Excitebike: World Rally Wii

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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Prepare to face daredevil jumps, crazy obstacles and other racers in the newest installment in the venerable Excitebike franchise, available exclusively on the WiiWare service. Choose from multiple camera angles as you tilt your way to smooth landings using motion-sensitive[WiiWare] Prepare to face daredevil jumps, crazy obstacles and other racers in the newest installment in the venerable Excitebike franchise, available exclusively on the WiiWare service. Choose from multiple camera angles as you tilt your way to smooth landings using motion-sensitive controls. Compete in races around the world in four championship circuits. Use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to invite friends to a race. Or if you're feeling brave, take on anyone else looking for a match. Feel like tackling a challenge of your own design? Use the intuitive Track Editor to choose from the available obstacles and put together your dream course, then share courses with friends to see whose creation skills reign supreme. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. With more tracks, more bonus features and more strategic racing challenges, Excitebike: World Rally is a racing game that will keep you challenged with its ever-increasing difficulty and entertained with its track editor and online play.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    83
    Mildly modernized Excitebike. That can be both a good and a bad thing, depending on your point of view. [Apr 2010]
  3. Excitebike: World Rally is a retro remake done right. Even with the unfortunate lack of local multiplayer, this one falls under the “must buy” category.
  4. Not including local multiplayer might seem like a yellow flag to some, but the strong online component is sure to give the game legs if past Nintendo racers like Mario Kart DS are any indication.
  5. 75
    Direct, fun and addictive like few games, but with few new features apart from the graphics and the multiplayer mode.
  6. This is no Trials HD, but it's still great to play as a chummy pass-the-controller game, and nice to have stuck on an SD card for a rainy Sunday afternoon when there are no Columbo re-runs to watch on television. Nostalgic, colourful and modest, this is retro-gaming at its least self-conscious.
  7. Ultimately, World Rally is not a bad game, just entirely unnecessary.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. 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"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. [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 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). Collapse
  3. PizzaBoy
    Nov 20, 2009
    8
    Nice re-creates the appeal of the original arcade title and expands the universe. Controls translate well to the Wii controller Nice re-creates the appeal of the original arcade title and expands the universe. Controls translate well to the Wii controller (suprisingly)...! If you loved this as a kid, it's well worth the $10 that it costs. Expand
  4. 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 andExcitebike: 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. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#78 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009