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Excite Bots: Trick Racing with Wheel - Wii Standard Edition

Platform : Nintendo Wii
Rated: Everyone

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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

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  • ASIN: B001TOQ8KW
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 19 x 7.6 cm ; 567 g
  • Release Date: April 20 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,464 in Computer and Video Games (See Top 100 in Computer and Video Games)

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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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By R. Delfin on Feb. 2 2010
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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By Martin Ferland on Jan. 31 2010
I like Mario Kart, butr I like this game better. It is a must have game
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Unter on May 30 2009
If you don't like Excite Bots you either don't like video games... or you suck at them :P.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Excite Race: Take 2 April 24 2009
By Michael Kerner - Published on Amazon.com
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There is no question about the appeal of racing games on the Nintendo Wii. After the massive success of Mario Kart Wii last year, it has honestly been very difficult to see that if Nintendo can actually top itself again. Well, Nintendo has shown that eagerness again. When the Wii got launched in 2006, one of the introduction titles was Excite Truck. the game did a good job at showing the need for speed onto the Wii. But the game was sadly overlooked in place of other titles like Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and the dynamic Wii Sports, which of course came with the system. Well, Nintendo is going to try the racing series yet again, and this time it is a bit stranger than before.

Excitebots: Trick Racing for the Nintendo Wii, brings in the wild, and honestly a bit weird into the gaming, as you race not cars or trucks, but robotic animals. Yes, robotic animals like Bats, Grasshoppers and Beatles. It might seem akward, but it does bring in a new twist in racing. The gameplay does work as it did before with Excite Truck, the way to score and unlock new races, is to perform outrageous stunts like Ring Jumps, perform tricks, and smash your opponents. The graphics look good, but the gameplay is also interesting. You can control the game like you did before with Excite Truck, by steering the controler like it is a wheel, or you can also use the Wii Wheel, which comes with this package, or if you've bought Mario Kart Wii.

There are a few new things here that make the game a bit strange. One of the things includes the extra bonuses you get during the race, are from racing stunts like throwing and scoring in darts, from trying to score a bowling strike, to tossing a pie in the clowns' face. You can also score stars by performing twirls on hanging bars. This requires a lot of control and especially tight timing. The other new feature is the use to play against other racers online through the Wi-Fi. It makes the games a bit interesting, as you score your way first to the finish line, as you and as many as 5 other racers make your way through tracks around the world from Asia, Africa, and Europe.

While there are a lot of new things here, there sadly is a few faults with the game. The first big disadvantage is the control. It can be very tricky at first, but it takes awhile to get used to. Also, unlike Mario Kart Wii, you cannot use the Gamecube or Wii Classic Controllers either. The game mainly uses the Wii-mote. The second disadvantage is the online gaming. While you can race against other Excitebots online, they could've allowed it to allow more than just 6 racers for a match.

You can buy Excitebots: Trick Racing with, or without the Wii Wheel definitely. But, if you haven't bought Mario Kart Wii, you might want to get the expanded version with the Wii Wheel, for a bit more extreme gameplay. Nevertheless, despite a few faults, Excitebots: Trick Racing definitely brings in a bit of weirdness into gameplay that is sure to knock you off your rockers. If you haven't yet played Excite Truck, than you'll definitely want a new spin on what makes the Wii extreme with Excitebots: Trick Racing.

Graphics: B

Sound: B

Control: B 1/2-

Fun & Enjoyment: B- for solo; B 1/2- for multiplayer

Overall: B-
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Fun single player race game Oct. 28 2009
By Gilmoure - Published on Amazon.com
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The racing in this game is cool. Totally non-realistic but makes use of terrain of the courses and the controller. Lots of jumps and some off track 'secret' parts to find. You're still constrained to the basic track path, though. Can't just go exploring. There are a lot of levels in racing skill but only about 6 or 8 different tracks.

Our 9 year old has had no problem picking up this game. She just wishes it was easier to unlock more of the cars. You have to earn points per race and save up to get more than the original 6 robotic bugs and animal cars.

About the only downside is that this game is one player racing, unless you connect online. Would be cool if this allowed two player racing like Mario Kart.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Lots of Fun June 28 2009
By Tony M - Published on Amazon.com
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My 6 year old son and I can't stop playing this game. Lots of FUN, it's not your typical racing game, there is so much to do it keeps you on your toes. We can't recommend this game enough.

P.S. The Bat is our favorite ExciteBot to use
An Underrated, Hidden Gem in a Cool Bundle Jan. 30 2013
By The Bud Man - Published on Amazon.com
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My brother was wanting this game for a while, having played the demo at GameStop multiple times. I figured I'd get it for him for Christmas.

Upon seeing this bundle with the Wii Wheel, and knowing we didn't have the Wheel yet, I knew it was the one to get.

Racing games on Wii pretty much require it. Makes the gameplay that much less of a hassle.

Don't get me wrong, I love the Wii. More than most. It has a lot of great games that would have been better without motion controls, but that will never receive the love they deserve because of the bias of the gaming culture.

This game here is a good example. Is it perfect? No. But it doesn't have to be. It's wacky, original, and above and beyond all else, it's fun.

You race as transforming robot creatures. There are little in-track mini-games that will give you extra points, like throwing darts or hitting bowling pins. All while you're racing!

There's even a poker mode, where you race around and have to pick up cards to build the best poker hand.

If you're looking for something different, and can get past the hassle of motion control bundled with the stigma of the Wii, look no further than ExciteBots: Trick Racing.
It's fun May 10 2011
By Y. Bai - Published on Amazon.com
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It is a fun game. We loved it for the first couple of days. Well, but as you can tell, it is a game for racing, unless you are really into racing cars, you will not start playing it again in a while.

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