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game:mach_rider [2012/01/14 10:04]
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game:mach_rider [2012/01/16 10:23]
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 ======Mach Rider====== ======Mach Rider======
-**YOU ARE MACH RIDER//​!//​**((link jingle here))+**[[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=o9hguRjAIkA|YOU ARE "MACH RIDER"]]//!//**
  
 **//Mach Rider//** is a 1985 [[hardware:​nes|NES]] game by [[company:​Nintendo]],​ similar to [[company:​Atari]]'​s //​[[game:​RoadBlasters]]//​. **//Mach Rider//** is a 1985 [[hardware:​nes|NES]] game by [[company:​Nintendo]],​ similar to [[company:​Atari]]'​s //​[[game:​RoadBlasters]]//​.
  
-((also sections for the toy, for the blurbs,--))+//Mach Rider// began as a 1972 dragster-ish toy (looking something like the games [[character:​Quadrunner]] enemies.
  
 =====Modes of play===== =====Modes of play=====
-((mention ​changing ​colours)) +Though goals vary from mode to mode, common elements include the [[character:​Quadrunner]] enemies who appear from behind the player, ​ and are colour coded by toughness; death causing barrels mostly along the edge of the track, but sometimes also on the road (also more points can be gained by defeating enemies by knocking them into barrels, rather than shooting them); ​changing ​weather conditions (slippery roads); and slippery obstacles on the ground (ie tacks, water, and oil). There are also nice palette swaps for the stages and main sprite as the stages change. 
-====Fighting==== +====Fighting ​Course==== 
-====Endurance==== +The goal here is to complete the course, avoiding both course obstacles, and the [[character:​Quadrunners]]. Before each stage the player is given two stage options to select from. 
-====Solo==== +====Endurance ​Course==== 
-====Design====+In the endurance course the goal is to cover a specified distance. Lives are not counted, though death will waste time. 
 +====Solo ​Course==== 
 +The solo course mode is the same the endurance, though without enemies. 
 +====Design ​Mode==== 
 +Here the player can construct courses from a good range of pieces, and use them in any of the above modes. This means you can make completely straight courses to cheat, or better make courses to challenge friends. Created tracks can be saved to the [[hardware:​nes#​Famicom Data Recorder]], or in the Virtual Console version, to the [[hardware:​Wii]]'​s internal memory.
  
 =====Releases===== =====Releases=====
 ====NES / Famicom==== ====NES / Famicom====
 +The standard version, as detailed above.
  
 ====Vs. Mach Rider==== ====Vs. Mach Rider====
 +The 1985 arcade versions of //Mach Rider// contain only one mode: in the Japanese release it is the fighting course, in the North American it is the Endurance course. Both versions feature the extra splash screens of [[character:​mach_rider|the character]],​ and also reward stage completion by [[theme:​revealing_images|unveiling]] parts of another version of that image, this time featuring [[character:​mach_rider|Mach Rider]] suitless, and female ala //​[[Metroid]]//​.
  
 ====Virtual Console==== ====Virtual Console====
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 ===No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle=== ===No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle===
-The stage +The stage 'Pizza with a Vengence'​ plays similarly to //Mach Rider//, and other games of its ilk. Particularly //Mach Rider//​-esque is the jingle played upon each racing segment'​s completion. 
 +  * [[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=AZiRZRpU1b4|Youtube clip]]
 ===Super Smash Bros. Melee=== ===Super Smash Bros. Melee===
 +//Melee// features covers of //Mach Rider// in the //​[[f-zero_series|F-Zero]]//​ Big Blue stage. There is also a Mach Rider trophy to be collected, accompanied by the following description:​
 +  * //'​After the destruction of his home town, Mach Rider jumped onto his machine-gun-equipped combat motorcycle and set off in search of a new home, destroying all the Quadrunners who got in his way. His motorcycle had four gears and endless ammunition. When hit, Mach Rider would break into fragments and then rejoin together.'//​
  
 +  *[[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=MgS9uVMHR7I|Melee version of music]]
 ===Super Smash Bros. Brawl=== ===Super Smash Bros. Brawl===
 +Here //Mach Rider// is represented in [[super_smash_bros_brawl#​stickers|sticker]] form, the image is taken from the illustration that features on the Japanese, and some of PAL-lands boxes. The sticker boots the strength of explosives-based moves. The same remix of the music appears again, this time in the Port Town stage.
 ===Mario Kart Wii=== ===Mario Kart Wii===
 +The Mach Bike appears as an unlockable vehicle.
 +  * [[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=_C7CLdrN63I&​t=39s|Youtube video]]
 +=====Soundtrack=====
 +  * [[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Vaj1FV9R3RI|Title Theme]]
 +  * [[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=kua1pOJq-F8|Course Select ~ Decision]]
 +  * [[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=CLG7xoD9c98|Main Theme 1]]
 +  * [[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=xIfsUYkBkxQ|Main Theme 2]]
 +  * [[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=oQq9q6JVOIE|Course Clear]]
 +  * [[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=nC-kY3Jl-uQ|Bonus]]
 +  * [[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=3_N7sL5XjiE|Game Over]]
  
-=====Soundtrack===== +====Animal Crossing==== 
-((link songs, and my Animal Crossing ​ditty notation))+If you would like to use an abridged version of the //Mach Rider// jingle for your [[animal_crossing_series#​town_theme|town theme]] in //​[[animal_crossing_series|Animal Crossing]]// try this: 
 + 
 +**C C C B B - B A A A A C B - - -**
  
 =====Credits===== =====Credits=====
-There is no staff credits shown in-game; they are a mystery to the Internet.+There is no staff credits shown in-game; they are a mystery to the Internet. ​GameFAQs has [[people:​shigeru_miyamoto]] credited as producer, but who knows where thy got that from---
  
 =====See also===== =====See also=====
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   * [[character:​mach_rider|Character:​ Mach Rider]]   * [[character:​mach_rider|Character:​ Mach Rider]]
   * [[wp>​Mach Rider]]   * [[wp>​Mach Rider]]
 +  * [[http://​www.world-of-nintendo.com/​manuals/​nes/​mach_rider.shtml|Mach Rider]] - Transcription of the NES version'​s instruction manual.
 
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