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Reckless Drivin'

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Reckless_Drivin.img_.sit (5.54 MB)
MD5: b4a997a38ea42dae727353ceb3f20e22
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (5.97 MB)
MD5: c0c399e5c9aa4d205ba713aab5fec4cd
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (5.60 MB)
MD5: 339bc5e136a52d6656746f2b13c8c224
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
RecklessDrivin_codes.sit (2.14 KB)
MD5: 8e136866ee4e950efbecac0a4bb542c3
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
This game works with: SheepShaver,

Reckless Drivin' is a new action game for the Mac. Its gameplay is similar to its predecessor, Burning Rubber, a Mac shareware game I released in 1996. In Burning Rubber one had to drive a car through 2-dimensional levels as fast as possible, leaving as much destruction as possible on the way.

Reckless Drivin' follows the same basic principle, however, it has been completely rewritten from scratch, and it employs a new graphics engine featuring smooth, dynamically zoomed, scrolling 16-bit graphics. The physics simulation has been redesigned to realistically resemble skidding and tire tracks on different road surfaces.

The 1st DL is version 1.4.4
The 2nd DL is version 1.5.4
The 3rd DL is version 1.5 (aka 1.5.0)
The 4th DL is some cheat codes

Version 1.4.4 seems to be the latest version not based on OpenGL. Version 1.4.4 (not based on OpenGL) still runs in Rosetta on most recent PowerPC Macintosh models with Mac OS X 10.6 installed, as the author states on

As the latest version of the game, 1.5.4, will no longer run on current graphics cards, and I don’t find the time to fix this, I am now discontinuing selling the game. However, the older, non-OpenGL version 1.4.4 still runs in Rosetta emulation on the newest Macs, and can be downloaded here.

You can use the following registration code to unlock the game:

Name: Free
Code: B3FB09B1EB

Other download mirrors are available:,,

Cheat the game: (Wayback Machine)
Read an interview with the author at

In 2019, this game was made open source.

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized)

v1.44 Requires CarbonLib installed on classic Mac OS versions.
v1.5+ says it is OS X 10.2 minimum.
v1.54 says it has a bug fix for use with OS X 10.5.n Leopard.


IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2020, February 9 - 10:12am

Currently I'm working on subtitles in English for my Yt upload of "Susie Q - Engel in Pink" (1996, Ganzer Film Deutsch), and at the scene the police man stops the young boy and his sister, she asks "And what is the indictment?", he answers:
"Reckless driving and in your case being a general pain of myself."
("Riskante Fahrweise, und in deinem Fall, dass du mir auf den Keks gehst.")

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, July 27 - 9:57pm

Replaced dead "Cheats" page link with Internet Archive (Wayback Machine) link to old page.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, July 27 - 5:27pm

The "cheat" Link on this page isn't working, if someone else will verify.

Checked. I confirm that this link is now dead... Sad

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by SkyCapt - 2017, July 27 - 4:33pm

I added v1.5 (aka v1.50) which is what I downloaded way back in the day. And I added the .txt codes for vehicle #s. The "cheat" Link on this page isn't working, if someone else will verify.

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by MacTouch - 2017, July 22 - 7:58pm

@ IIGS_User

Sorry, but I have removed the link to rosetta (a quote was missing too), as Apple has removed the page since a long time ago now...

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by WhosIt.There - 2017, July 21 - 11:37pm

leaving as much destruction as possible on the way

That's one way to play, although you'll usually miss out on the time bonuses that way ... but it is strangely satisfying (especially in these days of high petrol prices) to stop you car facing a petrol station and then blast it with a missile. Laughing out loud

If you want maximum score, then you have to try to avoid hitting anything else or running off the road.


Played this game for years

Me too! I got so good at it that I could pretty much keep going forever. One of the few games I am any good at playing. Smile

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by Catar4x - 2016, November 6 - 8:02pm

Can't get it to work on Sheepshaver, crash after main screen.

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by IIGS_User - 2010, March 14 - 10:36am

I replaced the newer version previously uploaded with 1.4.4 now, which is compatible to SheepShaver with Mac OS 8.1 or newer installed (playing this in SheepShaver would need a really fast host computer, though).

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by IIGS_User - 2010, February 27 - 7:28pm

I have to duck a bit.
Played this game for years w/o registering it, now the author provides a registering code for free at his website: