Demon Truck is a top down bullet hell title where your simple aim is to have your truck survive for as long as possible. Developed by Triger Mountain and published by Adventurepro Games LLC, this arcade game is easy to learn but hard to master. In Demon Truck you ride your demon truck from hell down a straight path encountering all kinds of obstacles including other vehicles, rocks, a few demons, and bosses. For all of the shooting, avoiding, and powerups that come into play, the only controls that you will end up using are the left and right mouse buttons. You can either shoot the guns or engage the throttle, giving you a brief speed up that will also make you invincible.
The layout of the game is simple: you have your health at the bottom of the screen, your boost meter, and your ammo. The more monsters you kill the more your boost gauge fills, and as long as you’re not firing, your ammo meter automatically recharges. After you’ve taken out enough enemies, the wave will end, and you’ll be given the choice between two different upgrades. Some of these upgrades include “Hellgunz” giving you another turret, score multipliers, or even helping you recharge health.
Each game session might not last that long, depending on how long you can survive, but with practice comes perfection as you attempt to claw your way up the leaderboard. Each time you go into the game, you’ll get a new array of upgrades, so don’t be expecting all of the good ones every time you start up. A game called Demon Truck also wouldn’t be complete without a metal headbang-inducing soundtrack created for this game by Zircon, the electronic music artist who has had his tracks featured in other games such as Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
Demon Truck was played on PC via Steam with a code provided by the developer.