Following on the heels of the recent rerelease of Edge [$2.99] comes Mobigame's next title, Truckers Delight: Episode 1 [$2.99], an episodic retro styled arcade racer. Based on an incredibly not work safe video filled with pixel art, cartoon nudity, and many other potentially offensive things by director Jérémie Périn, Truckers Delight: Episode 1 seems to be based on just the first segment of the video in all of its 8-bit glory. Presumably, the other portions of the video will be coming as their own episodes in the future.

In Episode 1, you play as a truck driver chasing a girl in a sports car down the highway. The iTunes description mentions similarities to the classic Sega arcade game OutRun, which couldn't possibly serve as a better comparison. Tilting the phone controls your truck, and all you do is chase the girl, ramming her car whenever possible for points. A countdown timer is constantly ticking away which is refreshed by passing checkpoints, and during your pursuit you will need to fend off angry police, bikers, and avoid a constant onslaught of traffic that will slow you down.

Several power ups can be picked up during your adventure. So far I've come across three: A set of horns that allow you to ram other cars off the road easily, a rocket booster that sends you flying towards the next checkpoint, and a tongue attack point multiplier. You can also honk the horn of your truck, this doesn't seem to do anything, but I can't seem to help myself from doing it almost constantly.

Truckers Delight: Episode 1 includes an odd amount of cartoon nudity for a game on the App Store. Not only does it include the first portion of the original video, but when you pick up the power up to let your tongue fly, it quite literally results in an on-screen explosion of naked women.

I've actually had a surprising amount of fun with Truckers Delight. Mobigame did a great job of nailing the feel of endless retro racing games, and the difficulty ramps up nicely requiring quite a bit of concentration as you dart between oncoming cars in your 18 wheeler. Truckers Delight features online leaderboards which are already loaded with scores that are about twice as high as my best score, and it's hard to not get in to the catchy soundtrack included with the game.

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  • Mel Swelneregegegenen

    One of my all-time favorite games period was 18-Wheeler American Pro Trucker on the Dreamcast. If this, or any future game, comes close, I'm all over it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzuQ6sLgpgc

    It was ridiculous, cheesy, and fun as hell.

  • Mel Swelneregegegenen

    One of my all-time favorite games period was 18-Wheeler American Pro Trucker on the Dreamcast. If this, or any future game, comes close, I'm all over it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzuQ6sLgpgc

    It was ridiculous, cheesy, and fun as hell.

  • Piasintein

    Will Episode 2 be a platform? :)

  • Piasintein

    Will Episode 2 be a platform? :)

  • http://www.touchaholics.com jacques b

    what about episode 3? ;)

  • http://www.touchaholics.com jacques b

    what about episode 3? ;)

  • Mel Swelneregegegenen

    BTW, 18 Wheeler also made by Sega AM2 and Yu Suzuki (also well-known for Shenmue), same people who did Outrun.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega-AM2

  • Mel Swelneregegegenen

    BTW, 18 Wheeler also made by Sega AM2 and Yu Suzuki (also well-known for Shenmue), same people who did Outrun.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega-AM2

  • postmanmanman

    I remember that music video. Pretty much the largest "WTF" I've ever had.

  • postmanmanman

    I remember that music video. Pretty much the largest "WTF" I've ever had.

  • Mel Swelneregegegenen

    Just watched the video.

    Ho. Lee. Shit.

    That is insane.

    It's like Custer's Revenge meets Ren & Stimpy meets Fritz the Cat meets 18 Wheeler.

    Instant freaking buy. Amazing. Just amazing.

  • Mel Swelneregegegenen

    Just watched the video.

    Ho. Lee. Shit.

    That is insane.

    It's like Custer's Revenge meets Ren & Stimpy meets Fritz the Cat meets 18 Wheeler.

    Instant freaking buy. Amazing. Just amazing.

  • MrMuesli

    I can't stop honking that horn!

    • LordGek

      I now believe the horn does something! If on a two lane road cars clear out of your way when you keep blasting your horn.

  • MrMuesli

    I can't stop honking that horn!

    • LordGek

      I now believe the horn does something! If on a two lane road cars clear out of your way when you keep blasting your horn.

  • Lautron

    That is dirty! hah so crazy!

  • Lautron

    That is dirty! hah so crazy!

  • macduke

    What in the hell did I just watch? That was disgusting. No way in hell Apple approves all of these. I wouldn't be surprised to see this one get pulled off the store, so go buy it while you can, sickos! Hah.

  • macduke

    What in the hell did I just watch? That was disgusting. No way in hell Apple approves all of these. I wouldn't be surprised to see this one get pulled off the store, so go buy it while you can, sickos! Hah.

  • http://www.youtube.com/appchat Elle

    OMG look at the pixel art!! *drool* :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/appchat Elle

    OMG look at the pixel art!! *drool* :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/appchat Elle

    The video is fukd though

  • http://www.youtube.com/appchat Elle

    The video is fukd though

  • thebleeptruth

    Graphics remind me of Outrun. I loved that game in the arcade.

