Though the game's pulled off really well in the Famicom Mini version, the game has already been available twice on the GBA...so the air's been let out of the tires just a bit. It's still a worthy and amazingly fun addition to the classic collection.
Its not the prettiest, nor the best sounding game around, far from it, but the gameplay gives it a heart and soul a lot of technically superior games can only dream of, making Excitebike relevant all these years after its original release.
A solid trip down memory lane for fans of the original NES game. But is that trip worth $20? Probably not. If Excitebike had been part of a larger compilation of NES classics, it would be much more welcome.