Monster Trucks DS
Sadly this is not one of
the better games to be sent to us from THQ. I like monster trucks as
much as the next redneck and this game just didnít cut it for me at all.
Despite nice graphics, the unreliable physics and one of the most
unfriendly HUDs that I have come across in some time, make this game
something that I did not enjoy.
Your first hint at disaster comes with the menu
options, it all looks good at first and you think you are doing the
right thing but the game gives you no hint as to whether or not your
choices have been saved or even at what point to truly start the game.
Itís just rushed and lazy in appearance. Markers on the map are not
sufficient to truly show you where you are headed, itís just a bit of a
You can upgrade your truck during the game as well
with money earned by winning events. The upgrade feature is nice but
limited and the tweakings donít make a great deal of difference to the
way that the game plays out. The title also supports multiplay.
The mountain terrain that you make your way around is
nicely realised and is actually a game that at first glance you think
itís not so bad after all. The vehicles are not too bad looking either.
Your casual gamer who is picking this up for a quick whip round will
also possibly not get too upset about it all. Itís for the people who
actually buy this intent on enjoying every facet of it that are going to
Whilst there are a number of tracks in the game and
multiplayer modes, the title is unfortunately marred by the fact that it
was released simultaneously by another release that uses the same game
engine with another type of offroad vehicle. I am sure that monster
truck aficionados will possibly get something out of this title but for
the most part it left me cold.
Sadly I cannot recommend this title unless you are
desperate for monster truck action on your DS.