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  • TopStarRacer: Happy birthday BTC! :D
    January 10, 2018, 03:48:28 AM
  • JoomX: Got a birthday coming up, eh BTC?  Make it a good one...  :)
    January 06, 2018, 04:58:58 PM
  • JoomX: Well, it's 2018.  9 years old and EB is still the best racing game on the planet...
    January 01, 2018, 04:20:18 PM
  • JoomX: Back at ya, Top.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  And yes, EB 2018 would be the best Christmas gift...
    December 24, 2017, 05:14:14 PM
  • TopStarRacer: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! Here's hoping a new EB comes out in 2018! We can dream right?
    December 24, 2017, 12:07:19 AM
  • JoomX: Wow, four members here today.  It's a revival...  ;D
    December 13, 2017, 11:20:09 PM
  • theJudeAbides: Just need Snooog and Big Air to come back... and for theJude to go away. :D :P
    December 13, 2017, 05:59:08 AM
  • FLASH: Not at all! That's not even the comic book Barry Allen, but I'm ok with Ezra Miller as the Flash. Superman is more my speed these days  8)
    December 10, 2017, 10:17:37 AM
  • TopStarRacer: Hey FLASH! I saw Justice League the other day. How much do you relate to FLASH? :P
    December 08, 2017, 08:45:44 PM
  • JoomX: Good to see you too, Flash.  Too bad we don't have a good game we could all get into and hang out more often...
    December 08, 2017, 01:51:51 PM
  • FLASH: Long time no see Agent C! Good to see you around! BTC wished me a Happy Thanksgiving a few weeks ago so I figured I'd check in and see what's up. Hope you all are doing well!
    December 08, 2017, 01:33:09 PM
  • JoomX: Yes it would, Top.  Miss chatting with the old crew, including Dynamo.  And hey there, Agent C, good to see you...  :)
    December 04, 2017, 12:45:57 PM
  • TopStarRacer: Now if only BIG AIR and Snooog could pop nice to hear from those old farts.
    December 02, 2017, 01:14:34 AM
  • TopStarRacer: The legend himself, how is the ol' AC?  Miss racing and chatting with you!
    December 02, 2017, 01:13:34 AM
  • Agent C: ;D
    December 01, 2017, 07:33:59 PM
  • Agent C: Oh, and Nintendo Switch sucks, wouldn't buy it for $50!
    December 01, 2017, 07:33:29 PM
  • Agent C: See, been that long, forgot it tells who is saying what! :P
    December 01, 2017, 07:31:55 PM
  • Agent C: Agent C, checking in after a long time. Hope everyone is doing well. I'm still around.
    December 01, 2017, 07:30:57 PM
  • JoomX: 33rd?  Wow...
    December 01, 2017, 11:42:04 AM
  • TopStarRacer: Happy 33rd Birthday Excitebike, the one that started it all!
    November 30, 2017, 11:32:16 AM

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General Discussion / Re: NFL
« on: January 17, 2018, 12:05:25 AM »
That was an amazing fourth quarter to that game. With three of the four teams playing next week having never won a Super Bowl, I'm pulling for a Jaguars/Vikings SB. I say Vikings instead of the Eagles because the Vikings would be the first team to have home-field advantage in the Super Bowl and that's got to be pretty cool.

ExciteBots: Trick Racing / Re: ExciteBots Memes & Humor
« on: November 17, 2017, 03:34:06 AM »
I just see a little circle with a slot, TJ...  ???


Penny Arcade / Re: 2048
« on: September 10, 2017, 10:33:55 PM »
Well, I suck at 2048.  Too bad it's not called 64...  ;D

I hit 1024 so many times I was wishing the game was called 1024 instead haha.

Penny Arcade / Re: 2048
« on: September 10, 2017, 02:25:29 PM »
Achieved my first 2048 tile yesterday. The game became a lot more addicting once you figure out how to control the board. I will be trying for 4096 next! :D

Did you ever reach 16,384 Jude?

ExciteBots: Trick Racing / Re: What???????
« on: June 16, 2017, 06:06:54 PM »
I think that may be a spam account because that video had been posted before. This was recorded before the server shutdown and shared by someone else.

