Game Corner: Jet Force Gemini (Xbox One)

Released: August 2015Originally Released: October 1999Developer: RareAlso Available For: Nintendo 64 The Background:You wouldn’t really know it now but Rare were a big deal back in the nineties; they were responsible for the excellent Donkey Kong Country series (ibid, 1994 to 1996) on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) before taking home console gaming by … Continue reading Game Corner: Jet Force Gemini (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Conker’s Bad Fur Day

Similar to Banjo-Tooie (Rare, 2000), Conker’s Bad Fur Day (Rare, 2001) is an action-platformer originally released near the end of the Nintendo 64’s lifespan that I had planned on picking up back when it first came out but, due to a combination of having no money and other priorities at the time, I was never … Continue reading Game Corner: Conker’s Bad Fur Day

Game Corner: Banjo-Tooie

Back in 1998, Rare developed an incredibly intricate and amusing platform videogame called Banjo-Kazooie. The game starred a slightly slow, but very helpful, honey bear named Banjo, who first featured in Diddy Kong Racing in 1997. Banjo, humorously garbed in bright yellow short-shorts, carried around his friend and counterpart – a Breegull named Kazooie – … Continue reading Game Corner: Banjo-Tooie