600      $1200      $3925      $4550    $7250
    A3 =                                 $5950      $6950    $12525
    A4 =                                                     $15505
    
    
    12.) WHAT ABOUT THE EXTRA WEAPONS THAT YOU CAN BUY AFTER THE SHOPS?
    ===================================================================
    Well, if you feel as though you want to give yourself an added advantage, then
    go ahead, but it will only last for one race, and certain items last for only
    a little while during the race. I'll go ahead and explain what each of the
    extra weapons mean while in the weapons shop...
    
    MINES     = Only works when someone is behind you during a race
    SPIKES    = These are great, they replace your front bumpers for rear attacks
    ROCKETS   = This is a ROCKET nitro, when you use the nitro, you go much faster
    SABATAGE  = This damages the most powerful racer when you choose a race
    LOANSHARK = It only increases your money, but you have to pay it back soon
    
    If you want to know the best buys, then that would be the SPIKES for being
    able to hit your opponent from the back side and does great damage, and the
    SABATAGE for at least getting ONE person weak and possibly out of the way.
    (For those of you who own the shareware version of this game, you can only get
    certain ones at certain times. It basically randomizes what you can buy, but
    if you have the registered version, you can get these weapons ANYTIME you want
    to. Keep in mind of course that these options are only available if you are
    playing a game with the weapons ability.) The LOAN SHARK can be good or bad
    for you. First off, please remember tha the LOAN SHARK will not give you any
    money until you have raced on a track, and have won at least third place when
    you did. It helps you get some money if you are short on funds, and you can
    try to purchase a better vehicle if you think you can get enough money for it.
    The problem with this is that you have to pay this money back after 3 races
    and there is an interest charge when you pay it back. If you don't pay it
    back, well, lets just say that you will be in deep trouble. Mines are okay,
    but the trouble is that they can effect you to if you are not careful. You
    see, mines are only used to slowdown as well as damage other cars, but if you
    planted a mine and none of the cars hit the mine, and you go around a lap to
    the area where the mine is, you can, if fact, take damage from your own mines.
    Please be wary of this. (Keep in mind that the extra weapons option is not
    available to you if you choose to race without weapons.)
    
    
    13.) CAN THE CPU PLAYERS GET THESE WEAPONS TO?
    ==============================================
    Yes, they can get the same stuff as you can when you are racing, so do watch
    out for that. Just so you know, the only thing the CPU cannot do is SABATAGE
    your car. (Apparently, you have some good security on your car.) You can also
    tell when they have certain stuff during the race by watching their features
    when you are racing. If you see spikes on the bumpers of any vehicle, then
    they OBVIOUSLY have spiked bumpers, if you see a car shoot out flames on it's
    back side of the car, then they have rocket nitros, but if you see something
    come out of their rear and it explodes when you touch it, then they OBVIOUSLY
    have mines. Watch out if they have ANY of these abilities.
    
    
    14.) IF THE CPU CAN BUY NEW WEAPONS, THEN SURELY THEY CAN BUY NEW VEHICLES?
    ===========================================================================
    Actually, no, they can't. For some ODD reason, the character that started with
    a car will still be driving the same car until the end of the game. You are
    the only person who can buy a new vehicle, no matter what. The reason for this
    (I'm guessing at this) is to make sure the CPU doesn't cheat and suddenly get
    rich and all the CPU opponents get the DELIVERATOR in one game. I mean think
    about it, do you want to race up against everybody who ALL have DELIVERATORs
    in ANY race you go in? Although I do have to admit that the game is rather
    easy if you are a highly experienced racer.
    
    
    15.) WELL THEN, CAN YOU TELL ME WHO OWNS WHAT VEHICLE?
    ======================================================
    Well, okay, I'll list who has what vehicle with their name next to the car
    name. This can be important to you if you know how to use the info...
    
