Nintendo has announced the secret game that has been teased by IGN the past few days.
This is a great little surprise!
excite bike was the game to have back then =D cant w8 to see what they are gonna do with this version
should've been StarFox HD. ...nvmd >_> still interested to see the end product on this one though..
Very underwhelming. I'm more excited for Epic Mickey. IGN, just wow.
Wow. Nintendo keeping rehashes of old school titles from back when Jesus was a baby under wraps. The day they announce a new IP that isn't crap is the day they get to use the word "secret".
Wow... seriously? I can play this game on a fking online free games website. Thats the secret game? Im playing Wind Waker on my wii... this getting pathetic. Announce an new zelda game already so i dont trash my wii.
Nintendo doesn't surprise me. -_-
Dear god, do you people even actually pay attention to Nintendo news? A New Zelda Wii has been announced already and Nintendo have a few new IPs that are in production as we speak. Monado Line Attack Heroes Span Smasher Dynamic Slash The first three were at E3 this year as well.
Most underwhelming announcement ever?
OMG IT'S...yet another iteration of a 25 year old franchise. Dear lord, Nintendo...really? REALLY? Excitebike is a great old-school game, but nobody's asking for a new one...how will this be anything but just another motocross game with "Excitebike" plastered to the box?
Wasn't this suppose to shock us or something. IGN is so stupid.
IGN never said this was suppose to shock us. You made that up. IGN was actually saying things like "this is a game no one is asking for" and "people are really over hyping this game." Please stop being retarded
This is big since they already proved what they can do wit Mario kart wii. Put some online racing and user made tracks and some motion plus controls are you have a winner! The old nintendo is back! Not the one that was desperate for the hardcore. I have not liked Zelda since the snes version where it lost all of the game play once it went 3d. I'm glad this and punch out are coming out. If you have not got it yet the wii is the nes. And it's here to remind us what console gaming is about rather than keep the pc console cherade going.
like all of you are forgetting the fact that its a $10 game... I mean cmon, you cant really bash a game thats only $10, I mean sure you can bash IGN for over-hyping it but don't bash the game.
and nobody cared... :P
that vid was so cheesy and weird> now my eyes and ears hurt
it sux theres no wii starfox
OMG! *Rushes and sells PS3/360 and all 100 games and Buy a Wii just for this!*
I was completely shocked at how lame it was! Also, are those two presenters the normal ones for this kind of thing? Which pre-school kids show did they get them from?
"OMG IT'S...yet another iteration of a 25 year old franchise. Dear lord, Nintendo...really? REALLY? " Amazing, First its the "rehash" parade, to many of the same. Then they revisit a game, that has only 2 games( nes and n64 if i recall correctly) and its still something bad. Even if there were new IP's and there are, you people ignore them anyway because you guys only cry about wanting a Zelda HD or how Mario is be milked to death.
you're as frustrated as "we've" been since wii fit.
its not a frustration, more like an observation that people here just look for excuses to dislike a company for no good reason. Just saw a video of the game, game seems to be pretty loyal to the nes version.
some do dislike it for a good reason. We want high quality HD games from Nintendo of great classic remakes -- is that so hard?
re: "some do dislike it for a good reason. We want high quality HD games from Nintendo of great classic remakes -- is that so hard?" -------- Maddens Raiders -- Well, there is also a market for low-cost, low-budget retro games. This is a WiiWare title, and a neat idea, IMO. Nintendo has truly skimped on their online offerings in this area. This is a step in the right direction. Plus, Nintendo has pretty much always put gameplay and budgetary considerations before eye candy. That's why they waited forever to go to color on the Gameboy, launched the SNES a full two years after the Genesis, launched the N64 two years after the Playstation, etc. To anyone who has paid attention to them for a long time, this is pretty much big N's SOP. But maybe my preference in gaming is a bit different. I think great art style is more important than higher resolution and more polys onscreen. Graphics aren't unimportant, but I think way too much emphasis has been put on them this gen. Just my $0.02.
"We want high quality HD games from Nintendo of great classic remakes" Its not HD, so deal with it. Wii won't do HD, why is it so hard to understand this? All games will be max 480p so why cry with every game release you want a HD version? Even if it were to be HD, it would still play as shown in the video. So why not just enjoy the game for what it is? Just because its not HD, doesn't mean it is a bad game by definition. And its a Wiiware game, people need to stop overreacting. This is actually a good move by Nintendo as Wii-ware is a bit lacking in the Good department. Admit it, there is a possibility you might actually enjoy this game if you tried it out, disregarding the fact its not HD.
