Quacky Races – Race The O2 Ducks To Win Prizes

Posted on: March 10th, 2010 by Jason 3 Comments

Duck related competitions always catch our eye! Well, actually anything duck related catches our eye – so when we saw a submission for Quacky Races, the online competition that features the O2 Ducks (you know the one’s who battle through the elements to deliver surprises) we just had to give it a bit of an extra plug.

The idea of Quacky Races is for players to choose a rubber duck. There are five characters to choose from such as “Jenny from The Flock” and “Ducky Rotten”. Each duck has different characteristics and needs to get the right balance of love, food and sleep in order to race! Your job is to get your duck ready for racing.

Your duck has 15,000 miles to travel and whoever completes the race in the fastest time will win. We sent our “Loquax” duck into battle and we think it’s going to be a few days for him to reach the finishing line. After initially getting a speed up of over 100 knots, by being over exuberant with the settings he’s now bobbing along at a much slower speed.

We think you need to login regularly to maintain your duck – think tamagotchi! If you leave the duck neglected it’ll eventually limp home, but you won’t have much chance of winning the prize. Talking of winning, the prize on offer isn’t too shabby. The fastest duck gets a round the world trip plus £1000 spending money. Disappointingly though there’s no prizes on offer for taking part – a prize draw for finishing ducks for some smaller prizes would have been nice!

Worth noting is that the current leader has taken just over 5 days to reach the finishing line with an average speed of 124 knots… that’s what you’re aiming for. With that in mind, don’t wait until the last day to enter the competition. It closes on the 31st March so make sure you’re ready to go duck racing before the 26th March. Hopefully “Loquax” will be across the finishing line by then.

Play Quacky Races to win a Round the World Trip

  • Trooty

    I like these types of comps, although I’m currently bobbing along at 117 knots and cant get near the 124 average.

  • suroben

    I couldn’t get a speed above 126 never mind an average of 124. The leader must have had no sleep at all for 5 days to get that average and I can’t work out how so few top -ups worked. Mine dropped speed pretty quickly so would have needed more than 24 tops a day to maintain an average speed that high. I also found that if I left it running so I could check my speed it slowed down everything else on my laptop. This is another one I won’t be winning. I think to get top place would require a team working round the clock.

  • bertykat

    These types of comps are open to abuse. It would’ve been better as Jason says to have smaller participation prizes. The top prize isn’t shabby and for that reason leaves the probability high for manipulation and abuse.

    I can’t understand the infrequent top ups by the 1st place duck and even though I’m hitting 125 my calculations say it will take me 6.7 days to arrive :-/

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