What, you thought that Excite Truck and Excitebikes was the lighter side of racing? Well you were so wrong. They totally lacked pie face and sandwich power-ups and didn’t let you spin your car around bars at all. I mean, those two games were the videogame equivalent of a funeral parlor in comparison to Excitebots: Trick Racing. Judging from the above trailer Monster Games seems to have taken the franchise in a more Mario Kart direction, though most of the stuff present in this new trailer was in Excite Truck in one form or another.
Clearly there will be a few racing modes that branch out from pure racing as we can see a soccer shoot and bowling in the video. I’m not so sure how excited I am about having to spin the Wii Remote/Wii Wheel around to do some stuff, but the quick jerks worked really well in Mario Kart for the boosts so I’ll give it a chance here. If the game turns out well it will be nice to have another solid racer on the Wii, even if it requires driving around like as a praying mantis. On a side note, isn’t it refreshing that the actors in Wii ads are actually playing the game. You can’t fake looking that dumb.