- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 18th Oct 1985
- 1st Sep 1986
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 19th Mar 2007, 500 points
- 16th Feb 2007, 500 points
- 13th Mar 2007, 500 points
Wii U (Wii U eShop)
- 27th Apr 2013, £3.49
- 27th Apr 2013, ¥500
- 26th Apr 2013, $4.99
- Controller Support
With all of the Excitebike-related titles to grace a Nintendo console over the past ten years, we’d be hard pressed to find any gamer that isn’t at least familiar with the brand. Numerous re-releases, a couple of spin-offs, a sequel, and a remake have garnered a mostly positive reception from critics and fans alike. So now...
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Long before Excite Truck for Wii, there was Excitebike for NES; a wheelie-poppin’, mud-flingin’, side-scrollin’ motocross masterpiece. Roar across the dirt and take down rival riders to claim victory in the main event, or design your own monster motocross track to race on!
Choose to either play alone and practise your techniques, or race against computer-controlled rivals in a thrilling Challenge race to qualify for the prestigious Excitebike Championship.
Hit the turbo just before a jump to send your bike soaring, but make sure you adjust your landing angle or you’ll end up eating dirt. If opponents get in your way, sideswipe them with your back wheel to make them spin out. Excitebike’s high-octane racing and high-flying hurdles make it an enduring, crowd-pleasing classic.