Welcome to Snuggle Truck, the award winning over-the-top physics-based indie driving game. Save your cargo of crazy animals by delivering them to the zoo unscathed in the least amount of time. Tilt your truck, catch the fuzzies, drive over armadillos, and rocket your way through hills, caverns, and deserts.
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Very Positive (382 reviews) - 80% of the 382 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 3, 2012

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Now with Linux support! Also, you'll love and tolerate the fluff out of this FREE update to Snuggle Truck. Owlchemy Labs has harnessed full creative efforts, and is chomping at the bit to present Brony Mode. Inspired by the whimsical cult following of a popular pony posse, Brony Mode transforms all of the snuggles into adorable plush ponies. Rev up your truck and hold onto your horses as you transport eight new marshmallow sweet and oh-so-cute ponies in the over-the-top physics based game. Tilt your truck, catch baby dragons, and rocket your way with all of the magic and glitter you can muster to get those ponies to “da zoo” in over 20,000 levels!

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Welcome to Snuggle Truck, the award winning over-the-top physics-based indie driving game. Save your cargo of crazy animals by delivering them to the zoo unscathed in the least amount of time. Tilt your truck, catch the fuzzies, drive over armadillos, and rocket your way through hills, caverns, and deserts. Perform backflips and navigate loops, harsh terrain, and unexpected obstacles all while attempting not to crush the poor animals.

Key Features:

  • Absurd Amount of Content Over 20,000 (yes, twenty thousand) challenging and varied levels included, many created by the online community!
  • Exciting 'One More Time' Gameplay Easy-to-learn physics gameplay that's hard to master. Collect medals for successful runs and gather rewards for different play styles.
  • Beautifully Rendered Cartoon Art Hand-painted by none other than famed LucasArts artist Bill Tiller, known for his work on Curse of Monkey Island.
  • Level Editor Built-in Level Editor allows you to showcase your creative side. Make crazy-fun levels and share them with others!
  • Online Level Portal The fabulous Level Portal gives every player access to unlimited new content thanks to community-created levels.
  • Leaderboards and Achievements A smattering of silly achievements and multiple leaderboards to compare your best times against friends.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512mb (1gb for Windows Vista or Windows 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 100mb
    • Video Card: Video card with 64mb of memory
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant sound card
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 512mb
    • Hard Disk Space: 100mb
    • Video Card: Video card with 64mb of memory
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512mb
    • Hard Disk Space: 100mb
    • Video Card: Video card with 64mb of memory
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Very Positive (382 reviews)
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Sir Flanksalot
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
'Cause Brony mode :D
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-=LCS=- Arab_Guy
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
Nice little physics puzzle game that seems like a racing game but isn't.
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lewbuu
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
stupid game
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PELUXA1
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
Rubbish!

Hill Climb Racing Fail!

Android games are better than this.
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ZPD Dogeck Wilde
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 12
just buy it, dont ask why just buy it
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XforJason
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 9
Euro Truck Simulator with soul.
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Teddy A. Bear
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
Think "Happy Wheels" only you lose if you drop all the stuff you have in your car.
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Sans The Spooky Skellington
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
"I LOST ALL MY CHILDREN" - PartPanda02, 2016
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don't worry I'm a noob
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 16
I like it :) It's fun, has its own "persona". I like snuggling.

If you're hesitating, wait for a discount. It's true that 5€ is a bit too much for that casual game.
Watchout it seems that there is no steam-cloud saving in that game or i did something wrong. Whatever I lost my saves.

Runs smooth on linux and xbox 360 usb controller. No issue at all.
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nekobun
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 13
Snuggle Truck is a straightforward but fun physics puzzler. You've got a truck, there are things to snuggle in it, and you've got to keep it that way. Unfortunately, the rest of the world seems out to prevent that, as harmless as it sounds. The bulk of the gameplay is managing the bounce of your plush toy cargo since you couldn't be bothered to invest in a net or a closed truck bed, which is surprisingly more fun than it initially seems.