Nintendo much like Microsoft disappoints once again
AWESOME! YAY! Not exactly what I expected but that's great news!
zomg.. shock & awe... lmfao
Well, it came out of nowhere like IGN said.
Excitebike? Oh hell yes.
Is it sarcasm or are people actualy happy?
Yes. Is it a huge 3D retail console game? No, but it's nice for those who appreciate the original.
Valay, the original had no unique characters. It was just fun for its time. Excitebike's main uniqueness were the horizontal-scoll aspects and the "railed" driving lanes...design points that would utterly fail in the modern gen. If they update it, they have to remove these things, and if they do that, how will it be different from any of the other countless motocross games out there? Seems to me they're just cashing in on the name. It's no big deal, but certainly not worthy of the hype the surrounding this "mysterious" announcement.
Ratchet and Clank is on it's 9th game. Remember, the POWER IS YOURS!
and mario is on its 100+ game, sorry I lost count already.
Except this is ExciteBike, not Mario. Also, this is the 2nd game in the series in well over 20 years. I don't think they've really been milking this game lol.
If you count Excitebots and Excite Truck then naturally there will be more games in the series but this is the first true "sequel."
leeger -- If you're referring to every mascot game (Sluggers, Strikers, Party, Kart, SSBB, etc.), then sure, Mario has been in a ton of them. But dedicated Super Mario platformers? On a home console? Let's see...Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, and 3, SMW, Mario 64, Sunshine and Galaxy. 7 games. That's it. In 24 years. You can add in Galaxy 2 and NSMB, I suppose, so there's 9 games in 25 years. So how does that compare to other franchises? There have been 5 Halo console games. In 8 years. (And we'll be adding Reach soon, so you could make it 6.) There have been 7 console GTA games (if we toss out the PSP ports and downloadable content). In 11 years (since IV launched last year). True Super Mario games are actually pretty rare.
actually there is an excite bike 64 as well so it would be the third in the series if you don't count the spinoffs like truck and bots.
another fanboy flame fail. There have been quite a few of these lately. You do know Milking is over doing one franchise right? and this franchise hasn't even been touched in how many years? LOL to him and the people that agreed.
If it took 24 years to make 5 Halo games, I'm certain there would be a lot of pissed people out there. There are games that can hold off for releases (like Mario and other Nintendo franchises) and there are games that need to be churned out every one to two years. I could care less for this excitebike announcement but comparing Nintendo releases with Halo and R&C and GTA just doesn't make too much sense to me.
drummerx2709 -- I only made the comparison because of leeger's remark about Mario being in so many games (and he IS in a ton of mascot games, but not in dedicated Super Mario platformers). There have been more releases of other big-time franchises lately in a much more abbreviated time period, yet not one seems to complain about them. And that seems to be a big knock on Nintendo -- that their traditional IPs have been exhausted. The truth is they are released sparingly, especially compared to other marquee titles. Hell, if you discount the first-person Prime games, there have only been two "regular" console Metroids (Other M will be the third). Some games do need to be released often. But I'm not going to buy Madden every year just for the roster update. And if the selling point of a new FPS is another campaign I can beat in an afternoon plus some new multiplayer maps, I'll pass on it. Put simply, every company tries to make their bread and butter franchises. Yet Nintendo gets singled out for the relatively sparing use of their "big three," while an exhaustive amount of COD, MOH, NFS, GTA, Halo, etc. games get churned out at a much, much higher rate. It's a peculiar double standard that goes beyond the nature of some franchises naturally getting a higher number of releases for periodic updates.
I wanna see what they are going to do with this, glad I have a Wii.
Yep. I was hoping it would be Ice Climbers. :(
i am a little disappointed ,but at least its not a party game. and i might get this one
Another remake as predicted. That's what Nintendo is good for, remakes, ports, rebirths and recycles.
