Wacky Wheels HD

Wacky Wheels HD is available for Windows and OS X on itch.io (thanks Indie Retro News via Ant). This is a high definition remake they call "the official reboot of Apogee's classic racing game." With a revived version of 3D Realms back in operation we had suspicions this may not be as official as all that, but they've been selling this for a couple of weeks without any calls from the lawyers, so it seems legit. Here's a trailer and here's word:
The Wack is Back, Jack!
The road is a dangerous place, especially when overrun with wild animals in go-karts! This is the official reboot of Apogee's classic racing game Wacky Wheels. It features the ferocious critters, cramped tracks, and wicked powerups that fans of the original love!

Race like it's 1994!
Wacky Wheels HD is an all-new game with unique tracks and features based on the original game and its contemporaries. It draws inspiration from Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Konami Crazy Racers, Atari Karts, and more. The entire gang is back: Uno, Sultan, Morris, Peggles, Razer, Ringo, Blombo, Tigi plus introducing Hari the grizzly bear!

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I *did* play Wacky Wheels back in the day... but this still has me scratching my head and asking why?

I mostly played it because all I had was an old PC (and no proper console)
At the time, it was outdone by Super Mario Kart, and *now* well...

If I even find the time for a cart game, I'm playing Mario Kart 8.
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Nov 23, 2016, 14:39
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MacLeod wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 13:36:
ItBurn wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 10:11:
Loved the original back in the day, but this looks terrible. There's no water splashes when you drive in water. That's an instant fail for me.

There is though... :p they're just really small and only cover the bottom 1/8th of the tire.

You're half right. When you drift, there's fire on your tires, even if you're in water. Looks bad.
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ItBurn wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 10:11:
Loved the original back in the day, but this looks terrible. There's no water splashes when you drive in water. That's an instant fail for me.

There is though... :p they're just really small and only cover the bottom 1/8th of the tire.
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Nov 23, 2016, 12:16
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Mode 7 from the SNES days returns in FULL HD!
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Nov 23, 2016, 11:13
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What I love are the clueless reviews from those who don't know this is a remake of a 1994 PC game.

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Nov 23, 2016, 11:09
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Cutting edge grafix!
Loved the original
Steam: SpectralMeat
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Nov 23, 2016, 10:56
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I got so excited when I read Wacky Wheels in the news headline. Steam reviews are not so hot though
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Loved the original back in the day, but this looks terrible. There's no water splashes when you drive in water. That's an instant fail for me.
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