I don't know, I think I'd take an Excitebots Deluxe  :P

Okay...I might make an exception there. :P

But there would need to be like 25 more courses, more balanced bots, and playable mirror mode online.  8)

I wish Nintendo would stop "deluxing" games from the Wii U for the Switch, screwing Wii U investors such as myself, and make a new Excite title better than ExciteBots.  8)

I've been looking on EBay for good deals, should have another one soon...

When you get one Joom, let me know if you need any help getting homebrew on it and setting it up for the Wiimmfi server. I'd be great to race with you again!

Has anyone ever tried this? I decided to play some ExciteBots this evening (using the modified ISO file on my USB drive that connects to the Wiimmfi server) and was able to search for a match. Of course, I didn't find one as according to their statstics site, I was the only one online.

According to this page, there are 193 profiles registered to this game too, which is cool...but the activity level is practically dead (only 8 log-ins in the last week).

Anyways, if any of you have Homebrew and is willing to connect to the Wiimmfi server, I'd love to race again sometime...

Offline / Re: Offline Record Reporting Thread
« on: April 03, 2017, 06:21:29 PM »
Did you ever upload these, TopStar?  I'd love to take a look at some of them.

There never really was interested in those records so I never got around to pushing them out there. I have three uploaded on my channel, with the rest sitting on my hard drive. I've got some time this week I can use to upload some, including my Bronze Mexico run. I'll post when I put them out there and update my video thread.

Edit: The Silver China run is actually outdated as I have a better S-Grade time recorded since that video was uploaded's the mediocre playlist for this series:

Videos / Re: TopStar's milestone 10,000th win video...
« on: March 20, 2017, 07:59:26 PM »
Throwback Monday? It hasn't been six years has it? My YouTube channel turns six tomorrow too.  :o :o 8)

Wii U / Re: Nintendo Switch (NX)
« on: March 12, 2017, 01:48:12 PM »
I've got no plans on buying the Switch unless an ExciteBots online enabled re-release comes out or better yet, a quality sequel.

Fast RMX looks awesome but I only recently bought Face Racing NEO for the Wii U, the previous game in the series, so I'll focus on beating that game first.

Videos / Re: TopStar's ExciteBots Uploads
« on: March 08, 2017, 04:21:06 PM »
The Jump Combo stunt video has arrived! Watching it over again, I can see where I could add more jumps to this, extending the count over 60...but I also remember how hard it was to keep the streak going as it was without screwing up. This wasn't easy!

Videos / Re: TopStar's ExciteBots Uploads (March 2017 Update)
« on: March 07, 2017, 08:31:16 PM »
Hello EBTR friends, I hope everyone is doing well! Today I decided to upload most of my backlog of videos that I've had sitting on my hard drive but never uploaded.

Silver China - 1:26.8 Time
Bronze Scotland - 422 Base
Soccer - 66
Leg Challenge - 145

The minigame ones and Silver China's beeline are just updates from previously uploaded videos so there's nothing really new about those but you're welcome to re-visit them again if you'd like!

Tomorrow I'll be uploading my fifth and final stunts video, my 59-consecutive jump combos! Look forward to that and more!  8)

Also the first post of this topic has been updated with all of my EBTR videos that may perk your interest so check it out!

Apparently there was a re-release of Excite bots on the Wii U on December 15th, and I saw an article that had some interesting news about Nintendo filing a Trademark on Excite truck. I think it's interesting that Nintendo has waited so long to file for a trademark. Maybe they are working on something.

Re-releasing ExciteBots on the Wii U was something I had been anticipating...only I was anticipating it with online.  >:( $19.99 without the game's best feature? Not sold.

As far as the Switch goes, I think I'm only going to buy one if a sequel game to EBTR comes out for it.

Wii U / Nintendo Switch (NX)
« on: October 20, 2016, 12:42:33 PM »
The Nintendo NX was officially revealed to be called the Nintendo Switch this morning and Nintendo showed a 3 minute trailer revealing what it does. What are your guys' initial thoughts on Nintendo's newest console?

