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ExciteBike 64; February Game of the Month
Topic Started: Feb 2 2016, 10:16 AM (486 Views)
D.J Cat
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Back in the day I recommend Excitbike to some mates.
They were all into motorbike and that and this game had the best reviews
They loved it, and I enjoyed it when I played but couldn't compete with them.

Got the game for myself in 2007 for a great price and have loved playing it.
Much like Wave Race and 1080 it has that perfect learning curve and fantastic physics.
Easy to learn, hard to master.
Played through the first cup last night and eased back into it on Ametuer difficulty.
Won the cup pretty easy and broke my old record for Leftys Mill!
I love how I manage to retain my skills pretty well 😎

I will post my time tonight.
Wonder if there is PAL/NTSC time difference?

EDIT: 00:57.36 is my Hot Lap 😏

And 01:57.32 is my race time.

It's probably nothing special, but something to aim for 😊
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Edited by D.J Cat, Feb 6 2016, 10:23 AM.
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@Italia: Welcome back! Where you been hiding? 😜

@Buddy: Yeah it's a great game.
The physics and the courses are great.
Oh! Did I mention that there is a track editor!
Had great fun with that back in the day.
Kinda makes me wish the Dex Drive or something similar took off.
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@Knightly: Yeha, the game definitely takes a bit to get used to.
It becomes way more enjoyable once you get a feel for the controls.

Try using Z+B to do sharp turns around corners.
And holding down on the stick when you Turbo before a jump to get more air and fly further.

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Those things are pretty much it.
The way taking out opponents works is quite brutal, especially when it happens to you.
Basically, if the back wheel touches someone else's front wheel, they "*eat dirt!" (As the commentator says).
Can be frustrating but once you learn it and use it to your advantage it's all good.
Mostly because you get all your Turbo back!
Sort of like how F-Zero X rewards you with a little energy and a life for every 5 kills...Nintendo's way of rewarding you for being super violent in a racing game 😊😁

Any more hot laps from anyone?
Any level?
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Wait, there's a tutorial???

I should check it out. Might learn a thing or 2 😱

Something I like about this, wave race and 1080 is the ability to move about in the air to control your landing and try and make your self line up with the water/snow/dirt.
Edited by D.J Cat, Feb 22 2016, 09:07 AM.
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