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Prepare to face daredevil jumps, crazy obstacles and other racers in the newest installment in the venerable Excitebike franchise, available exclusively on the WiiWare service.

Choose from multiple camera angles as you tilt your way to smooth landings using motion-sensitive controls. Compete in races around the world in four championship circuits. Use Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection to invite friends to a race. Or if you're feeling brave, take on anyone else looking for a match. Feel like tackling a challenge of your own design? Use the intuitive Track Editor to choose from the available obstacles and put together your dream course, then share courses with friends to see whose creation skills reign supreme.

Game Review

Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Spencer McIlvaine

Will this remake kick the tires out from under the competition?

Nintendo’s often-overlooked Excite racing series kicks in the turbo and has released not one but two new games this year. This time, the series returns to its roots with a remake of the original NES classic. But with so many other “excite”-ing...

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User Comments (25)

NINT3NDOGAM3R

#4

NINT3NDOGAM3R said:

This is going to be awesome, but I bet it will be about 1000 points. I hope it will be only 500.

bestbuck

#6

bestbuck said:

When is the european release??
I reckon it'll be 1000 points. This could be the best Wiiware game to date.

Jave

#8

Jave said:

For those who are wondering, the online is like Mario Kart Wii. As in, zero lag.

Steviis_Father

#9

Steviis_Father said:

No local multiplayer? Any chance for it to have a two player mode, at least, like the Jap-only 1987 famicom disk system game "Vs. Excitebike"? That would be sweet! Or even if you could unlock the original, too!

darebear

#11

darebear said:

Fun and challenging game. I'm still crashing and overheating a lot but having fun doing it. My one beef is with the motion control. I intuitively want to pull or tilt back on the remote to pop a wheelie but they have you tilt left to do this and tilt right to pitch forward. Still getting used to that. Perhaps I should give classic controls a try? Don't let this dissuade you though. It's basically fun and getting into an online race is quick and easy. I won't play it for hours at a stretch but it's good arcade fun in short spurts. Just don't overheat and sputter out. I hate when that happens ; >

XCWarrior

#13

XCWarrior said:

We ever going to see a review of this game? DIdn't expect it to be the last one done of the 3 WW games this week.

Big_A2

#17

Big_A2 said:

Looks like buying the original Excitebikes on VC was a waste of money...

Rawk_Hawk

#19

Rawk_Hawk said:

" its an exact copy of the original with a graphic update."

Did the original have shifting terrain, unlockable bikes, and online play?

piebar

#21

piebar said:

was going to get the original, but at the last minute changed my mind and got t world rally at the last minute. Anyone who thinks this is "an exact copy of the original with a graphic update" is mistaken.

It is as fun as the original, except like Tony says, there are unlockable bikes, online play (that is as addictive as it is fun) and shifting terrain. It's the original with all the improvements you wanted from the original but never knew about back then. You even have the option of using classic controls from the old nes.

If you enjoyed playing the original, you will LOVE playing this game. You won't even miss it. Best ten bucks I've spent in long long time.

10 / 10

Namo

#23

Namo said:

Still a classic, still fun to play. Only downside is a lack of overall features.

Azikira

#24

Azikira said:

I bought this game because I couldnt decide between Super Mario World or Super Metroid (LOL 3rd party candidates for the win) and its just superb. The graphics are like the old game in the sense that they kept it simplistic, but its definantly a good looking game. The biggest refresher to me was the fact that all the levels in the main single player mode had their own feel to them. The desert levels are full of cacti and rocks, the beach has water and palm trees on it, and canada... is just awesome!
Another VERY welcome addition is the WiFi racing. Excitebike has never really been about racing other people until now! And its easy to get a match because people are on all the time.
My only dissapointment is with the track editor, seeing as how you only get the generic background like the classic games. The track editor itself is good, and you can save your maps (WOO!) but after playing in all the beautiful levels the single player offers, its just a tiny bit dissapointing.
This is a fantastic game though, and I highly recommend it to anyone still on the fence about this. Its totally worth your hard earned money

BrickRockwell

#25

BrickRockwell said:

Totally agree with No. 21 - this game rocks. I'm such a die-hard NES fanboy and a sucker for getting all versions in a series, yet when I downloaded this, I knew I would never feel the urge to download the o.g., even on a nostalgiac level. This is how a classic game update should be handled. It perfectly conveys everything that made the original great, and serves about 4 times the amount of it. It's an excellent homage/celebration of the original, and an excellent expansion in its own right. DOWNLOAD IT, and don't worry about the NES version

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