The risk/reward balance of Snuggle Truck is such that the game becomes a great deal more engaging than you'd expect. The first few levels, you'll screw up a few times, but learn what bounces where and how to recover when it does. As things ramp up, however, you start actually caring a bit about how many snugglies you deliver, until the game sucks you in for more levels than you expected. It's not super deep, but it's enough to keep you going for a session. You can also try your hand at making levels if design is more your jam; there are already tons of them out there, so you'll never be at a shortage for things to complete.

I'd say Snuggle Truck is worth it as a pick up and play title to keep tucked in your game library for downtime or when you need a good distraction. It's unlikely to rock your world, but it's hard to hate.
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NerdyBandit
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9
It's like a well-made flash game that gives about half an hour of fun. Once you start achievement whoring it's not so fun though, because the physics can feel very unpredictable. Nothing is more frustrating than thinking you've done everything right only to lose all your cargo because you hit a quirk in the physics.

Ultimately the novelty is fun for a short while, but any further than that and the charm wears off fast. I got it in a bundle and I still wouldn't recommend it for any price.

(Also the reason why my play time is so high is because the game wiped all my save data when I only had about 10 or 20 medals left, so I had to start over. I won't hold that against the game, but it was still very frustrating)
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Samamurai
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2015
A game with Bronies in mind. Amusing for 5 minutes and that's about.
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Pickles
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 20, 2015
IT SUCKS DONKEY ♥♥♥♥ NOT WORTH THE 5.49.
MY FRIEND BOUGHT IT FOR ME AND I REGRET IT.
I HATE THIS GAME!
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Marinai~
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 17, 2015
Top trucking gameplay, if you ever wanted to do sick flips and tricks then this game might just be for you.
However I doubt anyone wants that.

If you're looking for some 'ard MLG fun buy this game for a friend, then laugh at them because you forced them into it.

58/23 would get forced to play again.
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JsK
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 3, 2015
Its very good gaem plz buy
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Heartstrings
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 28, 2015
Said There Was A Brony Mode.

Wasn't Lying.

10/10
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table
( 29.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 25, 2015
Snuggle Truck, life or video game? Once you play this game it WILL become your life. It is an obsession you will be unable to fufill because Snuggle Truck is life and thus unless it is your life you will be unable to fufill the desire that is Snuggle Truck.
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KidwithSmurf
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: November 21, 2015
Snuggle Truck is a relatively fun casual deliver x stuffed animals in x time game. It has a nice amount of content, levels and an awesome editor meaning the community can make levels giving an unlimited amount of playable content. However, the game itself has too many minor errors making it not worth the hassle and here is why:

Pros:

♦ Decent Graphics and Sounds (These are alright for what it is, they are not amazing but fit the game)
♦ Medal Concept is Great (Unlocking medals for completing x goal in a level is nice as it gives you something to do in the level and adds a nice amount of content to the level)
♦ Gameplay is fun and works with minimal glitches (Driving through the level and delivering x stuffed animals in x time just works. It is pretty fun if you are the type that likes to be number one on the leaderboards and must complete all level challenges. If you don’t like playing a game for leaderboards or completing challenges, then you probably won’t find this as fun as I did)
♦ Easy to 100% with Achievements (Has a nice number of easy Achievements which are mainly unlocked by just using features of the game and completing the game)
♦ Steam Trading Cards (This is always a bonus)
♦ Each level design is unique (This is nice as every level feels different and no two levels feel as though it is a repetitive copy of the last level)
♦ Decent level editor (Amazing level editor that allows anyone to create a level and upload for anyone to play. This is an awesome feature as it adds an potentially unlimited amount of levels and content to the game)
♦ Truck and Stuffed Animal skins are very detailed (Custom Skins are designed very well for what they are and add a nice little bonus to the game)
♦ Price is reasonable ($5 for a game is decent as if you look past all the cons you’ll get your $5 worth)


Cons:

