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Excitebots Trick Racing
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: The WMG saw Excitebots Trick Racing for sale on Black Friday, and checked to make sure it had not already been reviewed. For some odd reason Nintendo had quietly released this sequel (of sorts) to Excite Truck. When Family Friendly Gaming does not report on a game, it is always reason for caution.
Summary: About 10 minutes into this game, I thought Monster Games had taken leave of its senses. Instead of a monster truck, I'm racing a goofy, frog-shaped ersatz Transformer? Two hours later, I was hooked.
Conclusion: The Wii has a great controller for racing, but so far it hasn't seen too many good racing games. Excite Truck was one exception, and ExciteBots is most certainly another: it's enjoyable, fast, challenging, and delightfully absurd.
Excerpt: Excitebots: Trick Racing is a new title brought to us by the creators of the classic Nintendo game Excite Bike. Excite Bike was one of the first games I owned for my Nintendo and I remember spending countless hours creating my own stunt tracks to put my dirt bikes through.
Excerpt: Without a doubt, fans of Excite Truck will find the unexpectedly announced ExciteBots: Trick Racing to be a thrill ride. The second Excite title in just under three years improves upon its predecessor in most regards with faster gameplay, extraordinary over-the-top tracks, an updated robotic theme,...
Excerpt: The phrase "arcade-style racer" has been used so often to refer to lackluster console games that it has lost most of its value. Somewhere along the line, the term became shorthand for "racing title that isn't Gran Turismo .
Summary: Excitebots: Trick Racing has elements that make it one of the more unique racing games on the market. The game lets everyone in the family use the Wii Wheel accessory in unique and changing environments, play fun minigames and perform crazy tricks in a game that builds on the Excitebike and Excite...
Excerpt: Excitebots: Trick Racing Genre: Racing Developer: Monster Games Publisher: Nintendo Release Date: 04/20/2009 From the outside, you may think you have already played Excitebots in 2006, when it was called Excite Truck and released as a launch game for the Nintendo Wii.
Summary: When the Wii launched, Excite Truck was one of those games that gamers everywhere were eager to play. It was the first game that showed off the Wii remote’s ability to function as a steering wheel. It was also the spiritual successor to the 1984 cult classic Excitebike .