From the back of the box
My head is thumpin', and my heart is pumping the adrenalin around every vessel of my hyper-tense body - the 'driving unit', that will be shoe-horned, wedged like a Colt 45 into it's holster, as I am placed into the command seat of my vehicle - ready to enter the arena of play...and combat.
"Wild Wheels" they call us. Combatants who play a "game" - a game where there are two ways to lose... down on points or down on fuel - the fuel of life! And our "kit" for action are the finely honed masterpieces of engineering...machines that will pole-axe the opposition, melt them, crush them, detonate them into a million white-hot, speeding grains of shrapnel. The 'kit of death' where many of us will experience our last, final blinding flash. Now, in the arena, the game becomes a struggle to win, a fight for life. The noise from the screaming crowd is drowned by the incessant roar of the mighty heart of this mechanoid beast, its engine pushing out every ounce of power to keep me just ahead... delivering a heavy, sickening blow into my back as it accelerates at my command. Taking aim, I firm up every muscle ready for the great burst, the deafening scream as I unleash my lethal messenger... and its message - "GAME OVER!"
But that's just half the game story. Now YOU enter the arena... ENJOY THE SHOW!
Wild Wheels is a futuristic sport where the players control teams of five vehicles in a motorised soccer match. Weapons and bonus/penalty tiles are available through the arena. The player controls the "Strike Car" which has three lives and is supported by four computer controlled "Slaves" which have one life each. The aim of the game has two elements. In order to win a match, the opponent's "Strike Car" must be destroyed (by depleting all three lives). However progression to a higher league (with more powerful cars) is only achieved if the player has also scored more points that the opponent. Points are scored by having possession of the ball in the opponent's half, by scoring goals and by a few other methods such as trading in repair-credits. The game can also be played two player by connecting two machines via a null-modem cable, or on the PC version over a network.