For the safety of everyone, and particularly society's most vulnerable, a very clear message is being spread around the world at the moment: stay home.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a huge impact on all aspects of life, but game developer Rare is doing its bit to help get that all-important message across. How has it chosen to do that, you ask? Well, via the medium of Banjo-Kazooie's Treasure Trove Cove floor puzzle, of course.

The studio has taken to Twitter to share a short clip of the bird and bear pounding tiles to spell 'STAY HOME'. Under normal circumstances, the player must spell 'BANJO KAZOOIE' to solve the puzzle.

The tweet appears to have received more replies demanding a Switch port of the game than messages of appreciation (go figure) but we thought it was a cool way to promote the advice.

Thinking about it, playing Banjo-Kazooie for the 3,000th time might not be a bad way to spend this period of isolation.

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