    BOGUS BILL = VAGABOND
    FARMER TED = VAGABOND
    LIZ ARDEN  = DERVISH
    DIESEL JOE = DERVISH
    MIC DAIR   = DERVISH
    MORI SATO  = SENTINEL
    SUZY STOCK = SENTINEL
    IRON JOHN  = SENTINEL
    CHER STONE = SENTINEL
    LEE VICE   = SHRIEKER
    DARK RYDER = SHRIEKER
    GREG PECK  = SHRIEKER
    MAD MAC    = WRAITH
    MOTOR MARY = WRAITH
    MATT MILER = WRAITH
    CLINT WEST = WRAITH
    NASTY NICK = DELIVERATOR
    JANE HONDA = DELIVERATOR
    SAM SPEED  = DELIVERATOR
    DUKE NUKEM = DELIVERATOR
    
    As you can see, this game does have a wide range of racers. Plus, you can sort
    of tell who will drive in which race, just by watching who enters what race.
    Please also remember that you can knock out a racer when you choose a face
    at the beginning of the game that represents a character in the game. This can
    be very helpful if you want to get to the top by taking out, at least, one
    good driver.
    
    
    16.) IF THAT IS THE CASE, WHO'S FACE SHOULD I USE TO TAKE THAT PERSON OUT?
    ==========================================================================
    DUKE NUKEM!!! (He looks like the one in blonde, buzzcut hair with shades, and
    has a silly grin on his face. That's the person to be as when you race in this
    game, and if you want to get to the top without any trouble from him.) The
    reason for this is that he has an armor rating that is higher than the game
    will allow you to have. He basically has an armor rating of 5 instead of the
    normal highest, which is 4. (I don't know why they made such a tough character
    since he is not the last boss in the game.)
    
    
    17.) CAN DUKE NUKEM BE BEATEN IF YOU WERE TO RACE AGAINST HIM?
    ==============================================================
    Yes, but it will require a lot of skill and experience. It will take you the
    whole entire race to actually take him out if you were to use your guns and
    other weapons. As mentioned, he has an armor rating that is not possible for
    you to get. Beating him is possible, but it is going to be tough to do since
    he is so tough and will be just as fast as you if you have the same type of
    car he has. So, If you plan to choose a face, please choose this one to make
    the game a little easier or you.
    
    
    18.) CAN THE CPU AMMO SUPPLY RUN OUT DURING A RACE?
    ===================================================
    Yes, they too can only fire their weapons for so long before they have to pick
    up more ammo during the race. This also includes nitros and mines. (Although
    I have noticed that sometimes the racers do have a way of catching up to you
    when you are way ahead of the race. How can that be?)
    
    
    19.) HOW MANY RACE TRACKS ARE THERE IN THIS GAME?
    =================================================
    There are 18 unique tracks to race on, and the secret track with the boss car
    on that track, so that makes 19 tracks. In the SHAREWARE, there is only 6
    unique tracks available.
    
    
    20.) WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THESE TRACKS?
    ==========================================
    Really nothing, except that each track has is own UPs and DOWNs if you are not
    careful. What I mean is, some of the tracks are tricky if you don't know the
    track well. As mentioned before, if you race on a new track you have not seen
    before at all, practice on it on an easier level, then try to race in that
    track with the other bad boys/girls.
    
    
    21.) IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT THESE TRACKS?
    ===================================================================
    Okay, here is the complete info that I can tell you about the tracks so far...
    
    A.) Some tracks have gaps or shortcuts which allow you to be able to get to
        the other side of the track, but you can get caught taking shortcuts when
        you do this. Please be very careful when using shortcuts. Sometimes the
        game will let you slip by once or twice, but once in a while, the game
        will not give you any winnings what so ever because you cheated by taking
        a shortcut through a gap you saw. So if for some reason you didn't win any
        money from a race, this is why. (Sometimes going backwards can cause the
        game to not give you money either.)
    
    B.) You can, in fact, shoot innocent people that stand near the road of this
        game. They are just your average local fans, cheering for their favorite
        racer. Another thing you can do is run over these people as well. Of
        course by doing so will slow you down, but the blood marks it makes when
        you kill them, give the race track a nice color of BLOOD. (Talk about
        painting a town RED...LOL)
    
    C.) Some race tracks have some interesting 3-D effects. Like some of the race
        tracks that are in the city are rather interesting to see when you are
        racing.
    
    D.) Some tracks have some bonuses, and/or has some hazards that you need to
        watch out for. Like one race track has speed boost areas of the track.
        What I mean is on certain tracks, they have speed boosters that help you
        go faster for a short time. It's mostly used for if you have low nitros
        and you want to get a short boost for a short time. You will know the
        track has speed boosters if you see several arrows embedded in the road
        so you can drive over them and go faster. (Yes, there is another track
        with arrows on them, but those are WHITE arrows, they don't look like they
        are embedded on the road.)
    
