Excitebots - Loads of details

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Hadrian, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    - control pad for continuous boost
    - hold control pad too long and you’ll overheat
    - more challenge modes than ExciteTruck
    - online for up to six players
    - more online details yet to be revealed

    - unlock tracks/bots in Excite Race
    - tutorial mode ‘School Cup’ must be completed
    - complete five tracks in each cup (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum) to move onto the next
    - race tracks in any order
    - need a B rank or higher to pass
    - new tracks and some old ExciteTruck tracks return
    - locations: Kilimanjero, Egypt, Canada, China
    - as seen in trailer, there are red bars and yellow bars.
    - yellow bars: “Once you reach a yellow bar, your bot grips onto it and instantly spins around at lightning speed, and you need to find the exact time to push your Remote forward so that your bot is released. The sooner you can push and release your bot off the yellow bar, the faster the release acceleration and the more points you earn. But if you push at the wrong time, your bot will tumble off the bar. The yellow bar requires instant concentration while at the same time adding even more speed to the race.”- Hiro Yamada, Supervisor at Nintendo and Richard Garcia, Team Lead and President of Monster Games
    - red bars: “When your bot reaches a red bar, your bot automatically grabs it and starts to rotate around the bar at a very slow speed. Syncing your Wii Remote movement with your bot on the red bar is critical to increasing the speed of rotation. Spinning around the red bar 10 times releases your bot. [Just before a red bar] you’ll be racing at full speed, but once you reach it you’ll have to hold back your anticipation to carefully control your Remote, something which ultimately creates an intense change of pace in the gameplay.” - Hiro Yamada, Supervisor at Nintendo and Richard Garcia, Team Lead and President of Monster Games
    - New attack items: Chomper Mouth (fake teeth that are shot and then latch onto opponent)
    - Mini-games: Soccer goal kicks, darts, football field goals, pie throwing and more
    - completing mini-games unlocks hidden items, such as new routes on tracks
    - more on unlockables: “There will be numerous icons that can be unlocked one-by-one and then used for your profile, so that your friends and competitors can see the icon of your choosing during tournaments via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The most exciting is probably statues since you can collect a statue for each vehicle. By purchasing these unlockable statues, you’ll be able to admire your favorite bot from all angles. These new bots, icons, and statues can be purchased by stars that you earn throughout the game.” - Hiro Yamada, Supervisor at Nintendo and Richard Garcia, Team Lead and President of Monster Games
    - techno-like soundtrack
  2. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    thats a lot of things in one game... i hope it's all enjoyable since the game features good online play too
    get ready wii
  3. cubin'

    cubin' GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Apr 12, 2007
    sounds awesome.

    except the techno....hopefully they allow custom mp3 soundtrack from SD
  4. X D D X

    X D D X GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 25, 2008
    New Zealand
    New Zealand
    Yeah, the MP3 from SD better make a return.
    Everything else sounds Great!