Monster Truck Championship, which was released a few weeks ago for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, will release for the Nintendo Switch on November 24 for $39.99.
In Monster Truck Championship, you take the wheel of one of 16 vehicles and enter five types of event. In these championships, you will compete in 25 stadiums and circuits in various cities across the United States. Taking a realistic approach to driving rather than an arcade-game style, Monster Truck Championship gives players the chance to take part in frenzied races and pull off believable aerial and ground moves by learning the unique physics of these vehicles.
- 25 circuits in different cities across the United States
- 5 types of event: Race, Time-Trial, Drag Races, Freestyle and Destruction
- 16 customisable vehicles with over 50 options
- Realistic driving and physics, including independent front- and rear-wheel control, and adjustment of different mechanical elements, such as suspensions, gearbox and engine
- An online mode for up to 8 players in monster-sized races
- A Career mode where you manage the vehicle, sponsors and technicians to improve your performances and earnings
If you missed our Monster Truck Championship review, make sure to read it here.
There is a ton of power, and because of that, it requires precise handling. You start moving your truck in a direction you didn’t mean to, too bad, it’s going that way now anyway. The controls forced me to think about not where I was at on the track or in the arena, but rather where I was going, and adjusting my speed and direction well before I attempted each maneuver. The controls took me some to adjust to, and dare I say, even become good at. But even as I write this review, I still have a ways to go before I can say I mastered them. I say this not to scare off folks from adding the game to their rotation, but to merely describe how solid the control system is, and that it reflects more of a simulation than an arcade racer.