    E.) Some race tracks have walls or corners which can sometimes slow you down
        to a halt if you are not careul of how you turn on the corners. Plus,
        hitting corners can damage your car by doing so, this is something you
        need to remember when you are making a turn near a wall or solid object.
    
    As you can see, tracks can be good for you, or bad for you if you are not
    careful on how to treat your car while racing, or the track for that matter.
    
    
    22.) CAN YOU AT LEAST GIVE ME SOME TIPS ON BEING A GOOD DRIVER?
    ===============================================================
    Okay, I'll see what I can do, but keep in mind that everyone has their own
    strategy for playing this game, using this may not be the right thing for you
    or it may not work to your advantage, but some tips here will be rather useful
    when you are playing this game...
    
    A.) Always upgrade your tires first, handling is going to be important to you
        if you race with a new vehicle. Then upgrade your armor next, unless you
        plan to try to out run your opponent, then upgrade your engines. If you
        are playing without weapons, then upgrade your engines next, not armor.
    
    B.) If you are low on cash, ask LOANSHARK for some, but you better pay it back
        soon or you will be in a bad situation. One thing to also remember when
        you ask the LOANSHARK for some money, you need to win some races in the
        game or he will not let you have any money at all. It's just the way it is
        wit this game.
    
    C.) Do your best to take out the last driver if you are falling behind, being
        third is better than last.
    
    D.) When you are about to race, don't start out early, let the pack pass you,
        the reason is you want to be able to do some damage to the other cars so
        that you at least have a better chance of taking out a car or 2 or 3. Plus
        by doing this, you won't take damage, you will dish out damage. But do try
        to catch up to the pack so you don't fall behind.
    
    E.) During a race, do your best to collect the "$" symbols on the road to get
        yourself more money for yourself. The problem with this is that if you
        finish last, you do not get any of the money you collected during a race.
        This also applies if you took a shortcut through a wall or side road.
    
    F.) Try to keep up with your ammo supply. Collect the ammo icons when ever
        possible to make sure you don't run out of ammo to soon. Also try to spare
        your ammo so you can get some good hits in. (This is only important if you
        are playing a game with the weapons option on.)
    
    G.) If you are a first time racer, and you are stuck with the VAGABOND, maybe
        getting a loan from the LOADSHARK is not such a bad idea. You do get a
        nice some of money, but the money you get varies with the car you have,
        so remember this. Also remember that you have to pay it back, or else.
        Also remember that he will only give you the money if you have won some
        races.
    
    H.) If you do win a race, and you have enough money for it, REPAIR your car
        first. The damage you took can accumulate if you don't start to repair
        your car.
    
    As you can already tell, this will require some skill if you want some of
    these tips to work for you. It might be best if you played the game a few
    times to get to know the moves, vehicles, and other things before you try to
    actually play a real game.
    
    
    23.) COULD YOU TELL ME WHAT EACH ICON MEANS WHEN YOU GET THEM DURING A RACE?
    ============================================================================
    Okay, this is a list of ICONS you can pickup while you are racing in the
    game...
    
    SMALL "$" = The small "$" on the road give you some money. The money actually
                varies from race to race. The tougher the race, the more money
                the icons give you.
    
    LARGE "$" = These give you some good money, but these are hard to find. If you
                see the BIG "$" icon, pick it up, it will give you 10 times the
                amount of a small "$" for that race. Again, the money you earn
                from the BIG "$" varies form race to race.
    
    WRENCHES  = These icons repair a little of the armor if you took damage. The
                amount of repairs done to your car varies, but not from race to
                race, the amount of damage repaired is chosen at random. Just like
                the "$" icons, there are 2 sizes of wrenches. There is a small
                and big wrench to pick up. Obviously the big wrench will repair
                a lot more than the small. (Manual says that the BIG wrench will
                give you 25% back, the highest I have seen was 20%.)
    
    LIGHTNING = The Bolt of Lightning icon helps you get more nitros back to your
                car. There are no 2 sizes for this, there is only one type of icon
                for this one. (Keep in mind of course that nitros can fill up by
                itself, but at a very slow rate.)
    
    AMMO      = These icons look a little like shotgun shells. When you pick these
                up, you get some ammo back. There are no 2 sizes, there is only
                one size for this icon. (Keep in mind that ammo will not fill up
                by itself at all, you can only get ammo by picking these up. The
                ammo icons will only appear if you are racing with the weapons
                option selected.)
    
