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18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker
Box artwork for 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker.
Publisher(s)Sega, Acclaim
Release date(s)
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Sega Dreamcast
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PlayStation 2
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Flag of Japan.svg September 12, 202
Genre(s)Racing, Action
System(s)Arcade, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, GameCube
Mode(s)Single player, Multiplayer
ESRB: ESRB E.png Everyone
ELSPA: Ages 11+
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18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker is an arcade racing game developed by Sega-AM2 and published by Sega, in which players drive a tractor-trailer across the country. This game was first released internationally in arcades in 2000, but later the game was released to the Sega Dreamcast in 2001. Subsequently, it was been brought to the PlayStation 2 in 2001 and Nintendo GameCube in 2002 by Acclaim Entertainment.

In 2003, Sega followed the success with an indirect sequel to the game called The King of Route 66 for the arcades and PlayStation 2, which includes several gameplay changes.

The initial port of the game was released on the Sega 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.

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 payoff while the other choice is easier to haul but provides a smaller payoff. Money is deducted from the total when the trailer is hit.

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