Not much of the classic Excitebike formula has changed and remains extremely simple. Racers speed down a constant straight-way beset with dirt jumps, ramps, and mud pits. There is no turning, so the d-pad is limited to simply controlling which lane your bike is in and, if you choose, to control your bike's pitch. Players only have an accelerate button and a turbo button at their disposal, making the sideways Wiimote position perfect for World Rally. The bike's turbo supply is unlimited, but using it causes the engine to heat up so you must either let off the turbo until the engine cools down, or drive over one of the cooling strips that are found sporadically upon the tracks.