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Video Game: Monster Truck Madness
Monster Truck Madness is a monster truck racing PC game developed by Terminal Reality and published by Microsoft, in 1996. A sequel, Monster Truck Madness 2, was released in 1998.

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The Monster Truck Madness series as a whole contains the following tropes:

  • Announcer Chatter: 'Army' Armstrong, who narrates everything from trucks jockeying for position to spectacular crashes to insane jumps. His narration often crosses into Large Ham Announcer territory:
    • (Truck goes off-track or crashes through barrier) GRAVE DIGGER is looking for a detour!
    • (Player truck starts leaning on two wheels) Lean into it!
    • (Truck starts driving on water) MONSTER PATROL is walkin' on water!
  • Brand X: Averted. All the major real-life monster trucks from the late '90s are here and drivable by both players and the AI.
  • Convection Schmonvection: The only thing driving across magma fields or the lava-filled insides of a volcano does to your truck is slow it down like it was on dirt.
  • Game Mod: A wide variety of user-made maps and trucks exist for both games.
  • Mad Libs Dialogue: 'Army' Armstrong's dialogue is this whenever he talks about any of the game's monster trucks.
    'Army' Armstrong: [Monster Truck 1] is doing it in the air!

The orignal Monster Truck Madness contains the following tropes:

Monster Truck Madness 2 contains the following tropes:

  • Old Save Bonus: If you own the original Monster Truck Madness, the sequel will let you import and play the original tracks.
  • Secret Level: The Pit, only accessible by finding the hidden entrance on one of the regular tracks.
  • Product Placement: For WCW. Aside from adding WCW-themed monster trucks to the existing roster, several WCW-themed, multiplayer-only track types were added.
  • Recycled IN SPACE!: The game's new multiplayer-only tracks all boil down to the concept of professional wrestling WITH MONSTER TRUCKS!
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alternative title(s): Monster Truck Madness
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