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Nitrobike Review At Kombo

Nitrobike Plenty of people enjoyed Nintendo's Wii launch title Excite Truck, so it's only natural that there's an audience for more of the same.  Not content at being left out of the motion-controlled racing genre, the development studio behind Excitebike 64 has teamed up with Ubisoft to bring us Nitrobike for the Wii.  My review of the game is now available at Kombo.

Nitrobike also seems to be cribbing a little from, of all things, The Simpsons in that just about everything on some of the various tracks is capable of exploding with little or no provocation. One particular track is located at what has to be a damaged jet engine depository, and these chunks of aircraft debris scattered everywhere burst into flames repeatedly whenever a dirtbike draws near. Combine that with the punky racer characters and it just seems that Nitrobike is trying just a little too hard to be extreme (read: X-TREEEEEEEME!). This doesn't diminish the gameplay any, but it does get to be tiring and a little ridiculous after a while.

If you're looking for a more extreme ("X-TREEEEEEEME!") Wii dirtbike racing game then I'm not so sure you'll find it.