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Excitebike (NES)

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Title Screen

Excitebike

Developer: Nintendo R&D1
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: NES
Released in JP: November 30, 1984
Released in US: October 18, 1985
Released in EU: September 1, 1986


CodeIcon.png This game has unused code.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


So very stubbly.
This page is rather stubbly and could use some expansion.
Are you a bad enough dude to rescue this article?

Excitebike is a game about motorbikes that's probably exciting.

Hmmm...
To do:
There's a few other tiles that might also be unused.

Unused Ordinal Indicators

Excitebike-stndrdthth.png

Presumably originally used to show ranking in the result screen (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.), but it uses #1, #2, #3, etc. instead.

Excitebike-rankingmockup.png

A mockup of what it might've looked like.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Saving and Loading

In the Japanese version, players can save and load courses they made with the Famicom Data Recorder, which uses audio cassettes to do so. However, since the device was never released outside of Japan, neither of these work on other versions. Both options still have their programming fully intact and function as intended if this device were present. The loading and saving system was added to the 3DS 3D Classics version, allowing overseas players to save and load courses as intended.

NES Animal Crossing
Excitebike Design NES.png Excitebike Design Animal Crossing.png

Oddly, the Load and Save options are completely absent in the Animal Crossing version.