Wacky Wheels (DOS)

64
Critic Score
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3.7
User Score
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Description

Wacky Wheels is a go-kart racing game where you can play any of eight wacky animals. Each animal has its own colorful antics and animations, including a camel, elephant, moose, panda, pelican, raccoon, shark, and tiger. You can use a variety of special pick-ups and power ups to use on your opponents, like hedgehog bullets, bombs and oil to make your opponents slip and lose control.

The modes offered are Single player racing, Two player race on a split screen to play with a friend, Two player shoot out to battle in an area against a friend, Wacky duck shoot where you have to shoot as many ducks as possible before the time runs out and an online mode called Comm-Bat play. The racing mode has an amateur, pro and champion class as well as a time attack and a kid mode.

Screenshots

Wacky Wheels DOS Character selection (it's probably easier if you're below the age of twelve)
Wacky Wheels DOS Race selection
Wacky Wheels DOS You can shoot fireballs or hedgehogs (!) once you've collected them.
Wacky Wheels DOS Duck Hunt results

Alternate Titles

  • "Wacky Kart" -- Working title

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User Reviews

It's for kids, and my kid loved it. zeta thompson (45) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
A damn fine game. Tomer Gabel (4354) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Mario Kart for the pc, only without Mario.... YAY!!!! Zovni (9321) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine Oct 31, 1995 81 out of 100 81
Génération 4 Jan, 1995 74 out of 100 74
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1995 68 out of 100 68
PC Joker Jan, 1995 67 out of 100 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1995 8 out of 12 67
PC Fun Nov, 1994 12 out of 20 60
The DOS Spirit Dec 21, 2009 2 out of 6 33

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Trivia

According to Andy Edwardson comments in the Apogee FAQ, Wacky Wheels was first shown to Copysoft before reaching a publishing deal with Apogee, however included on the diskette he had given CopySoft was C++ Source Code.

Later on, CopySoft released Skunny Kart, which Andy believes must have used the engine code from Wacky Wheels, based on his knowledge of Copysoft's programming resources.

Related Web Sites

  • Phil's Wacky Wheels Page (You can find every Wacky Wheels cheat code, a way to jump over the walls, and lots of other information about Wacky Wheels.)
  • Wikipedia (open encyclopedia page about Wacky Wheels)
Plix (203) added Wacky Wheels (DOS) on Nov 15, 1999
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