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Thunder Rally
Developer(s): Retro Studios
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo GameCube
Category: Racing
Players: 1
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: N/A
Copyrights: N/A
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Thunder Rally was a vehicular combat game in development for the Nintendo GameCube by Retro Studios. Originally known under the tentative name Car Combat[1][2], the game was said to be a "Twisted Metal Black killer", described in their original pitch to Nintendo as "QuakeWorld, Twisted Metal 2, and Mario Kart 64 with shades of Mad Max and Street Fighter II."[1]

The game would have featured a small number of stages, fewer and smaller than other vehicle combat titles, but would have featured more weapons and more interactivity in the levels.[1] The game was also originally planned to offer Internet connectivity, allowing players to battle online.[1] While slated to launch later in 2001[2], the project was ultimately cancelled as it was deemed too "high-risk"[1] and to focus resources on Retro's other titles in development at the time, Raven Blade and Metroid Prime.[2][1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 A Retrospective: The Story of Retro Studios. N-Sider (December 17, 2004). Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Retro Regroups. IGN (February 15, 2001). Retrieved January 6, 2017.