Most people probably don't think of the Excite-vehicle franchise as one of Nintendo's most prominent, but at 25 years old, Excitebike precedes Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid. Nintendo released Excitebike 64 in 2000, and six years later, spiritual successor Excite Truck emerged as a Wii launch title. Excite Truck got decent reviews and was a fun game, but failed to make a lasting impression on most Wii owners. Now Excitebots: Trick Racing takes the franchise to a new level, abandoning more traditional vehicles for transforming, stunt-performing robots. While some aspects of Excitebots may feel a bit recycled from its predecessor, there is definitely enough new content to keep gamers interested and set it apart from Excite Truck.