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Thursday, March 19, 2009
 
Monster Trucks Nitro Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Out of Eight has posted a new review of Monster Trucks Nitro. Developed by Redlynx Ltd, the 3D racing title features realistic physics and stunt driving on a variety of tracks filled with traps, loops, obstacles, and other challenges. Out of Eight gave the game a score of 6 out of 8.

From the review:

The goal is simple: reach the finish line fast. Preventing your expedient escape are various objects, such as ramps, logs, boulders, and cars, that have inconveniently been placed in your way. Success in Monster Trucks Nitro involves flying over or through these objects and rotating your vehicle in the air so that it lands on all four wheels at the same time. Controls are simple: go, stop, and rotate. You are also occasionally given canisters of nitro (the game’s title hinted at this) that grant momentary boosts in acceleration for especially long ramps and jumps. The levels are well-designed, striking a nice balance between challenge and pity: a good time requires skill, but everyone should be able to get the bronze medal on the first attempt. This significantly cuts down on the frustration felt while playing; I consider this to be a good thing. Unfortunately, Monster Trucks Nitro is over before you know it: the twenty-five levels can be easily completed in a matter of hours, as each level only takes 30 to 45 seconds to finish. This would not be as much of a problem if the game came with a level editor, but Monster Trucks Nitro does not. Given the 2-D design of the levels, the lack of an editor is a flabbergasting omission. Monster Trucks Nitro is definitely fun while it lasts, but the fun is over too quickly.
Head over to the link below to finish reading the review.

Out Of Eight: Monster Trucks Nitro Review
Monster Trucks Nitro


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