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Beetle Racers is a game obviously taking a lot of inspiration from LEGO Racers (and its sequel for that matter). First released for Olkov Armiv on April 14, 2012 it was later released for the public the next month.

Just like the name states, the player races against Beetles on the Beetle Adventure Racing! tracks.

It was first revealed as a project made by Globe Television on March 11, 2012 at 6:28 PM CET/FTC±0.

Project announcement[]

Beetle Racers is a project made by Globe Television. The game is based on LEGO Racers and the mission is to become the champion. Screenshots of it exists. 

This information is from Globe Television's site:

Project Name: Beetle Racers
Developed by: Globe Television, Speed Jr., Feier, Simgis, Fightware, Stickware, Carware, Ficrosoft
Published by: Speed Jr.
Release date: May 25, 2012 (EU, USA, JP, AU)
Plot: Rocket Beetle thinks he is the best - but someone always stops him.

Some information about how the game works:

Beetle Racers has some new features that wasn't included in LEGO Racers.

(1) Now you can create YOUR OWN TRACK! It's located in Options! Here you can create your own tracks and even make shortcuts. If you wanted a shortcut, but didn't like it, just remove the path but make sure that the power-ups and the white bricks never vanishes. When others are racing on that track, they finds some unused power-up locations and white bricks.

(2) Get it on! Every track from Beetle Adventure Racing is in this game. Some have been fixed, some have been updated.

(3) You can play online with friends and other people. It's gonna be fun, so just try it out!

(4) New cheats have been added to this game. rockethelp beats the entire game. texturemenu unlocks the texture menu, that is normally unlocked when beating Zero the Beetle. And entirecomplete beats the entire game on all save files.

Beetles[]

Characters[]

  • Lanker (only mentioned in unused message)

Debug menu[]

Main article: Beetle Racers/Debug menu

Unused menu[]

Beetle Racers Unused Menu.PNG

Use UngaHack code 8DAX910-452 to enter this menu. Same as the Beetle select menu, but empty. This particular menu is hardcoded to never open if you exit it.

Connection with the Unga Wii Disk Drive[]

Beetle Racers was going to have a Unga Wii Disk Drive counterpart. It was going to be called Beetle Racers: Explorers of Aliens. It was never released, although one prototype did.

A bunch of messages contain references to the expansion.

Number Error message Reference
0 Here are a lot of errors in-game. The expansion may have some. Last line is pretty obvious
1 Expansion not found. Game can't find its corresponding expansion
2 Press start on your disk drive controller Instructed to use the DD controller
9 Go to Unga Wii Shop for more information? Assigned to the expansion
72 Creating disk drive data. Please wait... The game is copying the expansion data
73 Expansion could not be found. Game can't find its corresponding expansion
74 EXCLUSIVE TO DISK DRIVE Self-explanatory
83 empty not found on disk drive version
85 disk drive error An error has occurred while playing the expansion
199 You don't have the disk drive to play this expansion. The player attempts to play the expansion without the Unga Wii DD

Unused text screens[]

When the game is completed, the option See The In-Game Text is unlocked. It lets you see all text in-game. However, some of them are unused and for that reason are coded differently than the rest.

changethelogomum.txt[]

Beetle Racers Unused In-Game Text.PNG
Oh, please mum! I have ideas to change the logo. Can you change the logo? Please?
I'm so awful that we need to kill you.
I hope you'll enjoy it! BEETLERACERS

This text screen contains a different logo than the final one. The text seems to be a reference to the fact that logo had to be changed on request by themselves.

metroracers.txt[]

Beetle Racers Unused In-Game Text 2.PNG
Searching for disc 434...
Found access point!
Now connecting...
Can't find the server!
There's no access point!

"disc 434" was replaced by "file xxx". The used one is errorareinthewayforbeetleracers.txt.

It certainly doesn't make any sense that an access point is found and then it claims there is no access point, assuming the person is just standing still. However, if we assume that the person is on the move, then it would make sense.

lankermovebelly.txt[]

Beetle Racers Unused In-Game Text 3.PNG
... okay i just test it
there's a little belly
in the way for my computer
just move it and i win
draw a hen there to wiN!!!

Unknown purpose.

nintroadtoday.txt[]

Beetle Racers Unused In-Game Text 4.PNG
NINTCHAT 2010-01-01 00:00
Zero the Beetle: Go over there!
Road: I can talk! yeah!
Road: No. I can't! I'm stuck!
Zero the Beetle: This is my road.
Road: end chat.

This NintChat doesn't have a proper time stamp. "Go over there!" and "This is my road." are used in-game.

insertpleasesoundcard.txt[]

Beetle Racers Unused In-Game Text 5.PNG
Please insert a Sound Card

At one point, you had to insert a sound card. Notice this one and the next one have a black background as opposed to blue.

eurovisionkillcntst2012.txt[]

Beetle Racers Unused In-Game Text 6.PNG
Four people was killed in the Eurovision Kill Contest 2012.
Only 5232 people remains. Kill them before the deadline on June 15!

Appears to be post-release?!

Unused text[]

Unlike the text above, the following ones don't have a corresponding text screen.

Welcome to Beetle Racers! Just take on the belt and drive your hands on the race!

Drive your hands? Well, you cannot do that, therefore, this text is never shown.

Beetle Racers - Jun 8, 2000 18:43:56
THIS IS IN THE WORKS
COMING SOON

Someone in the development team chose to include this, claiming that the game is from 2000.

In a game timeline, go over the past... Best the Beetle could have died of this
way. *sigh crash*

Test line.

This is a test line
I might test my line here
Oh no. please don't forgot me.
Nint Club needs a logo. test line hehe
Cable over the test.
IM A MESSAGE
IM A MESSAGE
IM A MESSAGE
IM A MESSAGE
I AM A MESSAGE
TEST YOUR LINE HERE
Test goes here

Lots of filler text. They appear in the debug menu.

broooms!

Debug message for the handbrake.

THE PURPLE ALIEN AREA

This is the name for track ID "14". However the track itself just uses "ALIEN AREA", which makes the line "THE PURPLE" go unused.


Beetle Racers series
Beetle Racers | Beetle Racers 2 | Beetle Racers 3

Expansions: Beetle Racers: Explorers of Aliens (unreleased)

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