Codemasters’ first Colin McRae Rally game launched way back in 1998. That original game gave players the chance to experience that famous ‘if in doubt, flat out’ attitude that made Colin McRae such a legend in the sport. Our partnership with Colin helped turn millions of fans into living-room-Rally-champions, and left a legacy that continues through our off-road DiRT franchise today which keeps Rally and that ‘flat-out’ spirit at its heart.
Over the last 15 years, Codemasters has become synonymous with setting the standard for off-road games. Since then, we’ve developed Rally and off-road games for major gaming platforms across the world, and we couldn’t have imagined the on-going success of these games and the passion from our fans for these titles way back when that first game launched.
Today we’re excited to announce an exciting new milestone for Codemasters – we’re bringing that classic Colin McRae Rally experience to a new generation of gamers and devices with the release of Colin McRae Rally for iOS. This is our first Rally game for these platforms, and we wanted to make tackling every turn and jump of the point-to-point courses on your mobile just as satisfying as playing on home consoles, so we went back to those early titles as inspiration to recreate an experience with the soul of the original but much more focused on what was at the core of the series, Stage Rally.
The game features cars and tracks that originally appeared in Colin McRae 2.0, the second game in the series. In this new version of Colin McRae Rally you’ll be able to compete on 30 stages over 130 Kilometres as you go flat out through the dirt and the 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.
It was a lot of fun bringing classics like the Subaru Impreza, Lancia Stratos and Colin McRae’s Ford Focus to life on these small screen devices. To do them justice, 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. It’s these systems that power the core of the gameplay, or more simply, the fun.
To help you navigate each stage, we’ve preserved legendary Rally co-driver Nicky Grist’s original pace notes, and his voice recordings too. Add to that Game Centre achievements and leaderboards, retina support, both touch and tilt controls and we believe this is the perfect bite-sized Colin McRae experience for you and your iOS device
Colin McRae Rally for iOS is available now and can be downloaded from the App Store.