Thunder Truck Rally

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Thunder Truck Rally
Monster Trucks
European cover art
European cover art of Thunder Truck Rally
Developer(s) Reflections[1]
Publisher(s) Psygnosis[1]
Platform(s) PlayStation
Release [2]
Genre(s) Racing[1]
Mode(s) Single player

Thunder Truck Rally (released as Monster Trucks in Europe) is a monster truck racing video game developed by Reflections where players select a monster truck or otherwise 4X4 vehicle equipped with monster truck tires and have the option of either racing or crushing cars in an arena.


Players start with an array of options from choosing their game mode to choosing their race track. If a player chooses to race, they are faced with innumerous outdoor tracks, all of which feature various hills, bends and turns. The players must maintain careful driving however as every vehicle has a strength meter which measures the vehicle’s engine strength; if a player lands too hard from a jump their engine will receive damage.


During development of the game, project leader Martin Edmondson stated, "No code is shared between DD2 and Monster Trucks (with the exception of surrounding code such as sound and sprite routines). Monster Trucks started development about three quarters through DD1 and is a game based on those famous car-crushing, monster pick-up trucks with the oversized wheels."[3]


GameSpot said for the PlayStation version, "A fairly average driving game with a few new bells and whistles." GameSpot also rated the game 5.3 (mediocre).[4]