Given the amount of love and attention we've bestowed Xbox One title Rare Replay recently, you'd be forgiven for thinking that you'd logged onto our sister site Pure Xbox by mistake. Still, Rare will forever be a major part of Nintendo history, and there's a lot of bonus content in this collection which will be of intense interest to those who fondly recall the NES, SNES and N64 eras which the UK company helped make so enjoyable.
The following videos are lifted directly from Rare Replay's bonus section, and if you happen to own the game and haven't unlocked them yet, you might want to navigate away from this page. These videos are your incentive for playing the game and unlocking stamps, and it's a shame to ruin the fun if you're in a position to access them through normal play.
However, if you have no intention of ever owning Microsoft's console then watch away - below you'll find some fascinating insights into what makes a Rare title as well as the origins of Banjo-Kazooie and Conker's Bad Fur Day, two N64 classics which are contained on the disc.
As well as looking at the process behind making some of Rare's most iconic games, Rare Replay also includes some information on titles which sadly didn't make it into full production. These are all taken from the post-Nintendo period of the studio's history, but they're interesting to watch all the same. Kameo 2, for example, was supposed to offer a darker tone than the original, while the grim horror title Sundown is as far removed from Rare's usual output as you could possibly get. Black Widow also looks very interesting, allowing players to step inside a massive robot spider and pull buildings apart.
However, The Fast and The Furriest is perhaps the most interesting of the canned projects mentioned in Rare Replay. It was essentially "Rare does Mario Kart, again" and would have featured the company's most famous characters, such as Sabre Man, Banjo and Joanna Dark. Tracks could be taken apart and rebuilt as you raced, as could the karts themselves. The video is narrated by none other than Wil Overton, former Rare artist and the man who did all those wonderful covers for Super Play magazine. He's also the proud recipient of Nintendo Life's "Best-Kept Hair" Award for three years running, an accolade which is not to be sniffed at.
Also, just for fun, here's the amazing intro to the game, complete with the incredibly catchy song: