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A truck driving game from Sega. Race another trucker across the country, carrying cargo and trying to beat the clock.

18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker was produced by Sega in 2000.

Sega released 591 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker was produced include: Flash Beats, Dengen Tenshi Taisen Janshi Shangri-la, Dynamite Baseball 99, Slashout, delete4, Confidential Mission, Giant Gram 2000 - All Japan Pro-Wrestling 3 Brave Men Of Glory, Magical Truck Adventure, Monkey Ball, and Samba De Amigo


Name 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 2000
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6763
Class Wide Release
Genre Simulator
Conversion Class Sega Naomi Original
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: Wheel with Force Feedback
  • Shifter: 3-position (low, high, reverse)
  • Pedals: 2
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Environmental/Cockpit

Game Play

Players choose one of several trucks, each rated in speed, handling, etc. They then race from point to point across the country, hauling cargo (more difficult cargo will increase your pay for that leg of the journey) while avoiding innocent traffic (blare the horn to get drivers out of your way) and trying to outrun a reckless computer opponent (or player two in linked matches). Good performances are rewarded with bonus stages that require players to manuever the truck in tight alleyways and park the truck in a limited amount of time.

18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.45 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.10

Overall Like 4.33
Fun (Social) 2.33
Fun (Solo) 4.33
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 3.56

Gameplay 3.75
Graphics 4.67
Originality 4.33
Sound/Music 4.00

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Cabinet Information

There are two cabinets: a single-player 50-inch deluxe cabinet, complete with bench seat (so a friend can sit next to you and work the horn), and linked 25-inch cabinets for head-to-head two-player racing. Both cabinets are mocked up to look like truck cabs.


Another game in Sega's "Real Life Career Series," following such games as Emergency Call Ambulance, Brave Firefighters, Jambo! Safari, Airline Pilots and Crazy Taxi.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker Census

There are 14,743 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,469 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,447 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Common - There are 48 known instances of this machine owned by 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker collectors who are active members. Of these, 41 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Problem: The horn sounds off continuously and will not stop. Solution: The metal shaft that is connected to the metal horn button has come unscrewed and is blocking the optical sensor in the steering wheel, giving the signal that the horn is depressed. Remove the kick plate under the front console of the game. After removing the horn pushbutton, push the metal shaft back up through the center of the steering wheel.


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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 143.75 143.75
2016 3 345.00 383.33
All Years 4 345.00 323.44


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