Conker’s Bad Fur Day (Re-Review)

Conker’s Bad Fur Day is a 3D platformer adventure game by Rare for the Nintendo 64. It’s rather special to me as it was the main reason I got back into reviewing video games after two failed iterations of game review series. That was about five years ago now, and upon replaying the game I feel like I’ve got a better grasp on how I feel about it. So as a celebration of my time reviewing games, I thought it’d be worth re-reviewing this one to see how it holds up now that all of the excitement has had time to die down and allow me to look at it with a more critical eye. Continue reading “Conker’s Bad Fur Day (Re-Review)”

Banjo-Tooie

Banjo-Tooie is the sequel to Banjo-Kazooie on Nintendo 64. Like its predecessor, Banjo-Tooie is a 3D platforming collect-a-thon adventure. The story picks up two years after the events of Banjo-Kazooie. We open to a cutscene of Mumbo, Bottles, and our main heroes in a card game when out of a wall in Spiral Mountain appears a giant drilling machine. It turns out the drivers of this device are none other than Gruntilda’s sisters. They free her from her prison underneath a rock that her minion, Klungo, has been unable to move all this time. She emerges as a predominantly skeletal figure. Two years under a rock will do that to ya. But her sisters reassure her that they have a plan to fix this. The group hears the commotion and Mumbo volunteers to check it out. Continue reading “Banjo-Tooie”

Jet Force Gemini

Jet Force Gemini is a blending of first-person shooting and 3D platforming elements in a game by Rareware for the Nintendo 64. The Jet Force gets attacked by giant bug soldiers and are forced to abandon their base ship via their smaller, personal ships. You take control of Juno (a guy) and head out in search of your friends Vela (a girl) and Lupus (a dog). On your journey, you learn that the insects that infested your ship are minions of Mizar, a larger, more evil bug that has been causing all kinds of trouble this side of the galaxy. He has even enslaved the Tribals, a bearlike race, to do his work for profit. Can you and your friends save the Tribals and stop Mizar? Continue reading “Jet Force Gemini”

Banjo-Kazooie

Banjo-Kazooie is a 3D adventure platforming collect-a-thon on the Nintendo 64. It was developed by Rareware, a company well-known for having some of the best games on the system, such as Donkey Kong 64, Goldeneye, and Killer Instinct Gold among others. The story of Banjo-Kazooie is much like a fairytale. The evil witch Gruntilda wishes to be the fairest in the land. However, she finds out that Tooty, a youthful bear, is prettier. So Grunty kidnaps Tooty and places her in a machine that will transfer their beauty. Continue reading “Banjo-Kazooie”

Conker’s Bad Fur Day

Conker’s Bad Fur Day is a 3D platformer adventure for Nintendo 64 developed by Rareware. The main plot is sectioned into two parts. The first part is that Conker, an anthropomorphic squirrel, is out drinking with his buddies. After having a bit too much, our main character heads for home. However, being too drunk to see, he instead winds up in some unknown land with a bad hangover.

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