Last year, FISHLABS received nothing but top marks for their mobile game Rally Master Pro™. Starting in mid October, every iPhone and iPod touch owner will be able to put the pedal to the metal and test their rally skills in sun, rain, and snow on 27 varied and detailed extreme courses. FISHLABS has elaborately revised the graphics, including vertex colouring and dynamic lighting (OpenGL ES 1.1) and once again improved the weather simulation for the iPhone and its enormous computing power. Dynamic 3D sound effects (OpenAL) and the individual, customisable controls with manual or automatic acceleration for left- and right-handed players add the finishing touches to the hardcore rally fun. You can get first hands on at gamescom, Cologne, in Hall 4.2 booth L41/M40.
In Rally Master Pro™, three classes tear across courses of asphalt, gravel, sand, or snow. The direction of the course is announced optically and acoustically by the co-pilot, so that players can ease off of the gas at the right moment to drift cleanly through the curves and hit the tough time targets without totalling their vehicles. The weather, course, and damage-dependent driving physics provide an individual and realistic driving feel and supply players with increasing challenges, especially on uneven track surfaces. With the unique, interactive replay, the last stage can be studied with numerous vehicle and TV cameras and individual sequences can be fast forwarded and rewound. That way, drivers can memorise every curve and perfect their driving style. The 3D damage model always allows an overview of the condition of the car – the repair options can be used as a mini-game between the stages to get the car fit again for the next test.
‘With Rally Master Pro™, we will put another top title in the running for the iPhone,’ says Michael Schade, CEO of FISHLABS Entertainment GmbH. ‘Rally Master Pro™ has already set standards on Java phones. With the completely revised version for the iPhone, we have really got the most out of the hardware to roar into the top 10 of the download charts with Rally Master Pro™.
- 27 courses in a variety of countries
- Improved graphics with vertex colouring and dynamic lighting (OpenGL ES 1.1)
- Dynamic 3D sound effects (OpenAL)
- Realistic 4-point driving physics
- 3D damage model
- Wide variety of weather conditions
- Adrenaline mode
- Manual replay
- Configurable controls
- Online high scores
FISHLABS is known for their excellent graphics and adding that natural feel to the gaming environment like the sun glare in Powerboat Challenge which takes gaming on iPhone and iPod touch to the next level. The beta screenshots of Rally Master Pro™ sure look very impressive with detailed graphics and different weather conditions to race in. It will be interesting to note the performance differences on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G.
Watch the gameplay video of Rally Master Pro™ for other mobile platforms to know what to expect from this game!
Rally Master Pro™ Beta Screenshots