Happy Wheels

Play as one of many characters in this gory 2D game


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  • Category Platform
  • License Free
  • Size 4.41 MB
  • Works under Chrome / Safari / Opera / Firefox / Internet Explorer
  • Also available for Android 
  • Language English
  • Program by TotalJerkFace

It’s Time to Get Happy

Playing this colourful arcade game is sure to lift your spirits and really put a smile on your face. Players have the chance to control an avatar through a wide range of different types of challenges during the game. These challenges include driving a golf cart and really putting your pedal to the metal to speed through a level in a race car. Each level comes with a whole new challenge to tackle, which keeps the game play feeling very fresh and exciting. In addition to the new challenges, each level brings players a different obstacle to avoid and there are several ways that they can choose to avoid or crush this obstacle.

At first glance, Happy Wheels is a very simple game, due to its bright and cartoony graphics. However, the creators of the game definitely have a dark sense of humour that will make players chuckle. Happy Wheels is ideal for the blood thirsty as plenty of red pixels grace the screen throughout the game. Players have to drive through spurts of blood to reach the next level and this blood can be caused by a number of different factors, including one of the other players being eaten by a dinosaur.

Happy Wheels has a very fast pace, which can be exhilarating and addictive. The only downside of this is that keeping up with exactly what is going on can be a challenge at times. It is more than possible to lose track of your avatar, which can lead to a good deal of confusion. While some players may enjoy the extra difficulty that this brings to the game, for other players this may be frustrating rather than fun.

Players control their avatar using the keys on their computer keyboard. One of the great things about this game is that the keys can be customised as you want them; giving you greater variety and really making you feel like you are in control. There are lots of different control options and special features to master. Letting players customise their own keys is a nice touch, as it transforms what could have been an annoying learning curve into a fun experience.

As soon as you start playing Happy Wheels you are sure to understand why this has quickly become one of the most popular flash games of all time. The graphics are surprisingly crisp and clean and there is plenty in the game to keep players coming back for more. One of the best things about Happy Wheels is that you never know what is coming next. You could be transported to prehistoric times to race through a level while dinosaurs try to eat you, or you could find yourself in a whole new world altogether.

People who have a strong imagination will love the backdrops and twists and turns that Happy Wheels provides. Players even have the chance to build their own levels and give their levels a name. This is a great introduction to the world of game building for anyone who fancy themselves as a computer game designer. If you are pleased with your creation you can then share it and if you are lucky, the new level could be added to the game for people all around the world to play on.

It has to be said that some of the levels in Happy Wheels are extremely difficult and players may find that they want to give up on those levels altogether. However, the creators of the game have cleverly added a feature where you can simply skip a level and choose to tackle a new level instead without having to give up on the game.

During the game you will meet a whole host of interesting characters such as Lawnmower Man (who rides around on a wheelchair), Irresponsible Dad, a woman riding around in a shopping trolley known as Effective Shopper, Pogostick Man and even Santa Claus. Each of these characters have their own types of actions and the cast of characters is constantly being added to, giving gamers plenty to come back for.

Happy Wheels also features its own series of sound effects that are often surprisingly realistic. This can be both very interesting and surprisingly macabre. For example, if you ever wanted to know what blood splatter sounds like, you will finally have your chance. Fans of gore and guts will really be in their element. However, if you find this feature to be a little bit too realistic you always have the option to put the game on mute and listen to your favourite tunes while playing the game.

Don’t be fooled by the name; Happy Wheels definitely has a macabre streak. Although this game might not be suitable for young players, people who have a dark sense of humour are sure to appreciate it. Once you get over the slightly basic graphics you will want to keep on playing to reach the new levels with their interesting challenges and obstacles.


  • Lots of variation in the different levels
  • The ability to customise controls
  • Wicked comedy touches


  • Can be difficult to keep track of your avatar
  • Game sometimes freezes or lags
  • An Internet connection is required to play the game
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