Monster Truck Maniac 2 Controls
Move left using the left arrow key. Move right using the right arrow key. Aim with the mouse. Fire with the left mouse button. Adjust ramps by clicking and dragging with the mouse and the left mouse button.
Monster Truck Maniac 2 Walkthrough
There is nothing about Monster Truck Maniac 2 that could be considered typical. This isn't your traditional truck racing game so if you're just looking for a game that only challenges you to race around a track as fast as you can, you might want to look elsewhere. This isn't that type of game. In fact, there's really little that qualifies this as a truck racing game aside from the fact that you are driving a truck. Even so, this game is definitely going to appeal to fans of truck racing games with the biggest draw being the fact that it is so unique. You can play a hundred of the more traditional racing games online and still feel like you haven't played anything new. Game after game gives you the same format, the same premise and the same rules. Sure there are different graphics but that's really not enough to make a game feel unique. This one breaks the mold and gives you something completely different - something newcomers and experienced players alike can enjoy and even do well playing. This is a game for everyone and that is really it's greatest appeal.
The best thing about Monster Truck Maniac 2 is that it really keeps you on your toes. It's hard for a game to get boring or tired feeling if you're doing something different or have a different goal in just about every level. This game isn't really one game. Instead, it's more a collection of mini games mashed together which is what makes it stay fresh and new. Most of the other truck racing games online don't offer this which is why they get so bland so quickly. Experienced racing game players are going to love the chance to change things up and break free of the typical format. Newcomers are going to love the fact that they don't need any racing experience to do well in the game. That's really what prevents a lot of newcomers from getting into this genre. Many of the games are just too hard to pick up right away. This game isn't one of them at all. The challenge for each new level is always different and so is the goal. For example, your goal may be to reach a certain height in your first mine game. The next time, though, the goal may be to go even higher or it may be completely different. Instead of reaching a certain height, you may need to hit a certain number of mines. This gives the game an exciting advantage over just about every other game in the genre and is one of the reasons it's so incredible addictive.
When you first begin playing Monster Truck Maniac 2 you don't have much in the way of options. You have your two types of trucks to choose from; a pickup truck style truck and a van style truck. They don't really perform any differently through the game so you can choose whichever style appeals to you the most. Once you've chosen the style of your truck, you move on to color selection. You have one choice for the color of your truck - blue. It's a little limited - or a lot limited depending on what kind of truck racing games you're used to playing - but considering the color of your truck doesn't really impact how the game is played at all, it isn't really a big deal. As you progress in the game, you'll unlock new styles for your vehicle and new color options. You'll unlock the colors first. When you see a screen that tells you you've unlocked a new color, you can click on that color to select it for your vehicle. You don't have to change the color if you choose not to. For example, if you really like the blue and don't want to change it to yellow or what have you, just click next and move on to the next challenge. Simple as that.
Once you have chosen your vehicle style in Monster Truck Maniac 2, click 'menu'. You have a few options here. You can choose either 'missions' or 'games'. Missions is more challenge based. At the beginning of each mission, you're shown your objective for that mission. In order to progress, you'll need to reach that objective. The objective will change as you make it further in the game and will get steadily more difficult. There are two different mission types in this mode - factory and country - each with twelve missions to play through. The missions in factory are different than the missions in country, so you can play through all twelve missions in each mode without the game feeling repetitive. Mission mode is great because it challenges you to not only think and plan out a strategy for each level, but also challenges you to be able to change that strategy completely at the beginning of each new mission. For example, the first mission in factory mode requires you to drive your truck off platforms to drop to at least a depth of one thousand feet before your truck disappears from the top of the screen. You need to move quickly and try to avoid getting hung up on the platforms. In the next mission, you're going the other way. You're trying to get to a height of at least two thousand feet by hitting mines to propel your truck upward. For this, you're going to need to quickly move from mine to mine if you want to reach the height you need to reach. Mine levels are difficult because the objective changes. In the beginning, you're simply trying to reach a specific height. Later in the game, you need to hit a specific number of mines. If you want to complete each objective and win the game, make sure you read the information screen before the level begins carefully.
Many players find the missions in country mission mode much more difficult than the missions in factory mission mode because many of them will require you to use your mouse. You need to think more about the missions, but in truth, they're actually not that much more difficult. They're really just difficult in different ways. For factory mode, you'll need fast fingers and a quick reaction time. Country mode is more about thinking and planning. Fans of traditional racing games will likely find factory mode more appealing because it's more closely related to the traditional racing game format. You have to control your truck with the arrow keys which is fairly standard fare in racing games. Newcomers could really go either way. If you're a fan of strategy games as well as racing games, you'll likely get more enjoyment out of country mode. For those looking for a real challenge, try to complete all twelve missions in both factory and country mode. It will put your full range of gaming skills to the test and will be more than enough of a challenge to keep you entertained.
Overall, Monster Truck Maniac 2 is the type of game that really appeals to everyone. The greatest thing about this game, is it genuinely offers something for every racing game fan or any game fan in general. Mission mode is perfect for those racing game fans that like having a specific goal to strive for while games mode appeals to those who love trying to for a high score. Games mode is also a great option for keeping the fun going after you've beaten all of the twenty four missions offered in mission mode. You can choose to play through all of the games to try to get a high score or just play the one you enjoy the most. Also, those having trouble reaching a certain objective in mission mode can choose to get a little practice in games mode without the pressure of having a specific goal to shoot for. This is an excellent game all around that will keep you playing mission after mission and game after game.