Racing games have always been easy to enjoy. The formula is simple enough for most people to grasp: Race against the clock, or other players, and be the first to cross the finish line. The genre's been around about as long as gaming has, and it has always been evolving. With Excitebike, Nintendo brought high jumps, stunts, and wipe outs to the forefront, placing as much emphasis on tricks as on the racing itself. In some cases, winning the race came secondary to pulling off sweet stunts on the little, pixelated bikes – and even though it sucked when it happened to you, the wipe outs were always entertaining.