I think the concept is really awesome. As someone who has primary played his 3DS over the Wii U, a mobile option is definitely welcome. I hope the battery life is strong on it though (but if I were to take a guess, the stationary part probably charges the mobile controller).

One thing that bothers me though is the lack of motion controls. Will the Wii controllers be compatiable with the Switch in any way? How else could we play Wii Virtual Console/ WiiWare games without it? I can't download ExciteBots from the eShop and not have the controller to play it!  :'( That's my only gripe regarding the console right now. It looks great and look forward to learning more about it.

Videos / Re: TopStar's ExciteBots Uploads
« on: October 05, 2016, 04:06:24 PM »
Stunt video #4 of 5 is up! Watch as I air spin away or should I say axel away?

If the NX is getting an Excite game at launch or ExciteBots with online capabilities for WiiWare, I'm there. Otherwise, I can't see myself getting the console. I bought the Wii U two years ago and honestly it's been relatively unused. I've been playing the 3DS since ExciteBots went dark.

Huh, I never took part in this topic...

1. Competition
I miss the heated rivalries between me and other top racers, trading wins with each other, and giving smack talk to each other on voice chat or in the discuss recent races thread.

2. Records
I miss seeing records being broken and new highs being reached. It's crazy how much the high scores from 2009 increased in the five years this game was online. I'll admit though, we were reaching the limits by the time online ended as most high scores required farming the whole course before the timer expired. Good times when records were being broken by 10-15 stars daily though...

3. Communication
I miss all the great ways we used to communicate in the lobby. Flashing the lobster for Poker, tipping the frog's hat for goodbye, or simply flashing the chicken because you're opponent was, well, a chicken. :P

4. Get-Togethers
Despite the online being so small and we often found ourselves racing together often, friend room events were a blast to partake in. Sure, there was a fair share of conflict but it was often worked out...if not, conflict was taken to the ice in School Finland where it would be boxed out with the crabs. :P Nowhere else you could find that, huh?

5. Jooming
Last but not least, I miss racing Joom. He would claim to be having the worst race of his life and somehow beat us by a good amount of stars. Of course Jooming still exists (just look above where he claims he wasn't good at the game haha!) but Jooming on the tracks is without a doubt missed.  ;)

Videos / Re: Lego Excitebot
« on: August 16, 2016, 07:35:22 PM »
Welcome to the site, Fawful! Glad you were able to get passed the security questions at last. :P

I remember those videos, definitely a unique take on the bots. We would love to see updated versions when you've got the time, maybe you could try designing them with their special paint jobs!

Unfortunately, Nintendo discontinued the Wi-Fi on the DS/Wii a little over two years ago. so games including ExciteBots have been offline only since. Until a sequel is released or Nintendo releases a Wi-Fi compatiable eShop version of ExciteBots, we're stuck to playing locally. There is a way to play online but it requires the use of homebrew and the Wiimmfi server. It's been a long time since I've tried to go online using that and the last time I did, I was getting errors. I may have messed something up or the server hosts altered something, I'm not sure.

Videos / Re: TopStar's ExciteBots Uploads
« on: August 06, 2016, 06:50:35 PM »

That was absurd, Top.  Or maybe.............phenomenal?

I was surprised at the crash at the end, but I bet that happened a lot practicing that run.  :P

Nice stuff, and good advertising...  ;)

Thanks Joom! I've been really bad at getting these videos out there haha. I've got only a few more videos left before I've pretty much finished the core set of videos (that I should have finished like...4 years ago) which include:

- 25 Super Excite 1st Place Records
- 25 Beelining Runs
- 25 Execution Extremes
- 10 Minigames
- 5 Stunts

Fastest S-Grades and Mirror Mode series' will come....eventually. :P

Videos / Re: TopStar's ExciteBots Uploads
« on: August 05, 2016, 05:05:18 PM »
Finally uploaded my 3rd stunts video, tree runs! Watch how I managed to obtain the absurd 233 tree run record.

Great to see you share them again Joom. I was organizing my ExciteBots folder a while back and found only a couple that I downloaded in there. Went searching for more that you did but I don't think I found any (perhaps they were lost in the transfer?). I was going to ask for them but you were MIA during that time.

I'll have to find time this weekend to listen to them!

