Mar 8, 2013
Little kids love big trucks. Whether the trucks are cranes or semis or farm equipment, they fascinate the kids to possibly grow up to become construction workers or farmers. Editor’s Note: Growing up is a trap! Stay young forever! Others become game designers and make games about big trucks and other equipment. That’s what we are going to talk about here, Big Truck games.
Most of the games here are skill based. One is more for little kids while the others are a bit more advanced. Let’s take a look.
Tractor: Farm Driver
Start the game by running through the tutorial to get the hang of the game. A lot of the activities are just like they would be on a farm. There is milk to deliver, fueling up the tractor, getting hay bales and bringing them back to the buildings. Because the game has a lot of driving in it, there are tasks like connecting the trailers and parking them in specific locations. The camera angle and ads are not always in the best postition, but the game is pretty fun regardless
Demologic is a skill-based demolition game. The goal is to knock over the correct items so they land on the statuette. Many times the statue can be knocked over with the force of blasting through the obstacles in the way. However, as the game progresses, more skill and planning is required to finish the level. Don’t think just because the graphics aren’t as high-tech as other games, that makes the game really easy. It takes some thinking to get through some of the more advanced levels.
If there are kids in the house who like big trucks, ABC Construction will probably be right up their alley. Okay, this isn’t so much a game as an interactive learning tool for kids to get to know their ABCs. Tapping the screen will show a different big truck with something else on the screen related to the letter in question. The letter is also spoken aloud by the game. If the child learning likes trucks, this game will probably hold their interest longer than a game showing different images.
The Building Game
Ever thought about being a crane operator before? If so, here is a game to help practice. The Building Game is pretty realistic in the way the crane operates. Normal things one would expect to interfere with picking up, transporting and dropping the items come into play. If the crane is moved too fast, the claw will swing past the item to be grabbed. The object in the claw could also be too difficult to drop in the right area if it is moving too much. Once the objects are placed where they want to go, they need to sit there without falling over for about five seconds. It sure can take some practice to get good at.
The Little Crane That Could
Sometimes more than one type of big rig needs to be used for a project. The Little Crane That Could offers up a lot of different cranes, forklifts and pretty much anything else that can lift and move stuff. The controls are made to mimic those of the real machine. Some of the cranes have a lot of levers and other controls to master. Finish the levels by mastering the different machines.