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Rare's Diddy Kong Racing is one of the highlights of the N64 library, providing a racing adventure which was arguably superior to Nintendo's own Mario Kart 64. To accompany the release, Nintendo created a VHS promo tape which showcased gameplay footage alongside some rather painful live-action segments, with the...
Climax's pitch never got the nod, sadly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6d5IbpzFtw Back in 2004, UK studio Climax was keen for work. The war between the PS2, Xbox and GameCube was in full swing and this presented opportunities for developers, assuming they had the right game. Like all game studios, Climax created speculative pitches for titles it...
Despite obvious comparisons to Mario Kart 64, DKR was a unique experience: platformer elements (explorable world, bosses and collectable items) were unique for its time, ensuring one-player longevity. Three vehicle types presented new areas already explored / raced. Vibrant storybook colours may have put off mature gamers but many challenges and...
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