The King of Route 66 - PS2

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Viewed: 3D First-person / Third-person Genre:
Racing: Truck
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: AM2 Soft. Co.: SEGA
Publishers: SEGA (US/GB)
Released: 21 Mar 2003 (US)
12 Sept 2003 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 12+
Accessories: Memory Card


Follow up to the rip-roaring, redneck-a-thon 18 Wheeler that first made an appearance on Dreamcast in 2001, The King of Route 66 brings the same high-powered, arcade juggernaut racing to PlayStation 2 in true sequel style. As such, there are more trucks, more tracks and more scantily-clad babes. And more Stetson-donning, denim-clad truckers with massive beards. Probably.

The objective at hand is pretty straightforward, as you'd expect from a simple arcade racer: players climb into the cab of a nitro-powered 18 Wheeler and hastily make their way from Illinois to California in a mad dash for cash. Standing in your way and, more worryingly, attempting to ram you off the road, is an assortment of good for nothing rednecks, sent by the sinister Tornado Corporation. Boo!

Throughout the game, you have the opportunity to upgrade and customise your chosen vehicle, utilising a total of more than 70 insane performance-enhancing parts. And maximising the potential of your truck is a must if you are to succeed in impressing and winning the hearts of the game's eight scandalous beauties, known as the Queens of Route 66. These chicks are among 40 characters you will encounter along the way, each with their own story to tell.

There are four modes of play in total, including new story modes, two player split-screen racing and multiplayer battles. On top of this, in true Sega style, there are also truckloads of insane mini-game challenges, making sure there's plenty to come back for once you've exhausted the main story mode.