3D Classics Excitebike

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  1. spiritofcat
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    Didn't see a thread here about this game yet so I thought I'd start one.

    I've never played the original Excitebike on the NES or whatever it was on, so this game is all new to me.

    I've played a few tracks now and I think I'm getting the hang of it. Managed to get #1 on Track 2.
    Seems the only controls are up and down to change lanes, and two buttons, Accelerate and Turbo.
    Looks like Accelerate is the button to keep you going and Turbo makes you go a bit faster but heats up your engine.
    From what I've experienced, Accelerate takes priority over Turbo when both buttons are held down.
    A good strategy seems to be to hold both buttons and just release Accelerate when you want to go that bit faster for a jump or something.

    I re-mapped my controls so that right shoulder button is Accelerate and left shoulder button is Turbo.


    Just having a look at the course editor now. Looks like you get 32 slots for custom courses.
    1-1 to 1-4, then 2-1 to 2-4 and so on through to 8-1 to 8-4.


    Just discovered that Selection A means you ride by yourself just trying for the best time and Selection B pits you against AI opponents.

    Hmmm, the AI opponents really get away at the start! There must be some kind of boost trick by pressing a button at just the right time.
     


  2. Nollog

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    Just played it.
    Disappointed.
     
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  4. Ace Overclocked

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    it kinda sucks
     
  5. morphius

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    its a pretty faithful remake of exitebike. Just wish it had the original tracks (both nes and arcade) and the bonus levels from the arcade.

    one thing of interest, mess with the 3d slider ... not only does it change the 3d depth, but it also changes video perspective.
     
  6. Dash_2

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    yeah i totally noticed that too trippy huh ?
     
  7. NiGHtS

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    Played this on a mate's 3DS.

    Well I had zero expectation of it being 'must have' and I was right. It's a good remake of excitebike though, but the whole '3D Classics' part of it was a bit meh. It makes me wonder why Nintendo would choose EXCITEBIKE and not STARFOX as their launch for the 3D classics range.
     
  8. chris888222

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    I don't really like it actually...
     
  9. L_o_N_e_R

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    probably because they are doing a remake of the n64 version?


    i loved excitebike when i got it for the ereader, and im still loving it now on the 3ds

    although i kinda wished that links awakening was released too :/
     
  10. NiGHtS

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    Which gives them even more reason to release starfox! It could've generated some interest.
     
  11. DrOctapu

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    Hell.
    Pretty lackluster, imo. Was hoping for some better features. If they're going to make the custom track system better, why not give us a way to share them?
     
  12. ShawnTRods

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    Dissapointed.. not that I was expecting too much or anything.
    I agree with NiGHTS, Starfox may have been a better choice.
     
  13. yuyuyup

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    The 3D effect is more noticeable as you adjust, it makes a stark effect. It seems to me that different games/menus/OK GO video (r.i.p.) can have varying intensities and qualities.

    I don't know what the hell you people were expecting for a free old videogame turned 3D.
     
  14. Dylan

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  15. Paarish

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    It's very meh.
    It reminds of the GB version that I played (called Motocross Maniacs)
     
  16. sonknuck23

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    Yeah it's not the most exciting thing in the world. Then again, it is free, and it IS Excitebike, which I never found interesting in the first place, so whatever.
     
  17. Schlupi

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    It's new levels, 3D update, AND a level editor? AND FREE? Why are you guys complaining?

    This IS what Excitebike was. If you don't like it you obviously wouldn't appreciate the original either, so stop wasting your time saying it sucks because in turn you're saying so does the original and if that's the case you were doomed to hate it from the start.

    I think the fact they included a level editor is SO AWESOME. However... so far I found no way to share tracks. is there a way to? If not then I would have to admit I am a little disappointed too (albeit a different reason).
     
  18. L_o_N_e_R

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    something like a leaderboard would have been great too

    well apps can get updates on the eshop, so hopefully it'll be implemented in the near future
     
  19. sonknuck23

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    Exactly why i stated that i never was a fan of the original in the first place, lol.
     
  20. boombox

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    It's really boring, but I wasn't expecting anything from it anyway. Nothing new there.
    Shame most of the products in the Eshop are overpriced! [​IMG]