Official artwork of a biker from Excitebike.
|First appearance||Excitebike (1984)|
|MG appearance(s)||Super Smash Flash 2|
|Created by||Shigeru Miyamoto|
Excitebike (エキサイトバイク) is the fictional brand of eponymous motorcycles from the NES video game, Excitebike (part of the Excite franchise) that appears with the racers from the game as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Flash 2.
Excitebikes are, for the most part, typical motorcycles that are used in Excitebike racing competitions. As they are used for sport, they have very high specifications and can perform high-profile maneuvers such as launching high in the sky off ramps. Each Excitebike is equipped with a turbo-boosting system which allows it to speed up to very high speeds, but puts a strain on the overheating engine if used for extended periods of time. However, each racetrack contains icons that instantly cool down the engine if ridden over.
In Super Smash Flash 2
All Excitebike racers in Super Smash Flash 2.
Multiple Excitebike racers appear as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Flash 2. Like with its appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Assist Trophy itself consists of a horde of Excitebike racers appearing in the same sprite form they did in the original Excitebike. When summoned, they jump a small distance into the air before landing and racing across the stage, dealing 6% damage and weak knockback to players who make contact with them. The racers will change direction upon reaching a ledge or a wall, and after turning once, racers will ride off of ledges. They will continue riding across the stage until eventually riding off the stage or, if enough time passes, disappearing.
Up to five Excitebike racers may appear with each summon, and which ones or exactly how many appear is always random. There is also a random chance that, upon landing, an Excitebike racer will perform a wheelie for the duration of their time on the stage.
- There is a rare Excitebike racer with a black and gray color palette that may appear alongside the other racers. This biker is an homage and reference to the Mach Rider, a motorcyclist from the NES game of the same name.
- Strangely, the Excitebike racers classify as projectiles that can be reflected and absorbed.