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Segway Guy
Segway Guy.svg
SpeedAbove average
SizeMedium (slightly larger than standard medium characters)
Included in Happy Wheels since version1.0

Segway Guy (Business Guy in the mobile version and Steven Douglas in Happy Wheels: The Series) is the second playable character in Happy Wheels. He is one of the four original Happy Wheels characters included in the game from release, alongside Wheelchair Guy, Irresponsible Dad and Effective Shopper. Segway Guy rides a metallic-silver-blue, spring-loaded segway, capable of jumping into the air. The pole on the segway can only face up and can't be rotated (unless the vehicle is destroyed). This is why he cannot do a 360 loop level or enter certain cannons, as they often result in death. His attire consists of a white bicycle helmet (similar to the one worn by Irresponsible Dad, Irresponsible Mom or Pogostick Man), a blueish-grey business suit (accompanied by a dark red neck-tie), a white shirt, and black shoes. Segway Guy appears to be a middle-aged businessman, possibly of the upper-class (based on the fact that he owns a segway). He is slightly fatter and shorter than the other non-obese characters.

Segway Guy is often a forced character in levels where the player must immediately eject (like ball throws or ragdolls), however, since the release of the hide vehicle feature, these levels have become unpopular. Because the segway can easily be held by small shapes, escaping from his vehicle and crawling away is easier for Segway Guy than other characters. He is also considered a very basic character with no gimmick/feature (besides jumping and reattaching to his segway).

Default Controls

Before Ejection
  • Up - Accelerate
  • Down - Reverse
  • Left - Lean backwards
  • Right - Lean forwards
  • Z - Eject
  • Shift - Straighten Legs Up
  • Ctrl - Bend Legs Down
  • Space - Jump
After Ejection
  • Up - Straighten arms and legs
  • Down - Curl into ball
  • Left - Push all joints backwards excluding head
  • Right - Straighten legs and press arms forwards
  • Shift - Bend knee 2, straighten knee 1, shift arms
  • Ctrl - Bend knee 1, straighten knee 2, shift arms
  • Space - Grab

Mobile Version

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- Accelerate

HW Mobile Reverse Button.png

- Reverse

HW Mobile Lean Left Button.png

- Lean backwards

HW Mobile Lean Right Button.png

- Lean forwards

HW Mobile Eject Button.png

- Eject

HW Mobile Pause Button.png

- Pause game

HW Mobile Jump Button.png

- Jump


  • Jets and arrow guns can sometimes go straight through Segway Guy if he is motionless, as well as with Irresponsible Dad and Explorer Guy.
  • If you are moving fast and bump into something, his stomach goes through the segway and gets stuck. This will result in his head coming off, or him returning to his normal stance.
  • If you restart a level in a few times after death, Segway Guy's helmet may become invisible. But if you hit the floor with your head with enough force, the helmet will appear and fall off his head.
  • In the demo version of Happy Wheels, Segway Guy doesn't have a pelvis, same goes with Irresponsible Dad and his son. Their NPCs do.
  • When you eject from your segway and reattach back on to it, if you get your feet back on the vehicle, the vehicle will start shaking because the wheel can still collide with his feet. If you jump, your feet will break off, the vehicle will move slower, and it will be nearly impossible to move backwards. Once Segway Guy's lower legs have broken off, these glitches will stop.
  • He will also be able to bend his upper torso if he touches something, such as a ceiling ramp, if he is still attached to his Segway, and doesn't lose his legs.


  • Segway Guy is one of the only characters who are capable of jumping, along with Effective Shopper, Lawnmower Man, and Pogostick Man.
  • Segway Guy is one of the four characters capable of reattaching to their vehicle, along with Effective Shopper, Moped Man, and Pogostick Man.
  • Segway Guy's voice is also used for Explorer Guy and was formerly used for the man of the Moped Couple and Lawnmower Man.
  • A voice resembling Segway Guy's voice can be heard from Irresponsible Dad's son. The difference is that the son's voice is 4 keys higher than Segway Guy's.
  • Both Segway Guy and Explorer Guy have the same body weight and size.
  • If he breaks his arms, he will eject from his segway.
  • He is infamous for frequently breaking his legs when he falls down a slight distance; however, if you press Ctrl or space (by default) as he is falling, his legs won't break as easily though holding shift will make his legs break even more easily. Another way to avoid this is to eject from the segway, but attach to it again, making his legs limp.
  • He is one of the more common characters in levels where the vehicle is hidden since he stands up straight and the arm is straight right, so it is easy to move, especially in ball throws and blade weapon throws.
  • The segway has the lowest number of pieces when it breaks: two.
  • If you eject within a confined area (weapon throws are good examples) and hold Z and SPACE, he will repeatedly eject/grab onto the segway and the "air jump" sound will keep playing until you stop.
  • If Segway Guy's legs break, he will repeatedly run over his stubs.
  • It is possible to increase the speed of Segway Guy by interchanging between holding left and right in one-second intervals.
  • Although Segway Guy is wearing a helmet, his head is not protected from any hazards.
  • The segway makes no noise when it breaks.
  • If your legs are not on the segway, it is harder to go backwards.
  • He is quite resistant to landmines, as riding onto one can make him fly up (although his legs may break sometimes).
  • Segway Guy is forced in the most amount of Featured Levels in the game (31) and on the Ball Throw Levels.
  • If Segway Guy is forced in a level, his torso will overlap his right leg.
  • There is a badge that's dedicated to Segway Guy called the "Professional" badge for making 50 edits on articles on this Wiki. The badge's name, however, has been changed into "Alright!".
  • Segway Guy can't perform any frontflips nor backflips if he has not ejected.
  • When the segway is destroyed, some users have noticed that there only seems to be one wheel that appears. Other users have said that the wheels must be connected by an axle and it would be quite foolish to ride a one-wheeled segway. There is no known information proving how many wheels the segway has.
  • His head can easily come off when basically anything swiftly hits it.
  • Sometimes if you break your leg or feet while still on the segway it causes hard jumping and moving.
  • He is forced in the most amount of levels in the entire game.
  • If you make his NPC transparent in the level editor and zoom in close enough, you will notice that the inside of his torso is Wheelchair Guy's.
    • This may be because Wheelchair Guy's torso was used as a base when Jim was creating Segway Guy.
  • If in a quiet environment, in the level editor, when you play some of Segway Guy's sounds, you may notice a slight echo in some of them.  
  • He is known as Business Guy in the mobile version; possibly due to the copyright on the word "segway".
  • In the mobile version, you can not manually crouch or straighten up, since there are no buttons for that. So, if Segway Guy is falling and the player does not want him to injure his feet and legs, the player should press the "jump" button just before the segway touches the ground. This will essentially soften the landing,
  • In the mobile version, if the segway is still moving after you have ejected from it, it will quickly come to a halt.
  • Segway Guy closely resembles the "businessman" in Divine Intervention.