Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle

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Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle
Background image for the title screen of Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle.
Developer Nintendo EAD, St.GIGA
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Satellaview (Super Famicom)
Release date Japan 1997

Part 1 - 05/11
Part 2 - 05/18
Part 3 - 11/02
Part 4 - 11/09
Genre Racing
Mode(s) 1-2 players simultaneous
Super NES:
Satellaview soundlink
Super NES:

Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle is a remake/adaptation of the NES title Excitebike. All the motorcyclists in the game were replaced with Super Mario characters. As a Satellaview title, Nintendo developed the video game and released four versions of it through the satellite download service operated by St.GIGA, each expanding on or replacing the features of the last.


There are four different episodes of the game, each adding a new playable character.


Playable character list from Version 3.

There are six main characters: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Wario and Yoshi. Red and Green Koopa Troopas appear as non-playable opponents. Wario appears as a non-playable opponent as well in Episode 1, but is playable in all subsequent episodes.

Release info[edit]

Like many other Satellaview games, Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle was released in four installments (called "Stadiums").[1]

Date/Date Range Japanese English
1997/05/11~1997/05/17 エキサイトバイク ぶんぶんマリオバトル スタジアム1 Excitebike BunBun Mario Battle Stadium 1
1997/05/18~1997/05/24 エキサイトバイク ぶんぶんマリオバトル スタジアム2 Excitebike BunBun Mario Battle Stadium 2

Notably the list shows the second half of the series being released half a year later;

Date/Date Range Japanese English
1997/11/02~1997/11/08 エキサイトバイク ぶんぶんマリオバトル スタジアム3 Excitebike BunBun Mario Battle Stadium 3
1997/11/09~1997/11/15 エキサイトバイク ぶんぶんマリオバトル スタジアム4 Excitebike BunBun Mario Battle Stadium 4

The likely time of broadcast was 7PM. The program may have re-aired various times, but exactly when or how many times is uncertain.


Main article: List of Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle staff




Screenshots and scans[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エキサイトバイク ぶんぶんマリオバトル
Ekisaitobaiku Bunbun Mario Batoru
Excitebike "Bun-Bun" Mario Battle;「ぶんぶん」(bunbun) is a Japanese onomatopoeia for a buzzing sound, such as that of a motorcycle's engine.