Truckers Delight: Episode 1 Review

With Apple’s strict rules about nudity on the App Store, Truckers Delight: Episode 1 seems like it would have been a goner as soon as it was submitted. Based on first 20 seconds of the twisted animated music video (extremely NSFW) for Truckers Delight by the band Flairs, this quirky road-rage minigame has pixilated nipples flying all over the place. How this got through Apple’s approval process, especially without a 17+ rating, is beyond us. If you aren’t offended by a little bit of human anatomy, the underlying game can be enjoyable.

You play as the stereotypical ‘dirty old man’ trucker seen in the video racing after a blond-haired chick. The goal is to catch up to her while avoiding other drivers and bump against her convertible to rack up points. There is a catch, however: You must reach the checkpoints within 30 seconds. Do so and another 30 seconds will be added to your timer on top of whatever is left over. When you fail, you have the option to post your high score online.

Share the road!

The powerups in the game are some of the most insane you’ll find anywhere. These include bull horns that allow you to ram through the traffic, a rocket booster for your truck, and the infamous slurp attack where you must tap on girls in another car to hit them with your tongue, causing their clothes to fly off and earning you a score multiplier. Sometimes you’ll need to use these abilities to knock policemen and motorcycles off the road.

We found the tilt controls worked quite well, allowing us to maneuver through cars as the action picked up. A pull chain is stationed along the top of the screen to honk the horn, and though it does nothing except create noise and smoke, it’s a nice addition nonetheless.

Sir, we meant pull over to the OTHER side!

Truckers Delight: Episode 1 has a couple of flaws, the first of which is that the game is very unforgiving. Making one mistake will slow down your truck and likely cause you to miss the next checkpoint by inches. There also isn’t a hard mode, so you can get into the thick of the action without having to play for a few minutes. This can get tedious, especially when the game’s progression is nearly identical every time.

Playing Truckers Delight: Episode 1 is the equivalent of an interactive music video. We can’t wait for future episodes, but we’re not sure if Apple will let more of this risque content through, especially when you consider that other parts of the video it’s based on are even more graphic.

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