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Episode from the podcastNever Ending Backlog: Byte-sized Game Reviews

Never Ending Backlog: Wacky Wheels

Released Friday, 11th December 2020
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We are ending the week off with one of the first games we think we have ever played on PC. Wacky Wheels, by Beavis Soft (now FastTrack Animations) and Apogee Software (now 3D Realms) on Steam. Granted, ours wasn't on Steam, no, it was on floppy disk, found in the shareware section of our local thrift shop. Nonetheless, you won't want to miss this classic.

Steam Description:
Nothing beats the excitement of playing against friends. In Wacky Wheels, you can do just that. Play with a friend in split-screen mode, play head-to-head using a modem connection or play via serial (null-modem) cable. Race against challenging computer opponents with adjustable difficulty settings.

Yes, you read that right. When we were recording this podcast we had said modern, because it's been quite some time since we saw the word, modem. Obviously, this runs on DOSBox, and does so fairly well. Split screen would work, and you can likely use DOSBox's networking options to create a networked solution; however, we reviewed this for one hour, and needless to say, we just RACED!

Important Links:
Developer Website: https://forums.3drealms.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18…
Publisher Website: https://3drealms.com/
Steam Store: https://store.steampowered.com/app/358380/Wacky_Wh…