Review / Test:
Driving big trucks is kind of fun you know... especially when you can do whatever you want on the highway, because you are in a video game. That's the basic, and almost unique, thrill about 18 Wheeler. It's not a bad game, it's just too short, too restrained, too much of a coin-up lazily adapted on a console. There are four short races so the game finishes very quickly; of course there are other modes like some higher difficulty levels, some pretty nice 2 players races, a few things to unlock and the challenging parking mode which is quite reminding of Pilotwings missions in a stuck-to-the-ground version. But all this is not enough to keep a stubborn gamer ("I want to complete everything !") busy for more than a week. Especially with outdated graphics, very plain music and sounds, and not the slightest use of the GameCube power (fortunately the controls are very good). There's one thing however you can count on: instant fun in the first hours of play. Too bad there's no way to revive it later...
Samurai Nintendo thinks this game is suitable for everyone (kids over 7, teens and adults)
Official story and features:
"Sega-AM2's off the wall arcade smash, 18-Wheeler: American Pro Trucker is rambling to the Nintendo GameCube for one heck'uva pit stop! Get behind the wheel of a 60 foot long, 20 ton, 18-wheeled beast and buckle up as you haul tail from New York to California and everywhere in between in the most intense joyride of your life! 10-4 good buddy - Over and out!"
Story from Acclaim site
"- Exciting Arcade Mode and tons of twisted Mini-Games.
- Naomi-based technology plus the power of the PS2 provides unparalleled gameplay.
- "18-Wheeler is tremendous fun." - dreamcast.ign.com
- Split screen 2 player Versus Mode, featuring 4 different raceways.
- 5 over the top drivers, each behind the wheel of their own unique rig.
- "Down home" audio, from ho-down Country music to CB prompts and taunts.
- Multiple camera angles for maximum jack-knife action."
Features from Acclaim site