Friday, 14 October 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Excite Bike

When the NES was launched in the United States in 1985, there were a series of 13 launch titles. They all came in black boxes.

ExciteBike was the one of those launch titles. It was released by Nintendo in 1985. It was one of the first arcade style racing games to be released for the NES. It was also one of the first to offer user generated content.

ExciteBike put players in the boots of a motorcross rider. Players would race over a variety of tracks, keeping an eye on their TEMP gauge and trying not to fall off. The game would spawn 2 sequels on the Wii. ExciteTruck and ExciteBots.