EXCLUSIVE: What Was Your First Rare Game?

EXCLUSIVE: What Was Your First Rare Game?

I remember it vaguely. At some point when I was still but a young child, I was at my cousins house and they had their Nintendo Entertainment System. I had one as well, but nothing aside from Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers ever graced its innards. My cousins had a bit more variety in their NES catalog, perhaps because they were a bit older or maybe more spoiled? I don’t know, but I what I do recall is them having had or rented a title called Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.

The game itself was loosely based off of the famous movie and Rare had somehow acquired the rights to develop a game using the property. I had seen the movie before and had a slight interest in playing the game when I saw it at their house. I played it and had no idea what the heck I was doing. Driving around in a car being chased by the police and getting in fights as a giant rabbit against men in tanned trench coats. I hated it. It was my first ever Rare title that I had experienced and thankfully it was at a time when I didn’t even know who Rare was. Had I been old enough to really know or at least have paid attention, perhaps it would have tainted the Rare name for me forever and things would be significantly different now. But I was just a kid wanting to play a game and didn’t really care who made it just as long as it was fun. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? was not.

What was the very first Rare game that you ever played? Did you enjoy it? Tell us below in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “EXCLUSIVE: What Was Your First Rare Game?

  1. My first was Diddy Kong Racing. Good times, I felt so proud the day I finally got and and defeated Wizpig (first act) and was surprised that the game wasn’t over yet, I was even more proud when I beat Wizpig in the true final race in space!

  2. Hmm… Mine had to either be the original Donkey Kong Country or Diddy Kong Racing. Either way, I spent much more time playing the latter, which remains one of my top 10 favorite video games.

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