|Developer(s)||Left Field Productions|
|Platform(s)||Nintendo 64, iQue Player|
|Release date|| NA April 30, 2000|
EU June 08, 2001
JP June 23, 2000
|Rating(s)|| ESRB: E|
|Input methods||Nintendo 64 controller|
Excitebike 64 (エキサイトバイク 64 Ekisaitobaiku Rokujūyon?) is the second game in the Excite series of video games. It was published by Nintendo and developed by Left Field Productions. It was released in North America on April 30, 2000 for the Nintendo 64.
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.
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.
The game was revealed by Nintendo to the public at the pre-E3 conference on May 12, 1999.
On Metacritic, a web site that collates reviews, Excitebike 64 has a "metascore" of 88/100 based on 24 reviews.
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