Also Known As
Fire Truck (also known as Smokey Joe for the single player version) is a simple arcade driving game released by Atari, Inc. in 1978. One of the earliest 2-player cooperative games, players control a fire truck with the goal of earning points by driving as far as possible without crashing.
Fire Truck features a top down view of a winding road with players controlling the titular fire truck. The object of the game is to earn points by driving as far as possible before running out of time (fuel). Players need to avoid crashing into the sides of the road or any obstacles in the way such as other cars; the road frequently changes direction, has various turns, or splits in two; when approaching particularly sharp curves, arrows in the road provide a warning of the impending hazard. There isn't a destination in the game that can be reached (such as a fire!), instead players simply try to earn the highest score they can. Players are able to crash the fire truck any number of times, and the game ends when the fire truck runs out of fuel. It was possible for gameplay to be extended by having bonus fuel awarded for crossing a point threshold; the number of points required varied depending on the game settings.
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