Cracked out the Nintendo 64 and firing up this beauty.
Rareware fact one: Diddy Kong Racing started out as a caveman-staring time-travel real time strategy game before becoming a Disney World-inspired fun racing game set in dinosaur times and then turned into a sequel to RC Pro-Am. When Rare showed the almost finished game to Nintendo, Shigeru Miyamoto suggested using Diddy Kong instead. From an RTS to a brilliant kart racing game in just fourteen months. Impressive.
Rareware fact two: Microsoft have completely destroyed what was in the late ’90s possibly the second best video game developing company (behind Nintendo EAD). Kinect Sports? “Xbox. Fuck off.”
Rareware fact three: “Timber, rawr…” is still cute as a button.