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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 Start in Selection B mode - race
Excitebike Sharp X1 Popping a wheelie at the finish
Excitebike Game Boy Advance Landing
Excitebike Arcade Approaching a jump.

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Will keep you interested, but is unfortunately outdated NES Matt Neuteboom (941)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Aug 05, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jun 09, 2007 8 out of 10 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
Génération 4 NES 1987 58 out of 100 58
Power Play NES Sep, 1988 54 out of 100 54
Cubed3 Nintendo 3DS Jun 22, 2011 5 out of 10 50
Tilt NES Dec, 1987 8 out of 20 40
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Jul 15, 2004 8 out of 20 40


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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.


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

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