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Description

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.

Screenshots

Excitebike NES Wow, what an obstacle!
Excitebike PC-88 There are some...interesting obstacles in this game.
Excitebike PC-88 On your mark, get set...
Excitebike NES Choosing tracks

Promo Images

Excitebike Screenshot
Excitebike Screenshot
Excitebike Screenshot
Excitebike Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Excitebike-e" -- e-Reader title
  • "Excite Bike" -- Brazilian title
  • "3D Classics Excitebike" -- Nintendo 3DS 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Will keep you interested, but is unfortunately outdated NES Matt Neuteboom (941)

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Land NES 2003 94 out of 100 94
DS-x2 Nintendo 3DS 2011 8.3 out of 10 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Sep, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Just Games Retro NES Sep 01, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retro4Ever Nintendo 3DS Oct 12, 2013 7.25 out of 10 72
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 17, 2007 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
GameSpot Wii Apr 02, 2007 6.4 out of 10 64
VideoGame NES Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.de Wii Mar 12, 2007 3 out of 5 60
The Games Machine (UK) NES Dec, 1987 52 out of 100 52

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Trivia

Level editor

In the original Famicom version, it is possible to save level designs through use of the Famicom Data Recorder peripheral, which saves game data to audio cassettes. However, this peripheral was only released in Japan, so non-Japanese players couldn't save their designs, despite the game's manual saying that the save and load functions "have been programmed in for potential product developments." The Virtual Console versions finally allowed all players to save their level designs.

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.

Awards

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

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