The people's champ, if you will.
So with that, here I am, on day 195 of my blog, and I am writing about game called "Snuggle Truck." Seriously, I wish I was making this name up. But I'm not. And I played it because of suggestion from a new follower I gained in this contest giveaway, most likely because of of an awesome follower who re-tweeted what I was up to.
Anyway, when I got the recommendation from her, I promptly noted that I was nervous yet intrigued, solely based on the name of the game itself. I had never heard of the game, nor did I know anything about it, so obviously, the name "Snuggle Truck" is going to catch my eye. I mean come on, Snuggle Truck? Who wouldn't be at least interested to find out what the game was about?
I got no other information from my new yet mysterious twitter friend about the game. Was it a Steam game? A mobile game? Some odd and obscure titles on one of the consoles or handhelds that I somehow missed? I had no clue. Well, until I Googled it, that is. I saw it was available on the iOS, so of course I promptly downloaded it from the App Store, and since it was free, it made my decision even easier.
The game itself is simple. You control a truck, driving over rough terrain, trying to get to the goal as fast as possible. The only catch is that your truck bed is loaded up with cute, plushy stuffed animals that tend to go flying up and out of the truck with every bump. It's your job as driver to keep them in the truck, or catch them on their descent back to the ground. The faster you accomplish the level while packing the most cargo possible will net you better rankings, which seems to be the name of the game. Get more medals, unlock more levels.
Upon my Google search, however, I discovered a hidden secret about this game. It wasn't originally called Snuggle Truck. Before it got stuck with this cute, seemingly harmless name, it was once called "Smuggle Truck," where instead of stuffed animals, they were zoo animals, and you essentially played the role of a poacher. Apparently this too controversial for the mainstream public gaming consumer, so they had to change the name to appeal to the masses.
Which is unfortunate, if you ask me. It's a game, about driving cargo. Who really cares what the cargo is? It's sad that we as a society have stooped to this level of sensitivity.
I guess it's true what they say, though. You can't always judge a book by its cover.