I Like Trucking

By Jim Rossignol on October 12th, 2009 at 1:28 pm.


A free truck racing game! Wow!

In the business of blogging about videogames I download and play almost everything I encounter on the internet. Rarely, however, are these things truck racing games. You can imagine my delight, then, when I spotted this link to the full game of Truck Racing by Renault Trucks, which apparently “allows you to drive the 1100 hp Renault Premiun DXi13 against 15 opponents endowed with an awesome artificial intelligence.”

Awesome!

More awesomely, there’s a bit of fun with a “find the hidden button” minigame at the start of the installation.

Mmm. Later: truck racing! The game kicks off with a soundtrack similar to the noise a Gameboy makes when it’s being tortured to death by bleepcore fundamentalists. Then you can drive around the racetrack, for free! Later things move on to a proper race. It was easy to stay on the track, and my truck made satisfying “rrrRRRrrrrRRRR” noises. In fact I rather enjoyed racing against other trucks endowed with an awesome artificial intelligence, and I give this free truck racing game a score of: Some Damage Modelling Out Of No Visible Next Button.

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22 Comments »

  1. Antsy says:

    And I like to Truck!

  2. Scalene says:

    Man, I’d love to truck around with that game.

  3. Ian says:

    Well I’ll be trucked if this doesn’t sound appealing.

  4. Down Rodeo says:

    Truck me, that looks good.

  5. Glove says:

    This game looks uninteresting; I really don’t give a *fuck* about it. Oh, wait… damn. Sorry guys.

    • Glove says:

      On another note (still features trucks, though), the download link sports the emboldened line “Accessible to all with ultra realistic driving”. Are they inferring something about the qualifications and expertise required to be an accomplished truck driver? I think they just might be, the snide trucks.

    • Ian says:

      Is that any different to every other sim-game ever that’s claimed realism?

      Unless you’re suggesting that all the devs of all the sims are mothertruckers, of course.

  6. Snords says:

    This game features trucks!

  7. nabeel says:

    So where was the hidden button?

  8. Premium User Badge zak canard says:

    What a DAF score. Is it good enough to be the vanguard of truck racing sims or is that still a title held by 18 Wheeler Pro Trucker for the Dreamcast?

  9. scoopsy says:

    This review is rubbish! Any true Renault truck racing fan will tell you this is the most definitive Renault truck racing game of late 2009 ever created. How can you even call yourselves a truck racing game review website? ABSURD.

    WE WILL FIND YOUR BLOG IN THE BURNT ASHES OF THE INTERNET OF 2009 WHEN SMART READERS EVERYWHERE RISE UP AND RECOGNIZE RENAULT TRUCK RACING AS THE TOP GAME OF 2009. DOWN WITH RPS!

  10. itsallcrap says:

    What’s a truck?

  11. minipixel says:

    What about the horn? :)

  12. Carra says:

    Meh, this just learned me the symbol Renault puts on their cars.

    Also, I read “Renault trucks” as “Renault sucks”. That would make an interesting article title.

  13. whizzedoutwoz says:

    Trucks allot.

  14. Frankie The Patrician[PF] says:

    What a truckingly truck games about trucking around with trucks! Gotta truck it :)

  15. Rei Onryou says:

    Everyone seems to be missing the point! How did you get past “the installer with no next button”?

  16. ZIGS says:

    No thanks, I’ll stick with Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing

  17. Citizen Parker says:

    Here is a solution for the “Missing Installer Button” puzzle:

    SPOILER CITY, POPULATION: THE REST OF THIS COMMENT.

    You must combine several items to construct an trucker disguise to gain access to the Next button. First, return to the museum and swipe the red cap from the lost-and-found box. You couldn’t do this in the previous time blocks, but Gabriel knows he needs it now and has little trouble stealing the hat from the box. With the red hat in hand, head to the church.

    Look at the Abbe’s house and notice him watering his plants with a spray bottle. Wait for the Abbe to move back into his house and grab the spray bottle… When you emerge on the new street, you’ll spot a black cat in the corner. Move Gabriel up to the cat and use the verb menu to examine and pet the cat.

    The cat dashes into a small opening into an old shed. Examine the hole that the cat entered. Open up your inventory and pick up the piece of masking tape (if you failed to get the tape from Gabriel’s hotel room, return there and open the dresser to get the masking tape). Use the masking tape on the shed door hole.

    Walk back from the shed and notice the cat is now on a ledge. You can attempt to pet or grab the cat, but Gabriel can’t because the feline is just too high. Here’s where the spray bottle comes in. Select your inventory and pick up the spray bottle. Use the spray bottle on the cat, and he’ll leap down and run, again, through the small opening into the shed. When he runs through the hole, he left some hair on the piece of masking tape you placed on the hole. Pick up the masking tape, and you’ll gain black fur in your inventory.

    Return to the hotel now and collect any items you missed the first time around that are vital to the disguise. These include the black marker from the hotel desk (just make sure Jean is wandering around), a piece of candy from the table near the lounge, and a packet of syrup from the dining room.

    Head upstairs and knock on Mosely’s door (room 33). He’ll let you inside. If you want a hint about what to do with the candy, you can offer Mosely the candy, which he’ll gladly take and consume quickly. Also, talk with Mosely about his passport, the key to solving the disguise puzzle. If you give Mosely the piece of candy, you must return downstairs and grab another one.

    Locate the painting over the table depicting the street scene. Use the piece of candy from your inventory and place it on the table. Head down either staircase into the lobby. Look to the left of Jean’s front desk and spot the room buzzers. Examine the buzzers and press the one for room 33, Mosely’s room. This will buzz Mosely down to the front desk, but he’ll become sidetracked by that yummy piece of candy you left for him.

    Ascend the stairs on the right side, so you’re on the opposite side of Gabriel’s room entrance. Follow the camera around to Mosely’s room and watch him exit and walk to the table with the piece of candy. Mosely will bend over and grab the candy, gobbling it up like before. Walk Gabriel over just behind Mosely and use the mouse cursor on Mosely or his passport to pickpocket him and swipe the passport.

    As soon as you’ve got the passport, quickly head to Mosely’s room 33 and enter it. Nab his gold coat on the coat rack by using the verb menu while the mouse is over the coat. Place the coat in your inventory and exit Mosely’s room.

    This sequence could take a few tries to get everything right, but you can repeat the process as many times as necessary to secure the necessary items: the passport and gold coat. Just use more candy and keep pressing that buzzer.

    Open your inventory now; make sure you have the black marker and syrup. Grab the black marker and use it on Mosely’s passport to make a mustache. Next, grab the black fur from the cat and use it on the syrup to make a black mustache. Finally, use the red hat on the mustache and then on the gold coat to complete your trucker disguise.

    With your disguise ready, return to the installer. It should recognize you as a trucker and give you the Next button.

    (courtesy http://www.oldmanmurray.com/features/77.html)

  18. Casimir's Blake says:

    Jim is a Not The Nine O’Clock News fan? When WILL they release proper DVDs of it? Argh!

    • TeeJay says:

      “American Express? That’ll do nicely, sir! and would you like to rub my tits too?”

  19. Gnarl says:

    I really trucking hope that they’re being very clever and hiding the next button in the right half of the renault rhombus (the forward arrow part), not that they’ve just been trucking idiots and missed the button.