Nintendo characters very rarely appear on non-Nintendo hardware, but that wasn’t always the case. For a few years after the release of the original Famicom in 1983, Nintendo licensed its games to Hudson Soft, which produced versions for the major Japanese PC platforms of the day.
Nintendo's adding an Excitebike-themed arena to Mario Kart 8. Total no-brainer, right?
If you've got a 3DS, and you've got an Internet connection, there's no reason to not have downloaded the latest system update and pulled down 3D Classics: Excitebike from the Nintendo eShop. It's free, after all.
Inspired by the 8-bit era of gaming, artist and animator Mike Scott created this astounding pixel music video for South African band Goldfish's song "We Come Together", riddled with references to classic video games. How many can you spot?
Nintendo's glasses-free 3DS portable gaming system isn't selling as well as the company expected because people don't understand how great the gadget is or how to properly use it, the president of the company theorizes.
In 1985 Nintendo kept North American children glued to their consoles via the magic of poorly designed motocross bikes. We were so stupid back then.
And Excitebike! In Episode 1 of "Tron Dog," the canine protagonist gets sucked into the game grid to dodge barrels and flip a motorbike. I mean, it's Tron Dog, the title sort of speaks for itself, right?
One of the best things about early 20th-century transportaton was the advertising. Cruise ships, airlines and car companies all used bold, iconic ads to sell their vision of the future. It's a vision that transfers easily to classic video games.
Long-time Kotaku Tower darlings King of Games are hitting 2010 running, announcing a new line of shirts based on classic NES title Excitebike, along with sneak peeks at an upcoming Zelda range.
Familiar names and face populate this week's downloadable Nintendo games, with appearances by Frogger, Excitebike, Bomberman, and more Electroplankton than you can shake a stylus at.