The Nintendo 64 holds a lot of nostalgia for us. With games like Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64, Super Smash Bros., and so many more, the classic console will always have a special place in our hearts.
One developer in particular stands out in creating some truly incredible titles for the N64, Rare! They were the developers behind Banjo Kazooie, Conker's Bad Fur Day, GoldenEye 007, and it's now been leaked that they have one more release for that console up their sleeves.
The game is titled Dinosaur Planet, and was meant to be Rare's last game for the N64, and it was a big one! The cartridge would have been a whopping 512 megabytes. For comparison, the largest game for the N64 at the time was Resident Evil 2 at 64 megabytes.
Dinosaur Planet is an action-adventure game with a massive world to explore and the stylized cartoony graphics that we've come to know and love from Rare. Game preservationist Forest of Illusion bought the disc with the game build from a private game collector in Sweden, and released a series of tweets announcing the exciting news. The first tweet we've read said "Today we have released Dinosaur Planet by Rare for Nintendo 64, the game development was halted and moved to the Game Cube, where it was then released as Star Fox Adventures." They went on to share some more info about the build, stating that the final date was from December 1, 2000.
The big question is, can we play it?
Forest of Illusion gave us an answer saying, "The game will currently not run a 100% perfectly on any emulator, expect many graphical issues with shadows and lighting and some slowdown. It should however, work perfectly fine with flashcarts."
From the sounds of it there will be hacks and patches made to allow you to play through the game until the end and all we can say is, sign us up!
Would you be interested in giving a long lost Dinosaur Planet to play?
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