Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 Review

Monster Jam visits nearly one hundred stadiums and arenas annually, providing entertaining acrobatic shows featuring twelve-thousand pound vehicles like Bulldozer and Devastator with combat names such as Bulldozer.

Before each show, drivers prepare their trucks for freestyle competitions. Judged events allow two minutes for them to perform an array of jumps and tricks; fiberglass bodies break and axles fly – fans love this controlled chaos!


Monster Jam dazzles audiences with gravity-defying driving of 12,000-pound monster trucks driven by gravity-defying drivers. These monster trucks race, compete in two-wheel skills competitions and freestyle in front of full stadium audiences – owned and sanctioned by Feld Entertainment with USHRA as their official body governing it all. Furthermore, Feld Entertainment has made sure women participate – an uncommon occurrence among motorsports events where men usually hold physical advantages over female competitors.

Bigfoot, Grave Digger and El Toro Loco are some of the many iconic trucks that have become an integral part of world events. At first used as sideshows at events such as mud-bog events, tractor pulls and motocross races; after being noticed by an event promoter they began appearing at arenas as stars of their own events.

Two-Wheel Skills

Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 provides a satisfying gaming experience to fans of its series despite some repetition. Boasting 38 trucks and offering solid progression levels, it is well worth investing in for truck enthusiasts but those seeking a more diverse experience might benefit from waiting until post-launch price reductions occur.

Racing and freestyle competitions in this game provide drivers with opportunities to pit themselves against one another in various events. Racing follows a prescribed course with first trucks crossing the finish line advancing, while freestyle competitions challenge drivers to maneuver their trucks over ramps and junked cars while spectators score them using an app on smartphones.

The game’s world career mode offers a good variety of content, such as head-to-head races and circuit racing against multiple opponents; rallying it from point to point in an attempt to reach all waypoints first; however, various issues from wonky physics to unreliable framerates hinder its potential fulfillment.


At freestyle events, drivers have two minutes (or one and a half for arena shows) to showcase their ability to drive over junked cars, crush them and perform stunts with their trucks. Fans vote on which truck they like best via a score tracking website and the winner is determined by how many points their driver earns – an approach which has led some critics to view freestyle as simply entertainment rather than technical racing; however, recent emphasis on using allotted time and bonuses for avoiding crashes has helped disprove that idea.

Brianna Mahon, who drives Whiplash in Monster Jam events, embodies this trend. A former professional motocross racer, she leverages both aspects of her personality to compete effectively at Monster Jam events.

Monster Jam shows can be extremely loud. Make sure you bring along some form of hearing protection. Also don’t forget about the Monster Jam Pit Party included with your event ticket – it could come in handy!


Monster truck drivers and spectators both deserve the utmost safety during shows, so all trucks come equipped with kill switches allowing staff to temporarily turn off the engine during performances. Drivers also wear fireproof suits, molded seats, five-point harnesses and helmets for added protection.

Monster Jam trucks are designed to take extreme leaps, so absorbing any sudden shock upon landing is of utmost importance. To do this, their suspension system consists of four-link suspensions in front and back equipped with nitrogen-charged remote reservoir air shocks for smooth landings.

Before each event, all trucks must undergo a comprehensive safety inspection and attend a briefing from USHRA — now owned by Feld Motorsports — the independent sanctioning body for Monster Jam racing that ensures all trucks meet specified safety and performance standards.

At most venues, children two and under attend for free as long as they sit on the lap of an adult. Otherwise, tickets are required. Furthermore, Pit Party activities and all post-show events require tickets as well.

Cable Car Named after Giants Hall of Famer Willie Mays

Barack Obama with Willie Mays
By The White House (P071409PS-0556) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Willie Mays, the former Giants center fielder and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, received a new honor on Friday, May 6, his 85th birthday. One of San Francisco’s famous cable cars was named after him.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s director of transportation, Ed Reiskin, said both Mays and the city’s cable cars are iconic. He believes naming one of the cable cars after the Hall of Famer was a fitting tribute. The cable car named after Mays was No. 24, which is his old jersey number that the Giants have retired.

Cable car No. 24 was originally constructed in 1887 and was rebuilt by Muni craft workers in 1958. That was the same year that Mays and the Giants moved west from New York to San Francisco. The cable car represented the city at the Chicago Railroad Fair in 1948 and in Los Angeles in 1950.

Malcolm Heinicke, Mays’ friend and lawyer, came up with the idea to name the cable car after Mays after riding on the car with his son, Al, who noted that the cable car had the same number as Mays’ old jersey. Heinicke suggested naming the car after Mays to Mayor Ed Lee at the Giants’ World Series celebration that was held at the White House this June.

President Obama sent a videotaped speech praising Mays for his accomplishments on the field. Mays played in 24 All-Star Games and was named Most Valuable Player twice. Obama presented Mays with the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year.

Mays took a ride on the newly dedicated cable car along with several city officials and other dignitaries. He spoke before the dedication and became emotional as he thanked many people for the good things they have done for him. Fans lined up to have their pictures taken with Mays.

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