Excitebike (character)

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Assist Trophy Excitebike.jpg
Excitebike artwork for Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Full name Excitebike
Species Human
First appearance Excitebike (1984, Excitebike series)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001, Mario franchise crossovers, as a trophy)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Mario franchise crossovers, as a Spirit)

Excitebike is a character from the NES game of the same name. In Excitebike, multiple Excitebikers compete on course for the fastest time. Performing and landing jumps gives the characters a burst of speed. Overheating the engine or failing to land a jump will cause the player to fall off of their bike for a few seconds, losing both speed and time.

Excitebike first appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Excitebikes appear as an Assist Trophy. When summoned, multiple Excitebikers drive into opponents, dealing damage to them and potentially dragging them off the stage. They also appear as a Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Even though Excitebike does not reappear as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, it has a trophy in both versions, as well as a Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

An Excitebike themed race track called Excitebike Arena appears in the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8. The sprite for an Excitebiker is featured in the banner above the goal line.

An update to Super Mario Maker added an Excitebiker as one of the costumes Mario can receive upon touching a Mystery Mushroom. Clearing an Excitebike Event Course is necessary to unlock the costume. Here, the costume is simply named "Bike."

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Excite Bike Trophy275.PNG Excitebike
This top-of-the-line motocross motorcycle can accelerate like crazy with its turbo, but this also causes the temperature gauge to rise rapidly; if used too often, the bike will overheat. You can cool your hot bike down by running over special icons scattered across the track. The turbo and ramps let you pull insane airs.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Excitebikes BrawlTrophy295.png NES Excitebike High-performance motocross bikes that handle massive jumps with ease. Using turbo on these beauties gives a speed boost but also causes the engine's internal temperature to rise. Overuse turbo, and the bikes overheat and shut down. The engines can be cooled by running over certain marks on the track. Excitebikes cap off every race with an undeniably awesome wheelie.
N64 Excitebike 64

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Name Image Appears in
(Wii U version only)
Excitebike Racer (3DS)
Excitebike (Wii U)
SSB3DS Excitebike Racer Trophy.png NES Excitebike (10/1985)
Wii Excitebike: World Rally (11/2009)
Released in 1985, Excitebike was one of the original launch titles for the NES in North America. A happy return to this racing classic, Excitebike: World Rally, was released in 2009 on the Wii. Racers use a variety of techniques in courses set all over the world. You can even make your own tracks!

Sticker information[edit]

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Excitebike Excitebike Sticker.png [Leg] - Attack +31


The sprites of the unused characters from Superstar Saga, including Excitebike


  1. ^ http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n01/n64/software/nus_p_nalj/smash/flash/1009/index.html