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Excitebike 68k Released
Posted by Michael on 21 May 2004, 03:54 GMT

[Excitebike 68k]Instead of posting news this week, I've been spending sleepless nights finishing the last major projects of high school. But now, I return to bring you news of an astounding new game for the 89, 92+, and Voyage 200, Excitebike 68k. Excitebike is a clone of the NES game by the same name. There isn't much to say, other than the graphics are superb and the gameplay looks very realistic.

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Re: Excitebike 68k Released
Matt Long  Account Info

This game is good. [There is little to no value to this comment.]

Reply to this comment    21 May 2004, 03:58 GMT


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KermMartian Account Info
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Sweet game, although the animated screenshot is a bit jerky. <downloads>

Reply to this comment    21 May 2004, 12:36 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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WHOA, those graphics look SO much like the ones in the NES version. (I have this game for NES as well as Ice Hockey) This looks really amazing. I must download this now.

Great job!

Reply to this comment    21 May 2004, 19:47 GMT


Readmes are wonderful things
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Haha, well, I was just about to post a question about "is it possible to beat level 1?" but then I re-read the readme and found out that the flips actually help you decrease time. Were there flips in the original NES game? If so, I didn't know of that. LOL (Isn't that sad?)

Anyway, this game is incredible, and I want to give a big congratulations to the author! *keeps on calc*

Reply to this comment    23 May 2004, 15:51 GMT


Re: Readmes are wonderful things
Fisch2  Account Info

As far as gameplay goes, adding flips is the only change I made from the original NES version. Also, it is possible to beat Track 1 without doing any flips, though you won't get too far on the other tracks without them.

Reply to this comment    23 May 2004, 19:48 GMT


Re: Re: Readmes are wonderful things
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Really? Haha, then I just might be slow or something. I was really determined to beat it... I played for hours in a car trip. :D

Now I'm still trying to beat level one WITH the flips, and I almost have it. I just keep overheating. I'll probably get it in Driver's Ed :)

I like the addition of the flips, it adds to teh game, plus, it looks cool ;-)

Reply to this comment    24 May 2004, 00:21 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic Account Info

It is kinda jerky.

Reply to this comment    22 May 2004, 04:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Excitebike 68k Released
Fisch2  Account Info

I'm not so good at making screenshots. The real game is not jerkey, though.

Reply to this comment    22 May 2004, 13:21 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic Account Info

Heck! I don't even know how to!

Reply to this comment    22 May 2004, 22:13 GMT


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Tzazak Account Info

Just get something like Virtual TI and then something like CalcCapture and it's really easy. Making good ones really is hard, though. I'm bad at it too.

Reply to this comment    24 May 2004, 01:57 GMT


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Chivo  Account Info

Under GNU/Linux I played with xwd (X window image dumper) to capture animated screenshots from VTI running under Wine.

I got about 6 (more or less) frames per second with xwd, but I think I could get a faster framerate by writing my own image dumper to capture multiple frames (xwd dumps only a single image).

Reply to this comment    24 May 2004, 02:22 GMT

Re: Excitebike 68k Released
Chivo  Account Info

This is by the same guy who made Ice Hockey 68k.

Keep up the good work, Travis!

Reply to this comment    21 May 2004, 05:27 GMT


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Michiel Van den Berghe  Account Info
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aw, i wish i had a 68k calc...

Reply to this comment    21 May 2004, 08:04 GMT

Re: Excitebike 68k Released
Ryan Scadding  Account Info

This is an awesome game. It is all I have been playing for the past couple days. I am one of those "idiot joe schmoes" that the author writes about in the source code that try to get the cheat codes from the source code, but can't figure it out :o). I am getting the cheats the hard way (beating level five in under 50 seconds). I really like the moon gravity cheat. It's cool, though not that great for actually racing. THIS IS AN AWESOME GAME!!! The only thing that this needs is more levels.

Reply to this comment    21 May 2004, 10:52 GMT

Re: Re: Excitebike 68k Released
Fisch2  Account Info

I tried to stick as close to possible to the original NES version (which only had five built-in tracks). You can, however, create hundreds of externally compressed tracks with the built-in track editor to race on.

Reply to this comment    21 May 2004, 11:44 GMT

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angelboy Account Info
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lol. I just made a problem to solve the cheats for me.

Reply to this comment    21 May 2004, 19:55 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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A program? Yeah, that's what I'd do :)

Reply to this comment    22 May 2004, 15:41 GMT


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W Hibdon  Account Info
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That is what I did. It took me about 30 sec. They are pretty cool. I sitll can't do a frikkin' back flip.

-W-

Reply to this comment    22 May 2004, 21:29 GMT


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Tzazak Account Info

that's weird, 'cause I can't do a front flip. I can do a backflip and have all the cheats, though.

Reply to this comment    26 May 2004, 22:54 GMT


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Coolv  Account Info

WHAT ARE THE CHEATS??

Reply to this comment    24 May 2004, 01:37 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Excitebike 68k Released
Fisch2  Account Info

As I stated in the game's source, I would really appreciate it if nobody posted the cheats online for everyone to see. It really defeats the purpose of having the challenge of unlocking them.

Reply to this comment    24 May 2004, 02:55 GMT


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Coolv  Account Info

Sorry-it's just that the game is almost impossible to beat-though it is extremely fun.

Reply to this comment    25 May 2004, 00:09 GMT


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Ryan Scadding  Account Info

they aren't that hard to get. You need to beat track five in under 50 seconds. When I first started playing I thought that would be impossible, but now it isn't that hard.

Reply to this comment    24 May 2004, 10:54 GMT

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