Get your 8-bit motor running for Excitebike on Nintendo Switch

‘Arcade Archive’ somewhat dubious

Retro fans Hamster have released another title to their Arcade Archive range. This one is a little questionable, as its NES classic Excitebike, which was technically in the arcades, but only as a part of the game-changing “VS.” arcade system, which used altered NES roms.

Still, for those of you want a piece of the 8-bit motorcross action, Excitebike rides again on Nintendo Switch. Originally released in 1984, Excitebike leads players around a pretty basic, high-speed race-track, complete with ramps for all your wheelie-popping needs.

This VS. edition of the Famicom classic included some re-arrangement of track layout, as well as different chiptune beats to punctuate your dirt-ripping race. It sadly does not include the Track Design option which was available in the home version.

Excitebike is available for download now on Nintendo Switch.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.