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Monster Truck Championship

Publisher: Nacon

  • Price: $39.99
  • Release Date: Nov 24, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1 - 8
  • Last on Sale: Mar 21, 2024 [$3.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $3.99
  • ESRB Rating: E [Everyone]
  • Having never really seen the appeal of packing into an arena to witness the over-the-top smashing, bashing, and ear-splitting volume of monster truck madness games trying to bring the experience home have typically fallen flat for me. While Monster Truck Championship isn’t by any means a great racing game in a traditional sense, it does a good enough job with what it has to work with to make it consistent and reasonably challenging though. One advantage Championship has over the competition is that it works with 3 different event types in its circuits to diversify its challenges and which also allow you to struggle in some types if you’re strong in others. Racing is interesting and can also be a real challenge as managing the way a truck like this turns at high speed is tricky and in particular you’re prone to oversteer. Freestyle events are more in line with what most titles have focused on before, with you trying to stunt your way to a high score by flipping, rolling, and then smashing anything that gets in your way. Chaining combos is what it’s all about here, which can be rough if you blow a stunt, but it can be fun when you’re on a roll. Somewhere in the middle is then the last event, a sort of monster truck drag race where a solid start, careful turning, and keeping focused on a clean run gives you the win. Throw in full ride customization, sponsors who’ll pay you if you can complete specific goals, and a management layer where you can customize your team to try to help give you a boost here or compensate for a weakness there, and it is a solid attempt at an appealing total package… even if it overall remains a niche-y experience.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.6]

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