Saturday, January 19, 2013

Information: Donkey Kong

We all know the classic arcade game Donkey Kong. It didn't start life as Donkey Kong, it started off as a Popeye game. We don't need a tech demo because it's the same thing as Donkey Kong so Nintendo asked the owners of Popeye if they could make a game out of it. Unfortunately, they said "no" so Nintendo didn't have the rights for it. So Nintendo decided to work on a game replacing the Popeye characters with the characters that we all now know. And when it came to America, everyone loved it except for Radio Pictures, the owners of King Kong.

Another fact about Donkey Kong, you may think that "jump man" - another word for Mario - was actually the good guy but he was a bad guy because he actually betrayed his pet ape, Donkey Kong. You can tell by the game of Donkey Kong Jr. when Mario actually trapped him. Oh, by the way, Donkey Kong now is actually DK Jr. They claim that Cranky Kong was the original Donkey Kong.

After Nintendo bought 49% of Rare, they chose DK to make a game out of. The game was a huge success. In the references of Banjo Tooie - BEARS - you will see a toy that's really DK. After the releases of Diddy Kong Racing, Rare and Nintendo decided to make a Game Cube game that was a sequel called Donkey Kong Racing. The game was supposed to be set in 2002 but, unfortunately, it didn't really turn out as well because in September 2002 Rare was bought by Microsoft before the game was completed.

In 2004, Nintendo and Rare decided to work on a game called Diddy Kong Pilot, another sequel, which was also scrapped into Banjo Pilot. And then we got Diddy Kong Racing DS and Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. So all this says that just that Barrel Blast and Diddy Kong Racing DS actually started off as Donkey Kong Racing.

And one more fact, in Mario Kart 64 you were supposed to race as the witch that helps Bowser. But Nintendo moved the character to Donkey Kong.

Here is a picture from Diddy Kong Racing:

Here's the video of the tech demo for Donkey Kong Racing:

And here's a picture from Donkey Kong Racing:

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Information - Mario 64

Did you know that the release of Mario 64 was popular but was it supposed to be popular? Sort of. Because it was originally planned to be a Super Nintendo game. The game was actually scraped because they wanted to put it on the new hardware, Nintendo 64, because it made more sense. The game was a huge success. The game was so popular that it had a sequel to go along with it, which was Mario 64 2. It was supposed to be on the Nintendo 64 DD, in other words, the Nintendo 64 disk drive. Since the poor sales of the disk drive, the game was never released outside of Japan. The game was quickly scraped. They did make a tech demo but never showed it to the everyone.

So, we got one information left. Yes, there was supposed to be a Luigi. So, it was multiplayer but that's the only thing that people knew about it and so did I. But Luigi later appeared in Super Mario 64 DS. We can prove that the ideas in Super Mario 64 DS was stolen from Super Mario 64 2 and also, Boos laugh is just Bowser's laugh sped up. In 1998, Mario 64 had an answer to it, which was originally claimed by Rare - the answer was actually Banjo Kazooie - BEARS! And also, while the critics were playing, you get to play multiplayer and also you get to see the credits while Peach was graduating Mario.

Here's an image - BEARS!

Here's an image of the Mario 64 cartridge:

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Information - Banjo Kazooie

Did you know that Banjo Kazooie actually started as a Super NES game under a development called Project Dream. One of the main characters was a boy named Edision who got in a lot of trouble from an evil pirate named Black Eye. Banjo was a side character along with Itty Bitty Dog and a Rabbit. Kazooie didn't have her own development she was just a baby bird in a nest at her own house.

Project Dream took longer to develop than expected so Rareware decided to switch from the Super NES to the N64. The game was changed - Edison, Itty Bitty Dog and a Rabbit and Black Eye were scraped. So the changed the title to Banjo Kazooie but they decided to add Captain Black Eye to the Mad Monster Mansion level, in the form of a portrait hanging on the wall.

Two years later, in Banjo Tooie, Captain Black Eye actually appeared as a character in the game. He tells about a bear who stole his glory.

At the very ending of Banjo Tooie when they are playing a using Gruntilla's head as a ball, she says "Just you wait until Banjo 3." But Banjo 3 was later scraped because of something bad that happened in September 2002 - Rareware got bought by Microsoft. But we did get a new game in the series called Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts. So we all know that Nuts and Bolts started out as Banjo 3.

Here is an image of Edison:

Here is an image of Black Eye:

Here are images of one of the greatest games ever:

Did You Know Conker's Bad Fur Day

Here's something that you may want to know about Conker's Bad Fur Day. Here is an image from a great site called

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