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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 Main Menu
Excitebike 64 Nintendo 64 Replay Mode
Excitebike 64 Nintendo 64 The Desert Race
Excitebike 64 Nintendo 64 The Stunt Arena

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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

The Video Game Critic Nintendo 64 Jun 17, 2000 A- 91
Game Critics Nintendo 64 Jun 30, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Video Games Nintendo 64 Jun, 2000 9 out of 10 90 Nintendo 64 Jun 12, 2001 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot Nintendo 64 May 19, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamer's Pulse Nintendo 64 Jul 14, 2000 86 out of 100 86
The Next Level Nintendo 64 Jun 20, 2000 B+ 83
Gamekult Nintendo 64 Jun 11, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Consoles Plus Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 70 out of 100 70
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Jun 19, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65


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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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