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Excite Truck (Wii)

by Nintendo
Nintendo Wii
 Ages 12 and Over
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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  • Use the Wii Remote like a steering wheel to steer.
  • The terrain morphs in real time - turning innocent bumps into massive launch pads.
  • Success depends on dodging obstacles at high speeds, pulling off huge airs and lining up perfect landings.
  • Put MP3 files on an SD card and listen to them in-game
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000FQBWAG
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 14 x 1.9 cm ; 136 g
  • Release Date: 16 Feb. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,034 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

In a nutshell:
Nintendo are readying a brand new race game for the Wii and it's not F-Zero, Mario Kart or anything you've ever seen before. Instead you'll believe a 4x4 can fly!

The lowdown:
Every console needs a goodly number of quality racing games if it wants to really succeed and that's not always been Nintendo's forte. Excite Truck though is an attempt to create a game that marries the all out fun of Mario Kart with something, not realistic but at least less obviously cartoonish. Yet again the Wii Remote is used in a completely different way, this time holding it horizontally and rotating it left and right as if it was a steering wheel. The only other controls are accelerate and brake on the '1' and '2' buttons, although you will land better if you tilt the controller up while you approach the ground. Despite this purposeful simplicity it's one of the better looking Wii games, with a huge draw distance and some impressive speed blur effects. It looks the part then, but more importantly it seems to play it too.

Most exciting moment:
A good lick of speed is always important in a racing game but this has got to be one of the fastest racers ever - and that's before you turn on the turbo boost. To make things even worse (better) picking up power-ups allows you to deform the terrain, creating enormous jumps out of thin air that send you flying for what seems like miles.

Since you ask:
The name Excite Truck is a reference to the NES game Excitebike and its N64 update Excitebike 64. Beyond the name and the fact that it is a racing game though the two titles do not appear to have anything else in common.

The bottom line:
Nintendo's first modern racer for years looks like a truck load of fun.-HARRISON DENT

Review

Excite Truck is, at its core, a satisfying and individual racer. -- Edge

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A racer thats worth your money 19 Feb. 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I wasn't going to buy Excite Truck, as I thought £[...] was a bit much to ask for a game that hadn't received any great review scores and that was the way it was going to stay, at least until it was reduced in price.

That all lasted until I happened to be doing my weekly shop in Asda, and saw it on sale for £27.77 - I snapped it up in an instant and haven't looked back since. The game is brilliant, fast, fun and everything a new console needs to draw in customers.

Its downside is it lacks any kind of online'ness - although, so does every other current Wii game - we're lead to believe that this will change very soon, with the release of Metroid Prime 3.

Make sure you have a SD card with your favourite Mp3's loaded on it, as the game has a setting to play them - The guitar music within Excite Truck starts to grate your ears and thats even before you've completed the tutorials - I recommend your favourite Prodigy track, to best enjoy the game.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love IT!! 13 Mar. 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I don't know why but Excite Truck caught my eye right from the launch of the Wii and I wasn't disappointed when it was finally released in the UK. I love the speed of the game, its so fast and I love racing to get loads of stars! The graphics are great and some people have said it doesn't have longevity but I haven't unlocked everything yet and I have had the game since release day! The multiplayer is ok but I find in more satisfying to play on my own, I think its beacause of the pace of the racing it doesn't benefit from a split screen. The only thing I feel it misses is an option where you can go into an arena and smash up other trucks, like Destruction Derby!! You can use an SD card to play your own music in the game but my fluffy pop music doesn't really go with the game! Buy it you won't regret it!!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Let's get this out of the way; I don't like racing games. I hate that in the arcade you have a stupid timer and checkpoint mode that eats up your coins like PacMan on a binge, I hate all these "Need for Speed"-type games where you customise everything from the leather trim to the gear knob on some suped up road car and zoom around a photo realistic Paris, and I'm not a big fan of Nascar.

