Truck Loader Controls
Move left using 'a' or the left arrow key. Move right using 'd' or the right arrow key. Aim the forklift's magnetic boom using the mouse. Activate the magnet by clicking and holding down the left mouse button. Begin the next level at the completion of a level or reset the current level by hitting 'space'.
Truck Loader Walkthrough
Truck Loader is an entertaining racing game that challenges you to complete the puzzle presented to you in each level as fast as you can in an attempt to get a high score. While it isn't a racing game in the traditional sense of the word, the challenging puzzles make this one far too much fun to miss. Instead of racing against other trucks to try to get to the end of the course first, you're racing against the clock and against yourself. There is no time limit, but if you hope to get a high score, you will need to move quickly. As you progress, though, that gets harder and harder to do. Each new level brings a new challenge and new obstacles you'll need to get around. The challenge only gets harder as you go and that's what makes the game so interesting.
Truck Loader is so difficult because making it through all of the twenty levels in the game will take a lot of careful thinking, especially when you reach levels in which you have to deal with fragile boxes (marked with a wine glass icon) or have to place boxes on the truck right side up (marked with arrows). It can be hard to maneuver the boom to get the boxes in properly, but you have to make sure you do. If you are too rough with the fragile boxes, you'll break the contents and will not pass the level. If you don't place boxes on the truck the right way up, you will not pass the level. Ensuring you have everything loaded on the truck properly is vital, but can also be difficult. Pay attention to the indicators in the back of the truck and how they're laid out. Fill the slots in the back of the truck first. For example, if the boxes in the back are smaller square boxes and there is a larger rectangle box in front of it, put the smaller squares in first and the rectangle next. It'll be much easier, even if you have to move the rectangle around a bit first.
Truck Loader isn't a typical racing game in many respects. Your goal isn't to get around a track and come in first. Your goal is simply to solve the puzzle to move on to the next level. That's really what makes it so appealing for fans of racing games. You're still in control of a truck but in order to make it through this game, you're going to have to think carefully about every move. You're going to have to look at your obstacles and your level objective and plan out a strategy. Because there are new obstacles in just about every level, your strategy is going to need to change continually. The good thing is, your objective is almost always the same - load the boxes on the truck. As long as you pay attention to the position of your boxes, get the fragile boxes in place without breaking the contents and get the boxes that have arrows right side up, you should do fine.
Overall, Truck Loader is an excellent racing game that challenges you to do more than just race. While there's no time limit on how long it takes you to complete a level, the faster you get through the game, the better score you'll get. That's really the only thing that classifies this game as a racing game and is also what makes it so challenging. When you finish your game, you're going to want to play again to try to get a better score - just like you'd want to with any good racing game. While this game is more about strategy than about actual racing it's a treat for any fan of racing games tired of playing the same old game over and over again. The best thing about this game is that anyone can play it. Newcomers to racing games who feel overwhelmed with the other games in the genre can play this one with little trouble. More experienced players will find a good challenge in this game and will love trying something out of the ordinary. As long as you're careful, you should be able to complete all twenty levels in the game.