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Unicycle! (Mac OS Classic)

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Title Screen

Unicycle!

Developer: Brian Kendall
Platform: Mac OS Classic
Released internationally: 1997


DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.


Unicycle! is a fast-action line-riding game for up to four simultaneous players, memorable for its bouncy soundtrack and acid-trip bonus stages.

Hidden Messages

Silly Strings

STR# resource 128, "Why read this?", starts out simply enough...

1 Player 1 wins!
2 Player 2 wins!
3 Player 3 wins!
4 Player 4 wins!
5 Player 5 wins!
6 Player 6 wins!
7 < There is no player seven >
8 Player 8 wins!
9 < There is no player nine >
10 < There are no players beyond player four anyway >
11 You probably guessed that already, didn't you?
12 Player 6972 wins!
13 Player ∞ wins!
14 Why the hell are you still reading this?
15 "If you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce, it tastes much more like prunes than rhubarb does." - Groucho Marx
16 Including the megestik møøse.
17 A møøse once bit my sister...
18 Nø, realli! She was karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given to her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies:
19 "The høt hands of an Oslo dentist", "Fillings of passion", "The huge molars of Horst Nodfink"...
20 Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretti nasti...
21 I sacked this STR# resource.

...and ends up re-enacting the Monty Python bit where the subtitlers get fired.

Cheat Codex

TEXT resource 666, "CHEATS!!!", is a guided tour of the game's secret features.



Greetings, fellow resource editor user!


You have just tapped into the cheat codes for Unicycle!
Remember, all cheats must be typed in exactly as they are, which means capital
letters have to match!

The cheats are:

To start at any level - hold control as you start a new game.
Doing this action will also be known as BUTDB, or Bring Up The Dialog Box.

To not die if you hit a wall or fall down a pit, sort of - Hold command and control ^

To make a wall blow up - type in "wall" during the game ^

To never fall down a pit - BUTDB, then enter "Flying man" as your level.*^

To start in the bonus level - BUTDB, then enter "BONUS" as your level.^

To make all pits disappear - BUTDB, then enter "Ditch be gone" as your level.*

To make all walls disappear - BUTDB, then enter "Away, ye scurvy walls!" as your level.*

To get 99 lives as you start a game - BUTDB, then enter "Computer error in your favor" as your level.^

To be completely invincible - BUTDB, then enter "Supercycle!" as your level.*^

To play a game in flashy color land - BUTDB, then enter "psycho!" as your level.*^

To do a sound test - Bring up the practice window, and enter "music" as your level.

To get twice as many points as you should - Bring up the practice window and enter "CHEATER!" as your level.*^

To double the value of a happy face - BUTDB and enter "CHEATER?" as your level.*

To play level 0 - Either practice at level 0, BUTDB and enter 0 as your level, or hit a wall, go to the bonus level before you die, and hold the command key as you exit the bonus level.^

To play in smart wall land - Type "smashed" on the main screen.^



* These cheats deactivate only when you quit the game.
^ These cheats won't work in multiplayer

Testing Features

Level Select

As promised in the TEXT message, Ctrl + Start Game will let you choose a starting level from 1 to 199.

Unicycle (Mac OS Classic) - Start.png

There's a special message if you try to go beyond that...

Unicycle (Mac OS Classic) - 200.png

...and another if you go all the way past 65535...

Unicycle (Mac OS Classic) - 65536.png

...and still another to handle non-numeric input.

Unicycle (Mac OS Classic) - NaN.png

Sound Test

Again as described, enter music into the Practice dialog to bring up this soundboard.

Unicycle (Mac OS Classic) - Music test.png

The last song is apparently exclusive to the sound test. It's theme music for Guy Gizmo, a gadgeteer character created by the author.

Guy Gizmo theme

Clicking "Nelson" cuts off the music with the "Haw, haw!" that signals an in-game wipeout.

If sound effects are turned off, "Nelson" just stops the music, and if music is turned off, you're locked out of the sound test altogether.

Unicycle (Mac OS Classic) - No music.png