With the bear and bird now perfectly playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the love for Banjo-Kazooie has felt particularly strong as of late. You'll no doubt be aware of the original N64 game, its sequel Banjo-Tooie and more, but did you know that the series almost received a 2D platformer on the Game Boy Color?

The cancelled game has been covered on the DidYouKnowGaming YouTube channel by video game researcher and archiver, Liam Robertson. In the video, he explains that the game - which would have been known as Banjo Kazooie: Grunty’s Curse - was actually a title that would go on to become Banjo Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge, a spin-off of sorts which released on the Game Boy Advance in 2003.

The scrapped Game Boy Color title has some similarities with the game which eventually released on the newer hardware, but there are noticeable differences to be found within its storyline and levels, with some ideas sadly never making it across. We won't spoil too much here as the video's well worth watching, but feel free to dive in to learn more and see original design documents which go over some of the ideas had by the talented folks at Rare.

Do you wish you could have had the chance to experience this game? Give us your mightiest "Guh-huh!" in the comments below.