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|Engine||Box2D Physics Engine|
|Release date(s)||June 4th, 2010|
Happy Wheels is a ragdoll physics-based, browser game created by Jim Bonacci in 2010. The game features several playable characters who use different, sometimes atypical vehicles to traverse the game's levels. The game is best known for its graphic violence and the amount of user-generated content its players produce on a regular basis.
Players can choose from a number of characters to play as:
- Wheelchair Guy
- Segway Guy
- Irresponsible Dad
- Effective Shopper
- Moped Couple
- Lawnmower Man
- Explorer Guy
- Santa Claus
- Pogostick Man
- Irresponsible Mom
Happy Wheels' tagline is "Choose your inadequately prepared racer, and ignore severe consequences in your desperate search for victory!" The actual mechanics of gameplay vary because of character choice and level design. However, the player always faces to the right and their vehicles can move forward and backward. Characters can also be ejected from their vehicles, however after leaving their vehicle they lack the ability to stand upright or walk.
The goal of the game also differs depending on the level. In some levels, the goal to reach a designated finish line. However, some levels have no finish lines, and have alternative goals (or no goals at all), such as ones requiring that the player attempt to kill a target.
Reviewers have noted that Happy Wheels exhibits graphic violence in its gameplay. For instance, players can be decapitated, shot, or crushed by different obstacles. Loss of limb and animated blood loss are also graphic elements.
Happy Wheels contains a built in level editor, and allows players to create custom levels of their own. Users are given a large variety of tools and objects to build their levels. Users are able to submit their maps, whereupon they can be played by all users.
Happy Wheels Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Wheels
Happy Wheels Wikia: http://happywheels.wikia.com/wiki/Happy_Wheels_Wiki
All information, citation, and reference can be found on these Wiki's.