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Excitebike: BunBun Mario Battle Stadium
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The title screen for ExciteBike: Bunbun Mario Battle
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Distributor(s) St.GIGA
Director(s) Yoshinori Tsuchiyama
Producer(s) Satoshi Yamato
Designer(s) Kyoko Kimura
Yoshinori Tsuchiyama
Artist(s) Yoichi Kotabe(Illustration)
Keiko Izawa(Title Logo design)
Sound Yuichi Ozaki
Voice actor(s)
First Broadcast(s) May 11, 1997 (Week 1)
May 18, 1997 (Week 2)
Nov. 2, 1997 (Week 3)
Nov. 9, 1997 (Week 4)
Hours 18:00-19:00, 19:00-20:00
Download
location(s)
Reception Stadium
Bagupotamia Temple
Rerun(s) July 6, 1997 - July 19, 1997
Jan. 11, 1998 - Jan. 24, 1998
Required hardware 8M Memory Pack

Excitebike: BunBun Mario Battle Stadium (エキサイトバイク ぶんぶんマリオバトルスタジアム) is an obscure remake/adaptation of the NES title, Excitebike. In this game, all human bikers were replaced with Mario characters. The game was somewhat based on the Mario Kart series. 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.

EpisodesEdit

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

  • Episode 1 featured: Mario, Luigi, and Toad.
  • Episode 2 featured: Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Toad.
  • Episode 3 featured: Mario, Luigi, Wario, Princess Peach, and Toad.
  • Episode 4 featured: Mario, Yoshi, Wario, Princess Peach, and Toad.

CharactersEdit

There are six main characters: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Wario, and Yoshi. Red and Green Koopa Troopas appear as non-playable opponents.

Release InfoEdit

Like many other Satellaview games, Excitebike was released in four installments.[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.

CameosEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Satellaview soundlink schedule info. Retrieved 2009-12-16.

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