18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker Image
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  • Summary: Get behind the wheel of a 60-foot-long, 20-ton, 18-wheeled truck and buckle up as you drive in locations from New York to California. 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker features arcade-style racing in four gameplay modes: arcade, parking, score attack, and versus. You'll transport cargo and race against other truck drivers--all while protecting your rig from damage. In versus mode, you can take on a friend in split-screen action on four different raceways. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. An all too familiar Sega story: a refreshing new take on an old genre, featuring great control, sharp graphics, but crippled by lack of depth.
  2. 80
    No real levels have been added to the original arcade version, so the game ends just when you’re revving up.
  3. 78
    A blast while it lasts, but when you're done, you won't find much more fun. 10-4 that, good buddy.
  4. The game is fun when you sit down with it, but two hours later you'll have seen everything there is to see.
  5. It isn't that the game isn't solid and fun. It's just that most players will wonder why they didn't just stick a couple of bucks in the arcade machine instead.
  6. Sharp graphics, explosive action, and an Internet multiplayer mode earn a big ten four.
  7. I suggest gamers shortchange Sega by spending only $3.99 to rent this miniscule title that will only be enjoyable truly for a weekend or so of fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. X
    Dec 14, 2002
    10
    Excellent Game!
  2. Keith
    Dec 13, 2002
    10
    Excellent game! Far too short, but LOTS of fun. If you enjoyed Crazy Taxi or even Sega Rally, you will love 18 Wheeler. It has superb graphics and catches the ambiance of what trucking is all about. Expand
  3. Adam
    Apr 24, 2003
    9
    A wholly underrated and misunderstood game. Short levels aside, this is one seriously fun game; especially when you play against a friend in two player mode. The graphics are beautiful, and rival the PS2's ability at making polygons look pretty. The controls are solid and the physics, while on the arcade side of the spectrum, definitely give you the impression that you are in fact driving a rig, and not just a car from some run of the mill arcade racer. This game has alot of character and ambiance; borrowing elements from such cliches as Smokey and the Bandit and the stereotypical trucker way of life. All in all, I highly reccomend this game to anyone who wishes to escape for a weekend and enjoy the sights, sounds, and ambiance of a very well pieced together game that embodies the cliches of what being a trucker is all about. Expand
  4. NeilH.
    Oct 6, 2001
    8
    Short but fun. Excellent inertia effects on the truck and some solid graphics along the way.
  5. XISMZERO
    Jul 13, 2003
    6
    Anyone who gave this game a 10 has probably not played it for longer than five minutes
  6. MarlinG.
    Jun 26, 2001
    5
    I wish I would have read your board ahead of time. Beat the game in just 3 hrs of game play and was disapointed badly with the ease. Had more fun in the arcades with it when I thought it was tough. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Jul 2, 2002
    0
    This game was a rip off! It's not even fun with the hard AI that u have 2 race.

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