GameZone writes: "That, however, is also what will disappoint some players. Excitebots is short – you'll finish most (if not all) of the single-player races in two days. That means the replay value, both for single and multiplayer races, is left to carry the game very early on. While it is certainly capable of doing so, there will no doubt be players that wish the $40 game they just purchased had lasted a little longer, especially when Nintendo's previous non-Mario Kart racers (F-Zero, Wave Race 64) were much deeper. If Wave Race 64 was the GRID of its time in terms of challenge and depth, Excitebots would be closer to a Cruis'n USA or Daytona USA experience".