Pros Easy and effective controls
Cons Lack of Wifi connectivity
Summary I bought this game simply because I wanted a game that I could quickly play on and unwind in front of, without having to spend too much time to get into before my non-existent concentration span kicked in. I got this - and I got a game that actually kept me engrossed and to keep playing. I also got a game that my girlfriend would play and thoroughly enjoy too - which means I get more time on the Wii as I don't have to have to find her something else to keep her entertained.
The controls are easy, responsive and fun, whilst the arcade style graphics are the same. I just wish there was some kind of internet connectivity that would allow for expansion packs because you will want more, believe me!
Pros Wii motion sensing control system; play your own choice of music during races
Cons Some tracks a little too hard to get "S" grade; no WiFi multi-player mode
Summary 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!!!
Pros Intense speed! Cool tracks and wicked use of the controllor.
Cons To hard and boring if you play the game all of the time.
Summary First of all, I have to give props to the people for adding the cool control scheme and making a wicked sense of speed. Excite truck is much like the classic game Excitebike but with insane speed and better graphics. In the difficulty cattegory this game is a bit to hard for the average gamer.The normal mode of the game is called Excite Race. Beating the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels is quite easy in Excite Race. But, after you beat it, you must get all S ranks (the best rank, better than A) to unlock Super Excite! It is really hard to do this in the Platinum races. Although, as they say, practice makes perfect, so dont expect to blow through the game getting all "S's."
Overall I would have to say this is a pretty decent game and I would recammend you buy it if you are a preety good gamer and if your are looking for some fun going off wicked jumps.