Well this was either going to be truely dire or rather entertaining. Driving a massive truck in theory has got to be a lot of fun. Imagine all the things you can crash into! Unfortunately this game completely ignores this possibility and instead concentrates (well I say concentrates, it's actually several sub-games) on avoiding bumping into things. The game opens with a menu and a jolly sampled theme tune. There are three modes to select from. The first, and easily most enjoyable event, is a straight up racer, you can choose from three tracks and then race against some opponents. The graphics are reasonably nice and the trucks response is suitably heavy. Unfortunately this mode is let down by really harsh collisions. Hit anything at too great a speed and the game is over. Yep that's right, it goes back to the menu and the theme tune. Somewhat tedious I must say. The second mode is viewed from side on and is kind of a stunt one. You must hit various obstacles at a certain speed. Annoyingly despite this being a sideways scroller the controls are exactly the same as the racing event. So pushing up accelerates and pushing right moves down the screen. Very counterintuative. Hitting the obstacles is hard enough, and getting them at the right speed is frustrating to the extreme. Miss the obstacle or tip over and your back at the menu again. And that theme tune is beginning to grate a little. The final sub-game is possibly one of the dullest things ever to happen in the history of computer racing. It's an avoid the cone number as you try and get to the finish line in the fastest possible time. It becomes mind numbingly boring after less than five seconds and then when you finish your back with that theme tune again. By this point you are tempted to go round the musician's house with a baseball bat to sort out the creator of this crime against the ear drums. This could have been a fun little number, but it's more likely to drive you into a homicidal rage..
Zogging Hell Rating: 4/10
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