18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker

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                       18 Wheeler FAQ/Strategy guide                       
                            For Nintendo GameCube
                                Version 0.90
                                
                               By Adam Copper 
                          E-mail: adam3k3@gmail.com  
                     
                 This FAQ is Copyright (c) 2005 Adam Copper
                                                          
      http://homepages.tesco.net/vicky.reynolds1/profiles/adam3k3.htm        
                       
                  Last Revision 12:21 AM February  2nd, 2006




Table of Contents

1. Introduction..........................................[INT]
2. Version History.......................................[VHS]
3. What is 18 Wheeler....................................[WIW]
4. The Basics
 4-1. Options............................................[OPT]
 4-2. Controls...........................................[CON] 
 4-3. Drivers............................................[DRV]
 4-4. Scoring System.....................................[SSY]

 Game Modes
5. Arcade Mode...........................................[ARC]
 5-1. New York - Key West................................[NTK]
 5-2. ST. Petersburg - Dallas............................[SPD]
 5-3. Dallas - Las Vegas.................................[DLV]
 5-4. Las Vegas - San Francisco..........................[VSF]

6. Parking Mode..........................................[PRK]
7. Score Attack/VS Mode..................................[SOR]
8. Tips/Strategies.......................................[TPS]
9. Secrets/Cheats........................................[SCT]
10. FAQs.................................................[FAQ]
11. Legal Disclaimer.....................................[LDR]

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1. Introduction                                                           [INT]
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Welcome to my 18 Wheeler FAQ. This game is not just about driving your truck 
from city to city, no its about driving your truck with style and challenge.  

This FAQ should have enough information about both good style and best 
strategy to win. Hope you like it and if anything is wrong or you have 
your own strategy just drop me an email and I will be more than happy to 
add it. Until next time, cheers. 


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2. Version History                                                        [VHS]
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Version 0.90 12:21 AM February  2nd, 2006
Everything is done except the Parking mode witch I will cover in the next 
version. 


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3. What is 18 Wheeler                                                     [WIW]
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This game was first developed by Sega-AM2, released on May 18, 2001 on 
Sega Dreamcast. Later ported to Sony Playstation 2 system with exactly 
the same game and same graphics and finally to Nintendo GameCube system. 

All three systems has exactly the same version with only little controls 
deferens and Dreamcast’s Net Ranking mode cut down, other than that its 
exactly the same game. Personally I prefer the game on Dreamcast as its 
Sega game on Sega system and because I’m Sega fanboy mined you, but the 
PS2/GC versions are also ok. 


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4-1. Options                                                              [OPT]
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The option screen is where you can make little deferens to the game settings 
to match your gaming style or Save/Load your data.

Difficulty: Set the game difficulty setting on Very Easy, Easy, Normal, Hard, 
or Very Hard. 

Rumble: Set to on or off.

Audio: Set it to ether Stereo for a surround sound feel or Mono. 

Save: Save your progress.

Load: Load your progress. 

Controller: Change your control settings (see next section). 

Exit: Exit to main menu. 


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4-2. Controls                                                             [CON]
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        -------                      ------
Brake ..\  L -------------------------- R /........ Accelerator
          -----
                     -----
        /          N I N T E N D O       \
       /       \      GAMECUBE        Y...\.... Horn
      |   --    |                   B A X..|... Change View  
      |  |O |   |        *          .  ....|... Gear Shift
      |   --       -------------   \ ......|... Reverse
      |    . /  | \/     .     \    \      |
      |     / \-|- \     .      \ O  /     |
      |    /. (_|__)     .      (____)\    |
       ----  .  .        .             ----
               .       Pause
               .
               .
         Steering Wheel


Note: This is the default setup, you can change it in option screen menu.


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4-3. Drivers                                                              [DRV]
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Asphalt Cowboy

SPEED = OK
TORQUE = GOOD
TOUGHNESS = OK

This driver is balanced and must I say the best one. We will be using 
him in this FAQ.  


Highway Cat

SPEED = Good
TORQUE = BAD
TOUGHNESS = OK

This driver got top speed but is difficult to drive on upper hill roads.


Long Horn

SPEED = BAD
TORQUE = GOOD
TOUGHNESS = GOOD

Slow on small roads but good with heavy cargo.


Stream Line

SPEED = GOOD
TORQUE = OK
TOUGHNESS = BAD

Comes second after Asphalt Cowboy in balance.


Stream LineXXXX

SPEED = GOOD
TORQUE = OK
TOUGHNESS = BAD

Comes second after Asphalt Cowboy in balance.


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4-4. Scoring System                                                       [SSY]
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The scoring system is clear and simple. Your overall score is effected by 
three things:

Haw fast you finish: Finish fast with extra time left and it will be 
multiplied by $100.

Cargo Damage: Every time you hit a car from a side you will lose some 
points witch will be taken out from your overall score. 

Rival: Finish before your rival (Lizard tail) and you will have extra 
points and a bones stage.  

Try to drive safe, fast, and take the best way. 


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5. Arcade Mode                                                            [ARC]
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This mode is the main mode in the game. Its like adventure where you have 
to deliver your cargo safely from city to city before the timer runs out. 
There are shortcuts and timer vans in etch stage so petition to the road. 

Timer Vans: These are small black vans that has + 3 Time on them, try hitting 
them by the side and not from the front of your truck as this may some times 
slow you down.  

Slip Stream: Drive behind a big truck for a short time and you will have a 
short speed boost.  

Cargo Selection: Starting from the second stage you will have to select from 
two kind of cargos, Normal or Hard.

