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Race by yourself against the clock or compete with other motocross riders on 5 tracks full of long straights, large jumps and obstacles to win the Excitebike championship.

Create your own tracks by placing jumps and obstacles of all different sizes and shapes on the track and choosing how many laps each race will have, then race against the clock or other riders to see how your track fares in competition.


Excitebike Sharp X1 Design mode
Excitebike PC-88 I'm so cool.
Excitebike PC-88 One down, one to go.
Excitebike Sharp X1 Start in Selection A (solo) mode

Alternate Titles

  • "Excitebike-e" -- e-Reader title
  • "Excite Bike" -- Brazilian title
  • "エキサイトバイク" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Will keep you interested, but is unfortunately outdated NES Matt Neuteboom (941)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic NES May 14, 2000 A- 91
The A.V. Club Nintendo 3DS Jun 26, 2011 B+ 83
DS-x2 Nintendo 3DS 2011 8.3 out of 10 83
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network Nintendo 3DS Jul 05, 2011 8.2 out of 10 82
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jun 09, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Aug 05, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nintendo 3DS Jun 13, 2011 7 out of 10 70
HonestGamers NES Apr 20, 2013 6 out of 10 60
VideoGame NES Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Tilt NES Dec, 1987 8 out of 20 40


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Nintendo 3DS

On June 6th, 2011, an enhanced remake of Excitebike was released as a download on the 3DS. Listed as "3D Classics: Excitebike" it's the first of a series of 3-D enhanced classic games to be released on the Nintendo 3DS's eShop. The game is largely identical to the classic NES Excitebike with the addition of enhanced 3-D graphics designed to update the game to take advantage of the 3DS's strengths. It is notable in that it marked the inaugural launch of the 3DS eShop as a free download the first month of it's release.

Once again, players are able to create their own tracks, but unlike the original NES release, players can now save their homemade tracks--up to 32 total, with the game keeping track of records of each track.


  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue 100) - #44 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll

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