Early Banjo – Companion Was A Dog And Not A Bird

Another #earlyBanjo goodie from Gregg Mayles today involves a dog. Dinger the Dog to be more exact. Gregg says in his tweet that before Kazooie, Banjo had Dinger the Dog as a companion. Dinger was modeled by Steve Mayles.

And Dinger the Dog actually started off in Dream for the Super Nintendo as a concept by another Rare artist Kevin Bayliss.

We don’t know exactly how Dinger would have helped Banjo out in the game. One thought is if you were following these #earlyBanjo posts you would know Banjo was going to have a variety of sport balls in his move set. Perhaps Dinger could fetch balls that missed your target? Let us know what you think of Dinger in the comments below!