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excitebk: MAME ROM Information.


Vs. Excitebike (c) 1984 Nintendo.

A dirt bike game.


Main CPU : N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Sound Chips : N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), DAC (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 64

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


James Hillard holds the official record for this game with 398,730 points.


1. Excitebike (1984, Nintendo NES)

2. Vs. Excitebike (1984)

3. Excitebike 64 (2000, Nintendo 64)

4. Excite Truck (2006, Nintendo Wii)

5. Excitebots - Trick Racing (2009, Nintendo Wii)

6. Excitebike - World Rally (2009, Nintendo Wii - WiiWare)


Designer : Shigeru Miyamoto


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom Disk (1988)

Nintendo 64 (2000, "Excitebike 64") : unlockable extra.

Game Boy Advance (2002, "E-Reader" Series)

Game Boy Advance (2004, "Famicon Mini" Series)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.37b11 [Howie Cohen]

Artwork available


- 0.137u4: Added 'Unknown' dipswitch.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (excitbkj) to (excitebkj).

- 0.81u9: Chack'n fixed rom names in clone (Japan).

- 0.79u1: Fixed rom names.

- 0.66: Changed 'Unknown' to 'Unused' dipswitch.

- 0.60: Changed parent and clone descriptions to 'Vs. Excitebike'. Removed 3rd button. Added 'Unknown' dipswitch.

- 0.57: Fixed missing letters after the first race in clone Excitebike (Japan).

- 0.37b12: Added clone Excitebike (Japan). Added dipswitches 'Bonus', '1st Half Qualifying Time' and '2nd Half Qualifying Time'.

- 0.37b11: Howie Cohen added Excitebike (Nintendo 1984).

- 6th January 2001: Howie Cohen fixed several bugs in the VSNES driver and added RBI Baseball, VS Baseball and VS Mahjong.

- 1st January 2001: Howie Cohen finally submitted the long awaited VSNES driver, with most of the games having correct colors and sound.

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Romset: 49 kb / 7 files / 30.7 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="excitebk" sourcefile="vsnes.c">
              <description>Vs. Excitebike</description>
              <rom name="mds-eb4.1d" size="8192" crc="7e54df1d" sha1="38d878041976386e8608c73133040b18d0e4b9cd" region="maincpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="mds-eb4.1c" size="8192" crc="89baae91" sha1="6aebf13c415e3246edf7daa847533b7e3ae0425f" region="maincpu" offset="a000"/>
              <rom name="mds-eb4.1b" size="8192" crc="4c0c2098" sha1="078f24ce02f5fb91d7ed7fa59aec8efbec38aed1" region="maincpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="mds-eb4.1a" size="8192" crc="b9ab7110" sha1="89e3bd5f42b5b5e869ee46afe4f25a1a17d3814d" region="maincpu" offset="e000"/>
              <rom name="mds-eb4.2b" size="8192" crc="80be1f50" sha1="d8544b9a0a9d8719ab601fa9c68c4305385b14c7" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mds-eb4.2a" size="8192" crc="a9b49a05" sha1="c14706e6a5524f81e79c101e32deef9f3d60de3f" region="gfx1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="rp2c04-0003.pal" size="192" crc="fd6c578b" sha1="653182ce0cbaff66a8fc5788e32cc088b6735f2e" region="palette" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="N2A03" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="nes1" name="N2A03" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac1" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen1" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="240" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="4024320" htotal="256" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW0" mask="7">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="7"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Bike" tag="DSW0" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="100k and Every 50k" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Every 100k" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100k Only" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="None" value="24"/>
              <dipswitch name="1st Half Qualifying Time" tag="DSW0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="2nd Half Qualifying Time" tag="DSW0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="512"/>

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