who hasn't dreamed of ditch-ing their Civic and sitting down behind the pizza-sized steering wheel of a massive transport truck for a life on the open road? Here's your big chance.18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker, an oversized knock-off of Sega's wildly popular Crazy Taxi series, is high-speed, smash-'em-up driving at its most ridiculous.
You pick a truck and driver -- anyone from beefy trucker guys and a hot-pants-clad trucker babe to a jive-talking, afro-wearing soul brother -- and then try to get from point A to point B in the allotted time.
Of course, you get extra cash for driving into cars and demolishing other rigs on the road, and you lose points if your trailer full of logs or fancy farm equipment is destroyed en route.
Country music blares on the radio, hicks babble on the CB radio and you drive at a tremendous speed.
It isn't as refined as Formula One racing, but the air horn sure sounds realistic.
And for those with road rage, you couldn't ask for a better outlet.
Lowbrow and proud of it.
18 WHEELER AMERICAN PRO TRUCKER for Sega Dreamcast, $60. Rating: NNN
ANTI-SOCIAL FACTOR: Get closer to your special someone by trying to drive them off the road.
ADDICTIVENESS: It's all about being king of the road.
PROXIMITY TO THE REAL THING: Ten-four, good buddy.