Wacky Wheels is a first person go-kart game with everything you would expect. The drivers are different animals and there are power-ups you can use to attack the other cars. Most of the weapons are hedgehogs who are sitting on the track, doing some pretty strange things. When you hit them with your car, you get hedgehogs which you can shoot at other players. There are a number of different modes of play, including a mode in which you shoot ducks on go-karts and a versus mode. According to Apogee, there was no v1.0 release, and yet one has been found! There are 42 tracks in the registered version.
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Complete version history:
|Wacky Wheels v1.1 Shareware Episode (1,655,316 bytes)||17 October 1994||DOS||Play online|
|Wacky Wheels v1.0 Shareware Episode (1,579,530 bytes)||10 September 1994||DOS|
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Apogee still sells the registered version of this game for $5.99 by download.
The following command line parameters can be used in both the shareware and registered versions of the game:
/2 Fast gameplay.
/3 Really fast gameplay.
/debug Create a ERR.LOG file as you play.
turbo Activate the turbo key [brake]+[fire].
jump Activate the jump key [brake]+[accelerate].
Additionally, you can specify ONE of the following three weapon parameters:
hog Get 99 hedgehogs.
ice Get 99 ice cubes.
fire Get 99 fireballs.
Hitting [F10] during game play will write the screen out to a PCX file.
There is a way to play a track from the registered version of Wacky Wheels in the shareware version, namely, the track featured in the ordering information. Follow these steps:
1.start a new game and complete track 1
2.save the game and quit to the main menu
3.look at the ordering information
4.go back to main menu and restore the saved game
If you start a race, and don't move at all, you can see the Dopefish. Start spinning in a circle while holding the brake on. If you complete a full circle without letting the lion that starts the race leave the screen, you'll see Dopefish. You can repeat it as many times as you want so long as the lion does not leave the screen.
Miscellaneous Command Line Parameter
"now" will start the game directly from the main menu.