  • thebleeptruth

    Graphics remind me of Outrun. I loved that game in the arcade.

  • Silverfist

    I don't see HOW that video isn't work safe.

    I should probably mention that I work in a demolition drivers' cannibalistic strip club specializing in fecal play and gigantism...

    That video was a huge load of WTF. But it did make me chuckle, sadly.

    .

  • Silverfist

    I don't see HOW that video isn't work safe.

    I should probably mention that I work in a demolition drivers' cannibalistic strip club specializing in fecal play and gigantism...

    That video was a huge load of WTF. But it did make me chuckle, sadly.

    .

  • Dogface

    Great game - really addictive. Loved the video too. Looking forward to part 2.

  • Dogface

    Great game - really addictive. Loved the video too. Looking forward to part 2.

  • The Theory

    Holy crap, that trailer! I downloaded the game yesterday (was a big pain in the ass, too) but just got around to watching it now. Trust me, this game is gonna get played non-stop until I reach the status of, well, that final scene in the trailer. haha.

  • The Theory

    Holy crap, that trailer! I downloaded the game yesterday (was a big pain in the ass, too) but just got around to watching it now. Trust me, this game is gonna get played non-stop until I reach the status of, well, that final scene in the trailer. haha.

  • Mel Swelneregegenenen

    How the hell do you kill the cops? They roll up on you and I try to side swipe them. Doesn't seem to work. And tapping on them doesn't work either. What's the deal?

    • MrMuesli

      I get some distance and then ram them from the side a few times. Seems to do the trick.

  • Mel Swelneregegenenen

    How the hell do you kill the cops? They roll up on you and I try to side swipe them. Doesn't seem to work. And tapping on them doesn't work either. What's the deal?

    • MrMuesli

      I get some distance and then ram them from the side a few times. Seems to do the trick.

  • Noodle

    Can anyone who's spent the cash comment on the actual gameplay?

    Is there real incentive to chase a highscore? Does it have much replay value?

  • Noodle

    Can anyone who's spent the cash comment on the actual gameplay?

    Is there real incentive to chase a highscore? Does it have much replay value?

  • MrMuesli

    I'd say it's quite addictive. Brushing past the checkpoints with 0 sec's on the timer has that near miss quality that keeps the tension high. Also, skimming past a vehicle awards you 50 points, but at the risk that you misjudge and ram it instead, thus loosing valuable speed, which could very easily mean the difference between making or not making the next checkpoint. If you feel that speed is the priority then just blast the horn ( I love that horn!) and all the cars get out of your way (thanks LordGek: ). On first play, tbh, I felt that the price wouldn't match the time I would put into it, but the points I mention above, as well as the excellent wacky pixel art and humour seem to keep me coming back. I am curious how many power ups there are in total. Did anyone find more than the 3 mentioned so far?

    • Noodle

      Thank you Mr Muesli!

      • MrMuesli

        You're very welcome: ) Don't get me wrong, the game play is in essence a pretty simple affair, but all the little details that have gone into it have made it worth my dosh. Btw, I had a peak at that Pro Trucker vid (Thanks Mel)....Tornadoes! I'd love to see tornadoes in this game too: )

  • MrMuesli

    I'd say it's quite addictive. Brushing past the checkpoints with 0 sec's on the timer has that near miss quality that keeps the tension high. Also, skimming past a vehicle awards you 50 points, but at the risk that you misjudge and ram it instead, thus loosing valuable speed, which could very easily mean the difference between making or not making the next checkpoint. If you feel that speed is the priority then just blast the horn ( I love that horn!) and all the cars get out of your way (thanks LordGek: ). On first play, tbh, I felt that the price wouldn't match the time I would put into it, but the points I mention above, as well as the excellent wacky pixel art and humour seem to keep me coming back. I am curious how many power ups there are in total. Did anyone find more than the 3 mentioned so far?

    • Noodle

      Thank you Mr Muesli!

      • MrMuesli

        You're very welcome: ) Don't get me wrong, the game play is in essence a pretty simple affair, but all the little details that have gone into it have made it worth my dosh. Btw, I had a peak at that Pro Trucker vid (Thanks Mel)....Tornadoes! I'd love to see tornadoes in this game too: )

  • Jordan

    I knew it was similar to the video when with the first preview, and it's hilarious that it is a video-to-game port!

  • Jordan

    I knew it was similar to the video when with the first preview, and it's hilarious that it is a video-to-game port!

  • http://www.mbtshop.jp/ mbt

    hi,
    everybody, take your time and a little bit

  • http://www.mbtshop.jp/ mbt

    hi,
    everybody, take your time and a little bit

Truckers Delight Reviewed by Eli Hodapp on . Rating: 3.5