In my experience it's always better to change the version number, unless you find out about a bug immediately after releasing. Otherwise you'll end up with people confused, leaving messages on threads you might not even be aware of.
It would be a shame to "tarnish" the reputation of that game even a little bit.
I just played it and it was very fun. The graphics, audio, and overall presentation are excellent, and the gameplay smooth and enjoyable. I liked how the swoosh sound effect that plays when you pass another car is in stereo even. Nice attention to detail
I also found a glitch and demolished the leaderboard with it... sorry lol. When you finish a track and it asks you to press the "continue" button, you can instead just mash the B button to keep giving yourself points. I did it while playing with the wiimote horizontally, but didn't try out the other control options.
@diggeloid I;ve been looking for that bug FOR AGES! thank you for figuring it out. And thanx for playing. Make sure you play the game on NORMAL and HARD modes because the tracks are different and BETTER!
@crabycowman123 its not open source but if you have questions about how its made and how it works I'm always willing to share the technical details about the game. especially if you plan to make something for the Wii!
@diggeloid fixed the bug. that stereo woosh sound was actually added after version 1 in april 2021 when I took a break from wii homebrew and spent 6 months just polishing the game with suggestions from mr repear and other people in this thread. It seemed like a minor thing at first but really brings the experience together.
Version 1 was a bit rough around the edges but was a necessary step in the dev process. The six months I spent just messing around with the code really helped solidify the little details that you see in the current game.
in the future I might work on allowing other things such as the signs above the track to also produce a soft woosh effect. thanx for pointing out that bug!
I actually played a bit earlier today, and managed to complete arcade mode Those tunnels looked sick! The levels were definitely nicer than the ones in easy mode.
I also discovered that I either suck at this, or it's hard af. 12 levels is a lot to beat, especially since death means you lose all progress. It wasn't clear (at least to me) that your score would upload even if you don't complete all 12. I thought I had to finish all levels to upload my score (which is why I did the glitched run on easy). It's possible some people might've quit early if they thought the same thing.
You know that clicking sound that plays when you drive close to the wall? I thought that meant I was earning more points, but it seems like that's not true. Still, it reminded me of a racing game I played a while back that rewarded you points for near-misses with other cars. I think that'd work well in this game, maybe also with the wall-hugging thing. Only issue would be that it'd affect the leaderboard's competitiveness if the cars spawn randomly...idk, just a thought!
Btw, if you ever decide to port this somewhere and need some help/advice, hit me up! I've been knee-deep in that whole world lately.
Of course the game is hard. Easy mode is just there for you to wet your feet. Some might even think that the game is entirely easy which is why the menu text was changed from "difficulty" to "championship" in order to emphasize that they are all different. It was refered to as the "dark souls of driving games" once, lol.
The beeping sound was added incase you wanted to play the game blind. It doesnt affect the score. The only thing that affects score is driving as fast as possible or doing a perfect lap without hitting the walls.
The score gets updated every time you die or if you reach the end of level 12. Most players dont care about the leaderboard so its not emphasized in game.
Players seem to quit because they cant handle the ship. Or the game is too fast/unforgiving.
lol Ken every holiday season we would hire like 6-8 people and I would tell them "These security cameras over the registers... they work great." Every year 1-2 would be getting walked out in handcuffs for pocketing money lol