    MUSHROOMS = DO NOT PICK THESE UP, THEY ARE HARMFUL TO YOU!!! If you do pick
                these up, you will experience what it is like to do drugs. The
                screen will warp weirdly and will cause your vision to go bonkers.
                This can cost you a race if you are not careful. Although it is
                possible to still drive, you will have a hard time judging when to
                turn, shoot, and speedup or slowdown.
    
    Sometimes, some of these are hard to get, some are hard to avoid, and some are
    even hard to find while racing. Also remember that these items will not stay
    on the track for very long, so pick up what ever you can before they're gone.
    
    
    24.) OKAY, SO TELL ME ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE WHO ASK ME TO DO SOMETHING FOR MONEY?
    ==============================================================================
    Okay, I'll explain in more detail about these guys...
    
    A.) One of the people will ask you to get the STEROIDS for him. This is how
        it works. When he asks you, you can say YES or NO. If you say YES, what
        you do is, during a race, look for the pills or steroids that he is asking
        for, and when you find them, get the pills and then HALL YOUR BUTT so you
        are first. You must win first place when you collect the steroids, or you
        won't get the money he offers you and he takes some of your money for not
        doing what he asked you to do. Money varies from the type of car you got.
        If you do the job right, he gives you the money at the end of the race.
    
    B.) The second type of person you will see will be a guy who places a bet with
        a friend that he believes that a certain car or person will not make it to
        the finish line. What he does is offers you a percentage of his winnings
        to you and tells you that you will get the winnings if you take a certain
        person out that he wants. You may say YES or NO to him, but saying YES
        means that you have to take him out and he must not reach the finish line
        no matter what. If you do, he offers you a large some of cash for doing
        your job. He gives you your money after the race is over. This will only
        happen if you select the weapons option ONLY. If you did not do your job
        when you excepted the offer, he takes some of your money. If you race
        without the weapons option, you will not get this guy to appear.
    
    C.) If you kill all the cars during one race, some strange looking guy comes
        to you and says that you can join his group or something like that. He
        also gives you some money for being the only person to survive that race.
        This will only happen after the race, and if you kill all the cars in that
        race you were in.
    
    D.) Some guy comes up to you and says that he was surprised to see you come
        out of that race with hardly any scratches to your paint job. He also says
        that his bet was on you and it paid him back big time and hands you some
        of his earnings that he won. This will only happen after the race, and if
        you have taken only 2% damage or less during a race.
    
    E.) If you win 1ST place 3 times in a row, some guy comes to you and says that
        your winning streak has earned you some bucks. He then hands you some
        money. This only happens after the race, and if you won 3 times in a row.
        It doesn't matter what races you have won, just win 1ST place 3 times in a
        row.
    
    Just so you know, no one in this game ever rips you off. You always get the
    money you deserve when you earn it properly. But as mentioned, if you do not
    fulfill your part of the bargain, then they will rip you off by taking some of
    your money. Another thing you must know is that the money earned is increased
    or decreased based on what type of car you have.
    
    
    25.) GEEZ, SOME OF THE NAMES OF THESE CHARATCERS ARE FUNNY, WHY?
    ================================================================
    That's APOGEE for you. (APOGEE is just a game company that helped make this
    game.) APOGEE is notorious for making games with funny and humorous people.
    Here is a list of the characters that they are making jokes about that I know
    of so far...
    
    Character name            Name They Are Joking About
    ==============            ==========================
    CHER STONE                Sharen Stone (Actress)
    CLINT WEST                Clint Eastwood (Actor/Director)
    MAD MAC                   Mad Maxx (Character from a movie)
    JANE HONDA                Jane Fonda (Actress/Erobics Instructor)
    GREG PECK                 Gregory Peck (Actor)
    LEE VICE                  (Name is based on the MIAMI VICE series)
    SAM SPEED                 (Based on cartoon series SPEED RACER, note the car)
    DUKE NUKEM                (An old character APOGEE came up with for a game)
    
    As you can see, some of the characters are closely related to real characters
    in real life, or characters that we are familar with. (Please keep in mind
    that the APOGEE name and all names mentioned, except of course the real actor
    names, are copyright and registered trademark.)
    
