• Mar 1, 2008
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Are you sick of racing games? Has the endless wait made you wish for Gran Turismo 5 Epilogue, already? Does Need for Speed no longer meet your needs? Are you a Burnout burnout? Are you finished with Gotham and ready to manage a new project? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, get thee to Japan. Gamers there have been rewarded with the ultimate driving sim: Zenkoku Dekotora Matsuri.

That's right -- this week, Japan got a dekotora driving sim for the Wii. From what we can gather, the point of the game is to build your own dekotora from the ground up until you have the best acid trip on wheels that money can buy. You do this (we think) by battling against other trucks for delivery jobs and making them in the fastest, most efficient manner. Your enemies in this quest are wrong turns and traffic, which can cramp your style and force you to stand on the brakes. As you can see in the game trailer after the jump, the truck models have plenty of dive programmed in. This is all experienced in the Wii's breathtaking last-gen graphics, to boot. As you progress, your cash lets you customize every aspect of your rig -- there's even an MS Paint-style element for custom airbrushing. If you've dreamt of a driving sim that lets you build a delivery truck that's lit up like Vegas and looks like it has Star Trek warp nacelles hanging off the cargo box, you need to score yourself an import Wii as soon as possible.

The sublimely ridiculous Zenkoku Dekotora Matsuri trailer is pasted after the jump.


[Source: Gametrailers.com, wiiz.fr via Jalopnik]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      nice. Finally a road rally game.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow. That game looks like crap. 15fps, and trucks with super responsive tires? Yeah right. If they have that much response, they don't have that much brake dive.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's a game! :) Looks fun!
        • 6 Years Ago
        What do tires have to do with brake dive?
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Japan is crazy"

      You mean you're just figuring this out now?!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes, NFS definitely no longer meets my needs. II-IV were some of my favorite games ever, but once Porsche Unleashed came out, the franchise went downhill.

      And those trucks are crazy, although not too common. I was in Osaka for five months earlier this year, and I only saw a handful of them. But they were AWESOME.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I didn't like the game as much as II-IV. I wanted other cars. Although I liked it a hell of a lot more than Hot Pursuit 2, you're right there. And the current games have completely lost their way. I always found Need for Speed III to be my favorite. Who says that Porsche Unleashed is one of the best in the series? I've never heard that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Has the endless wait made you wish for Gran Turismo 5 Epilogue, already? Does Need for Speed no longer meet your needs? Are you a Burnout burnout? Are you finished with Gotham and ready to manage a new project? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, get Forza Motorsport 2!
        • 6 Years Ago
        LOL. Good point!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hah! Poor man's alternative trucking sim.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Oh NO! Traffic Jam!"

      "Augh! Took the wrong exit!"

      .....what were they thinking?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Love the big wide pants on the dude in the flaming Elvis jumpsuit. Awesome.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice to see the Nintendo seal of quality doesn't mean anything in japan anymore either.
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