Surely people watch large vehicles racing in order to glimpse the mighty crashes which are bound to occur? Of course, nobody wants to see people get hurt, but who could resist seeing a thunderous great Volvo tumbling like a spent match along the tarmac?
This is where Zeppelin's game fails to deliver. It provides a top-down view of lots of lorries ambling around a circuit, sliding at the corners and occasionally going on to the grass when things get misjudged. There is a bit of bumping and barging to contend with, but nothing which adequately sums up the raw power of the uncrowned 'kings of the road'. You cannot even make them go 'psssss' loudly when you stop, like in real life.
It is not sustaining entertainment, to be honest. It is like Supercars but slower; possibly because trucks travel at less speed. There is not any excitement. It is bereft of kicks. There is a gap in the market for a great game involving large HGVs hitting each other, smacking into unyielding stationary things and ploughing through haybales like Dick Dastardly.
Sadly, there are a great many games like International Truck Racing. Most are better, too. Aside from a few neat effects and a natty pre-menu bit where you see the trucks belting towards your helpless viewpoint; it is not very good.