Excite Truck, however, I love. First of all, this is a really fast, really visceral game that allows you to do some great tricks really easily. Much like the rebooted Prince of Persia games, you'll find yourself going "wow, did I really just do that?" as you do a huge jump off the top of a mountain, spin your truck round 720 degrees, and then land with all 4 tyres on the floor at once for another turbo boost. It encourages you to smash into your opponents, to dodge through shortcuts, and to go very very fast through some totally made-up scenarios (hopping over icebergs anybody?).

But here's the thing: Nintendo have realised that when people play racing games they don't just sit there like statues. When they want to steer right, their whole body leans right. When they really need to jump just a little bit further, they tilt the control back and grit their teeth. And this is where the Wii shines. They've perfected the mapping of the Wii controller to how your body wants to play this game. Totally disregarding all laws of physics, if you lean back on Excite Truck, your truck leans back. You steer by tilting the controller like a steering wheel and the harder you tilt, the harder the steering lock. Other than that there are only two buttons, an accelerator and a turbo.

You won't be needing the brake.

Gaming. Perfection.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent wreckless driving fun! 21 April 2007
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a great game. I don't normally get hooked on console / PC games, but Excite Truck hits all the right buttons for me. About the right level of difficulty. Great fun, particularly the truck smashes. As you progress through the races new trucks are unlocked, each having unique driving characteristics (different levels of speed, turbo, grip, air, handling), making it interesting to see which car can score highest for a given track.

I've read some criticism of the music in the game, but I reckon this is OK and, anyway, it's easy to use your own MP3 tracks via the Wii's SD card slot. For me, this feature is a big plus for the game.

Unlocking the "super excite" levels requires that you achieve "S" grade in all the tracks. This sounds a chore, but I found it to be a natural next phase in the game. One or two of the tracks (e.g. Platinum Canada) were hard to get "S" grade, but this really just made me want to come back for more. If you really get stuck, just go back to some of the completed tracks and lat off some steam! I find the Mexico, Finland and Fiji tracks most satisfying!

The game has a lot of playability and does not get boring. Some reviewers say the game's only good for a few hours play, but I must have played it for at least 20 hours and there's still more to do.

In case you're wondering, I'm 40+ years old and my son is 9. We both love the game. In fact, it's great fun just watching the other player racing. There's quite a sense of competition to see who can get the best scores and unlock new cars and paint jobs.

Overall, highly recommended!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
got it great thanks
Published 1 month ago by gregor berry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun
Even today this game stands up very well. Really wish the makers would revisit this game with sequel.
Published 4 months ago by Twelve
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 5 months ago by claire salmon
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a play, but not as good as the classics
I bought this for my younger brother just to give him another game to play with. It is ok and a bit different from other racing games, but no where near as good as something like... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Tahir Usman
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast Action
Enjoyable Wii game face paced action, even better with the wii steering wheel, worth buying at such a cheap price.
Published 22 months ago by Mr. P. J. Andrews
5.0 out of 5 stars Received with thanks
Received within a few days of purchase. Was as described. Well packaged. Highly recommended for future purchases. Not played it yet though as it was a Christmas present. Thanks
Published on 29 Dec. 2012 by Alibobs
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Game
This game is fantastic and highly addictive. I bought it for my five year old and he loves nothing more than driving carelessly, with the wind blowing in his hair in the safety of... Read more
Published on 4 Oct. 2012 by Mr. K. B. Whitfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game!
We love playing Excite Trucks and it is infectious - we have had to buy copies for other members of the family as they loved it too!
Published on 17 April 2012 by SARAH JANES
4.0 out of 5 stars mystic maggie
excite truck{wii} this game i bought at chritmas for my husband,my didn't I do well.My husband says the detail of each course at each level as you pass through each country becomes... Read more
Published on 22 Jan. 2012 by mystic maggie
5.0 out of 5 stars Best driving game on the Wii
My favourite game on the Wii, brilliant but simple controls, and the ability to play you're own music during the game from an SD card make the experience awesome.
Published on 5 Jan. 2012 by Nice Stuff
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