Excite Truck is an amazing look at what interactive car driving games should be like. With a help from the familiar name of Nintendo's Excitebike game for NES, Excite truck brings together a higher level of realism to the car driving experience in gaming.
NECCESSITY: Steering Wheel
POSITIVES: Courses are challanging, even some of the begginer levels, which makes the player have to work and speed up their learning curve to play.
Game set-up is well planned. In single player mode, the goal is to do enough tricks, airs, tree runs, etc.. to win enough stars to make it to the next level. Then after beating all of the levels with first place you will have to beat them with a specific high score to get an S rating on the course (usually between 20 and 50 stars high than required to pass the course initially). Then after achieving all S scores in normal mode, you will go to Excite mode, win first every course and S class, and then finish on a course that is reminiscent of rainbow road from Mario Kart for Gamecube
Vehicles react, for the most part like vehicles. The only trick you can really do is spin in the air (which you get stars for)which brings realism back into the picture.
Game is fast and intense. I suggest playin this game on no less than a 27 in tv.
Courses are long and you are able to drive off road through trees or find off road jumps and shortcuts. There are limitations to how far you can go though.
Graphics would have to be about an 8 of 10 for this game. They are great, but sometimes a little choppy looking.
Game lasts. The game will take hours to beat which is great. Some courses will take hours alone.
The primary trick of spinning is difficult at times. It seems like the controler doesn't react at times to spins.
There are some glitches such as running into something and sticking in it and helicopter spinning of some jumps making it hard to spin for points.
Truck upgrades do not seem to do much for performance.
Excite Truck is the best game out there right now. The graphics in the game are good for the system and the controls are easy to get into. You hold the controller horizontally, use the 2 button to accelerate and the 1 to reverse. to turn, you lean your Wii-mote right or left. A great feature in the games is the use of stars. In this game it is not all about winning the races, but it is about pulling of the most air and tricks to get enough stars at the end of the races to win. you get stars from crashing into your opponents, getting big air, jumping through rings, drifting, and "throwing other trucks. What this is involves you changing the environment around you by creating jumps that make you opponents fly off the track. As you know this is a Wii title game so the graphics aren't stunning. However, compared to other games i have played on the Wii, the game looks good. Another problem that I hated was I continuously came off track. It is very easy to completly fly off the track because the physics in this game are very unrealistic. You are able to jump a mile high in the air and be able to land without having any damage done to the car. Yes, I do realize it is Nintendo and they don't care for looks but for gameplay but they could have done much better than what they are showing. In Conclusion this game is sick nasty but I feel more time should have been taking place and a little more care should have been put in.
This is a great game. I love spinning in the air! Excite Bike was OK, but Excite Truck is WAY BETTER! It's spinning in the air, running through trees, flying through rings, and LOTS more. Be glad you bought a wii.