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Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium (JP) is a downloadable Satellaview video game that was only made available in Japan for the Super Famicom.

The game is a remake/adaptation of the NES classic Excitebike that features updated graphics and Mario characters such as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi. There were four versions in all, each one adding a new character and other features.

Gameplay

The gameplay is almost identical to the one in the original Excitebike. It's the same kind of obstacles and the overheating is present. The only difference apart from the graphics is the new "SUPER" mode. There are coins spread out on the course, and by grabbing five of them, the player enters the super mode. This means that the player can boost unlimited without overheating. The super mode lasts until the player crashes, but it's still possible to grab five more coins and enter the super mode again.

Characters

  • Mario, Luigi, and Toad were all in version one.
  • Wario was added to the second version.
  • Princess Peach was added to the third version.
  • Yoshi was added to the fourth and final version, however Luigi was removed.
  • Red and green Koopa Troopa were included as non-playable A.I.

Release info

Like many other Satellaview games, Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium 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.

Trivia

  • "Bun Bun" is a Japanese onomatopoeia for buzzing sounds.

References

  1. Satellaview soundlink schedule info
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