    
    26.) IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT I SHOULD BE AWARE OF?
    ======================================================
    Hmmm, good question. Sometimes a person can only tell you so much, but the
    real question is, "Are you ready for this?". Also, part of the trick is seeing
    if you can use the info I have given you. Information is free, but it's
    putting the information to good use that costs you. I cannot tell you anymore
    than what I have told you. It's up to you if you are ready to use the info
    I have given you. I might do an update on this FAQ, but it all depends on if
    I find any new information on this game. I hope that you can put all this info
    to good use and good luck.
    
    
    27.) WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE LAST CAR...THE BOSS CAR?
    ============================================================
    Well, here is a list of what you can expect from the secret boss car if you
    race against this person (Remember, you must rank #1 and you cannot tie with
    anyone if you want to race the boss car in the game. Also remember that you
    cannot race up against the boss car in the SHAREWARE version of this game.)
    
    A.) He is very fast, he has the fastest car in the game. I do not know if
        there is a way to play as this car, but I will add more info as it comes
        to me.
    
    B.) He will always have mines for extra weapons, so expect this from him.
    
    C.) His weapons are more powerful than yours and you will take a lot of damage
        from him if you get hit.
    
    D.) If you do have the ability to take him out, do so. You have plenty of time
        to do it. The race is 9 laps long, so you will have plenty of time to do
        anything to this guy.
    
    E.) In this race, you only race against him, no one else. It's a one-on-one
        race against time and speed.
    
    F.) There is nothing special when you beat this car in any difficulty. All you
        get is a cinematic of the boss car getting destroyed and then a closeup of
        the boss car in flames. Then the game is over. Then your name goes into
        the HIGHSCORE hall of fame. (WHOOPIDO!)
    
    G.) They call him the "ADVERSARY", as for why he is called that is beyond me,
        but it does fit his reputation.
    
    This race is gonna be a tough one and it will take all the skill of an
    experienced racer to win and/or take out this racer for good. One thing you
    need to know is that once you beat the boss car, the game is over.
    
    
    28.) YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT THERE IS NO REAL ENDING TO THIS GAME?
    ===================================================================
    That's correct. There is nothing special to see when you beat the boss car at
    the end of the race. You just get the usual "GAME OVER" screen when you win.
    The people who made this game (I'm guessing at this) didn't want you to enjoy
    the ending, they wanted you to enjoy the game. 
    
    
    29.) HEY, WHY CAN'T I SABATAGE THE BOSS CAR?
    ============================================
    Because he is the boss and he does what he wants. Also because they didn't
    want to make this game THAT easy for you. I mean, come on, if they gave you
    the SABATAGE option when you are about to race against this guy, you would be
    able to beat him NO PROBLEM, but since the game won't let you, you have to
    EARN your win, FAIR & SQUARE...(Yeah right, even the boss car plays dirty. See
    question 27 for more info.) Another thing could be is that he has the best
    security money can buy, so the boss doesn't let ANYONE mess with his car
    except him. (It's also possible that the programmers of this game decided to
    make a real game for once...[just kidding of course] ;)
    
    
    30.) CAN I RACE UP AGAINST ANYONE ELSE IN THIS GAME?
    ====================================================
    Well, that all depends, do you have a modem, network, or COMM connection?
    
    
    31.) UMM, WHY DOES THAT MATTER?
    ===============================
    Well, if you want to race up against other or more interesting racers, having
    a modem, network, or COMM connection can help. If you are using a modem, you
    can call other people to have race with you. The best modem to use is a 28.8
    or higher if you have one. (For those of you who own a 14.4 modem, you must
    know that most 14.4 modems have been known to be rather twitchy when using a
    game with modem support. If you are having trouble with your 14.4 due to a
    game that you have, call your local tech. support or computer store for help
    on this problem.) If you are using a network, it will most likely work when
    you are using multiple computers near or within the area of your network
    server. (If you are using network, please make sure you load the proper IPX
    and other network commands before you use the network option.) If you are
    using the COMM option, this is basically your COMM port connected to other
    computers around you. (If you use the COMM option, you will need to make sure
    you properly specify which COMM port you are using.) Just so you know, the
    SHAREWARE version of this game can do this to. Just so you know, you don't
    need to use ANY modem programs, there options are already in the game itself,
    it's in the main menu screen called "CONNECTION". Select that and you can then
    select the type of connection you have. (Keep in mind that both you and the
    person you want to race against must have his/her own copy of DEATH RALLY
    installed on the computer and both must have a connection of some sort.)
    
