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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.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Excitebike-e" -- e-Reader title
  • "Excite Bike" -- Brazilian title
  • "3D Classics: Excitebike" -- Nintendo 3DS title
  • "3Dクラシックス エキサイトバイク" -- Japanese Nintendo 3DS spelling
  • "エキサイトバイク" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

DS-x2 2011 8.3 out of 10 83
The A.V. Club Jun 26, 2011 B+ 83
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network Jul 05, 2011 8.2 out of 10 82
Wiiloveit Sep 07, 2011 23 out of 30 77
Family Friendly Gaming Oct 01, 2011 73 out of 100 73
Retro4Ever Oct 12, 2013 7.25 out of 10 72
Nintendo Life Jun 07, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Game Freaks 365 Jun 15, 2011 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Jun 13, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Jul 21, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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.


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

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