Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Ultimately, World Rally is not a bad game, just entirely unnecessary.
  2. For those that don't remember the original this retro remake will likely prove a little too old school.
  3. 40
    Nothing's truly new or captivating here. It feels like a half-hearted cash-in designed to prey on our nostalgia, not unlike Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled. It's nothing but a curiosity, fun for the few minutes prior to the realization of just how badly Excitebike has aged.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 17, 2011
    9
    "Anyone who thinks this game isn't an improvement over the original needs to go back and play it after playing this game to see just how much better this is."

    Had to quote this previous reviewer because this is right on - I went back and played the original after playing Excitebike: World Rally for several hours straight, and WOW: this one ruined the original for me, which I never thought would happen. That's how much better this version is, and how much I love it.

    My *only* complaint is that they removed the ability to deliberately wreck yourself by leaning too far backwards. Yep, that's all I've got. Buy this game, it's uber retro goodness whether you played the original Excitebike or not
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  2. Oct 22, 2010
    7
    Excitebike: World Rally is better than the original, but it is a little boring nowadays. The game only gives a few generic courses to play and they are way too easy. The Wii Remote held on its side works the best to play this game. There is a really cool track created though that is simple and easy to use. One complaint is that for some reason, there is an online mode but no local multiplayer. By the way, the graphics are terrible and unacceptable but the music is okay, if a little repetitive. Excitebike: World Rally is a decent game and should be played by anyone who enjoyed the original. Full Review »
  3. [anonymous]
    Dec 27, 2009
    9
    Anyone who thinks this game isn't an improvement over the original needs to go back and play it after playing this game to see just how much better this is. The bike get ways more air, you get more way more courses and the ability to save multiple user tracks, and the online play is enormous fun with all the collisions that happen with people trying to take each other out to cool down their bikes. Only complaint is no local multiplayer (perhaps they should have put this on DSiware instead). Full Review »