♦ No Steam Cloud Storage (I’ve had to restart this game 3 or 4 times for the sole fact of no Steam Cloud Storage and me always losing my save file. You could say I should’ve backed up the savefile, but there is no easy way to tell which games you own have SCS. Therefore, as the game progresses by completing one level to unlock the next, SCS would be relatively beneficial. Plus, If a game is on Steam and doesn’t make use of this free feature, then in my opinion it shouldn’t be on Steam)
♦ Method to activate custom skins is annoying (Firstly to be able to even use them you have to go and enable them in a “+more” menu. The “+more+ menu doesn’t lead on to what it is until you click it which is annoying as I had no idea what It was until I clicked it. Though, once you’ve enabled all the custom skins, you have to then get into a level and click the truck until your truck has the skin you want. This concept would be fine if it didn’t mean you had to waste a play through just to enable a skin. The skin should be able to be enabled and selected from within the “+more” menu)
♦ Lacks Steam Workshop (This is bad as the game makes you upload to their servers and for some reason created levels don’t always stay. I say this as I created a level a while ago and started playing Snuggle Truck again only to find my level deleted. Plus, custom levels not moderated properly as the only way is by a star rating which doesn’t explain much. With Steam Workshop levels would be moderated by the community via ratings and comments etc and would be more likely to stay in the game)
♦ Has DLC activated automatically (This is a weird concept as the game calls certain features DLC but you can’t actually buy any DLC for the game. This confuses me as to why it’s even called DLC)
♦ Custom level highscores don't load and you have to quit the game to continue playing (When you click the highscores in Custom levels made by users, it just shows a spinning loading circle and does nothing else. You can’t close out of the spinning loading circle, meaning you have to close the game and re-open it if you want to continue playing)
♦ No way to delete a Downloaded Custom Level (This is annoying as I stated not all levels are moderated. Therefore, if you download a bad level there is no way to easily delete it within the game. This is annoying as it fills your list of custom levels with a lot of potentially unwanted ones making it hard to find the ones that you actually enjoyed and work)
♦ Has impossible times in highscores rendering them broken (Highscores just work, however some scores are obviously impossible and hacked in some way. There needs to be some sort of moderation of highscores or a global reset to make number one even achievable)
♦ Pressing escape to go back to the main menu at times loses the mouse cursor making the menu unusable (This is annoying as not being able to use the mouse on a menu means you can’t actually select anything. This ultimately means you have to close the game and re-open it to continue playing)
♦ Alt+Tab brings up a pause menu that doesn’t act properly (When you press Alt+Tab and return to the game it brings up a pause menu, which is nice ingame but out of game on the menu it still comes up and trying to return to the game or close this menu doesn’t function properly)
♦ Makes use of Steam Global Leaderboards via Steam Stats but they don’t function (This is a nice feature to have, but for whatever reason there are no entries in these leaderboards and one of the level entries is “Test” which shouldn’t be the case)

Overall, even though gameplay seemingly works and is fun, the game is cheap and has a decent amount of content, I can’t recommend this game. I can’t recommend it because there are too many minor errors within features of the game that should have been eliminated in early beta stages. Plus, having no cloud storage is a big factor for me not to recommend a game like this.
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Korvyr
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: November 9, 2015
Extremely amusing little game, but far too little content even for just $5. Fun lasted for about 30 minutes. There's only so many times you can drive along various bumpy trails and watch stuffed animals fly around before the comedy in it dies out.
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9 of 18 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Snuggle Truck is a relatively fun casual deliver x stuffed animals in x time game. It has a nice amount of content, levels and an awesome editor meaning the community can make levels giving an unlimited amount of playable content. However, the game itself has too many minor errors making it not worth the hassle and here is why:

Pros:

