#Inktober2017 day twenty-nine: Eighteen Wheeler: American Pro Trucker (Arcades, 2001)
When AM2 brought Eighteen Wheeler to the arcades it was an enjoyable novelty - something that you and your friends could have some good old fun with. The cabinet set up, which actually featured a full diesel steering wheel and horn, not to mention a wide seat for several people to sit in, was comical and entertaining. The play was fast, basically mindless, racing and thrashing through different locales in giant 18-wheelers but it shared something so many ‘just’ good arcade titles do: it was all over in less than an hour.
On home release that’s just terrible, and maybe why Eighteen Wheeler was never a massive hit when brought to the Dreamcast, then GameCube and PS2. It’s also why it’ll never be rebooted. Quite rightly too. Include it in a game like one of the Yakuza titles in an arcade and it’s perfect. A whole new game? No.
I wasn’t actually planning to do this game but was requested to by @the_skittley_one - so this is for you Gav. Makes sense to do at least one racing game with the history Sega has with them.
The orange snail? Well that’s from Snail Maze, a game that was hidden away in the Master System BIOS. By starting the machine without a game in it while holding Up with both the 1 and 2 buttons you could access the game. It was a fun little puzzle game. Nothing spectacular but it just came into my head while I was drawing so added it in.
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