Mach Rider (NES)

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It is the year 2112 and Earth has been taken over by evil forces. As a lone motorcycle warrior, you must battle the invaders while racing from sector to sector in search of survivors. You are Earth’s last hope. You are Mach Rider!

In the main Fighting Course mode, race through 10 levels of winding highway and take out the enemies using machine guns or blocking manoeuvres. In Endurance Mode, pit your survival skills against the clock, or try Solo Course for an enemy-free ride.

Mach Rider also includes a Design mode, enabling you to design your own courses. In this Virtual Console version you can also save your courses, which was not possible in the original NES version.

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Wii U eShop Review

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Posted by Morgan Sleeper

Groovy little motorbike

If you were lucky enough to pick up a shiny new NES way back in 1985, you would have had your pick of several future classics from a legendary launch-day lineup. If your idea of a digital good time happened to involve motorcycles, you were particularly...

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3DS eShop Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Jake Shapiro

A forgotten gem from the NES launch library

Mach Rider is an impressive feat for an NES title — a faux-3D motorcycle combat game with dozens of courses, an endurance mode, and a track editor. Not only was Mach Rider an NES title, but it was an October 1985 NES launch title. Namco's Pole Position...

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Virtual Console Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Darren Calvert

Return of the Mach

The action is fast and furious in this crazy motorbiking game. You have to blast your way through enemy vehicles and barrels on the track in addition to avoiding oil slicks. The pressure is always on to keep going fast to avoid enemies ramming into you...

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User Comments (17)



Don-Bon said:

I will get this if I had a lot of extra points.
I bought this game for the NES many years ago and I had fun with it. I sometimes dust off the NES and play a few games, but I rarely play this one.
My only "good" reason to get this game is so I can use a control stick other than a pad. Which is not a very good reason but it will make things easier at some parts.
I'll think about it...



Felix said:

Bass X, I'm right behind you . I got this game like 9 years ago... It was hard! But... weird . I kinda liked it though...

When I saw how they transformed ExciteBike into ExciteTruck, I can think that everything is possible now!



Bass_X0 said:

Wow. In the video, it looks like enemy bikes come up from behind you and simply destroy you with no warning.

__Pit 42


Pit 42 said:

At least it's better than Sega Mega Drive's 'Super Hang-On'. THAT was a snooze session.



Boredom_v2_2 said:

When i was listening to it's music, it sounded sooooo familiar! Anyone know what other game(s) this song is in?



erik said:

desperate guy, its from smash bros melee, the alternate song in big blue



DBR said:

Desperate for SSBB and stuff!
When i was listening to it's music, it sounded sooooo familiar! Anyone know what other game(s) this song is in?

If you played Super Smash Bros. Melee, which I'm guessing you did, then its the alternate song played when you select the "Big Blue" level.



lordbowser said:

2 stars seems a bit low IMO. This game is alot of fun when you have a couple of people around to create a course and then play it to see who lasts the longest.



Ricardo91 said:

I was originally gonna download this cuz I heard it's music in Melee, but since everyone said it's complete crap I didn't.



Andio_Pandio said:

Downloaded this just for the music, but actually really enjoying it!
Takes up a lot of memory tho...



Corbs said:

I borrowed this game from a friend back in the day and just found it very mediocre. The music is cool, but after awhile the game play just gets stale.

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