Recently, I purchased a Wii and I found myself kicked back on the couch wishing I had a simply to play game that I could enjoy without needing to sit up. I thought back to all the games I used to have on my Wii back in the day and that’s when it suddenly came back to me what was missing: ExciteBike World Rally.
ExciteBike World Rally was a WiiWare game that was a modern take on ExciteBike. It was created by Monster Games, known for the NASCAR Heat Series and Excite Truck. You played the game by holding the controller sideways and using it similar to a NES controller. The game was a nice looking updated version of the original ExciteBike and one that I logged a ton of hours playing.
Sadly, Nintendo hasn’t re-released ExciteBike World Rally anywhere. The game lived and died with the Wii. This bums me, because while the game wasn’t innovative or amazing, it was a simple, fun racer that tapped into my early childhood memories of overheating on ExciteBike and it was the perfect game to just kick back, check your brain at the door, and just enjoy.