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Encyclopedia > Excitebike 64
Excitebike 64
Developer Left Field Productions
Publisher Nintendo
Distributor Nintendo
Released NA April 30, 2000
JP June 23, 2000
EUR June 08, 2001
Genre Racing
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Ratings ESRB: Everyone (E)
Platform(s) N64, iQue Player
Media Cartridge
Input methods N64 Controller

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 video game console. 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. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Left Field Productions is a independent video game development studio located in Westlake Village, California, USA. Founded in 1994 by industry veterans John Brandwood, Jeff Godfrey and Mike Lamb, Left Field is probably best known for their time spent as a Nintendo second-party developer, during which they designed the... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the country in East Asia. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay. ... A racing game is any game that involves competing in races through a surrogate playing piece or vehicle, either getting it from one point to another or completing a number of circuits in the shortest time. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... A multiplayer game is a video game in which more than one person can play the same game at the same time. ... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States. ... In computing, a platform describes some sort of framework, either in hardware or software, which allows software to run. ... An N64 (with Super Smash Bros. ... This article is about the home console. ... The Nintendo 64 Controller is a controller with ten buttons, one analog stick and a directional pad, all layed out in a T shape. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... Left Field Productions is a independent video game development studio located in Westlake Village, California, USA. Founded in 1994 by industry veterans John Brandwood, Jeff Godfrey and Mike Lamb, Left Field is probably best known for their time spent as a Nintendo second-party developer, during which they designed the... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... This article is about process of creating 3D computer graphics. ... “NES” redirects here. ... Excitebike for the Nintendo Family Computer. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... Excite Truck is a video game published by Nintendo and developed by Monster Games for the Wii video game system. ...

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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.


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, were you can create your own fully-functional track and save it into the game.


This game supports the expansion pack for the N64, giving the game a higher resolution of 480i. The game visuals were, at the time, very impressive for a Nintendo 64 game.[citation needed] The framerate went a little bit slower compared to other titles of the system, varying from 30 to 15 frames per second and anywhere in between.[citation needed] An N64 (with Super Smash Bros. ... 480i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ...


References to past Excite titles

This game is quite a departure from the original Excitebike game compared to Excite Truck, but still keeps a lot of gameplay elements that are similar and pay homage to the first game. The turbo boost appears in this game, just like it appeared on the first game and its sequel. Also returning are the series' trademarked giant cliffs and jumps that let you jump unrealistically high altitudes with your bike.


Its strongest references perhaps is the level editor, that was present in the original. Also is a remake of the original Excitebike track, but done in 3D. Also, as an unlockable, you can play the original NES Excitebike thanks to an emulator included in the game. This article is about emulators in computer science. ...


Release

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. IGN saw how similar it was to another racing title that was yet to be released called Supercross 2000. Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... For other uses, see IGN (disambiguation). ... Supercross 2000 is a racing game for the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation based on the motorbike racing sport of supercross. ...


On May 2, 2000, to coincide with the game's release, Nintendo launched the game's very own website. This was rare back in 2000, and it showed that Nintendo was excited about the game. However, after the redesign of Nintendo's webpage, the website has been taken down and cannot be seen again. May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML...


Reception

The game received an average 88 out of 100 from the review compilation site Metacritic.[2]. Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ...


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