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V-Rally Coverart.png
European PlayStation cover art
Developer(s) Infogrames
Velez & Dubail
Eden Studios
Publisher(s) PlayStation
Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Color & Nintendo 64 Game Boy
Ocean Software
Director(s) Stéphane Baudet
Designer(s) Stéphane Baudet
Platform(s) PlayStation, Windows, Game Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color
Release date(s) PlayStation
  • EU: July, 1997[1]
  • NA: September 30, 1997[2]
  • JP: January 8, 1998
Microsoft Windows
  • EU: 1997
Edition '99
  • NA: August 31, 1999
  • EU: September 1999
Game Boy
  • EU: 1998
Nintendo 64
  • EU: December 7, 1998
  • NA: August 31, 1999[3][4]
  • JP: October 14, 1999
Game Boy Color
  • EU: 1999
  • NA: June, 1999
  • JP: October 14, 1999
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

V-Rally (also known as Need for Speed: V-Rally in North America[5]) is a 1997 rally racing video game, developed by Eden Studios for the PlayStation and published by Infogrames. The budget Platinum re-release of the PlayStation version added support for DualShock controllers. The game was a bestseller in the UK for 3 months.[6]

Symbian UIQ version[edit]

There was a Symbian UIQ version designed for mobile phone such as Sony Ericsson P910/P900/P800.

It includes 11 configurable cars, 13 tracks of the 1997 FIA World Rally Championship season.

V-Rally Edition '99[edit]

V-Rally Edition '99, a Nintendo 64, PC port of the game, was released in 1999, offering slightly improved graphics and menus. Includes all cars and tracks of the 1998 FIA World Rally Championship.

Game Boy Color version[edit]

It includes 20 stages in 10 worldwide locations.


Unlike other rally games available at the time, such as Colin McRae Rally, V-Rally allowed two players to race directly against one another, rather than against the clock, in a split screen mode.

In both games, players can race in 10 locations. The game includes 11 official World Rally Championship cars, with 4 from WRC and 7 from Formula 2 Kit Cars.


Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 5.4/10[7]
IGN - 8/10[8]
Aggregate score
GameRankings 72.85%[10]

The Official PlayStation Magazine praised the graphics and the 2-player mode, and said the game was "a huge game, by far the most comprehensive racer on this or any other platform since Psygnosis' F1", 9/10.

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ V-Rally at GameSpot. URL retrieved on August 18, 2006.
  2. ^ Need for Speed: V-Rally at GameSpot. URL retrieved on June 22, 2006.
  3. ^ V-Rally Edition '99 (N64) at GameSpot. URL retrieved on June 22, 2006.
  4. ^ V-Rally Edition '99 (WIN) at GameSpot. URL retrieved on June 22, 2006.
  5. ^ The North American release of the game is tagged with an additional "Need for Speed" prefix after Electronic Arts acquired the rights to publish the game in the United States in order to help sales of the game, due to the fact that rally racing held little support in the U.S.[citation needed] The game was not originally intended to be part of the Need for Speed series; neither the game's development was done by Electronic Arts Canada (which at the time was the primary developer of the Need for Speed series), nor was it developed in as association with Electronic Arts in any way. The Need for Speed prefix was reused for the North American release of V-Rally 2 and dropped in V-Rally 3.
  6. ^ Gallup UK Playstation sales chart, November 1997, published in Official UK PlayStation Magazine issue 25
  7. ^ GameSpot Staff (December 5, 1997). "Need for Speed: V-Rally Review". GameSpot. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ IGN Staff (November 5, 1997). "Need For Speed: V-Rally". IGN. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ V-Rally review, Official UK PlayStation Magazine, Future Publishing, July 1997, issue 21, page 94
  10. ^ "Need For Speed: V-Rally". GameRankings. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 

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