    
    32.) HOW EXCATLY WOULD THIS WORK FOR EACH TYPE OF CONNECTION?
    =============================================================
    Okay, I'll explain in more detail about each type of connection, but you must
    also realize that it would also help if you read your manuals more often,
    instead of trying to read FAQ guides...
    
    MODEM     = With this option, one person must setup the computer to CALL
                someone and the other end must select the ANSWER option. When
                someone is CALLing, the other end must be ready to ANSWER your
                call, or else there will be no connection. The number you call
                is basically the phone number of a person, like a ragular phone
                number, but the modem programs in the game will make it so that
                it will set it up so you are racing with someone on the other end
                of the phone line. Unfortunely, it is only against you and the
                person you are calling, that's it. Another problem is that this
                will go on your phone bill as a regular phone call, so you might
                want to call someone that is local rather than long distance.
    
    NETWORK   = This is a great feature to have and is a lot faster than a modem.
                This ability requires you to have a remote access to the server 
                using cables instead of modems. Plus, using a network setup will
                allow you to race up against 3 other racers at one time. That
                means 4 racers to really pump you up. How it works is, one person
                sets up the game, while the other 3 people just join in on the
                race that you create. The person who sets it up will allow all
                racers to start with a certain amount of money and the person also
                can choose the race track to race on. You can also choose whether
                or not to use weapons or not. Plus, all racers can upgrade their
                cars in the shops, as though they were playing a real game.
    
    COMM port = This feature is very similar to the NETWORK option, but with this
                one, you have to have what's known as COMM ports. These COMM ports
                are located on the back of most computers. They use special COMM
                cables that connect to other computers near you. When using this
                feature, the game will go just as fast as network, but when you
                select this option, you have to select in which COMM port you have
                it connected to when you play, or the game will not work properly.
                Just like in network play, one person selects the options, while
                the rest just wait for the game to begin.
    
    Just so you know, when using modem play, you can set up the game just like in 
    the NETWORK or COMM play. This really is a great feature to have. If you don't
    have a modem, then get what they call COMM cables. These cables can be baught
    in almost any computer store for about $5-$10 a piece. All you basically do is
    connect one COMM cable to one computer to another computer. Getting a NETWORK
    game is not that easy. You have to have a server machine or go to someone who
    has access to computers that have remote access to the server using NETWORK
    cables. Just so you know, anyone can get a server machine, but the price for
    one is very expensive. A server has a starting price of about $2000. These
    servers will give what's called a SITE LICENSE for 10 users or people.
    (Meaning that 10 computers can have access to the server at one time. A SITE
    LICENSE is a license that allows you to give a certain amount of people access
    to the server at your descretion, as long as you abide by the SITE LICENSE
    rules.) One more thing you should know is that this option is available in the
    SHAREWARE version of this game for you to test as well.
    
    
    32.) ARE THERE ANY CHEAT CODES FOR THIS GAME?
    =============================================
    Yes, there is. Some good cheat codes at that to. For those of you who don't
    want to lose the value of this game, do not read beyond this part. I will not
    be held responsible for people who suddenly hate this game when they beat it
    with these cheat codes. If you don't really care if you cheat or not, then
    read on. All these cheats are to be typed in during a part of the game, they
    will be explained below...
    
    Type these cheat codes in during the races or when you are about to race.
    =========================================================================
    DRUB  = Invincible
    DREAD = Unlimited ammo for all weapon
    DRAG  = Unlimited nitros
    DRINK = Get the ROCKET NITRO without buying it in the shops.
    DRUG  = This effect is the same as getting the MUSHROOMs (Useless)
    
    Type these cheat codes in during the shops when you are buying stuff.
    =====================================================================
    DROOL = Gives you $500,000 as your money.
    DRAW  = Gives you $1,000 each time you type the code
    DRIVE = Adds 10 points so you can get higher in the rankings
    DROP  = Removes 10 points from your rankings
    
    Here is a little easter egg that you might like to know.
    ========================================================
    When you are starting a new game, name yourself...
    
