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Excitebike 64
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Developer(s) Left Field Productions
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Distributor(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 64, iQue Player
Release date(s) JP June 23, 2000
NA April 30, 2000
EU June 8, 2001
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: E
Media Cartridge
Input methods Nintendo 64 Controller

Excitebike 64 (エキサイトバイク 64 Ekisaitobaiku Rokujūyon ?) is a video game published by Nintendo and developed by Left Field Productions. It was released in North America on April 30, 2000 for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It is the series' first 3D game. Excitebike 64 is the sequel to the acclaimed Nintendo Entertainment System game Excitebike and is the second title in the series. It was later succeeded by the Wii game Excite Truck.

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Gameplay

You can choose from one of six riders, each with his own pre-set handling attributes. To control the bike, use the analog or D-pad moving the bike A to accelerate, B to brake, R for slide, and Z for a turbo boost. Just as in the original, holding down gives you more air on jumps, while holding up aims your front wheel forward to enable landing on slopes. The game isn't meant to be an accurate motorbiking simulation. It chooses to follow the original in giving "extreme" jumps and physics, creating a far more "exciting" atmosphere.

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Features

The main game features a 20-track season mode. Completing races unlocks more tracks and features. Also included is a tutorial that will teach you how to play through 17 different tracks. Also included are a variety of exhibitions and time trial modes that let you do more activities other than the main game. A major feature is the track editor, where you can create your own fully-functional track and save it into the game. The announcer, Limua, shouts out the tricks and crashes throughout the race.

Development

The game was revealed by Nintendo to the public at the pre-E3 conference on May 12, 1999.[1] The game was later shown playable the next day.

Reception

Critical reception was generally positive. The game received an average 88 out of 100 from the review compilation site Metacritic.[2]

Review scores:

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Excitebike 64
Box artwork for Excitebike 64.
Developer(s) Left Field Productions
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Japanese title エキサイトバイク 64
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Racing
System(s) iQue Player, Nintendo 64
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)
ESRB: Everyone
Preceded by Excitebike
Followed by Excite Truck
Series Excite

Excitebike 64 (エキサイトバイク 64 Ekisaitobaiku Rokujuuyon ?) is a video game published by Nintendo and developed by Left Field Productions. It was released in North America on April 30, 2000 for the Nintendo 64. It is the series' first 3D game. Excitebike 64 is the sequel to the acclaimed Nintendo Entertainment System game Excitebike and is the second title in the series. It was later succeeded by the Wii game Excite Truck.

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Excitebike 64

Developer(s) Left Field Productions
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date April 4, 2000
Genre Arcade racer
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) ESRB: E
Platform(s) Nintendo 64
Media 64-megabit cartridge
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough


Left Field Productions, the 2nd party developer that made many Nintendo sports games like Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside, bring yet another sports game to the title. This time, it reinvisions the Excitebike game from the NES and gives it a 64-bit spit shine. It rose from the deep and bellowed it's mighty name: Excitebike 64.

The game stars a motor bike (There are several to choose from). The bike has a rider on it, who races other riders. The game has very precise physics, but is still more of an arcade racing experience than a simulation one. It may have licensed gear and over 30 real tricks, but it's still based on Excitebike. The most important of your controls is using the Z-button to boost. On ramps, you can double tap this boost to go clear bigger jumps and get more air.

In the racing genre, the motor bikes are as important as the tracks. Excitebike 64 has 20 of them. Some of them are realistic stadium tracks that you might find at some Motocross event. Others are obscene wacky tracks with giant jumps and hidden shortcuts. Even if you don't like any of these, there's still a track editor, so that you can make your own. That way you'll only have yourself to blame, and blame you should.

Now the details. The game supports an optional expansion pak. You don't need to have it to play the game, but it just looks better with it in. You can race with up to 4 players, or participate in other modes. One of them has you doing stunts. Another has you playing soccer with motorbikes.

Finally, where would these game revivals be without the original game locked away? Yes, if none of the above satisfies you like the original NES game did, you can play that too, right off the cartridge.


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Excitebike 64 is a video game published by Nintendo and developed by Left Field Productions. It was released in North America on April 30, 2000 for the Nintendo 64. It is the series' first 3D game. Excitebike 64 is the sequel to the acclaimed NES game Excitebike and is the second title in the series. It was later succeeded by the Wii game Excite Truck.

Reception

The game received an average 88 out of 100 from the review compilation site Metacritic.[1].

Review scores:


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