Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 9th Jul 2007, 500 points
  • EU 25th May 2007, 500 points
  • JP 4th Sep 2007, 500 points

3DS (3DS eShop)

  • JP 17th Jul 2013, ¥500

3DS eShop

  • US 10th Apr 2014, $4.99
  • EU 12th Jun 2014, £3.59

Wii U eShop

  • US 1st May 2014, $4.99
  • EU 7th Aug 2014, £3.49
Controller Support


  • Review Mach Rider (Wii U eShop / NES)

    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 spoilt for choice, with Excitebike and Mach Rider representing two-wheeled...

  • Review Mach Rider (3DS eShop / NES)

    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 had only hit arcades three years earlier, and...

  • Review Mach Rider (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

    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 from behind! Getting to the end of each course before the timer runs out adds...

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Mach Rider Guides

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About The Game

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.