    DUKE NUKEM
    
    Make sure you type it in EXCATLY like I have it with the space between the 2
    words. Make sure you do not hold the shift keys when you do this. (For some
    reason, using the shift keys will not make this cheat work properly.) When you
    use that name, you will get the armor factor of what ever DUKE NUKEM has in
    the game. (For some reason, as mentioned several times, DUKE NUKEM has an
    armor factor that is not possible of having in the game. Even though he is
    driving a DELIVERATOR, it is not possible to have an armor rating that good.
    If you are doubting my word, just try to take him out with your weapons and
    see how long it takes you to knock him out of the race.) This is very helpful
    if you are having trouble with cars that like to shoot at you.
    
    MENTAL NOTE
    ===========
    All cheats, except for the DRIVE cheat, will work for the SHAREWARE version
    of this game.
    
    
    33.) IF YOU WERE TO RATE THIS GAME, WHAT WOULD YOU RATE IT?
    ===========================================================
    Well, I'll do my best to rate this game for you, but keep in mind that other
    people have their own opinions about games, so please do not take my rating
    as though you must trust me, just take as a warning and consideration. I rate
    the game from 1-5 on MY rating scale, 5 being the best, here is how I rate the
    game, the explainations will follow...
    
    GRAPHICS   = 4
    SOUND      = ?
    CONTROL    = 4
    UNIQUENESS = 3
    OVARALL    = 4
    DIFFICULTY = MEDIUM
    
    GRAPHICS = The graphics are rather good and smooth comparded to other race
    games that have the same gameplay feature. Although I am sure that, for a PC,
    they could have done this game in 640x480. Mostly because there is NOT that
    much background animation going on, so this could work well in that resolution
    for almost any PC system with a PENTIUM chip. I also like the fact that you
    can run over people and it will actually show the tire marks, even after you
    have gone a lap or more. The most recent games didn't leave this when you went
    around a lap again to see what you did. This has to do with new technology to
    manipulate the sprites controller when you are playing. This is also true when
    you leave tread marks on the road. When you skid or burn some rubber, the
    tread marks will still be in the exactly same location from when you first
    made the tread marks, even after you have gone more than a LAP around the
    track. This makes the game very realistic. Another thing that is very mind
    boggling is when you accidently get the MUSHROOM. The graphics warp very
    strangely, but it shows a very close likeness of what it's like to do drugs.
    (Not like I would know what drugs would look or feel like or anything  ;) )
    
    SOUND = My soundcard was not working at the time, will work on this.
    
    CONTROL = When you first start out, you get a crappy car. As with any race
    game where you can buy upgrades, it will take some patients, time, and skill
    to get the upgrades you need for your car. But, once you have gotten far in
    the game and have gotten a pretty good car, the control is very good and very
    easy to use when you are racing. Sometimes it is also best to test out the
    tracks, rather than just go all out and race on any track and hope to win. The
    key for you newbies is practice, for those of you who have played such games
    as the classic SUPER SPRINT or SUPER OFF ROAD, you people will catch on really
    fast. Another thing I do like is the fact that you can play HEAD-TO-HEAD with
    other people from around the world who have this game. If you do like to play
    up against other people for the pure pleasure of it, and you would like some
    style in a race game, then this is a must have for you HEAD-TO-HEAD players.
    (If you want more info on playing HEAD-TO-HEAD with other people, see question
    30. 31. and 32 for more info on this.)
    
    UNIQUENESS = Hmmm, a racing game with guns, mines, nitros, money, and the
    ability to buy better and more controllable cars. Well, it is rather original,
    but all they did was just took the idea of SUPER SPRINT and SUPER OFF ROAD and
    made it more interesting to people who play these games. Although, I do like
    the idea of running over innocent people who stand on the side of the roads as
    you pass them by. I also like the fact that you can upgrade your car and the
    many ways of getting money. Personally, I think that the people who made this
    game could have made more cars for us to choose from. Plus, being able to
    upgrade to 5 or 6 points for the best car so you could stand a REAL chance
    with the secret boss car could have helped out to. And how about some sort of a
    track editor for us people to edit and create. Other than my usual NICK
    PICKINESS, this game is rather unique in it's own way. People who have kids or
    want to give their kids a good game with not that much violence, this would be
    a good game to give to them. If you are just an adult, then get it for the
    pleasure of being able to blow the smokes off of a car with guns, mines, and
    pounding them with your front spiked bumpers. (Of course you need to watch out
    for the CPU's tricky way of doing the same thing to you to.) Some other things
    that make this game interesting is the fact that you not only buy cars and
    upgrades, but choosing a face for yourself, and a color or your car make this
    game stand out a little from the other race games I have seen. Of course
    another thing that makes this one so unique is that you can play HEAD-TO-HEAD
    with other people using either the modem, network, or COMM play. This feature
    seems to be the FAD with most PC games, and great fun with someone you don't
    know. 
    
