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Excite Bike NES Video Game

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Click ‘Enter’ Key to Start Game. Main keyboard buttons are X and Z.

Click Game Window Size Button to Zoom Game Size between default, 1.5X and 2X

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Keyboard Controls
Gamepad Button Player 1
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
Start/Pause Enter
Select Ctrl

Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start the game (you might have to hit start twice) . On a computer you can click the Game Window Size button to rotate between default, 1.5X and 2.X game window size. On mobile phones and Iphone use the gameplay control buttons shown on your screen (only on mobile) to play and start the game. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. If you really need help or instructions playing this game, we have the The Official Nintendo Player’s Guide from 1987 to help you out.

Excitebike is part of Nintendo's Programmable series featuring the exclusive
Design mode that allows you to create your own race course for a fresh
challenge every time you play. You can also select from 5 different tracks
designed by Nintendo and choose to race alone or against other motocross 
riders. Face crazy curves, hairpin turns and daredevil jumps as you race 
toward the checkered flag and the Excitebike championship.

Please read this intruction booklet to ensure proper handeling of your new 
game, and then save the booklet for future reference.

1) This is a high percision game. It should not be stored in places that are 
very hot or very cold. Never hit or drop it. Do not take it apart.
2) Avoid touching connectors, do not get them wet or dirty. Doing so may 
damage the game.
3) Do not clean with benzene, paint thinner, alcohol, or  other such 

Note: In the interest of product improvement, Nintendo Entertainment System 
specifications and design are subject to change without prior notice. 

c1985 Nintendo of America Inc.


Controller 1 Control Pad SELECT button START button A button B button

Controller 1 - Used for all games
Controller 2 - Not used

Control Pad Use for the landing control of the red bike

{up} - turn handlebar to the left. {right} - Lower the front during a jump.
{down} - turn handlebar to the right. {left} - Raise the front during a run
or a jump.

A Button This is the accelerator and brake buttion. Press it and the bike
accelerates, let it go and the brakes operate. Used for ordinary runs.

B Button This is the turbo button. The engine accelerates quickly and the 
speed is fast, but if used too much the engine overheats. when the engine
overheates, the bike cannot be operated until it cools down.

SELECT button Move the checkered flag to line up with the game you wish to
*The checkered flag also moves with the control pad.
*SELECTION A is a solo run game.
*SELECTION B has completing motocross riders.
*DESIGN mode is for programming your own course (see intructions).

START button Press this button to begin

Pause: If you wish to interrupt play in the middle of a game, press the START
button. The pause tone will sound, and the game will stop. Press the START
button again when you wish to continue playing. The game will continue from
where you left off.
*Before entering the Excitebike race, you must first qualify in the 
preliminary "challenge" race.                           (T = 1)   (T = 2)
Excitebike (main race)           1->2->3->4->5->5
                                 ^  ^  ^  ^  ^
                                 |  |  |  |  |
Challenge Race (preliminary race)1  2  3  4  5
                                  Select 1 - 5
*Choose the challenge race from 1 to 5 that you wish to start with.

*If you place third third or better in the preliminary, you go to the main
race of the same number.

[Examples] *Preliminary race 3rd place -> Main race 
           *Preliminary race 4th place -> Game Over

*If you place third or better in the main race, you go to the next main race.

[Examples] *Main Race 1 -> Main Race 2 -> Main Race 3
           *Main Race 3 -> Main Race 4 -> Main Race 5

*If you place in the main race of Track 5, you can race at track 5 over and
over. The number of times you have raced at Track 5 is indicated at the lower
right part of the screen (T = #).
*If GAME OVER occurs at T = 2 or more, the time necessary to place third
will not change unless you first go back to the game menu before playing the
next game.
*The 3RD indicated at the lower left part of the screen is the time necessary
to place 3rd.

*SELECTION A is a solo race run. In SELECTION B, motocross riders compete.
*There are two types of motocross riders. One type runs normally and the
other type persues. if a pursuing motocross rider hits you from behind, he
falls down. If you hit a motocross rider who is ahead of you from behind,
your motocross rider falls down.
*How long the fallen rider rolls depends on the speed he was going just
before falling. If the rider falls on a hurdle, the rider rolls to the edge
of the hurdle. If your rider falls, press the A button over and over quickly
until you return to the race.
*Holding the B button (Turbo button) down too long will overheat the engine.
The engine temperature decreases when you pass you the cool zone ( >> mark).
Engine condition is indicated by the TEMP meter in the lower central portion
of the screen.
*Speed drops if you run off the track or through mud.

