Original version: Excitebike, released on 1984/11/30 for Nintendo Famicom
There haven’t been many appreciation articles for 1984, and the reason for this is simple: it was the middle of the video game crash. Americans made a few notable games for arcade and home computer, but the console was basically dead. Across the Pacific, however, things were just beginning to heat up. In 1983 Nintendo released their first console, named the Famicom (ファミコン) (short for “Family Computer”) and immediately started putting out a decent variety of games. Let’s take a look at one of the games from their Sports series.