Mr. Pants

Rare is a studio that's always been known for being one of the most prolific and beloved developers on Nintendo consoles during the 16 and 64 bit eras. Responsible for classics like the Donkey Kong Country series, Banjo-Kazooie, Goldeneye 007, and more, the studio's resume is nothing if not impressive. Of course, they were also keen to branch out into new and sometimes bizarre gameplay types, as was recently alluded to in a video about It's Mr. Pants.

Mr. Pants began as something of an inside joke around the studio, where the poorly drawn character in red underpants would make cameo appearances in other Rare games. When the GBA eventually came on the scene and Rare was developing a new puzzle game for the system, they needed a character to give the game a unique selling point, and Mr. Pants made his starring debut in a video game. The original development staff recently put together a video detailing the development of this odd game, check it out here:

What do you think? Do you remember Mr. Pants? Should the character be brought back? Share your thoughts in the comments below.