If you ignore the fact the remakes generally have completely different gameplay from the originals I guess you have a point. Was SMG really just a Mario World remake? Like what you said doesn't apply to every FPS ever. CS got realism, Quake got futuristic crap, Battlefield or COD got WW2. Tribes got vehicles. Everything else is derivative. Hey, MW2 is the next big game...a remake of MW which was a remake of COD3 which was a remake of COD2 which was a remake of COD1....in two gens there are more COD games than any franchise Nintendo ever made. And those games are essentially CounterStrike in ww2 (but worse).
Quit talking sense, oobob. That's forbidden in these parts. Every FPS is like a special snowflake, while every platformer is a Super Mario rehash. So says the CW here.
This was probably the one franchise I wasn't expecting...
@3sg- oh yea only nintendo recycles... -cough- GTA HALO RATCHET&CLANK COD FINAL FANTASY GRAN TURISMO RESIDENT EVIL-cough- anyways it wiiware so its good. i still want kirby starfox wii tho
I find it funny that everyone expects Nintendo to coming out with new ideas...and yet is perfectly fine when Bungie announced two more Halo games or stuff like that.
@3sq You make it sound like all that franchises are just recycling a ten years old game. Come on, this is just a remake, on WiiWare. Obvious milking. How can you even compare with those franchises you mentioned? You want to compare? Compare with Square Enix remakes, Final Fantasies and Dragon Quests.
Mainly because the last reale new Ninty IP was over eight years ago with Pikmin. In the same way I don't vount Singstar or Lips for Sony or MS I don't really count the likes of Wi Sports for Ninty as neither karaoke nor table tennis are really new game IPs now are they? No, as far as new IP goes the last front line game to start one was the first Pikmin(for home consoles anyway) and that was nine years back now! I'll forgive them most things and would, as I do Insomniac with Ratchet, forgive them their milking of Mario IF it was just a few games or the core series they put him in and not everything they can think of! Besides Insomniac have a new IP this gen themselves-Ninty don't and even Bungie with Halo CE were after bloody Pikmin! This gen alone there's been new IP from Sony in the form of Uncharted, Resistance, Warhawk, HS, HR, LBP and more! MS have even been in in the act with exclusive IP from first party studios too with Viva,Crackdown, LO etc while new IP for the Wii have been restricted to 3rd party efforts. Ut's not that other conpanies don't milk stuff-they do-it's that Ninty do it more than everyone else put together with Mario appearing in as many games as they can find a shoehorn big enough to het his butt into. We see the play on Wii range of remakes, the Metroid trilogy-and the Excite francise has already HAd two Wii entries itself! So we've had Zelda, Mario, Metroid, MK, SSB et al with Pikmin, SMG2, SMB, more Metroid all on the way with no sign of anything really new. So, thile I love Nintendo as much as the next guy and say, with no problem, that I'd prefer a MP game to a COD EVERY SINGLE TIME and also would loobe a new Mario RPG or Starfox game even I cannot say they aren't head and shoulders the worst company for rehashing former glories and calling it new! Make a new IP in proper game form Nintendo as, right now, it seems like all you now do is think of bariations on existing themes and that's not creatively healthy. People can point at Ratchet/Insomniac but since Pikmin they've still managed two games in their new Resistance IP AND are rumoured to be working on another for that and another completely new IP(action RPG). Any talk aimed at Nintendo not being forthcoming with new goodies is VERY fair as is the "milking" criticism whch only happens because they ARE worse than anye for it-it ceryainly isn't that others don't merely that Ninty wrote the fekkin book! With help from team Sonic possibly, of late.
Mastiff -- I'm not sure if I totally agree. What's more original? Making FPS games that only have a difference in geography and time period, or doing what Nintendo has done with Metroid? Yes, the Wii will have two new Metroids this gen. One is FPS-ish. But Other M goes back to Metroid's original, 2D-ish roots in third person. I'd say that's risky, especially bringing Team Ninja in. They'll be completely different types of games. OTOH, Mario is in a TON of mascot games. But dedicated Super Mario platformers? I just made a list a few posts ago: 9 games in 25 years. That compares favorably to what GTA and Halo have been giving us. I agree that Nintendo could use some new IP, but honestly, because they've been around so long, they have a laundry list of old ones that have not yet even seen the light of day on Wii -- F Zero, KI, Star Fox, Pikmin, etc. They're damned if they make new IPs, and they're damned if they don't respect their old franchises.
worst ever. I actually wished that they didnt say what it was becuase not knowing is way more exciting then the actual thing.. Why would anyone want to play that game.
