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Int. Truck Racing

• Publisher: Zeppelin Games
• Developer:
As above
Release Date: 1993
Code:
J. Carlyle, I. Copeland, ...D. Sowerby
GFX: Neil Hislop
Music: Andrew Rodger

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 50%
Our Game Rating: 65%
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> INTERNATIONAL TRUCK RACING by Zeppelin Games


• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

I had never played this one back in the day; it's not exactly a title that would make a young lad rush to the shop and purchase a copy. As the name suggests, you get to race trucks around several courses and your aim is to top the leader board after completing each course twice, from which you are awarded points based on your finishing position. You can also upgrade parts of your truck to get better performance. Unfortunately, the graphics are pretty poor - it's more a case of 'International Multi-coloured Caterpillar Racing' to be honest. The trucks are very badly drawn, and poorly animated. After a lap of course one, I thought this game was awful. After playing on and upgrading the truck I started getting more into it. There's a unique skill to racing these trucks and after a while I started to get pretty good and enjoyed it. So this game, although it sounds and looks a load of rubbish, isn't actually that bad. It all depends on whether or not you are mad enough to put the time in to practice it...


The final track is complete!


"The Scores on the door, Miss Forbes"


"The dirty trucker!"


Hmmm... nice! The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I raced and raced - and left the competition eating my dust!

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have raced on all the courses twice, hopefully you will have acquired enough points to top the leader board. The final positions are shown on the board, before you get to see a picture of a lady presenting you the winners trophy (similar to other zeppelin race games). A congratulations message is shown beside the picture and the game restarts when you press the fire button.

COMMENTS:

  • Neil: It's a simple ending, but it's nice to get a reward at the end of all that racing. This game is better than it first appears.

  • Vinny: I actually purchased this game when it was released, but I didn't get to play it! It was only until Neil kindly sent in the ending that I bothered to load it up and have a go. Like Neil said... it's difficult to get into, but it is enjoyable once you do. I don't know where ZZAP!64 were coming from when they gave it an overall score of 50%. Anyway - good enough ending and probably what I expected to see.

  • Andrew Fisher:  I don't think Commodore Format scored it very highly either... Fairly simple bitmap (I believe the phrase is "Don't fancy yours much") and that familiar Zeppelin font. 3/10.

  • Gaz Spence: What most cracked me up about this game was that the entry in the earlier versions of Gamebase64 had the programmers down as David Braben and Ian Bell. :D

    The game whilst not 'great' is an interesting idea and as for the 'legendary' Zeppelin Cup, well, that is the stuff of which dreams are made.

  • Brendan Phoenix: I had my eye on the other cups, if you catch my drift!

    That ending aint too shabby - I would be happy with that of it was presented to me after completing the game.

FINAL SAY: A fair enough ending to an average race game.

G.E. RATING: 4 / 10

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