Excerpt: After garnering praise for originality and solid style on the arcade circuit, Sega's 18 Wheeler has arrived on the Dreamcast at long last! Ah, but it's such a shame that hardly anything's been improved and you might miss the single player game if you sneeze -- but let's cover the good stuff first. It wouldn't be fair to say the graphics alone are 18 Wheeler 's saving grace, but that's nearly true.
Excerpt: Sega seems to have an advantage as a software developer: they make a great coin-op arcade game, watch it assert itself as a smash hit (or not) and then translate the whole kit and caboodle to a home console where it enjoys a second day in the sun. Such is the case with 18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker, a mean, diesel dirty truck race game of big rig proportions.
Summary: It isn't that the game isn't solid and fun. It's just that most players will wonder why they didn't just stick a couple of bucks in the arcade machine instead. A little more time adding meaningful extras could have turned this into the kind of game that keeps on truckin', rather than one that stops at a roadside diner early on.
Pros: Good Graphics, great control, interesting and unique gameplay
Cons: Too short, bland track design, not enough modes, no online multiplayer, not enough of the trucker asthetic
Excerpt: Goodbye fast cars and race girls...Hello diesels and truck stops. For all you aspiring truck drivers, the game you've been waiting for is finally here. Buckle up and carry your cargo across America in Sega's latest arcade-to-home port, 18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker . Unfortunately, it's a very short ride, so don't bother packing any extra underwear. The game is simple enough.
Pros: Realistic diesel controls and speed, Good graphics, Online aspect removed, Too short, Not nearly as fun as arcade
Excerpt: Gentlemen, start your�trucks? The strangest racing game currently in arcades, Sega's 18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker, lets players climb into the virtual cab of a big rig and take off on a cross-country trip.