♦ Decent Graphics and Sounds (These are alright for what it is, they are not amazing but fit the game)
♦ Medal Concept is Great (Unlocking medals for completing x goal in a level is nice as it gives you something to do in the level and adds a nice amount of content to the level)
♦ Gameplay is fun and works with minimal glitches (Driving through the level and delivering x stuffed animals in x time just works. It is pretty fun if you are the type that likes to be number one on the leaderboards and must complete all level challenges. If you don’t like playing a game for leaderboards or completing challenges, then you probably won’t find this as fun as I did)
♦ Easy to 100% with Achievements (Has a nice number of easy Achievements which are mainly unlocked by just using features of the game and completing the game)
♦ Steam Trading Cards (This is always a bonus)
♦ Each level design is unique (This is nice as every level feels different and no two levels feel as though it is a repetitive copy of the last level)
♦ Decent level editor (Amazing level editor that allows anyone to create a level and upload for anyone to play. This is an awesome feature as it adds an potentially unlimited amount of levels and content to the game)
♦ Truck and Stuffed Animal skins are very detailed (Custom Skins are designed very well for what they are and add a nice little bonus to the game)
♦ Price is reasonable ($5 for a game is decent as if you look past all the cons you’ll get your $5 worth)


Cons:

♦ No Steam Cloud Storage (I’ve had to restart this game 3 or 4 times for the sole fact of no Steam Cloud Storage and me always losing my save file. You could say I should’ve backed up the savefile, but there is no easy way to tell which games you own have SCS. Therefore, as the game progresses by completing one level to unlock the next, SCS would be relatively beneficial. Plus, If a game is on Steam and doesn’t make use of this free feature, then in my opinion it shouldn’t be on Steam)
♦ Method to activate custom skins is annoying (Firstly to be able to even use them you have to go and enable them in a “+more” menu. The “+more+ menu doesn’t lead on to what it is until you click it which is annoying as I had no idea what It was until I clicked it. Though, once you’ve enabled all the custom skins, you have to then get into a level and click the truck until your truck has the skin you want. This concept would be fine if it didn’t mean you had to waste a play through just to enable a skin. The skin should be able to be enabled and selected from within the “+more” menu)
♦ Lacks Steam Workshop (This is bad as the game makes you upload to their servers and for some reason created levels don’t always stay. I say this as I created a level a while ago and started playing Snuggle Truck again only to find my level deleted. Plus, custom levels not moderated properly as the only way is by a star rating which doesn’t explain much. With Steam Workshop levels would be moderated by the community via ratings and comments etc and would be more likely to stay in the game)
♦ Has DLC activated automatically (This is a weird concept as the game calls certain features DLC but you can’t actually buy any DLC for the game. This confuses me as to why it’s even called DLC)
♦ Custom level highscores don't load and you have to quit the game to continue playing (When you click the highscores in Custom levels made by users, it just shows a spinning loading circle and does nothing else. You can’t close out of the spinning loading circle, meaning you have to close the game and re-open it if you want to continue playing)
♦ No way to delete a Downloaded Custom Level (This is annoying as I stated not all levels are moderated. Therefore, if you download a bad level there is no way to easily delete it within the game. This is annoying as it fills your list of custom levels with a lot of potentially unwanted ones making it hard to find the ones that you actually enjoyed and work)
♦ Has impossible times in highscores rendering them broken (Highscores just work, however some scores are obviously impossible and hacked in some way. There needs to be some sort of moderation of highscores or a global reset to make number one even achievable)
♦ Pressing escape to go back to the main menu at times loses the mouse cursor making the menu unusable (This is annoying as not being able to use the mouse on a menu means you can’t actually select anything. This ultimately means you have to close the game and re-open it to continue playing)
♦ Alt+Tab brings up a pause menu that doesn’t act properly (When you press Alt+Tab and return to the game it brings up a pause menu, which is nice ingame but out of game on the menu it still comes up and trying to return to the game or close this menu doesn’t function properly)
♦ Makes use of Steam Global Leaderboards via Steam Stats but they don’t function (This is a nice feature to have, but for whatever reason there are no entries in these leaderboards and one of the level entries is “Test” which shouldn’t be the case)

Overall, even though gameplay seemingly works and is fun, the game is cheap and has a decent amount of content, I can’t recommend this game. I can’t recommend it because there are too many minor errors within features of the game that should have been eliminated in early beta stages. Plus, having no cloud storage is a big factor for me not to recommend a game like this.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
91 of 133 people (68%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,337.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Snuggle Truck is life.

