Jim Bonacci tips his hat off to unrealistic driving games with his ironically titled and wildly popular game, Happy Wheels. The software programmer and author was frustrated with driving games that stepped away from real-life consequences of physics in the driving genre. It was co-developed by Jason Schymick and released in 2010. Happy Wheels is both highly revered and reviled for bringing game play to super realistic and gruesome extremes. The virtual rag-doll and Flash driving simulation provides unique opportunities for game players to take on difficult courses on oddly ill-equipped vehicles, including everything from a Segway to a wheelchair. The goal of game play is to reach the finish line alive. Fans of the game can up the ante by making and editing the given courses.
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Game players choose from among 10 characters, including: Wheelchair Guy, Segway Guy, Irresponsible Dad, Effective Shopper, Moped Couple, Lawnmower Man, Explorer Guy, Santa Claus, Pogo-stick Man and Irresponsible Mom. The biker with the baby, named Irresponsible Dad, rides a ten-speed with a baby on the back. The roadway is missing huge expanses that certainly provide an eventful trip every time. If dad flips, baby and the baby seat roll off the back of the bike. Continuing on, as dad rolls over again, he loses his helmet, his arm shreds off, and so on.
The roadways are aptly named as well. Take a roll through Happy Green Hills. Speed over Speed Bridge. Run, Human is another entertaining level. The remaining levels include: Dawn of the Dead, Obstacle Course, Gut Bust Extreme, BMX Park, Snowy Mountain, A Large Satan Eats You, TrapTrac,It Keeps Happening and Rope Swings.
Game controls are simple and require nothing more than the keyboard. Mastering the arrow keys is paramount for successful game play. The left arrow leans the character back. Accelerate by using the up arrow. Accomplish forward motion with the right arrow. Slow down, or decelerate, with the down arrow. The space bar enables players to grab when they eject from their vehicles. Ejecting is one of the great features of the game. Miss a jump and headed for a gnarly ride on a bed of nails? Eject! Ctrl and Shift keys support the characters in getting back onto their rides after or while ejecting.
Enjoy the challenges of this fast-paced platform game? Tell your friends. They are sure to like this site and this game just as much as you do. It’s actually a thrilling game that provides hours of action-packed fun. We provide free browser games without any downloads. No strings make for better game play. If you like rag-doll physics,
black comedy, indie games, platform and splatter genres, you might just love Happy Wheels.
While it is a one player game, there are many features that bring an element of interaction to it. For one, players are able to upload their game maps and developments for others to use and enjoy too. For this reason, Happy Wheels has the distinction of having a very involved player development. Share the agony of defeat and spoils of the victor with your friends through the magic of the replay option.
Rack up points by following unconventional tips and tricks. That Irresponsible Dad earns his name with the judges. Gain points for ejecting the child while speeding recklessly through the courses after breaking off the handle bars. That’s how to impress the fickle judges who appreciate a good “train wreck.” The best way to learn how to score big with the judges is to devote much time to building skill. It is challenging and rewarding game play for sure.