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50K Racewalker is a Deconstruction Game from the creators of Homestar Runner, released in 2005. The game has the player partake in a race. To move, the player has push the left and right buttons. However, not only do you have to push the buttons in order from left, right, left and so on... you also have a maximum speed. More than two and a half steps per second and you get a FAULT and must wait several seconds. This combined with how slow the character moves makes the game extremely long.

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  • Affectionate Parody: This parodies early Track and Field games that required the player to perform some trick with the controller.
  • Character Customization: Player can customize their character, although this has no effect on the actual gameplay unless you choose to use the Gary Palaroncini design, who starts the game near the finish line.
  • Deconstruction Game: Of Some Dexterity Required and Fake Longevity in general, and old NES-era "sports" games in particular.
  • Downer Ending: Downplayed, since upon winning the game you get third place in the race regardless of how fast you were.
  • Fake Longevity: Due to the slow pace, the game takes over twenty hours to complete unless you play as Gary Palaroncini.
  • Guest Fighter: There are five customization combinations that unlock different default names: "Wilt Chamberlain", "Bruce Lee", "Luke Schenscher", "Dr. J" and "Gary Palaroncini".
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  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: While "Steak Style" is the default name, the player can insert their own name.
  • Retraux: The graphics are modeled after an Atari 2600 game.
  • Some Dexterity Required: Subverted. You have to walk one step per button press, but you're capped at approximately 2.6 steps per second, so it's testing your patience rather than your dexterity.

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