10/10
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59 of 87 people (68%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,344.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2014
Pretty fun, wish I had more time to really delve into it, though.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2014
Snuggle Truck attempts to do something very simple in what it offers, and for the most part it succeeds. The main problem comes with the frustration of acquiring all medals available.

The basic premise of the game is to go through groups of increasingly difficult levels and achieve specific goals in order to earn medals. There are easy, medium, hard, and extreme groups of levels. In easy and medium, it's actually fun to hone in your skills and fight for all the medals. In the hard levels, the fun begins to diminish into something comparable to an annoying task or a dreadful job. The extreme levels are so much worse than the hard levels, that the experience ceases completely from being a game and fully becomes a terrible chore, or a punishment.

If getting the basic medal for all levels is enough to please you, then you'll be able to easily beat the game in less than an hour. On the other hand, if you're a perfectionist, and getting all possible medals is your goal, I'm sure that there may be at least ten hours of entertainment here for you. There are also some bonus developer created levels, as well as thousands of user created levels for you to download from within the game, but actually wanting to experience this much content will depend on how patient you are and how much fun you are able to get out of Snuggle Truck.

Snuggle Truck is okay.
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57 of 89 people (64%) found this review helpful
60 people found this review funny
39 of 59 people (66%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
When I first saw snuggle truck in my steam library, I asked why? Why was there a game called snuggle truck in my steam library? This question haunted my very existence for days. Did I buy it? Did I get it in some humble bundle I spent ten cents on? Was it a sigh from some great cosmic God? I hesitated to play this game because its name had suggested such unimaginable terror. Would it consume my very soul? Every time I opened the steam client I would see it there, waiting for me, waiting for a moment of weakness where I would finally break down and play it. I fought off the urge for weeks, but deep down I realized that one day I would have to play it. The day finally came, I could no longer fight against it, I clicked on it and installed it. So trucks, such ponies, much physics.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2015
Plays well, no issues and fun.
Some levels trickier than others.
Lasted me 48 hours getting everything.
Pretty fun and worth it.
Clean HUD.
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26 of 38 people (68%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Just bought the game for the Brony Mode XD
I like the game ;)
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2015
I think that's a good game but like a flash game don't waste your money like this games in steam there are lots of games.This is 2D ancient game you can like this but don't give it too much money..

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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 29, 2014
Brony Mode

Instant 10/10
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2015
Fun game, smooth gameplay made me really enjoy it. just "WASD" , delivering the "animals" to zoo as quickly as possible.

7/10
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29 of 44 people (66%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Delivering the finest furries to your location.
Seriously though, a really chill game if you want to relax after a hard day of masturbating at home.
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41 of 69 people (59%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2014
The concept is fun and addictive at the start, but in all it doesn't feel like anything more than a Flash game; the only thing it's missing is a Newgrounds logo. It's a well-made game, but most of the levels are just user-made garbage with lots of unfair traps and the physics can be wonky at times. I also got the occasional crash.

Buy this on sale only; it's worth about 3 bucks in my opinion. It's got a good amount of content and the concept is entertaining, but in spirit it feels like any other Box2D Flash game that has been flooding the Internet for free since 2006,
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
You and your group of stuffed homies drive off in the best epic action adventure RPG racing game of the year. This game is an emotional joyride as the superb character development keeps you on your seat begging for more. Travel the world on your certified kappa truck as you go through this ultimate adventure one jump at a time.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
I have no idea how I got this game or why and I don't care. Its a truck of snuggles and happiness. Seriously though this game is alot of fun once you get into it. A small and simple but fun concept.
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
It's not that Snuggle Truck is bad per say, it's just...not very good.

