NewFX Games just announced their upcoming title Mad Wheels, published by Chillingo. Details are a little vague right now, but the game basically seems like a top-down racing-centric version of the classic game Twisted Metal for various Sony consoles. What we do know is there will be multiple cars, each with their own super power, and tracks will have various power-ups that can be used. There will be 5 distinct environments, online leaderboards, and WiFi multiplayer.

Take a look at the trailer:

The developers have yet to discuss release dates, but they've mentioned the current state of the game:

At this moment in time the core game engine is almost complete, but there is still a lot of work left. We're experimenting with some features, polishing the gameplay and doing our best to make sure you will get the most of your playing experience!

I can't wait to give it a try, whenever it's released. In the meantime, the best place to find information on the state of this game seems to be on our forums where the developers are actively posting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dimitris-Katsafouros/666754640 Dimitris Katsafouros

    Looks like fun but the graphics look extremely unpolished.
    I can't imagine how they would publish this with that look.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Yeah, if you read the article you'd see they say there's still a lot of work left to do. ;)

    • http://newfxgames.com Vinnie

      visual design still in progress. it will 50% better in final version

  • Anonymous

    If this is what it looks to be (Reckless Racing with weapons!) I am so in. I can't wait to try it.

    • LBG

      There's also Death Rally which is coming next month and it ooks awesome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djQn0xthlLM&feature=player_embedded

      • EastsideStompers

        Yes, Death Rally does look the biz: ) I wonder why devs release these 'process of creation' game trailers sometimes...can't be doing them any favours, surely. Purely comparing trailers, Death Rally looks like it will blow the back door of Mad Wheels.

      • Gwet17

        MOUNTAINSHEEEEEEEP!
        :P

      • Anonymous

        Thanks. They both look great!

  • Anonymous

    Death Rally anyone? :)

  • P45

    Nice the game looks exactly like the PS game "Motor Mash". One of my favorites from back in the day.

  • http://twitter.com/NienorGT Tommy Nee Crosby 

    Looks more like a Death Rally (but way less good) or Horror Racing than anything like Twisted Metal. I wish we could get a true TM clone on iOS. (Hear that GameLoft?)

  • Anonymous

    Well Twisted Metal was hardly a racer, the biggest draw about it when it first came out was the "expansive" world you could free roam while wastin your buddies... This would be more like mario kart with TM Vehicles... Looks pretty cool either way! Hope they have Mr. Grim

  • Anonymous

    Looks great! Can't wait to try out a complete version, or even see a trailer for the completed version when its ready :) Please continue covering their progress, Eli!

  • Wgamer64

    I can't stand clean racing games so this should be good.

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    88Amity6:

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