The gameplay has remained intact in regards to the original release. That is, you participate in races in which anything goes, all from a top-down perspective which is rather uncommon in today's racing games.
The objective of the race normally is to be the first to cross the finish line. But that isn't always the only way to win, as you can also destroy the rest of the competitors with the help of the many weapons that are available throughout the race.
Death Rally was a very addicting game when it came out more than 15 years ago, and it still is today. Driving the different vehicles in the game is very fun, and destroying your opponents even more so.