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18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker is a racing game developed by SEGA-AM2 and published by SEGA. This game was first released in arcades in 2000, but later the game was released to the Dreamcast in 2001, Subsequently, it has been brought to the PlayStation 2 in 2001 and the GameCube in 2002 by Acclaim Entertainment. SEGA followed up on the success of 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker by making a sequel, The King of Route 66 for arcades and the PlayStation 2 in 2003.


The main purpose is to make it to the finish line with your cargo within a given time. There are special vehicles that you can ram into that will add three seconds to your time. They look like purple Chevy Astro Vans. After Stage 1, the game gives the player a choice of trailer. One trailer is harder to haul, but provides a bigger pay-off while the other choice is easier to haul but provides a smaller pay-off. Money is deducted from the total when the trailer is hit.


The initial port of the game was released on the Dreamcast. Released by SEGA, it is fairly faithful to its arcade counterpart, but the voice actors for the characters were changed and the arcade's cross-country map loading screens were made more simple looking as well. A two-player mode was also made available. The game was released by Acclaim Entertainment (who also released SEGA's Ferrari F355 Challenge on the Dreamcast) on the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube. The GameCube version was released on February 18, 2002.


If you complete all four parking stages then you will unlock a new one and if you complete that you will unlock one more. If you complete the arcade mode on normal with all four truckers you will unlock a new trucker.

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