Did You Know Gaming Points Out Interesting Facts About Banjo-Kazooie

by Elise Favis on Oct 09, 2016 at 01:00 PM

Did You Know Gaming's newest segment gives an informative overview of the Banjo-Kazooie franchise, pointing out interesting facts and tidbits from the series. 

The video below looks at development and the origins of the series. Banjo-Kazooie began first as an isometric adventure game for the SNES, codenamed Project Dream. The game, which featured a young boy protagonist called Edison, was soon replaced in favor of Banjo, the humanoid bear we've come to love. While the project was scrapped, Banjo remained and became to the star of the following project Banjo-Kazooie.

For some time, the team considered giving Banjo a "skateboarder" look, along with balls as power-ups, though this idea didn't stick. Kazooie finally came along when Rare wanted to give Banjo the ability to double jump. Instead of just giving him wings, they decided to create an additional character completely.

The video also looks at other games in the series, such as Nuts and Bolts, and the Stop 'n Swop phenomena. Originally, Nuts and Bolts was planned to take place in locations from the prior games such as Mumbo's Mountain, but ended up featuring new locales.

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