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Excite Bots: Trick Racing with Wheel - Wii Standard Edition

Platform : Nintendo Wii
Rated: Everyone
4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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  • Online multiplayer support for up to six player via a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in both Excite Race and Poker Race modes, and 2-player multiplayer versus mode in local play.
  • Special ExciteBots: Trick Racing bundle features included Nintendo Wii Wheel.
  • Insect and animal inspired off-road bot racers able to walk, fly and drive that via pick-up-and-play controls catch big-air and provide thrills at blinding speed like no other game in the Excitebike series.
  • Having your vehicles drive, walk or fly around the track quickly is one thing, but it's more important to go around in style. Players earn stars for huge jumps, cool tricks and daring feats at high speed.
  • A wide variety on mini-games, including soccer, poker, bowling, darts and clowns among others, that occur during races.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone Everyone
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • ASIN: B001TOQ8KW
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 19 x 7.6 cm ; 998 g
  • Release Date: April 20 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,184 in Computer and Video Games (See Top 100 in Computer and Video Games)
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Product Description

Product Description

High-speed action. Robotic insect and animal racers. Wii Wheel controls. Bowling, poker, clowns – and sandwiches! Add them all together and you get the wild, nonstop fun of Excitebots: Trick Racing. This game takes the big-air thrills and simple pick-up-and-play controls of Excite Truck and ramps up the fun with a constant barrage of funky challenges and mini-games performed at blinding speed. Players shoot goals, throw pies and even play poker in the middle of rowdy races around off-road tracks. Having your vehicles drive, walk or fly around the track quickly is one thing, but it's more important to go around in style. Players earn stars for huge jumps, cool tricks and daring feats at high speed. Six players can race online via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in both Excite Race and Poker Race modes. If friends can't join online, players can exchange ghost data via WiiConnect24™ and challenge their friends to outdo their most daring tricks. (Note that broadband access is required for online play.)

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The fourth game in the Excitebike series, and the second on the Wii platform, ExciteBots: Trick Racing is an evolution in the racing genre. Featuring big-air thrills, pick-up-and-play controls, exciting multiplayer action and a dozen funky bot racers in the form of mechanical insects, amphibians, and mammals that transform throughout the race, it isn't like any other racing game you have played. Jump into the driver's seat and see the world in ExciteBots: Trick Racing.

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The Grasshopper bot from 'ExciteBots: Trick Racing'
A wide variety of animal-based bots.
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The Frog bot going bepidal in 'ExciteBots: Trick Racing'
Nonstop break neck action.
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Play in environments from around the world in 'ExciteBots: Trick Racing'
Multiple modes all over the world.
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2 players locally and 6 online in 'ExciteBots: Trick Racing'
2 player local support and 6 online.
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Gameplay
In ExciteBots: Trick Racing players race around internationally located tracks in the form of their favorite insect, amphibian or mammal themed bot. Each bot has its own special abilities which will serve players well when they find themselves on the right terrain to take advantage of these. As with pretty much any racing game, a major goal is to complete the course at the highest speed possible, but players are also tasked with performing stunts and participating in mini-games. Players win bonus stars for crossing the finish line sooner, but stunts, style and these mini-games are as important as speed. For example: have you ever wished that you could play poker while racing? Think you can toss a dart or roll a bowling ball while leaving the competition in the dust? ExciteBots provides you with your chance. Stars can be traded for a variety of goodies, like new vehicles, tracks, icons and statues.

Control Schemes
The control scheme of ExciteBots is easy and fun. The game can be played with just a Wii Remote or via the combination of a Wii Remote and a Nintendo Wheel accessory/any third party wheel. The 2 Button on the Wii Remote controller is the gas. The + control pad gives drivers a speed boost. Players turn the Wii Wheel accessory left or right to steer, tilt the Wii Wheel in midair to glide or to adjust pitch for perfect landings, swing the Wii Wheel in circular motions around boost bars to build up speed and press the A Button to activate items or to cash in hands in Poker Mode.

Key Features

  • Special ExciteBots: Trick Racing bundle features included Nintendo Wii Wheel.
  • The game takes the big-air thrills and simple pick-up-and-play controls of ExciteTruck and ramps up the fun with a constant barrage of funky challenges and mini-games performed at blinding speed. Players shoot goals, throw pies and even play poker in the middle of rowdy races around off-road tracks.
  • Having your vehicles drive, walk or fly around the track quickly is one thing, but it's more important to go around in style. Players earn stars for huge jumps, cool tricks and daring feats at high speed.
  • Six players can race online* via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in both Excite Race and Poker Race modes. If friends can't join online, players can exchange ghost data via WiiConnect24 and challenge their friends to outdo their most daring tricks.
  • 2-player multiplayer versus mode featuring split screen display is also available for local play.
Special Moves
Just as in ExciteTruck, drivers can hit blocks that morph the terrain before their eyes and create ramps from which players can launch mega-jumps. Players can aim for and swing around boost bars or open presents that unleash a variety of wild items, such as bottle rocket boosts or clacker mouths that chomp on other racers to slow them down.

Mini-Games
Now what about those mini-games. Do you know of any other game that features high-speed robotic racers combined with bowling, poker, clown faces and sandwich making? Didn't think so, but how do these game work?

  • Soccer: Drive into the soccer ball and attempt to hit it into the goal.
  • Bowling: Drive through the pins and attempt to get a strike.
  • Darts: Line up your bot and let the dart fly. Try to hit bull's-eye in the distance.
  • Clowns: Hit the clown in the face with a pie by throwing it at just the right angle and speed.
  • Sandwiches: Drive through the ingredients in the proper order to make a delicious sandwich.
*Note that broadband access is required for online play.

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Excitebots is the best game I've played on the Wii. It's just so much fun. It's extremely fast, and the quirky mini-games really make it great. I love how there's a ton of different ways to go through any track -- it's not like Mario Kart where there is usually one route.

The online play is also amazing. You can play up to 5 others through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, and it works quite well. There is a lobby between races, and there's a betting system where you can bet up to 2500 stars based on how well you think you can do on a particular course. The online play is lag-free.

The only thing that isn't great about the game is its despicable menu interface. It's really boring and generic. It's not a huge problem, but it would've been nice if some extra work was put into the menu.

You won't regret buying this game. It's just too much fun. The only reason I don't think this game became very popular is because it wasn't hyped up and it wasn't advertised much at all. If it was just advertised a bit, it'd certainly be more popular because it is a really great game.
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My 4 year old boy can't start and end his day without playing and he's having a blast when he gets to unlock a new character and he keeps buying them. The best game so far that I have purchased for them.
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A pretty good game for the Wii. One of the best racing ones available, and lots to keep you playing.
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I like Mario Kart, butr I like this game better. It is a must have game
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If you don't like Excite Bots you either don't like video games... or you suck at them :P.
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