Monster Truck Madness BoxArt

MTM cover art

Monster Truck Madness (abbreviated as MTM or MTM1, codenamed Metal Crush, pre-release name: Heavy Metal Truck[1]) is a monster truck racing PC game developed by Terminal Reality and published by Microsoft, in 1996. Monster Truck Madness allows players to select a truck and compete with AI players in one of four modes - Drag, Circuit, Rally and Tournament. It is also possible for human players to race against one another via DirectPlay.

Voice ActingEdit

Throughout the game, commentary is provided by "Army" Armstrong, purportedly the Murray Walker of the monster trucking world. Of note is the modular way in which race calls are structured, such as Grave Digger / is doin' it / in the air!


MTM communities are now largely inactive. However, the game enjoyed significant popularity among casual gamers in the late 90s, and its success was largely carried through into the 21st century. Sources indicate that the game's popularity reached its peak during 1999; in this year, 776 custom tracks were submitted to the unofficial fan site MTM2.COM, compared to 456 tracks in 1998 and 464 tracks in 2000. Popular activities within MTM communities include the making of custom tracks and trucks, and the organization and running of MTM race tournaments.


  • Developer : Terminal Reality
  • Publisher : Microsoft
  • Designer : Mark Randell, Terminal Reality
  • License : End User License Agreement (EULA)
  • Graphic Engine : Photex
  • Released : August 31, 1996 (Version 1.00.0) May 1, 1996 (Preview version)
  • Genre : Racing, Truck Racing, 4x4 Racing
  • Play Modes : Single player, multiplayer
  • Ratings : ESRB: K-A (Kids to Adults)
  • Platforms : Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Linux (using the Wine program)
  • Media : CD
  • Requirements : Directx 2.0
  • Input : Keyboard, Joystick, Game pad, Steering Wheel

Available trucks Edit

Available tracksEdit





  1. MTMG Forum - Heavy Metal Truck

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