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  • Summary: In the grand racing tradition of Excitebike, get ready for a big-air experience like no other as players rocket their trucks across dynamically changing terrain. Remember tilting your arms while playing Excitebike to try to make your character land a huge jump? Well, that experience is finally a reality with Excite Truck, a wild, off-road race only possible on Nintendos Wii console. Players hold the Wii Remote like an NES controller to control the truck. The 2 button is the accelerator, the 1 button is the brake, the + Control Pad is the turbo … but that's just the beginning. Tilt the Wii Remote right and left like a steering wheel to steer. Once the truck goes airborne, tilt the Wii Remote every which way to line up perfect landings for turbo boosts. Pick up items on the courses to make the terrain deform in real time, turning innocent bumps into massive launch pads that affect not only the player's route, but that of his or her rivals. Players jump and bump their way to the highest score and highest finish. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. A lightening fast and frantic thrill ride from beginning to end, and well worth a purchase.
  2. It plays smooth and fast, and like a bright flame it burns out earlier than it should.
  3. This is Nintendo's best console racer since "F-Zero GX," although it will appeal to a somewhat different crowd than that hardcore series.
  4. 75
    What works about Excite Truck? Simply put, its use of the Wii Remote provides a more tactile feel to an otherwise straightforward destruction derby racer. Without the Wii's controller, Excite Truck would barely be worth a glance.
  5. It's not terribly deep, but like tearing around on your uncle's ATV, it's fun while it lasts. [Jan. 2007, p.63]
  6. It's worth spending some money to play, but with its incredibly limited content and potential for a much better sequel, there's no real reason to pay the full price for this game.
  7. It’s a fun game with great control, a portent of good things to come, but sports a bargain title’s worth of content while asking for a full price.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. Jan 2, 2014
    9
    Very good racer. The controls are near perfect, the graphics are beautiful for a Wii game and it let's you listen to your own music (MP3's on SD-Card). The only reason I'm no giving this game a 10 is the splitscreen 2player mode which is sperated by a vertical line and this makes playing with a friend more difficult than it should be. Still I have to say the 2player mode is good enough to be worth your time.
    If you own a Wii and you're into arcade-style-racing you should definitly get this
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  2. Mar 3, 2012
    9
    this game is freaking awesome you go freaking like 100 miles an hour making jumps that are like 1000 off of the ground with awesome levels and cars this one of the best games on the wii period Expand
  3. Jun 4, 2012
    8
    A sheer fun, unique high speed racing game, which requires arcade-like skill and precision to land ridiculous stunts and combos and gain an advantage in the race. You've never played a racing game quite like this, and I guarantee it's fun as hell. Screw realism, this has perfect gameplay and will keep you on the edge of your seat. The longevity of the game is also excellent - getting gold medal can be quite the challenge. Your vehicle will race at the speed of a jet and you will tilt the remote to hover mad amounts of time in the sky and land right in front of a vehicle 5 seconds later after having earned a 5 star bonus for hover, then you will at the last minute make a sheer turn and barely avoid a tree after getting the nitro powerup and destroying an entire forest leaving it in a blaze as you fast track to first, barely knowing what just happened. Expand
  4. Jan 20, 2012
    5
    An interesting game because of the control of the wiimote, it lacks content though and is as most wii games very ugly. The controls aren't that great though and there isn't really any depth in the game. Expand

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