Loads of fun and good degree of difficulty. I easily tied hours at a time into this game but found my self completing the courses in S mode pretty easy once I obtained the faster trucks. Super Excite mode is crazy and the competition can make it hard to get S ratings. The tracks are repetitive just the challengers change. One of the more interesting titles for Wii from the games i have played thus far.
This game was my first experience with the Nintendo Wii. I played it a game store a few days before launch. And honestly I wasn't very impressed. But after renting it, learning how to play and giving the game a chance, I must say that it's a kick-in-the-face experience. I wasn't expecting too much in the graphical department, given the nature of the console, but the constant feeling of white-knuckle speed Excite Truck crams down your throat is incredible. Decently rendered trees and hills fly past you as you scream towards your next jump. They may not be up to par with other racers' graphics, but the speed (much like f-zero GX) more than makes up for it. Grabbing powerups and hurling your machine off massive cliffs, or slamming past your competition at a million miles an hour couldn't be any more satisfying. Control is responsive and well done overall. The music is pretty abysmal, but the ability to load your own music via SD totally makes up for it. What can I say? This game is one heck of a ride. 8.