One of my favourite racing games ever.
The Wii Remote acting as a steering wheel works excellently and feels completely natural as it sucks you deeper into the pure adrenaline-filled racing experience of Excite Truck.
Most racing games require you to finish the race as fast as you can and hit first place. However, Excite Truck takes on a star feature, which adds a lot more depth to the races. Stars are given out on a scale of 1-5 for several things, like obliterating opponents cars, staying airborne for as long as possible in a jump and narrowly avoiding multiple trees. You also get bonus stars at the end depending on your position.
The more stars you get, the higher your overall rank for the race will be!
Another feature that makes Excite Truck unique is the ! tags dotted around the maps that when collected will create some sort of environmental change, whether it be the ground shifting to create a ramp where there was once flat dirt, hazards like boulders tumbling down a mountain or the appearance of a volcano!
As well as the races, there is also a challenge mode. While you won't be spending as much time on these, they are also great fun. There are a few options, like Gate, which has you driving through gates along a course as quickly as possible.
Whether you're genre fanatic or new to racing games, Excite Truck is a real treat and should satisfy. Not to be missed.