Rare Revealed: The Making of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

If you thought the release of Rare Replay would conclude all the great in depth, behind the scenes videos from Rare about their best games you were wrong. Rare continues their Rare Revealed series thanks to social media starting with Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.

In this video members of the Banjo team discuss the many new game ideas that eventually led to Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts hitting the shelves in 2008.

One of the game ideas for the third Banjo-Kazooie leading to the vehicle building platform game we know today was a self-aware remake of the original Banjo. The game would have all new graphics built for the current generation and start off playing exactly like the original game but slowly as you progress the player would experience the world and characters in it realizing that they were in a remake and react accordingly.

Another idea has you literally battling Grunty for notes and Jiggies in the game world while you as Banjo try to collect them all before she does. Due to the complexity of the AI for this game the idea was dropped and the team explored how players move between objectives in platformer games.

It is really awesome that Rare is continuing to share the development process through these videos. Let us know what you thought of the latest Rare Revealed in the comments below!