*The distance of a jump is determined by the speed before jumping and the 
angle of the jump. Control this with the control pad.
*If the bike lands squarely on both wheels, you can take off quickly. If you 
land unevenly, your bike will fall.
{In the manual, there are some pictures that can't be printed in text. Here's
what they describe, in my own words: for a high jump, press left. for a low
jump, press right. DO NOT Press right going into the jump. DO NOT press left
while sliding down the jump. DO press left going into the jump,
and press right while sliding down the jump.}

*You can do a wheelie (raise the front wheel in the air) to get over small
obstacles. {press left while going over the obstacle}

Winning time displays
*When you pass the goal line on the first lap, the buzzer sounds and the lap
time appears at the center of the screen.
*The lap time necessary to place 3rd is displayed under 3RD at the bottom of
the screen.
*The best Time is displayed on the fence in the middle of the track for both
the preliminary race and the main race.
*The Best Time display will not disappear when you press the reset switch. It
will only disappear when the power switch is turned off.

--How to maintain high speeds--
*Try to stay on the track.
*Avoid going through the mud.
*Since the other riders are also trying to avoid the mud and the track edge, 
be extra careful when racing alongside another rider.
*When jumping over a large obstacle, use the control pad to adjust your
bike's landing angle correctly. This will prevent you from slowing down upon
landing and help you to pick up speed easily.

*If you press the control pad to lift up the front in the middle of a jump,
you can pick up height but not distance. On the other hand, if you press the 
control pad to lower the front you can jump lower and further. Use both of
these skillfullu.
*Press the B button (Turbo button) just before starting off or in the front
of an obstacle you want to dash.
*You can use your back wheel to knock another rider down.
*Make skillful use of the difference between buttons A and B.
*Avoid overheating the engine by going through the cool zone ( >> mark).


Design your own original track in the DESIGN mode by setting up different
hurdles and specifying how many laps you want.
1. Press the reset switch to recall the game menu.
2. Using the SELECT button or the control pad, move the checkered flag to
DESIGN and press the START button. 
3. The DESIGN mode menu will appear. Move the checkered flag to DESIGN again 
and press the START button.
Note: Save and Load menu selections are not operable in this game; they have 
been programmed in for potential product developments.

The Figure selection screen will appear as shown at left {image not pictured}
. You can then begin to design your course.

How to design and play on your own orginal track
1. There are 19 differnt hurdles you can choose from (A - - S). (see listing.
2. Press the A button to move the motocross rider to where you want to locate
a hurdle on the track.
3. Move the mark to the letter from A to S corresponding to the hurdle that 
you wish to set. Press the B button and that hurdle will be set in that 
4. If you make a mistake and wish to erase a hurdle, move the mark to CL
(clear). Then press the B button and the mistake will be erased.
5. The number of hurdles you can set on the track differs according to which
hurdles you use and where they are placed. Generally, about 50 are possible.
*When the memory is full, FINISH will automatically be displayed.

6. Once the track has been designed, move the mark to END and press the B
*The best time display will be 0:00:00 and the 3RD prize winning time will be
0:08:00. The first rider's time at the start of the game will be displayed
as best time and the 3RD prize winning team will change accordingly.
7. LP (lap) will start to flash. Press the A button or the top/bottom of the 
control pad to decide the number of laps, and then press the B button to set
your choice.
*The maximum number of laps (LP0 is 9.
8. The design mode menu will reappear.
*Select either PLAY MODE A for a solo race or PLAY MODE B for motocross
competition, and press the START button.
9. When you want to end the design mode, move the checkered flag to RESET, 
and press the START button. The originial game list will then be displayed.

Hurdle letters for use in original design. 

{I'll describe what they look like}

A{small ramp} B{medium ramp} C{large ramp} D{triangular ramp} E{steep ramp}
F{large ramp, steep slope left} G{large ramp, steep slope right} H * (H) is a
jumping ramp. I{left small obstacle} J{right small obstacle} K {left mud pit}
L{right mud pit} M{left cool-down zone} N{right cool-down zone} O{right track
missing} P{left track missing} Q{entire track missing} R{mountain} S{ramp and
platform jump}



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