IGN has had their hands on Excitebike World Rally for two weeks now and they have some impressions up that lists some of the major details of the title.
Excitebike World Rally has full 3D graphics and runs at 60 frames per second. The game has a variety of backgrounds for different areas including Japan, London, United States and Mexico. None of these areas actually effect gameplay though and are just the set location for the track, but the backgrounds do change to fit each location.
On the gameplay side the game is almost identical to the original NES title. There have been quite a few new additions included though, including the ability to wheelie over slower moving opponents, the ability to save tracks you have created along with sending them over the internet to friends, the ability to play online with random opponents or people on your friends list, and the ability to earn ranks similar to that of Excite Bots and Excite Truck. Another new feature, which sounds like it will add quite a bit more strategy to how you race, is an additional effect that you receive when using your back wheel against opponents. Along with knocking off your opponents, it now cools off your engine which can let you boost longer.
More gameplay details and screen shots after the jump.
Excitebike World Rally adds motion controls into the mix allowing you to tilt the Wii Remote left and right to tilt your bike to do wheelies and land your jumps, but classic NES controls are also available. Players can also choose between a classic camera angle or the new angled view. The camera can be changed on the fly by pressing the A button, but IGN said that the controls do not alter to fit the new angle it can be difficult adjusting to it.
These are just the main points of the article. If you want a more screen shots and a more in-depth look at Excitebike World Rally then check out IGN’s impressions.