Excite (エキサイト, Excite) is a series of racing games that debuted with Excitebike, a motorcycle racing game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. There have been four subsequent installments: Excitebike 64, Excite Truck, Excitebots: Trick Racing and the download-only WiiWare game Excitebike: World Rally.
The original Excitebike was rereleased for the e-Reader, a Game Boy Advance accessory, in 2002. In 2004, it was rereleased again for the GBA in an actual cartridge as part of the Classic NES Series, and was remade with new camera effects in 3D Classics: Excitebike for the Nintendo 3DS.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee
It was briefly rumoured that, along with Balloon Fighter, 'Excitebiker' was going to be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee to represent the NES era of games. Ultimately, that position went to the Ice Climbers, and in the released game, Excitebike is only an obtainable trophy.
A horde of Excitebike riders appear as a collective Assist Trophy in Brawl. They appear in their original 8-bit form, and they will drop from the sky in masses, before riding around the stage inflicting small damage and knockback to anyone who stands in their way. However, they will willingly drive off of the edge of the stage.
There are multiple Excite related stickers in Brawl. Artwork of an Excitebike rider, similar to the riders from the assist trophy, is one. Boulder, Firefly, Rad, and Wolf, four of the vehicles available in Excite Truck, are also stickers.
The music track Excite Truck, taken directly from the Wii game of the same title. It plays on Mario Circuit.
The Excite universe is no longer represented in Assist Trophy form in Super Smash Bros. 4. However, there is a collectible Trophy of the Excitebike Racer.
Excite Truck returns from Brawl, where it once again plays on that game's Mario Circuit stage.
Once again, the Excitebike racers do not reprise their role as an Assist Trophy, but one does appears as a Spirit in Ultimate. Additionally, Excitebots: Trick Racing is given representation for the first time with the Beetle vehicle appearing as a spirit.
The music track "Excite Truck" returns as an "Other" track, available to play on several stages representing universes with no playable characters or that consist of only a single game.
The following characters from the series are spirits.