Nostalgia? You do know that a lot of people actually enjoyed the first game. Plus, who's to say that this one will be a bad experience?
this is it??
i like excitebike, but people were hyping the crap out of this game and for a wiiware game?
I'm certainly not blown away but a upgrade of the basic excitebike formula with a track editor and online competition. Why would you be whining about this? Sounds sweetI But i guess if you started your gaming when games became 3d you wouldn't exactly understand why this might be intresting and even exiting to some people. Of course HD kids will be whining reguardless. It's good news for nintendo afterall and they are jealous. Last good news ps3 got was stats on the last quality exclusives for ps3 and the one quality exclusive for 360. Guess we can all be happier when ratchet and clank comes to Wii HD because Sony gamers don't want to play as an animal and a robot.
in! Not mind blowing but cool none the less.
About what I expected. I'm not overly thrilled, but I am a fan of the original, and playing an updated version online sounds really fun. I'll probably buy it. Also, it's not just a complete remake, since it'll have 3D environments. http://wii.ign.com/articles... IGN probably initially thought this would be an all-new console game to be sold at retail. Once they found out it was a WiiWare update, they got disappointed. It sounds like a neat idea. Just got overhyped at IGN.
I may be off on age here, but anyone I'd say 23 or maybe 24+ can remember how dope that game was back on the NES. There was even a gameboy version too. And if you are part of that age group, you can't help but smile watching the WiiWare footage. I'm not big on WiiWare games but I'd buy this one. I loved excite bike as a kid. Maybe the next WiiWare game will be RC Pro AM ;) (showing my age a bit here lol). Excite bike was like the foundation for later games like Stunt Race FX and even Wave Race 64 (My favorite sim racer ever). What's all this talk about Nintendo rehashing? Do they rehash? Hell yeah. Are they the only company to rehash? Hell NO. You know the double standard here is incredible: Nintendo does motion control=bad. Sony/M$ do motion control=good. CoD3-4-5-6=good Halo-3-odst-reach=good RE5, LP2, FF13 (!) =good GT5=good. Mario Galaxy 2=rehash, NSMB=rehash and unoriginal. LOL! I never knew that industry innovation relied solely on Nintendo..but when you really look at it..I guess it does.
What I wouldn't give for an RC pro am with the same features this one is boasting. That would be sick!! Online RC pro am would blow my freaking mind.
Disturbed minds must think alike. I was thinking about RC Pro Am about two weeks ago when I went on a VC shopping spree (bought the first three Castlevanias and played them all weekend). I would LOVE to play that game again. But wasn't it made by Rare? If so, then there's no chance of it appearing on VC. Arius -- Same here. I think there's probably some people on here who really got into gaming last gen. And that's cool, but our reference points for "core gaming" or the like are vastly different. I'm like you -- Excite Bike was a game I used to play constantly at my neighbor's. I pulled all nighters for Castlevania II. When my brother bought the original Zelda, I was in complete awe. Last gen, I was addicted to GTA. But I sorta burned myself out on it. Maybe that's why I'm partial to Zelda and Metroid now. I used to play them all the time, but I lapsed. And now I can't get enough.
It's clear what part of the hardcore nintendo is going for. This console is for the gamers that loved console gaming before gaming became geared toward movie watchers. It took a he'll of a fight to get gaming back from the icy grips of button mash movie gaming but here we are. Now if we could just get our arcades going again. The next gen system will make every one else happy. Yet if you can make the true hardcore happy then you can not make new fans. This is the main problem of the hd Guys. I mean hell I got the complete set of neogeo stuff and even more sequels that only the true hardcore would love.
I love how the trolls are all over this one with their ignorance. Gotta love the SOwhiNY fanboys on this site... They are all up in arms for what is the 23rd FF game in 20 years but dont dare let Nintendo have a remake.. I guess they are just happy to have SOny rehashes. Where its the exact same game only Sony gives it a different name to fool the sheep. Let's not call it God of War this gen, lets call it heavenly sword... Let's steal Tomb Raider and call it Uncharted, the clowns that buy our games dont know any better. Hell we pulled Rumble out called it last gen and then after a year shafted them all to buy a controller with Rumble. Those fools didnt notice the difference.