Namco's Maniac Truck Concerto to be ported to Playstation 2.
Namco just released word that their hit arcade truck-racing title, Maniac Truck Concerto, will receive new life as a Playstation 2 title. The name of the Playstation 2 incarnation, according to the company, is Maniac Truck Concerto: the Road of Love and Sorrow. Apparently, the company has a release date scheduled for the Playstation 2 version, when it will reportedly retail for 6800 yen, or 63 American dollars. Maniac Truck Concerto in the arcades only features five courses, but the difficulty is spruced up as each of the five tracks features random obstacles to block your path. We can only hope the environments in the Playstation 2 installment of the title will feature the same kinds of obstacles, because the racing fun is spread a tad thin with only five courses, as mentioned. The Playstation 2 version will enable two player action. Namco has a reputation for quality racers, and they very well may have another one on their hands if they make some nice additions to this one. This could be a title to watch for in the future.
10/16/2000 Bryan Keers