In the battles, you must bring down the other truck's energy bars to destroy them. You use weapons found in the arena (similar to those in Mario Kart and Twisted Metal battles). There are also minigames, like racing and freestyle.
- Airborne Ranger
- American Guardian
- Blue Thunder
- Bustin' Loose
- El Toro Loco
- Grave Digger
- King Krunch
- Sudden Impact
- Wild Thang
If you win a season with a truck, another version of the truck would be available as a Champion Truck. Vette King, Chillin' Villain, and Nitro Machine were originally meant to be in the game, but were scrapped. Also, in one of the company watermarks at the very beginning, "High Roller" is listed under intellectual property of FELD (then PACE); this means that High Roller could have been in the game, but was also scrapped due to unknown reasons. The original White Bounty Hunter and Scarlet Bandit trucks were considered, but licensing issues with 2Xtreme Racing occurred as they turned down the offer to allow their trucks into the game.
The PC version of this game was re-released in 2004 and lacked Blue Thunder, Goldberg, Spider-Man, Sting, and Wolverine as the licenses to use them expired sometime after it was first released in 2002.
These trucks can be unlocked if you completed a season by only playing as a champion truck on any difficulty.
- The Incredible Hulk
- Inland Productions
- 1983 Grave Digger
- 20th Anniversary Grave Digger
- Armored Force
- Paddy Wagon
- Hooch Wagon
- Big Yellow
- Dog Pound
Game Boy Advance Version
The following trucks were not included in the GBA Version.
Besides those cut trucks all others remain in the game.
Game Boy Advance Unlockable Trucks
The Incredible Hulk is the only unlockable truck from both versions. Blue Thunder was made into an unlockable truck instead of being unlocked from the start. All other bonus trucks from the PS2 version were replaced with two fictional trucks, Slam Tilt and Emperoar.
Monster Jam: Maximum Destruction received mixed to negative reviews by critics.