There’re absolutely zero reasons not to get this incredibly slick, fly-by-the-seat-of-you-pants remake of the 90’s classic racing shooter Death Rally iOS game unless you hate fun or you’re dead.
The game puts you at the helm at any one of a handful of cars that you can access once unlocked, then pits you against five other drivers in a seemingly endless succession of explosive, frenzied races. It’s slick, gorgeous, incredibly fun to play and filled with little details that’ll make you squeal like a hamster with delight. Almost certainly the most fun to be had on the iPhone for free; and because it’s a Universal Binary app, it looks stunning on the iPad.
It’s not going to be free forever though, so floor that pedal if you want it.
When he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.