• Mar 11, 2008
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When I was in Kindergarten, I rode Bus 11. It was an oil-burning 32-passenger GMC that was ready for retirement by 1982. It was driven by Sarge. I'm not sure why she was called Sarge, but her demeanor definitely lived up to the moniker. Frequent exhortations to"SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP" kept us all in line. Nobody ever laughed when she ground the 2-3 upshift. Think you'd enjoy ruling passengers with an iron fist? You could go get the endorsement on your license and then hit the job market, or if that takes too much effort, just buy Bus Driver, the video game.

Hey, at least it's still a driving game, but it's the staid, responsible version of gaming. Rather than speed around a track or create mayhem, your mission is to follow routes in your school bus, city bus or tour bus while picking up and dropping off fares. What fun, the replays must be enthralling. It could be worse, though – it's still a wheeled conveyance you're controlling rather than some Wiimote-powered silliness. We do wish that Meridian4, the game's publisher, had included the DeLorean bus that never got off the ground.


[Source: Winding Road]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      You can download a 1 hour free trial here:

      http://www.busdrivergame.com/

      It's oddly entertaining, and can be tricky. Braking takes some getting used to and turning is a bit slow. Also, seeing where you are going can be a problem. No damage, but you can spin out on snow.

      $30 to actually buy it. I was able to beat about about half of it in and hour, its not really worth the money.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Where can I buy this game? My father, sister, and brother-in-law are all bus drivers...I *need* to get them this game. ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't have any bus riding memories:(
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cool, now I can recreate the movie "Speed"!
      • 6 Years Ago
      "I don't want it if it doesn't have damage like forza does!"

      Heh, I remember Crazy Taxi, It was pretty fun. Maybe this could be in some weird way too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        My buddy had "Tokyo Bus Guide" for the Sega Dreamcast when we were in college. It was oddly addicting. Granted, it was all in Japanese, so 3/4 of the time we didn't know what the hell we were doing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If they did this game the way Crazy Taxi was done it would be great fun. Driving over lawns and through buildings to get the kids to their destinations.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This seems like a cheap spinoff of Densha de Go and the Japanese train simulators

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let's_Go_by_Train
      • 6 Years Ago
      Like Crazy Taxi, you can play this as a minigame already in most of the Grand Theft Auto games.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Weak! It's a piss-poor attempt at the marvel that was the greatest video game known to man -- Desert Bus!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_&_Teller's_Smoke_and_Mirrors#Desert_Bus

      - R
      • 6 Years Ago
      I could tell you why they called her Sarge, but the post would probably get deleted or I get banned!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love driving around in the busses in Driv3r.
      It takes and makes great damage.
      This could be fun as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Where are the machine guns?
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