Yooka-Laylee

Yooka-Laylee is a 3D collect-a-thon platformer made by ex-Rare employees now known as Playtonic Games. The game is made as a spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie series and released on multiple platforms. Continue reading “Yooka-Laylee”

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)”

Jetpac

Jetpac is an arcade-style shooter made by Ultimate Play the Game for the ZX Spectrum and the VIC-20. Ultimate Play the Game later became known as Rare, a company responsible for a number of hits. One of those hits was Donkey Kong 64 for the Nintendo 64. As an unlockable bonus minigame on DK64 you could play Jetpac. This is the version I’ve played and will be the basis for this little review. Continue reading “Jetpac”

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge is an isometric platformer collect-a-thon for the Game Boy Advance. This game was released after Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie on the Nintendo 64, so I’m going to assume you’re up to speed on the previous two games from personal experience or perhaps from checking out my other reviews. While it was released after these two games, it actually takes place between them a few months after the events of Banjo-Kazooie. Continue reading “Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge”