Excitebots: Trick Racing Wii

User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
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  1. MattS
    May 5, 2009
    9
    A worthy successor to Excite Truck - more of the same, plus crazy new features. Still a great racer.
  2. QuintS
    May 10, 2009
    9
    Pretty good, still think Mario Kart has more replay with the online... but a SOLID second game to turn to for fast, over the top racing.... good online too.
  3. JeffW
    May 4, 2009
    9
    Great game! Highly addictive, great online component, "faster" than Mario Kart, but unlike MK Wii - the Wheel is ACTUALLY accurate. Plus it's a "budget" title ($40 US retail). Do yourself & your Wii a favor - get Excitebots.....NOW!!!
  4. TerryJ
    Apr 22, 2009
    10
    Incredible game, if you enjoyed Excite Truck, there's no doubt whatsoever that you'll absolutely love Excitebots. The game still contains the fast crazy fun as its predecessor, yet is better in almost every regard. On top of this, online play is seemless and even better then Mario Kart. 10/10.
  5. JamesS
    Jun 17, 2009
    10
    Super fun. Surprisingly deep. The only things it is missing are common shortcomings on Wii games: no voice chat in multiplayer, no global leaderboards, no community support from the publisher, etc.
  6. Sep 8, 2012
    5
    Excite Truck for the Wii was one of the first racing games for the system and showed players that driving using motion controls can be easy. Excite Truck wasn't without it's flaws, but it was fun to play. ExciteBots seem to have took a look in itself and decided to really push the 'excite' and tricks from Excite Truck. What happens comes a game which plays like the Excite Truck.. but looksExcite Truck for the Wii was one of the first racing games for the system and showed players that driving using motion controls can be easy. Excite Truck wasn't without it's flaws, but it was fun to play. ExciteBots seem to have took a look in itself and decided to really push the 'excite' and tricks from Excite Truck. What happens comes a game which plays like the Excite Truck.. but looks and feels like a cartoon episode of Excite Truck. The game can be very fun, especially if you're hitting all the tricks and getting high scores, but if you're not then the repeated red bars and jarring sport challenges and items will disrupt the game play. Several tracks return in an almost copy and paste fashion with a few new 'required' tricks to pull off. Overall, Excitebots just feels like a step backwards. Collapse
  7. Sep 8, 2012
    0
    Excite Truck for the Wii was one of the first racing games for the system and showed players that driving using motion controls can be easy. Excite Truck wasn't without it's flaws, but it was fun to play. ExciteBots seem to have took a look in itself and decided to really push the 'excite' and tricks from Excite Truck. What happens comes a game which plays like the Excite Truck.. but looksExcite Truck for the Wii was one of the first racing games for the system and showed players that driving using motion controls can be easy. Excite Truck wasn't without it's flaws, but it was fun to play. ExciteBots seem to have took a look in itself and decided to really push the 'excite' and tricks from Excite Truck. What happens comes a game which plays like the Excite Truck.. but looks and feels like a cartoon episode of Excite Truck. The game can be very fun, especially if you're hitting all the tricks and getting high scores, but if you're not then the repeated red bars and jarring sport challenges and items will disrupt the game play. Several tracks return in an almost copy and paste fashion with a few new 'required' tricks to pull off. Overall, Excitebots just feels like a step backwards. Collapse

Awards & Rankings

#59 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Nintendo Power
    80
    The game's motion controls work great with either the Wii Remote or the Wii Wheel, and are a little more forgiving than in Excite Truck. [May 2009, p.87]
  2. 70
    It tries everything, and is maybe a bit too crazy for its own good, but it's definitely unforgettable. Your mileage will vary in accordance with your sanity.
  3. 84
    Excitebots Trick Racing is a great racing experience that I sincerely hope gets more attention and recognition than Excite Trucks ever did. Monster Games' previous effort was fantastic, but this unofficial sequel is better in just about every regard.