    OVERALL = This game adds the fun style of SUPER SPRINT/SUPER OFF ROAD with an
    added twist of guns, mines, nitros, spikes, sabatage, and being able to get
    all the money you want (If you know how), plus the fact that the animation is
    very smooth and the playablity is very cool so that kids can play this game,
    all adds up to a great and interesting race game filled with lots of tracks to
    race on and racing up against 3 other racers at the same time. Plus the fact
    that you get to race against the secret boss car when you rank #1 in the game.
    There are also plenty of cheats (see question 25) to help you out while you
    are playing this game.
    
    DIFFICULTY = This game can be hard if you have not played such games as the
    classic SUPER SPRINT or SUPER OFF ROAD. If this is your first time to play
    with such a game, you will need to be very patient with this game. For those
    of you who have played such classic games, you will have a field day with this
    game. The game is not that difficult, but the opponents will sometimes play
    hard to get, and even down and dirty once in a while. The CPU's AI (Artificial
    Intelligence) is good. They know how to make sure you stay on their tale, and
    know how to plant the mines just right so you hit them almost everytime. Plus,
    some of the tracks are rather hard to master since the CPU is a master at
    taking the corners rather easily, but you get used to it after a few races on
    the same track over and over again. Although I will say that after beating
    this game for about the 5th-7th time, you will grow rather tired of it. The
    only replay I would get out of it would be to just be able to see how fast I
    could take out all the opponents on any track and to see how many times I can
    beat the time records on each track. If you play against someone over the
    modem, network, or COMM port, the difficulty is measured by who does play well
    and who doesn't play well.
    
    
    34.) LAST QUESTION, WHO IS THE MAKER OF THIS FAQ AND HOW CAN I CONTACT THEM?
    ============================================================================
    All you need to know is that the name of the person who wrote this is
    "COOPERTEAM". If you have anymore questions for me, or if you see something
    that I need to fix in this FAQ, you can contact me by this E-mail address...
    
    cooperteam@hotmail.com
    
    If you do have more info that you would like for me to add to this FAQ, and
    if I feel is very useful, I will give you the proper credit for doing so.
    Please let me know if you want credit for it or not, and whether or not you
    want me to post your E-mail on the next update to this FAQ. Please, only real,
    factual, and true info. No bogus info. I want to make this FAQ as real and as
    true as possible for ALL people to have. If you do send me a tip or something
    that you feel may be needed, I will test your tip out, I do happen to have
    this game, so please remember that. Please put the subject as...
    
    COOPERTEAM/DEATH RALLY
    
    or something that will indicate what you are telling me about. I know I will
    be doing an update, but it all depends on if I get the info I need for this
    game. I would also like to point out that no part of this FAQ may be
    reproduced or redone without properly asking the creator of this guide for
    permission, unless it is for personal/private use only. If you would like to
    contact me on a deal of any kind, I am sometimes a very good listener and
    would be happy to work out any deal that you might have for me. If you do use
    any of this info, please give credit where credit is due. If you would also
    like to visit my web site, it's...
    
    nsu-cc.northern.edu/hugheswk/front1.htm
    
    The web site is just a gaming info and jokes page, nothing special. It does
    have all the solution guides I have made for a lot of games. Have fun. 
    
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    ONE MORE ANNOUNCEMENT
    =====================
    Along with this FAQ guide, I have made some other FAQ and solution guides. If
    you are wondering or interested in these solution guides, look for the
    following solution guides that I have made with my name on them...
    
    DARKSUN:SHATTERED LANDS     = Solution Guide = PC
    STRONGHOLD                  = FAQ Guide      = PC
    WAR GODS                    = Strategy Guide = Multi Platform
    DARK RIFT                   = Strategy Guide = N64
    X-MEN VS STREET FIGHTER     = Strategy Guide = Multi Platform
    CLAYFIGHTER 63 1/3          = Strategy Guide = N64
    DARKSUN:WAKE OF THE RAVAGER = Solution Guide = PC (Coming Soon)