This awesome obstacle-avoiding 2D platform game is called Happy Wheels, but the sanitation worker riding his Segway doesn’t have much going for him. To reach the final destination in each level, you must help him overcome various deadly obstacles, so there isn’t really much to be happy about. En route to the finish line, you’ll encounter lethal spikes, explosives, wrecking balls, you name it!
The game is quite difficult, up to the point it even gets frustrating at times, so it isn’t something casuals would really enjoy. On the other hand, if you’re the type of player that embraces the challenge and loves the struggle, you’re in for a treat!
How to play Happy Wheels
The Segway you’ll be driving is quite inert, so it may take some time to get used to handling it. Before attempting any jumps, you must move in the desired direction and develop a decent velocity to overcome gaps and obstacles safely. Play around with it for a bit to get used to the movement, and your skills and confidence will grow steadily.
Even the slightest misplays will result in deaths, but don’t let this discourage you from pushing forward. Perfect timing is essential, but to achieve it, some practice is mandatory. Driving over red switches disables some of the traps on the road ahead, so make sure to use this mechanic to your advantage.
What are the controls for Happy Wheels?
You can play Happy Wheels on PC and mobile devices alike. While playing on PC, use the left and the right arrow keys to move, and the spacebar to jump. On a touchscreen device, tap and hold the arrow buttons to control your character’s movement.
- A challenging 2D platform game
- Plenty of lethal obstacles to avoid
- Not suitable for rage quitters