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Excitebike 64 is an update to the original Excitebike, for the NES. The outrageous jumps and precision timing required in the original have been translated into a modern 3D racing game.

There are several game modes to choose from. First, there is a season mode with multiple skill levels. Completing a 5-race season in first place unlocks special tracks and more difficult classes. Second, there is a exhibition mode which allows you and up to 3 other people to choose a single track to race on. Third, there is a time trial mode in which you try to get the best times on the 20 tracks.

Finally, there are multiple special tracks. Some of the special tracks include a point-to-point race through the desert, a hill-climb competition, motocross soccer, and a pixel-perfect conversion of the original Excitebike. Excitebike 64 also includes a track editor for building your own competitions.


Excitebike 64 Nintendo 64 The Stunt Arena
Excitebike 64 Nintendo 64 Title Screen
Excitebike 64 Nintendo 64 Ouch! That hurt.
Excitebike 64 Nintendo 64 Replay Mode

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Excitebike 64 Screenshot
Excitebike 64 Screenshot
Excitebike 64 Screenshot
Excitebike 64 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "エキサイトバイク64" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

IGN Nintendo 64 May 01, 2000 9.7 out of 10 97
Gaming Target Nintendo 64 Jun 22, 2000 9.4 out of 10 94
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 May, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
The Next Level Nintendo 64 Jun 20, 2000 B+ 83
Da Gameboyz Nintendo 64 Jul 07, 2004 8.25 out of 10 82 Nintendo 64 Jun 13, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Gamekult Nintendo 64 Jun 11, 2001 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Nintendo 64 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Nintendo 64 Aug, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Consoles Plus Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 70 out of 100 70


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1001 Video Games

Excitebike 64 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


According to programmer Ben Stragnell, the game was originally developed as a realistic motocross racer. Only later, when the direction was changed into a more arcade feeling, Nintendo decided to use the Excitebike license.

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