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Sunday Roundup: 11/17/13

Excite Truck CoverExcite Truck
Wii

Release Date: November 19th, 2006
Purchased at: GameStop (Cupertino, CA – $5)

Excite Truck was a launch game for the Wii way back in 2006, and since then I’ve kind of grown to like the game without every playing it. I know I’ve said it before on past Sunday Roundups (SRs?) that I do enjoy owning launch titles, but as far as games go racing games aren’t really too exciting for me. Which makes it even more interesting that I decided to pick up two this week…

Excitebots CoverExcitebots: Trick Racing
Wii
Release Date: April 20th, 2009
Purchased at: GameStop (Cupertino, CA – $5)

The followup to Excite Truck appears to be nothing like its predecessor aside from being a racing game. The uniqueness the game has makes it standout more than other simple-yet-gimmicky racing games. I was actually informed about this game by another collector showcasing some lesser known Wii games and from what he said about the game it seems like a sweet Wii racer with great mechanics and fun gameplay!

Far Cry Vengeance CoverFar Cry: Vengeance
Wii
Release Date: December 12th, 2006
Purchased at: GameStop (Cupertino, CA – FREE!)

The bonus game from a Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion, Far Cry Vengeance could be considered another Wii launch game seeing as it came out just a few weeks after the console’s release. I remember the game’s original release and the hype around the game because it was a big third part Wii exclusive, but then the gameplay was blah and most people just passed on it. That’s likely why the game was under $5 when I saw it. Frankly Far Cry Vengeance isn’t a game I’d likely buy, but there wasn’t anything else under $5 that I really wanted. So consider yourself lucky, random dude on the front cover!

Laters,
Jsick

 
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Review: TrackMania 2: Canyon

When I think of racing games, two distinct sub-genres come to mind: arcade racers like Crusin’ USA or San Francisco Rush and simulation games like Gran Turismo. I tend to steer toward the arcade racers for their fast, easy gameplay over the more complex gameplay of simulation racers. And then there’s the TrackMania series, which blends elements of these two sub-genres. The TrackMania series features fast paced arcade style racing, an intricate level editor, and an online hub to connect racers from around the world. With improved graphics, streamlined editing tools for novice editors, and a strong online component make TrackMania 2 a good sequel that racing fans will enjoy.

 

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Sunday Roundup: 9/18/11

So only the one new game this week, after last weeks mega haul. It’s an unlikely genre for me, since I don’t really play racing games, but so far the game has been rather enjoyable. Let’s take a look…

 

 

 

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Posted by on 09/18/2011 in PC

 

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