Videos / Re: TopStar's ExciteBots Uploads
« on: March 22, 2016, 09:58:15 PM »
Better?  :-*

That's the nice thing about being in control, you don't have to put up with what other people don't want to do...  ;)

Better.  8)

Videos / Re: TopStar's ExciteBots Uploads
« on: March 22, 2016, 09:36:41 PM »

And yeah, they do.  Just have to delete the "s" from the "https".  Fixed it...

Oh okay. I remember it showing the full thumbnail though, not half of it enlarged. :P

Videos / Re: TopStar's ExciteBots Uploads
« on: March 22, 2016, 07:47:18 PM »
Top, I get a "This video does not exist" error.  :(

And yeah, that water drift on Sc Can is a standard part of a run.  I've tried myself (long time ago) to see how far I could push it.

Looking forward to the video...

Was missing the "k" at the end of the url, it's fixed now though. Also videos don't embed anymore?

Videos / Re: TopStar's ExciteBots Uploads
« on: March 22, 2016, 07:08:26 PM »
First of five stunt videos to be uploaded. Today I bring you the Drift stunt record. Most of you are already aware of the School Canada drift exploit so there's nothing to explain here.

Offline / Re: Offline Record Reporting Thread
« on: March 17, 2016, 06:45:11 PM »
Well the deed has been done. I've broken all my old stunt records this year and at last have a video of each of them. I finally broke my old Jump Combo record of 42 with a consecutive chain of 59 jumps. :o

Offline / Re: Offline Record Reporting Thread
« on: February 23, 2016, 04:24:49 PM »
Broke the Bar Challenge Minigame record of 85 to 90. I can say with certainty that this score can't go any higher.

Offline / Re: Offline Record Reporting Thread
« on: February 17, 2016, 07:48:50 PM »
Wow, trying to remember how exactly I performed my Air stunt record, I actually figured out a strategy that absolutely crushed my previous air time. :o

Old record was:
[5918.82'] -- [01/27/2013] -- Gold Tasmania -- TopStar (Hummingbird)

New record is:
[7821.73'] -- [02/17/2016] -- Gold Tasmania -- TopStar (Hummingbird)

I also crushed the "Air" Spin record as well.

Old record was:
[7560] -- [01/27/2013] -- Silver Finland -- TopStar (Roach)

New record is:
[10440] -- [02/17/2016] -- Silver Finland -- TopStar (Roach)

Another one, this time tree run and just like last time, actually connecting all the major tree runs in Platinum Canada is a pain in the behind.

Old record was:
[214] -- [01/28/2013] -- Platinum Canada -- TopStar (Lizard)

New record is:
[233] -- [02/18/2016] -- Platinum Canada -- TopStar (Lizard)

Offline / Re: Offline Record Reporting Thread
« on: February 12, 2016, 09:33:51 PM »
Broke the old Drift record of 8435.44' set back on January 27th, 2013 today. The new record is now 8570.64'.

While I'm at it, I also broke the Sports Minigame record last month, not by stars but by improving upon the time completed.

I'm trying to record all of my achievements and since I didn't have videos documenting my previous records...I had to go back and break them all over again. :P

Offline / Re: Offline Record Reporting Thread
« on: February 11, 2016, 11:53:23 AM »
I knew you'd someday return to start re-claiming records, TopStar.  *sigh* Are you gonna make me dust off my Wii and start beating your oh-so-precious Turtle High scores?!? :D :P :o

Touch my turtle and the hummingbird dies.  >:(  :)

Offline / Re: Offline Record Reporting Thread
« on: February 10, 2016, 08:36:21 PM »
Updated the Fastest S-Grade Times with 24 new records since it was last updated. Expect to see videos for them uploaded eventually.

General Discussion / Re: Recording games...
« on: January 29, 2016, 10:16:34 PM »
So I invested in a new capture card to replace the Dazzle I was using. I now have the Elgato HD60 and love how much better it is. The software is easier to use than Pinnacle and I can now record HD content. :D

Also after over 6 years I realized my Wii was set to 480i on an HDTV instead of 480p. Noticed quite the difference in capture quality.  :-X

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