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Making progress on QWOP

Making progress on QWOP

The QWOP Strategy Guide

QWOP Guide: Most of you would have heard of QWOP (but if you've just crawled out from under a rock, play it now! Just remember to come back to this page in two hours when you give up). This is just a quick hub which reveals not the meaning of life, but something far more inportant - the QWOP strategy guide.

The objective of this annoyingly addictive game is to somehow move this (ex-contortionist and obviously alcoholic) Olympic runner 100 metres to the finish line. The only trouble is, this medical marvel of an athlete has no bones, and is cursed with the coordination abilities of drunk hippo.

The only user controls are the "Q," "W," "O" and "P" keys, which, through some super-human feat, you must use to get the runner to the finish line.

The QWOP Strategy Guide:

Now although some people has achieved the full 100 metres using techniques which make the poor runner look like he has some incurable, spastic twitch, there is actually a certain strategy to this game.

Although it took me three weeks solid to figure out (I've got to get out more), the trick to beating QWOP is actually quite simple. Keys "W" and "O" control the left leg, while "Q" and "P" control the right. This means that all you have to do is alternare the pairs of keys at the optimal time (when the runner's raised, front foot is about 6 inches from the ground) in order to get the beautiful running motion that evolved, modern-day man has aquired (and NOT the peculiar technique this "special" athlete is inclined to).

And that's all there is to it : W&O, Q&P, W&O, Q&P, W&O, Q&P... all the way to the finish line!

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How NOT to play QWOP


The Pink Panther (author) from Sydney, Australia on June 05, 2013:

Keep trying! You'll get it eventually!

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The Pink Panther (author) from Sydney, Australia on January 31, 2013:

Glad it helped flaming ramen! If you want to try another similar, but equally fun an difficult game, there's a new one out called 'Surgeon Simulator 2013'

Have fun!

flaming ramen on January 29, 2013:

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I just sqrape my knees against the ground. Until this strategy

The Pink Panther (author) from Sydney, Australia on November 29, 2012:

Congrats! :P

QWOPSTER on November 21, 2012:

At first I was, "HOW is it possible to get negative meters?" then 8 meters and "WHOO"

The Pink Panther (author) from Sydney, Australia on August 31, 2012:

Like a BOSS! Good job!

The Pink Panther (author) from Sydney, Australia on August 31, 2012:

Glad you found it helpful! With practice, I'm sure you'll break that 25 m ! :D

Lolovich on August 23, 2012:

Wuhuuu! reached 100,1m i´m a national hero....

TeslaCoilGirl on August 14, 2012:

Still can't go more than 25m xD but thx buddy was very helpful

The Pink Panther (author) from Sydney, Australia on July 12, 2012:

Ha! You're right - I forgot to mention that sometimes the last resort should just be to use a hacked version of QWOP!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my how - to QWOP guide!

chicken on July 07, 2012:

lol thanks i just completed it... on a hacked version XD

The Pink Panther (author) from Sydney, Australia on June 27, 2012:

Haha, just try and follow the technique outlined in this hub and you should do alright! :P

tommy on May 29, 2012:

holy crap this is hard

The Pink Panther (author) from Sydney, Australia on May 29, 2012:

No worries mate!

BEavis on May 26, 2012:


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yourmom on March 15, 2012:

boo hoo

Dan on December 15, 2011:

Thanks for the tips!

Dan on December 15, 2011:

Thanks for the tips!

Someone on April 14, 2011:


QWOP Strategy Guide on March 27, 2011:

Haha, really funny stuff :P Thanks!

How to Win a QWOP Game on March 21, 2011:

Thanks my friend for the visit.

I loved your Hub as well.

Thumb up :-)

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