Excitebike

Average Rating: 6.21/10
Video Game Rank: 2313
Game Boy Advance Rank: 102
NES Rank: 144
SNES Rank: 157
Arcade Rank: 140
Nintendo 3DS Rank: 159
Wii U Rank: 210
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Primary Name
Excitebike
Alternate Names
3D Classics: Excitebike
Classic NES Series: Excitebike
Excitebike-e
Famicom Mini: Excitebike
Vs. Excitebike
エキサイトバイク
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Release Date
1984-11-30
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Vs. Excitebike
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eShop Wii U Downloadable edition
Rel Date: 2015-08-31
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Wii U
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages), ESRB: E
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Excitebike
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Wii U Virtual Console (NES) edition
Rel Date: 2013-04-26
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Wii U
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages), ESRB: E, OFLC(AU): G / ACB: G, PEGI: 3+more»
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Nintendo 3DS eShop edition
Rel Date: 2011-06-06
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Nintendo 3DS
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages), ESRB: E, OFLC(AU): G / ACB: G, PEGI: 3+more»
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Wii Virtual Console edition
Rel Date: 2007-03-19
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
NES
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages), ESRB: E, PEGI: 3+
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Classic NES Series: Excitebike
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UK Game Boy Advance edition
Rel Date: 2004-07-09
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Game Boy Advance
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages)
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Classic NES Series: Excitebike
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North American Game Boy Advance edition
Rel Date: 2004-06-02
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Game Boy Advance
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Media: Cartridge
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Rating: ESRB: E
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Famicom Mini: Excitebike
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Japanese Game Boy Advance edition
Rel Date: 2004-02-14
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Game Boy Advance
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages)
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Excitebike-e
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NA Game Boy Advance e-Reader edition
Rel Date: 2002-09-16
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Game Boy Advance
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Media: e-Reader Card
Region: 
Rating: ESRB: E
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エキサイトバイク
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JP Famicom Disk System edition
Rel Date: 1988-12-09
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
NES
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Media: Disk Cards
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: (Not Rated)
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English/European NES edition
Rel Date: 1986-09-01
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
NES
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Media: Cartridge
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

""Excitebike (エキサイトバイク, Ekisaitobaiku) is a motocross racing video game franchise made by Nintendo. It first debuted as a game for the Famicom in Japan in 1984 for a price of 5000 yen...

Gameplay

Whether the player chooses to race solo or against computer-assisted riders, he/she races against a certain time limit. The goal is to qualify for the Excitebike (the championship) race by coming in at third place or above in the challenge race (preliminary race). The times to beat are located on the stadium walls (for first place) and in the lower left corner (for third place). In any race, the best time is 8 seconds ahead of third place. When the player places first, then they get a message: "It's a new record!" Additional points are earned by beating the previously-set record time.

The player controls the position of the red motorcycle with the Y-axis of the directional pad, and controls acceleration with the A and B buttons. Using B causes greater acceleration, but also increases the motorcycle's temperature shown as a bar at the bottom of the screen. If the temperature exceeds safe limits (the bar becomes full), the player will be immobilized for several seconds while the bike cools down. Driving over an arrow will immediately reduce the bike's temperature.

The pitch of the motorcycle can be modified with the X-axis of the directional pad, left raises the front, while right lowers the front. In the air, this rotates the bike, but can also be used to create wheelies on the ground. The up and down arrows on turn the hand bar left and right, respectively when the bike is on the ground.

At the start of the game, the player can choose one of five tracks he/she wants to race in.""

Source: Wikipedia, "Excitebike," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Vs. Excitebike (Arcade): Design option gone, some tracks were shortened and track obstacles rearranged. There is no track editor. The first race is a qualifier and has no CPU bikers as obstacles, they appear in the "race" mode.

Vs. Excitebike (Famicom): The game features a versus mode named "Vs. Excite". The options include the maximum number of rounds to play, the track, and the number of laps for said track. The music is completely different; none of the songs from the original game are present in this version. The "Original Excite" mode is based on the main mode of the arcade version, with minor differences such as a different color palette. Its rewritable disk format also allows the player to save created tracks.

Other Ports

  • Unlock the original game in Nintendo 64 sequel Excitebike 64.
  • Unlock the game (one of several bonus games included) on the GameCube game Animal Crossing.
  • One of five E-card set game, titled Excitebike-e, for the e-Reader, a device for the Game Boy Advance.
  • Released as part of the Game Boy Advance Classic NES Series.
  • Added to the Wii Virtual Console the same day its spiritual successor, Excite Truck. Later released on the WiiU as well.
  • The Nintendo DSi and 3DS includes an Excitebike visualizer that is used while playing music from an SD card on Nintendo DSi Sound or Nintendo 3DS Sound.
  • A version of the game was released for NEC PC-8801, Sharp X1,
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Video Game Rank: 2313
Game Boy Advance Rank: 102
NES Rank: 144
SNES Rank: 157
Arcade Rank: 140
Nintendo 3DS Rank: 159
Wii U Rank: 210
Num Ratings: 178
Average Rating: 6.21
Standard Deviation: 1.56
Num Views: 1260
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