Things On Wheels

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Racing
Publisher: SouthPeak Games
Developer: Load Inc.

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by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 7:15 a.m. PST

Things On Wheels is an accessible, pure arcade title placing players at the helm of radio-controlled cars as they race through a gigantic Florida Art Deco house filled with “tracks” comprised of everyday household items – and more.

Things On Wheels is an accessible, pure arcade title placing players at the helm of radio-controlled (“RC”) cars as they race through a gigantic Florida Art Deco house filled with “tracks” comprised of everyday household items – and more. Developed by experienced Xbox Live Arcade alumni Load Inc., ToW promises to deliver plenty of RC racing fun when released in summer 2008. ToW has also been confirmed for release on PCs.

Races in ToW take place on nonlinear tracks that go from room to room in an expansive house. Normal, everyday objects become obstacles and hazards for player’s miniature vehicles to race through. Any challenge could have a player picking up speed in the straightaway of the foyer, dodging the searing coils of the electric stove, catching some air to clear a stack of magazines in the way, and thousands of other possibilities.

Things on Wheels is all about what you choose to remotely drive. Each muscle car provides the muscle class with a nice variety between speed, power, and handling. However, these cars generally have low handling so you might need some practice before you can master sharp turns. Buster is a well rounded vehicle. It’s moderately fast and very powerful, and features the best handling of its class. But like all muscle cars, it will take practice to steer sharp turns.

Comet (Sports Car): This speed demon may be powerful but only has moderate handling which can cause you to steer into walls frequently. It's typically the Champion's choice.

Python (Sports Car): Python's high power and speed, coupled with its moderately high handling make it the easiest car to steer in its class. Don't worry. It doesn't bite.

Achievements :

  • ToW Go: Finish any race, any place, any rule. Yep, pretty much a given achievement! (5)
  • ToW Champ: You must win the last race of the Citrus Cup (15).
  • ToW Day: Read the last page of the blog (10).
  • ToW Tunes: Run into the jukebox to turn it on in 'Get first or die trying' (15).
  • Mad Crash: Find the Mad Tracks car in 'World of Wheels' and ram it (15).
  • ToW fall: Race 'Shake your body', drive in the bidet and finish the race (15).
  • ToW Hero: Race 'Wheel master' (3 laps) and win against 5 hard AI 4 times consecutively. Race rule! (20)
  • ToW Star: Beat 58 seconds on one single lap of 'Gran ToWrismo'. Solo race rules! (40)
  • ToW off: Rank in the top 10 of any 'against the clock' leaderboard (20)
  • ToW Gether: Play a co-op race with a human player online or split screen (10).
  • ToW Less: Win race 'RosWheel' without picking up any bonus (20).
  • ToW for life: Complete 50 races lifetime (15).

It’s entirely possible that a championship could be won by taking the right path around a set of table legs, or cruelly lost by failing to avoid the searing heat of an electric heater. With huge scope for a variety of wildly entertaining courses, developers Load Inc. are promising to infuse Things On Wheels with as much radio-controlled racing mayhem as possible.

Developed by experienced Xbox LIVE Arcade alumni Load Inc., Things On Wheels promises to deliver plenty of radio-controlled racing fun when released in late 2008.


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