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Excite Truck (Wii)

Excite Truck (Wii)
alaScore 89

185 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Excite Truck (Wii). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Excite Truck (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Excite Truck (Wii) from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games on

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Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Ken "ZeroTolerance" McKown (

Excite Truck


Arcade racing games have always been a major hit with casual gamers so what better system to launch with one than Nintendo's casual-friendly Wii. Excite Truck is the spiritual successor...

Simple, Intuitive Controls ; Classic Arcade Action ; Plain & Simple Fun

Multi-Player Is Lacking ; Graphics Are Definitely Lasy-Gen ; When Is Online Going To Be Ready

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Kelvin Tay (

Excite Truck - Wii review at Thunderbolt Games


These are exciting times. Videogaming has been accepted as a mainstream form of entertainment, I'm nearing my graduation ceremony and gearing up to enter the professional workforce, and Excite Truck - the spiritual successor to the seminal 8-bit hit...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Daniel Hirshleifer (

Excite Truck


Of all the Wii launch titles, Excite Truck certainly wasn't considered one of the "must haves." Considering the unending love-fest for Twilight Princess and the overwhelmingly negative attention paid to Red Steel, any non-party game got lost in the...

The Conclusion: Excite Truck has a simple concept. Drive your heart out. Weaving the Wii control around while trying to prevent your truck from careening out of control is undeniable fun. While the graphics and audio are not impressive in the...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Dan Clarke (

Excite Truck Review


Excite Truck proves that a game can be tons of fun without having much depth.

Excite Truck is a fun little game that probably would even be more enjoyable if the "excite" brand name wasn't used. With the name, you are probably going to be expecting more than the game delivers. Take that out of the equation and you are still...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Burk Frey (

Excite Truck


The premise of Excite Truck is a simple one: jump high, and drive blazingly fast while doing so.

On the Wii, you owe it to yourself to choose Excite Truck before any other racer.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : David Supina (

Excite Truck Game Review - Nintendo Wii


There's a lot to like about the structure and mechanics of Excite Truck. The controls seem deceptively simple. You tilt the Wii-mote to steer left and right, the 2 button accelerates, 1 button breaks and the D-pad uses turbo. Expect to jump in and be...

Gameplay that puts equal emphasis on speed and exciting tricks; there's a real sense of improvement as you continue to play the game

There's very little content to justify the full price; the music is terrible

Taking a page from Excite Bike, you can only use so much turbo before your engine becomes exhausted. Your turbo recharges slowly throughout, returning more quickly while flying through the air, and reaching maximum automatically while going through...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Ramon Aranda (

Excite Truck (Wii) Review


License to drive fast. Very fast.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : James Dauer (

Excite Truck


Multiplayer offers only a two-player split screen mode. To say it's dull is probably an understatement. It's basically just the regular game with a whole lot less competition. The only other minor downside to the game is that it forces you to...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Joel (

Excite Truck


It isn't all that often that we see new consoles hit the market, but when they do they have quite a major impact on the gaming masses, and thus has

Excite Truck is a game that will be played mainly because it is a game that launched with the Wii. Had this game launched anywhere thereafter, it probably would have just been forgotten about and probably never talked about. So instead Excite Truck is...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : CHAD SAPIEHA (

Excite Truck


From a franchise nearly a quarter-century old, the new Excite Truck for the new Wii console does it's pedigree proud. Then, suddenly, like a flash in the pan, it's over.

Those days spent sitting cross-legged in front of your parents' televisions pulling off little jumps with 2D motocross bikes on a four-lane track won't exactly come rushing back to you as soon as you start playing Excite Truck, a sequel to the nearly...

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

In the grand racing tradition of Excitebike, get ready for a big-air experience like no other! Players rocket their trucks across dynamically changing terrain in this nitrous-injected, high-flying racer for speed junkies. Showing the Wii Remote controller's versatility, players tilt the controller on its side to turn it into a wireless steering wheel! Excite Truck doesn't hide the fact that it's an arcade racer. You won't be modifying your rig with aftermarket parts or racing to win the heart of some flag-waving girl. You will, however, go fast - very fast. It would be easy to stay on the dirt path that defines the racetrack, but if you plan on truly winning in Excite Truck, you have to go off road and in the air. Your true success in each race is based on a star system. The more stars you get by performing stunts, drifts and more, the better your rank. Netting lots of stars is not for the feint of heart. You'll need to cruise through fields of trees, launch yourself high in the air, hang on around curves for dear life and smash the daylights out of other trucks. All this and you still want to finish the race in first place. As with the game's spiritual predecessor, the NES classic Excitebike, you can turbo to your heart's content, but if you push the envelope too far, your rig will overheat, causing you to stall until it cools down. If you smash into a tree, go too far into the water or come face-to-face with a rock known as a mountain, you'll need to mash the 2 Button to right your truck and get back on the road. The Wii-unique aspect of Excite Truck is the way you hold the Remote. Instead of its traditional vertical configuration, you hold it in a horizontal fashion, like the center bar of a steering wheel. You move the remote in the same fashion that you would a car steering wheel, tilting your right hand up if you want to turn left and your left hand up if you want to go right. When your truck goes airborne, its front end will lean toward the ground if you tilt the Remote away from you, and if you tilt the Remote toward to, your truck's front end will point up, allowing you to catch a little more air. If you catch enough air, you can try to pull off a 720 and, if you're daring enough, a 1080. The more midair spins you can perform, the more stars you earn. The game features a Dynamic Terrain power-up. When you drive over this symbol, the road ahead changes, sometimes it plows upward to give you an extra hill to jump off. Other times, the terrain can sink, sometimes exposing water that can cool off an overheating engine. If you time the Dynamic Terrain activation just right, you can earn stars by sending racers out in front of you for an unexpected flight. Excite Truck's tracks also contain POW power-ups. This gives you clutch invincibility as you dare to go off the road and into the woods for a star-flooded tree run. Excite Truck lets you customize the in-game music you race to. Download an MP3 to an SD card and explore Excite Truck's sound options to hear the tunes you want. The speed of the game is one thing, going fast to tunes that get you pumped up makes the game a pulse-pounding experience. Simulated driving interaction and an off-road free-for-all make Excite Truck a fun, involving game.


Elements:Racing / driving - rally / offroad
ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)
Max Number of Players:2


Compatibility:Game console
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Excite Truck


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo Wii
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - racing / driving