The game's glitches are totally intentional.The game is actually a combination of Mind Screw and Stylistic Suck. Just look: the options are limitless, and you can go one billion miles per hour. They made this as less of a racing game and more of a Wide Open Sandbox.
The trucks have a primitive version of the Flux Capacitor That only works at extreme speeds going backwards.The bizarre images and sounds you get when you reach those speeds are caused by traveling through time.
Specifically, the game is a playable metaphor for the Platonic CaveThe game is trying to demonstrate that the world we see isn't like it really is. Yes, it looks real enough, but anyone brave enough to move beyond preconceived constraints proves the whole thing is fake. Clipping through solid objects, the opponent refusing to beat you, physics not working, being able to literally drive off the map, all of it is supposed to represent the illusion of reality.
The game was horrible for a reasonIt's not a computer game. It's a PC-compatible insanity-inducing weapon built by Dr. Eggman, so he could torture us into surrendering the world to him. And I think his plan is working.
The game takes place in The MatrixBy knowing it doesn't exist, the player's truck is capable of defying physics, such as infinite acceleration, going through buildings, and keeping enemies magically frozen.
This product is a variation on the "Springtime for Hitler" gambit...Unlike in The Producers where a flop attempted for economic reasons, the company saw that their actual racing game was going to suck, so they engineered this as an intentional cult piece. They knew that releasing something so obviously unfinished would draw a lot of attention, so they were banking on said attention earning them some sales in hopes that it would make them some money back on their coming flop. This thing sold at least 20,000 copies. Whether the profits on that were enough to recoup the losses incurred with their actual racing game, or if this even managed to turn an overall profit for them is unknown, but they were successful in creating a memorable product.
The developers of the game came up with it as a result of being driven mad by playing too much I Wanna Be the GuyObviously, the mental strain caused by trying to win out a hellishly difficult game burnt out their minds, causing them to rebel against the idea of actually working to beat video games. So they designed a game that could be won with no effort whatsoever.
The game is the result of hooking an albatross's brain up to a basic game engine.
The game was developed by vortigaunts
This game is an accident
Big Rigs would have been the greatest game ever made had it been finished
It's all Turbo's faultThis game was originally meant for arcades, but he snuck in and took over before the game was even finished. The game devs discovered this, thinking he was a virus, and got rid of him. The game's code was severely damaged in the process and the deadline was later that day, so they cut up the code. The arcade version was produced, but literally no one bought it, and they were all destroyed. Turbo managed to get back to Game Central Station before anyone knew he was gone, and we were stuck with the result of his latest attempt at game-hopping.
The player character's name is Winner.Hence the phrase reading, "You're Winner !" at the end of each race.
The protagonist is a ghost truckerWith a fitting ghost truck. He is bored, so he tries to race with live trucks that don't care.
There is a full working version of this game somewhere; what was released instead was just a result of very poor file managementPerhaps the game was finished, but someone accidentally grabbed one of their pre-alpha builds rather than the actual final build from the SVN or whatever they were using when going to submit the final build for release, didn't bother checking to see that it was actually the correct build, and shipped it. A single, completely avoidable mistake may have led to the failure and endless ridicule of an honest group of devs who had made a real game, but slipped up big-time when it came time to put something on a disc.
It's all Haruhi Suzumiya's fault.One night, the devs were working on this game. Meanwhile, it was day in Japan, and Haruhi got bored again. This time, she made a virus without knowing it. The devs had already gone home for the night, and the virus went in and screwed the game over. When the devs came in, they found their work was ruined, but the publisher said "publish the game or die". So they released an incomplete game screwed over by a virus. And it's all the fault of one schoolgirl named HARUHI SUZUMIYA!
This is an Ironic Hell for the racer.In life, the racer was a vicious individual who extorted and cheated to win races-in essence, and when he did win was a Sore Winner. When he died, the Devil decided to give him what he wanted: continuous and eternal victory. The car can go backwards at infinite speed because in life the racer often slammed into the opponents behind him just to mock them, and there's no-one there to ensure that any victory he has is hollow.