Matt and I are taking a motorcycle safety course today so we can legally ride the new Tao Tao scooter that we recently purchased. What a better post for today than Excitebike!
I believe Excitebike was one of the first games I played on the NES. It seemed so fun at the time. It was action-packed and could get difficult. We all had the struggles with the stupid bike overheating (see video below). Sometimes the computer seemed to cheat. It did that a lot in these older racing games. The obstacles seemed ridiculous. But it was still a fun game and actually did get a bit challenging as you played through it. I don’t know that I ever made it past the first five levels or so, but I was a kid and just had fun playing it. My sisters and I would compete, but they were quite a bit younger and I would destroy them. And gloat.
I also spent quite a bit of time with the level creator. It was the first game on the NES that I had played that had something like that and I really enjoyed it. If I thought the obstacles on the main game were ridiculous, then the levels that I created were just insane. It was jumps from one end to the other. Needless to say, I didn’t play my own levels very often.
I’m not sure that I would recommend going back to play this now, however. I recently did so, and it’s just not that much fun anymore. Enjoy the game in your memory!