|Time to break out the winch...|
No 150cc go-kart racing in the Mushroom Kingdom here. We're talking 38,800cc MAZ artillery-hauling trucks, designed back in 1960s Soviet Russia (built around 12 cylinder diesel engines that are only slight modified versions what were used by the World War II era T-34 medium tank!) There are plenty of other vehicles as well, such as the KrAZ utility transport, typically charged with carrying around large amounts of fuel, lumber, and repair equipment. Then there is the UAZ army jeep, nicknamed the "Kozlik" (Russian for "goat") which serves as a kind of scout and pathfinder.
|This thing only weights 20 tons...|
What could possibly go wrong?
Forget flashy stunts, just making it form one end of the map to the other without running out of gas, getting stuck or suffering a breakdown is an impressive accomplishing unto itself. Spin Tires can be played multiplayer too, though the only reason to do so appears to be for co-operative reasons, since there isn't any in-game incentive to impede another player.
So what is Spin Tires? A game for Euro Truck Simulator fans looking to get back to nature? I'm not sure, but I do think the game's underlying design philosophy can be summed up by saying "In America you mostly destroy nature, but in Russia nature mostly destroys you."