I used to love that game. The new version looks just like I remember the old version, because the years have added a soft glow and overall smoothness to my memories of what is actually a pretty bad looking little game. So this new one looks just perfect!
Yes, so happy to see it's still there. The worst obstacles were those tiny little humps, we used to put a long row of them down just to annoy each other. They slow you down, but those big ramps were the best! Now all I still need is an updated version of Paperboy, then I'll be happy :)
LOL! I bought Animal Crossing for my wife several years ago. I wasn't really interested, and hadn't even picked it up until I read online that Excite Bike was embedded in the game. I played that thing for days until I completely hated it; then stumbled upon a cheat code online that unlocked the Excite Bike console within the game. Then I played Excite Bike for weeks, bringing back many many childhood memories.
I've never played Animal Crossing in my life, but it seems to me that everyone else has. Am I missing out on gaming history? I'll have to fix that :)
There is a mini game on Thrillville Off the Rails (Wii) called 'Stunt Rider' that is similar to ExciteBike in that you ride a bike over obstacles and finish the level within a certain time. As an additional challenge, your little rider is as floppy as a rag doll. I found it quite enjoyable as far as mini-games go and the music was great. I suspect ExciteBike planted the seed that allows me to enjoy any motorbike related sideways scrollers.