“When so many modern racing games favor hyper-realism and street cred over playfulness and accessibility, it’s nice to see one that kicks all that macho nonsense in the teeth every once in a while. There’s nothing even remotely serious about piloting a transformable robot animal-vehicle (frog, mantis, ladybug, bat and more) at breakneck speeds through steep, mountainous courses. Especially when those courses are filled with random floating poles to spin around on, soccer balls to knock into goals, pies to launch at giant floating clown heads, tambourines for tapping “Shave and a Haircut” on to gain a quick boost, and other ridiculousness. And that’s why Excitebots: Trick Racing is ultimately such a blast.”
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