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Excitebike by Sean Clarity [05 Feb 2007|01:54pm]


Excitebike
Illustrator, acrylics and orysmacolor pencil on canvas, 11x17

Excitebike just never got old; all the other NES games just seemed to wear out on me. But there was no shortage of retarded possibilities my brother and I could explore by making custom tracks... which were almost entirely composed of speed boosts and "H" jumps -- the small, triangle jumps that would send you flying when preceded by twenty speed boosts.

It also had some of the best animation from the 8-bit games. The idle shaking of the bike to the exhaust were spots of quality that you didn't find in most of the old games. The simple somersault wipeouts were also a nice touch.
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