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MS-DOS Classic ‘Whacky Wheels’ Gets HD Release!

Ready for an epic blast from the past? The classic, and by classic, I mean freaking old, Wacky Wheels from the MS-DOS era of gaming has made a bit of a comeback. The 22-year old game from the time of floppy discs, when we were gaming on our underpowered family accounting machines isn’t just back through emulation, it has also been giving an HD makeover!

“The road is a dangerous place, especially when overrun with wild animals in go-karts! This is the official reboot of Apogee’s classic racing game Wacky Wheels. It features the ferocious critters, cramped tracks, and wicked powerups that fans of the original love!”

Wacky Wheels was never really a classic, not like Mario Kart, but it was still a fun game at the time regardless. No need to reach for the floppy drive just yet though, as if you have one of those anyway, as the game is now available on Steam and Itch.io. Resurrected from the dead by the developers at Ferocity 2D, the game originally came from Apogee Software, a developer that later became 3D realms, the creators of Duke Nukem and Wolfenstein.

The new version is in early access, and will feature four-player split-screen co-op, and will have up to eight-player online multiplayer. You’ll also find 20 new tracks inspired by the original.

  • 16 race tracks each with a unique theme
  • Up to 8 players online multiplayer
  • Up to 4 players local split-screen games
  • Cross-platform gameplay: Mac and PC users can challenge each other online
  • Grand prix and time trial modes
  • Combat and duck hunt modes
  • Mirror mode Grand Prix
  • The original soundtrack remastered
  • HD cartoon “mode 7” art style
  • Ample opportunities to pickup and chuck hedgehogs

What are you waiting for, check it out here! Let us know in the comments if you remember the original… or am I the only one?

 

Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's, I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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