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pc_ebike: MAME ROM Information.


Excitebike (c) 1984 Nintendo.

A dirt bike game.


Nintendo PlayChoice-10 hardware

Game ID : EB

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz), N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Sound Chips : N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), DAC

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 320

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Nintendo ran out of Excitebike boards when marketing to the U.S. market in the mid-1980s. So they opened up their Famicom boards, stuck them into U.S. cartridges, attached a NES-Joint-1 and marketed them to the U.S.

The main character of Excitebike (as well as his pallet-swapped rivals) appear as assist trophy characters in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii.

Excitebike's gameplay was parodied in a sketch on the television show 'Robot Chicken'.

An Excitebike visualizer was included in the Nintendo DSi and 3DS that is used while playing music from your SD card on Nintendo DSi Sound or Nintendo 3DS Sound.


* Faster remount : rapidly tap A+B to get back on the bike faster.


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 Super Famicom (1997, Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium 'Satellaview (BS-X)'): downloaded via satellite broadcasting station in Japan called St.Giga to a BS-X cartridge. Only in Japan.

Nintendo 64 (2000, "Excitebike 64" as an unlockable extra)

Nintendo GameCube (2001, "Animal Crossing" as an unlockable Bonus game)

Nintendo Game Boy Advance (2002, "E- Readers" Series)

Nintendo Game Boy Advance (2004, "Famicom Mini" Series)

Nintendo Wii (2007, "Virtual Console")

Nintendo 3DS (2011, eShop "3D Classics") A magnific re-mastered version, featuring 3D effects!

* Computers :

NEC PC-8801 (1985)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b6 [Ernesto Corvi]


- 0.88u2: Changed description to 'Excite Bike (PlayChoice-10)'.

- 0.37b6: Ernesto Corvi added 'PlayChoice-10: Excite Bike' (Nintendo 1984).

- 4th August 2000: Ernesto Corvi sent in a fully working Playchoice 10 driver with support for Excite Bike, Super Mario Bros, Duck Hunt, Pro Wrestling, Rush N' Attack, Contra, The Goonies, Ninja Gaiden and Super Mario Bros 3.


- GAME A: Solo run track, Game B: Motocross race

- Accelerator = Press A and Turbo Speed = Press B

- If turbo used too much, engine overheats. Watch temp meter ride thru Cool Zones to prevent overheating.

- Steer bike = Control UP/DOWN, Raise front = Control Left and Lower front = Control Right

- Jump distance is determined by speed and angle. Adjust bike's angle to land equally on both wheels!

- Do a wheely to get over small objects.

Recommended Games (Motorbike):

Super Rider


Excite Bike (PlayChoice-10)

Jumping Cross

Kick Start Wheelie King

Vs. Excitebike


Hang-On Jr.

Super Hang-On

Super Hang-On (Mega-Tech)

Vs. Mach Rider

Enduro Racer

Super Cross II

Racing Hero

World Grand Prix

GP Rider

Riding Hero

Moto Frenzy

Stadium Cross

Suzuka 8 Hours

Suzuka 8 Hours 2

Cyber Cycles

Manx TT Superbike


Romset: 33 kb / 4 files / 19.9 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="pc_ebike" sourcefile="playch10.c" romof="playch10">
              <description>Excite Bike (PlayChoice-10)</description>
              <biosset name="dual" description="Dual Monitor Version" default="yes"/>
              <biosset name="single" description="Single Monitor Version"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.8t" merge="pch1-c.8t" bios="dual" size="16384" crc="d52fa07a" sha1="55cabf52ae10c050c2229081a80b9fe5454ab8c5" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pck1-c.8t" merge="pck1-c.8t" bios="single" size="16384" crc="503ee8b1" sha1="3bd20bc71cac742d1b8c1430a6426d0a19db7ad0" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u3eb" size="8192" crc="8ff0e787" sha1="35a6d7186dee4fd4ba015ec0db5181768411aa3c" region="maincpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.8p" merge="pch1-c.8p" size="8192" crc="30c15e23" sha1="69166afdb2fe827c7f1919cdf4197caccbd961fa" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.8m" merge="pch1-c.8m" size="8192" crc="c1232eee" sha1="beaf9fa2d091a3c7f70c51e966d885b1f9f0935f" region="gfx1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.8k" merge="pch1-c.8k" size="8192" crc="9acffb30" sha1="b814f10ef23f2ca445fabafcbf7f25e2d454ba8c" region="gfx1" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.6f" merge="pch1-c.6f" size="256" crc="e5414ca3" sha1="d2878411cda84ffe0afb2e538a67457f51bebffb" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.6e" merge="pch1-c.6e" size="256" crc="a2625c6e" sha1="a448b47c9289902e26a3d3c4c7d5a7968c385e81" region="proms" offset="100"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.6d" merge="pch1-c.6d" size="256" crc="1213ebd4" sha1="0ad386fc3eab5e53c0288ad1de33639a9e461b7c" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="rp2c0x.pal" merge="rp2c0x.pal" size="192" crc="48de65dc" sha1="d10acafc8da9ff479c270ec01180cca61efe62f5" region="palette" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u1eb" size="16384" crc="3a94fa0b" sha1="6239e91ccefdc017d233cbae388c6568a17ed04b" region="cart" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="u2eb" size="8192" crc="e5f72401" sha1="a8bf028e1a62677e48e88cf421bb2a8051eb800c" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="security.prm" size="16" crc="a0263750" sha1="2ab6e43c2bc4c07fc7887defc4fc81502167ef60" region="rp5h01" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="cart" name="N2A03" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="nes" name="N2A03" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="top" 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" />
              <display tag="bottom" 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" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Units of time (coin A/coin B)" tag="SW1" mask="63">
                     <dipvalue name="300/0" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/100" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/200" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/300" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/400" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/500" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/600" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/700" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/800" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/900" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/0" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/200" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/400" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/500" value="15"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/600" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/800" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1000" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1100" value="17"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1200" value="18"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1300" value="19"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1400" value="20"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1500" value="21"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1600" value="22"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1700" value="23"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1800" value="24"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1900" value="25"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1000" value="26"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1200" value="27"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1400" value="28"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1500" value="31"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1600" value="29"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1800" value="30"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2000" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2100" value="33"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2200" value="34"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2300" value="35"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2400" value="36"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2500" value="37"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2600" value="38"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2700" value="39"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2800" value="40"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2900" value="41"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2000" value="42"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2200" value="43"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2400" value="44"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2500" value="47"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2600" value="45"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2800" value="46"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3000" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3100" value="49"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3200" value="50"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3300" value="51"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3400" value="52"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3500" value="53"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3600" value="54"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3700" value="55"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3800" value="56"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3900" value="57"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3000" value="58"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3200" value="59"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3400" value="60"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3500" value="63"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3600" value="61"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3800" value="62"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="SW1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="SW1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Timer speed" tag="SW2" mask="191">
                     <dipvalue name="60 units per second" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="30 units per second" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="20 units per second" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="15 units per second" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="10 units per second" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6 units per second" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 units per second" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 units per second" value="19"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 units per second" value="24"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 units per second" value="34"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 unit per second" value="63" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 unit every 4 seconds" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Mode" tag="SW2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 1" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 2" value="64"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="768"/>

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