50K Racewalker

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OOPS!! You lose!!
Taste a walk!

50K Racewalker is a Videlectrix game by Jonathan Howe. Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Right... OOPS!!! You lose!! Alternate left right for about five hours without messing up and you could win the gold!!

Page Title: Take some steps!

Contents

Instructions

After designing your character, and race mode starts, wait for the gun to fire and the word "Go" appears.

Then, taking your time, press "Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right..." slowly. If you do it too fast you'll get a FAULT. If you press the same key twice you will get a FAULT. If you press any key other than left or right you will get a FAULT.

A FAULT is an annoying message that will appear and your character will stop for a few seconds.

For every white line you pass on the track, you have traveled .01 kilometers. There are 40 successful "steps" required between each white line, and 50.00 kilometers to go. That's a lot of walking!

Glitches

  • Sometimes the game will load up incorrect data where you'll start at 0.01k and it will say fault for every step you take.
  • When you get to the end and you are on the pedestal you can still walk but you just stay in the same place and one set of lights moves left.
    • Once the cheering in the end stops, this can no longer be done.

Easter Eggs

  • There is a "big head mode" in a nod to NBA Jam, and many other sports games. To toggle between "big head" and normal press the 'h' key on the "Choose it out" screen.
  • There is a fat walker mode. To toggle between a fat walker and a normal one press the 'f' key on the "Choose it out" screen.
    • These tricks are case-sensitive and must be typed in lowercase.
  • The arms on the walker can be moved up and down by pressing the arrow keys on the "Choose it out" screen.
  • There are five different special combinations that can be put together on the "Choose it out" screen, each of which gives you a special name rather than "Steak Styles".
    • WILT CHAMBERLAIN: (it doesn't let you edit name when you do this one)
      • Hair: Black
      • Skin: Golden Brown (top center)
      • Shirt: Yellow
      • Style: J
      • Shorts: Yellow
      • Shoes: Black
    • BRUCE LEE
      • Hair: Black
      • Skin: Blanched Olive (upper right corner)
      • Shirt: Yellow
      • Style: B
      • Shorts: Yellow
      • Shoes: Yellow
    • LUKE SCHENSCHER
      • Hair: Orange
      • Skin: Light Pink (bottom left)
      • Shirt: Yellow
      • Style: B
      • Shorts: Black
      • Shoes: Yellow
    • DR. J
      • Hair: Black
      • Skin: Dark Brown
      • Shirt: Dark Blue
      • Style: D
      • Shorts: Red
      • Shoes: White
    • GARY PALARONCINI (Race also starts at 49.99k)
      • Hair: Blonde
      • Skin: Non-pale (center bottom)
      • Shirt: Pink
      • Style: C
      • Shorts: Medium Blue (upper left)
      • Shoes: Black

Fun Facts

  • This game is a parody of early Track and Field video games for older consoles, which simulated various track and field events by requiring the player to perform various tricks on the controller such as rapidly pushing the same button, alternating between two different buttons, rotate the joystick a certain number of times, or something similar.
  • The "LICENSED BY FUNMACHINE" screen at the beginning pokes fun at classic video games and consoles, especially the Sega Genesis which displayed a "LICENSED BY SEGA" screen before each game, regardless of whether the game was actually licensed or not. (This was because this screen was a crucial part of the game bootstrap sequence, if this screen were not included, the game wouldn't start. Sega's Dreamcast also requires this screen.)
    • The name "FUNMACHINE" may be a reference to the Nintendo 64, which was sometimes referred to as "The Fun Machine" on the packaging.
    • Videlectrix fans should also note that Secret Collect was also for the FUNMACHINE, while Strong Bad's RhinoFeeder was for the SUPER FUNMACHINE.
  • When you approach 1K, your character starts walking into a pixilated blackness. Once you reach 1K, a message pops up, saying "Woah! We didn't expect anyone to play for this long. Um, we didn't program this far. Hang on..." After a few seconds, the blackness is apparently programmed in, and you can continue.
  • When you get to the end it shows you a screen that says "You placed 3rd", and shows your character walking up onto a stand that reads "3", with two others on "1" and "2".
    • You can view the end screen by right clicking and pressing play or forward in the swf file.
  • The signs you walk/run by say:
    • Walk!
    • Go ________!(Whatever you typed in for a name.)
    • Farther!
    • These boots were made for it!
    • I've always loved you!
    • Our arms are tired!
    • You're almost there!
    • With your feet!
    • Walk it off!
    • Fun sport!
    • Iron Steed!
    • Beware Cheplin!
    • Weapons located in every corner!
    • Why?
    • Play footsie with me!
    • Walk Better!
    • Left! Right! Left! Right!
    • Here!
  • You can highlight the text on the signs in the background with your mouse like you would regular text on a word processor.
  • The fastest you can walk is approximately 0.04 km per minute, meaning the fastest that one kilometer can be walked is about 25 minutes. It would therefore take over 20 hours to walk 50 kilometers.
  • Finishing the 50k would take, at 40 steps per 0.01k, 200,000 steps/keypresses.
  • 40 steps per .01 km averages to 25 cm, or about 9.8" per step. That's almost a tiptoe.
  • This game was last seen in Strong Bad's floppy disk container in the email sibbie.
  • The cheering sound when you cross a line comes from several games for the Intellivision game system.
  • The line "these boots were made for it!" is a reference to the famous Nancy Sinatra song "These Boots Are Made For Walking."
  • Wilt Chamberlain was an legendary NBA player (among other things) who holds nearly 100 NBA records.
  • Bruce Lee was a legendary martial artist, film star, and creator of the Jeet Kune Do style of martial arts.
  • Luke Schenscher appears to be a basketball player for Georgia Tech.
  • Julius Erving (aka Dr. J) was a famous basketball star, most notably for his work with the ABA.
  • The FAULT noise is the sound of launching a ball in the Atari 2600 game Video Pinball.

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