Taking the Trials HD side-scrolling rollercoaster arcade racing formula, adding a basket of fluffy stuffed animals, and polishing off any of the more challenging or demanding bits, it's biggest fault is just how obnoxiously boring it is. Its personality is lost in a deluge of repetitive, tedious levels, designed in such a way as to be just obnoxious and tedious enough that they become a monotonous chore to complete. The challenge feels mostly arbitrary and poorly planned out, existing as little more than to cause you to replay levels numerous times but providing no satisfaction when you finally achieve a faster time or medal.

I wish I had some more elaborate criticism to add, but that's honestly all I can muster. Snuggle Truck feels like the cute but entirely moronic cousin of games such as Trials and Joe Danger, full of bright colors and upbeat music, but hard to spend more than a few minutes with before you can feel your eyelids start to close.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
119.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2013
The mechanics are solid, there is depth in terms of content, and the execution is superb. I wouldn’t call this one a “thrill ride,” but Snuggle Truck can be your burst game, that title you play when you’ve got three minutes to spare.

It’s hard to just peg Snuggle Truck in a genre. I call it a side-scrolling racing game and then toss in the caveat that it’s highly physics-based. In the game, you control a dirty truck that can be highly reactive to the terrain its meets -- the smallest dips and jumps cause the truck to lean back and forth. You can correct its arc with the arrow keys, but you don’t do it for the safety of the vehicle -- you get lined up to protect the cargo, those cartoon animals riding in the back. Each animal is just as reactive to the truck’s trajectory, and the point is to hit the end point as quickly as possible with as many animals as possible. Easier said than done, I've learned.

There’s a lot of stuff that can get in your way in the process of getting to the end goal, the "zoo": there’s an assortment of bumps, massive hills, dips, and even a few surprise environmental objects like explosive crates that get thrown into the mix in later levels. For the most part, Owlchemy Labs does a fantastic job providing change of pace opportunities: there’s a ton of different layouts and jumps experimented with, which give you plenty to do and think about.

Hitting and landing a jump without losing your animal dudes is all in the wrist and in the finger. You can use your keys to correct the trajectory and also use the basic movement mechanic -- pressing your fingers on either the up or the down key -- to slow or speed up your truck.

Snuggle Truck introduces one new mechanic at a time, giving you the ability to slowly learn and react to obstacles as you progress through the levels. But there’s a big trial-and-error element as well since you never know what’s around the bend. One small jump, for example, can take you straight into a wall while another of the same exact kind might not present any mission critical navigational issues.

To its credit, Snuggle Truck remains fun despite its clumps of middling level design. I chock this up to its relative snappiness -- levels take, generally, under a minute to finish, so it’s not a great loss to start over again. Nor do you really need to ace a level since there’s so many in each tier.

Of course, there are carrots on sticks to chase -- Snuggle Truck goes heavy on the rewards after completion of each level. You can earn your traditional star medals, as well as completion medals based on completion and number of animals you save.

While Snuggle Truck actually feels like a game that went one direction and then the other, I recommend it. The truck controls well, the physics respond well, and the level design has that right mix of snappiness and intrigue. Check it out if you’re in the market for another racing side-scroller, and keep your eyes peeled for updates. Owlchemy Labs has crazy plans for Smuggle Truck which include implementing community-generated levels which could lead to some awesome replay value.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
A ridiculous game. Colorful graphics. Animals. Trucks. Explosives(?).

Tons of fun for a game that is pretty wacky in it's own right.
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18 of 33 people (55%) found this review helpful
Recommended
285.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
The most wicked time you will ever have in a singleplayer game, you will be on the edge of your seat with the stiffest boner to have ever been seen this side of the galaxy. The graphics were just wonderful, all those fluffy little ♥♥♥♥s just looked fabulous and the physics in this game were just superb to what real life has to offer. Another well executed asset to this game was the DLC, you can quickly and easily customize your game to whichever playstyle you prefer. Want to be a patriotic American saving starving African children? You can, now, only on Snuggle Truck. I highly recommend buying twelth copies of this game, and just play the night away, I promise you, your ♥♥♥♥ will burst into flames and you won't regret it. Just come prepared with a couple dozen bottles of lube.
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