get the most out of Big Mutha Truckers 2: Truck Me
Harder, you have to take things at face value. Chances
are that you could probably guess from the title that
this isn't the classiest videogame on the market.
Frankly, it's got the class of a beer fart and that
pretty much sums up the style of low brow humor that
you'll be exposed to. Don't expect much more than
a cheesy hillbilly romp through the rural roads of
America. But then again, what more could one want?
once in a while it's fun to play a game that doesn't
take itself too seriously - while poking fun at American
stereotypes. I've spent a lot of time on the road
in my day and I've met characters like these more
times than I care to admit. They do exist. Many of
them live in my neighborhood.
on the successful arcade game, 18 Wheeler, which featured
a large steering wheel, Big Mutha Truckers introduced
an infamous cast of white trash characters and a storyline
that centered around the ruthless Ma Jackson who forces
truckers to do her bidding. In this version, Ma has
been thrown in the Big House for tax evasion and through
the use of her cell phone, orders her crew to locate
all of the jury members and bribe them so she can
beat the rap.
more missions, more roads, more cargo, more characters
and more alternate routes, Big Mutha Truckers 2 fails
to take the gameplay in any new direction. It's as
though the original formula was so great that it doesn't
need fixing. Well, if anyone loved the original they
probably don't have enough taste to find fault with
this version. While I do admit that it's fun, it's
still just a novelty and not the kind of game that
you would get a lot of serious replay value out of.
Kids would probably really love it but due to the
language and suggestive situations this is strictly
an adult game. They don't need to know how immature
most American adults really are.
such as Cletus, Earl and Rawkins are back and will
interact with large breasted broads; battle it out
on the highway with cops in hot pursuit; pick up and
deliver illegal contraband, and race aliens to the
money is your first priority. You'll need it to bribe
the jurors with. Purchasing merchandise in one town
and selling it in another for the most profit requires
the use of a map which will show you what town is
willing to pay the most money for your goods. Illegal
goods will cost you the most but will also pay off
handsomely if you can deliver them without incident.
Before you begin your mission you can choose among
Easy, Medium and Hard difficulty. The harder the mission
the more rewards you will receive. If you complete
your mission within the time limit you will be eligible
for a bonus mini-game.
along the way you will be confronted by cops, dogged
by obstacles and hazards such as falling rocks, and
tormented by bikers that want to steal your load.
Your rig never goes fast enough to consider this a
race. Just keeping the big truck on the road is your
greatest challenge. The trucks are not what you would
call responsive. Even though the controls are forgiving
the trucks are slow and require a large radius to
turn. Take a corner too sharp and you're likely to
flip it. What you lack in finesse you can make up
in sheer aggressiveness as you can wipe most smaller
vehicles right off the road.
version looks better than the original but not by
much. It's got a kind of cartoonish realism to it
that really suits the content but the PS2 version
suffers from alaising and weak textures. It would
have been nice to have different upgradable trucks
that might have a more refined control system as well
as faster speeds.
John Fogarty and Willie Nelson comprising parts of
the soundtrack you can't complain about the tunes.
The voiceovers are cornball but they elicit some straight-from-the-gut
howls with the ignorance that bubbles forth.
Mutha Truckers 2 is available at a bargain price of
under twenty bucks. Chances are many trailer park
hillbillies will pick it up from the bargain bin at
Wal-Mart and think it's a documentary.