The carnage and mayhem is unbearable. You cruise past the burning moped of two of your rivals and hope to God that you don’t happen upon the charred bodies of Irresponsible Dad and his children. What horror could have possibly done this to these fine, upstanding citizens? Strap yourselves in tight – you’ve just entered the world of the new iOS app for Happy Wheels.
The App Store’s freshly-minted version of Happy Wheels is taking the iOS by storm. Players are sent into a battlefield on the race track where contestants are dying left and right, and most gruesomely, we might add. The all too realistic violence prevalent in Happy Wheels makes it one of the most memorable Flash games created, and now it’s available for your mobile device (but only if you own an Apple device).
Although the App Store was originally going to sell Happy Wheels for around $1.99, the creators opted to offer it for free. An ad-free version is available for the originally planned $1.99, which gives players the option of enjoying the game without annoying pop-ups. The big difference in the PC/Mac version versus the mobile version is the control scheme. Rather than use a keyboard, players will use on-screen controls that appear to the left and the right of your character. As with the Flash version, each character has his or her own unique abilities that give players the chance to explore their options.
Graphics have also been given a boost. The frame rate is doubled in the iOS app version and has fewer slowdowns than with Flash. There’s also a slow motion feature that makes any crash or death scene even more epic than at regular speed. Unfortunately, the only character you can use is Business Guy (aka Segway Guy), minus one level where you can play any of the five available characters. Updates have been promised as soon as they are available. The game developers are working on adding more characters and levels, as well as an Android version of the game.
It’s hard to really judge the app based on the little time it’s been since its release. Yes, the gameplay is very limited when compared with the PC version, but with the proper updates, it could very well turn out to be one of the top-rated games for the iOS and Android. The graphics are more than adequate so far, and there’s little lag to be had. Hopefully the quality will improve once the updates come out. We look forward to seeing what levels are integrated into the app version and what app-exclusive features the creators will come out with next.
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The browser based physics vehicle game Happy Wheels has made a lasting impact on not only browser games but also mobile games. The developers behind Crafty Mountain were clearly inspired by the popular browser game and created a similar game for Android devices.
Crafty Mountain is a vehicle based physics game which sends the player on a journey to bring the materials to the site of a great monument. It features a large number of unique cards and characters for players to control as they attempt to complete their mission. Physics plays a large role in the game and it’s possible to fail the mission by crashing or losing too many materials from the back of the cart.
The path is filled with dangers that can destroy the vehicles as they barrel down the path. Just like with Happy Wheels, the characters in the game can be gruesomely dismembered and killed if they crash or if the player makes a wrong move.
Crafty Mountain is currently available for Android and iOS devices.
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With a name like Guts and Glory, this is a game that captures your attention. Guts and Glory looked to games like Happy Wheels for its inspiration and despite what some people will tell you. This is not just a clone! It is a fun, sick, over the top gory experience that will have you saying “just one more go” long into the night.
Guts and Glory has been in early access since February so the game is not finished yet, but there is still a lot here. The basic idea of the game is that you need to drive or ride to the end of each level on or in some kind of vechicle. ATV, car, bike and rocket powered chair are just a few of the things that you can choose. Each level has a ton of obstacles that get in your way ranging from pedestrians to big spinning blades! Guts and Glory is the kind of game that requires you to think, but it is very arcade in that you need lightning like quick reflexes to get through some of the levels as quick as you can.
There is a ton of blood and death in this game, but it is done in such an over the top way that as well as making you wince it will also make you laugh. With limbs and blood all over the place, Guts and Glory is a game that does not take itself too serious and if you have a bit of a twisted sense of humor you are really going to love it.
As well as making your way to the end of the level there are plenty of missions that you can do and also there is a level editor. Making levels and then laughing at your friends failure trying to complete them is really going to extend the life of this game and probably make it pretty popular with the YouTube community as well.
In all if you want a physics based action/racing/puzzle game with buckets of blood, you will really love Guts and Glory.