Bonus Parking Challenge: Beat your rival to the finish line and you get this 
challenge, park correctly in the parking zone before the timer runs out and 
you will be rewarded with power up part that will make your truck Better.


        5-1. New York - Key West.................................[NTK]
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From the start of the stage drive straight for a second than immediately move 
to the right side and keep driving toward the highway. Carefully make your way 
to the middle of the road trough the traffic, keep going till you reach the 
splitting way sign. 

Stay on the left side as soon as you see this sign and turn left as the road 
splits into two parts. If Lizard Tail gets behind you don’t panic and let him 
hit you from behind, you wont take any damage and will get a speed boost. 
As you turn keep your Accelerator button pressed and slowly hit the breaks at 
the same time. Repeat the same when turning right and into the main road. 

Now drive forward and into the Check Point. Drive forward and into the sand 
road, be careful when turning to the right here as there will be little 
traffic and possibly a Timer Van. Drive forward till you come to the finish 
line. If Lizard Tail is ahead of you don’t worry he will slow down giving you 
the chance to hit him from a side and block his way. 

Bonus Parking Challenge: Drive straight, be on the left side on you come 
to boxes and turn right. Now drive straight and into the parking zone. 


        5-2. ST. Petersburg - Dallas.............................[SPD]
       ----------------------------------------------------------------
Move to the right line as soon as your in control of your truck and keep 
driving straight. You will come to bridge with a roof, don’t overtake 
Lizard Tail from the left side, instead try to do it from the right so y
ou wont hit the coming traffic, you may change the view to when there is 
too much cars near you just to make sure you don’t hit anything. 

The road will spilt in two ways, take the left one. Drive straight and take 
the first left turn but don’t continue instead drive trough the houses until 
you come to the second road, don’t worry you wont damage your cargo. Drive 
straight until you see a truck ahead of you, turn to the right to pass it but 
don’t go far away from it because as soon as you pass it there will be a timer 
van, hit it and continue your way straight. 

Make sure you stay on the right side, a tornado will send many traffic cars 
and trucks fling into the air than throwing them in your way but don’t worry 
they are easy to dodge. Next take the right way and hit the timer van ahead 
of you. Now drive straight to the finish line.

Bonus Parking Challenge: Drive sorghum and turn left at the end, no continue 
and turn right and into the parking zone. Slow down when turning.


        5-3. Dallas - Las Vegas..................................[DLV]
       ----------------------------------------------------------------
As always drive on the right side until the road splits, just before that 
will be a timer van on the left side. Hit it if you feel comfortable but 
if your not sure don’t as you will slow down and lose a lot of speed and 
time, take the right way and continue up the hill. 

On the way will be some falling rocks, watch out for them because they will 
hit you and lose you speed. After the check point the road will turn to the 
right, slow down a little and break as you turn so you don’t fall. Continue 
your way hitting the timer van on the right side of the way. 

Now make your way into the main road and stay on the right ill you come to 
the finish line hitting the timer van that’s one the same line as you are, 
don’t bother the other line one as it will only slow you down.  

Bonus Parking Challenge: Drive straight, be on the left side on you come 
to boxes and turn right. Now drive straight and into the parking zone. 


        5-4. Las Vegas - San Francisco...........................[VSF]
       ----------------------------------------------------------------
The first part is easy, just drive straight on the right side and hit the 
timer van. Take the bridge way and continue your way dodging any blocking 
objects on the way, hit the tier van and carefully turn right. 

Continue your way into the check point. Turn to the right and stay on the 
right line, make sure to dodge any traffic especially when driving down hill 
as you will get big boost in speed and you don’t want to lose it by hitting 
anything. After small turns you will come to a bridge, drive trough into the 
finish line hitting the left side van if necessary. congratulations you beat 
the arcade mode.  


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6. Parking Mode                                                           [PRK]
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7. Score Attack/VS Mode                                                   [SOR]
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In this mode you drive around the stage scoring points, hit the timer vans 
to increase your score. Same with Versus mode but your driving against your 
friend. You can also view your records for all the modes in Records under 
Versus in main menu screen. 


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8. Tips/Strategies                                                        [TPS]
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There many things you should do  and should not do to have better chance of 
wining and better score. 

Things you should do:

+ Always block Lizard Tail’s way by hitting him from the side or blocking 
  his way from top and letting him hit you from behind.       

+ Stay with the traffic and not against it unless necessary. 

+ Try to take advantage of Slip Stream when possible. 

Things you should never do:

- Drive agents the traffic.

- Hit anything with your cargo. 

- Drive off road. 

- Hit a timer van that requires you to get to another line and risk hitting 
  the traffic.  


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9. Secrets/Cheats                                                         [SCT]
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Unlockable: Nippon Maru
Beat Arcade Mode with all characters to unlock Nippon Maru.

Unlockable: Lizard Tail
Beat the game with all of the trucks (including Nippon Maru) to unlock Lizard 
Tail.

Unlockable: Trailers
To unlock extra trailers, beat the game with all four characters in Arcade 
Mode.

Hint: Earn bonus parts
You can earn bonus parts by completing the parking mini-game after beating 
your rival in any Arcade destination race.


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10. FAQs                                                                  [FAQ]
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Q: what is the best version and why?

A: As I said they are all the same in terms of graphics and gameplay but I 
like the original Sega Dreamcast version best. 


Q2: Is there second chapter of this game?

A2: There is another similar game by Sega themselves that many  consider the 
second chapter its called Rout 66. 


Q: Where can I get this game?

A: eBay or Amazon.com. 


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11. Legal Disclaimer                                                      [LDR]
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