Monday, October 26, 2009

Excite Get: Excitebike World Rally races onto WiiWare on Nov. 9

Well, now you know where I'll be on Nov. 9: In my basement downloading Excitebike World Rally from the Wii Shop Channel.

Here's a brief glimpse of the game, as shown on the oh-so-corny Nintendo Week "show" that appears on the Wii Nintendo Channel:

If you can't be bothered to watch the clip past the first few seconds (I don't blame you), here's the gist of what's included in fifth installment of the Excite series of games:
  • 2.5D graphics
  • track editor
  • online multiplayer
  • classic controls and motion controls
  • pop-up hills (like the ones seen in Excite Truck)
That last bullet point has some convinced the title was produced by Monster Games, makers of Excite Truck and Excitebots.

Anyway, if you need something to tide you over until Nov. 9, put this PiCOPiCT remix of the Excitebike title theme on your iPod and set it to repeat.


Viewtiful_Justin said...

I was never a huge fan of the Excitebike/truck franchise. I might download this because 99% of my friends LOVE it and would finally have something to play when they come over besides Mega Man 9.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Well, to tell you the truth, although I loved Excitebike back in the day, I've never played any of the other games in the series (even the much loved Excitebike 64). Still, I'll probably pick this up because it's a remake of sorts of the original--and I like the retro-ish visuals :)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Yeah, that's sort of where my interest was as well.