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For the 1979 video game, see 18 Wheeler (video game).

Template:Infobox VG 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 Sega Dreamcast in 2001, Subsequently, it has been brought to the PlayStation 2 in 2001 and Nintendo 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 Playstation 2 in 2003.


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Screenshot from 18 Wheeler:American Pro Trucker

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.


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.


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. If you complete arcade mode on very hard with all 5 original truckers you will unlock the best truck in the game.

After September 2001, when the game was released on PlayStation 2 & Gamecube, The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were removed after the 9/11 attacks. The towers can be seen on the Stage 1 loading screen in the Dreamcast and the original arcade version of the game.


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