Okay listen, I'm dying to know this. Is it just me, or does K.Rool sound EXACTLY like Dr. Claw (not that
wuss Claw from the movie) from the Inspector Gadget cartoon? Listen to him: "Soon, Donkey Kong and his
precious island will be no more!" I'm waiting for him to say "I'll get you next time, DK. NEXT TIME!!!"
He's even got his own Mad Cat! That little Klaptrap! And those Kremlings are all his MAD agents! And come
to think of it, Tiny Kong looks a bit like Penny... all she's missing is her Computer Book... Hmm, and
Lanky with his stretchy arms must be Inspector Gadget himself! (And may I ask, just what DOES Lanky do
when he does his Spin Attack? He certainly gets excited. My friend says that he's slapping his arse. I
sure hope he isn't, otherwise this game that I've bought is even odder than I thought...)
PS I wonder what poor Wrinkly did to deserve being killed off? It must have been pretty bad - did she
upset one of the writers?
Well, at least he doesn't sound like The Hooded Claw from Penelope Pitstop. Anyway, according to
the designers, it was more of a general classic arch-villain feel that they were going for, rather than
basing it on any one in particular - there are suggestions of memorable Bond baddies, for instance, as
well as the old Dangermouse double team of Baron Greenback and Nero.
As for the orang-utan arse-slapping allegations, quite frankly we worry about you.
Hey you crazy Scribes!
1. I have been a gamer since the old Atari home system came out. I even still own my 8 bit NES. You could
buy a control paddle for the NES 8 bit system called a NES Max. Indeed the NES Max was my favorite paddle,
to hell with the NES Advantage. I couldn't help but notice that Floyd from JFG is nothing more
than a NES Max with eyeballs and a propellor blade. Is that where you got the idea from?
2. JFG is just magnificent. The backgrounds and game depth is amazing. I have to say though that
my favorite feature is the music. It is so dramatic that even doing stupid things like shooting rocks
into a machine instead of just carrying them and putting them in (what moron came up with that one?)
3. I just saw the Nintendo line for PD (they did a much better overview than your pitiful attempt).
I just want to say that I am staggered by the features and game modes that will be offered. No wonder you
guys needed more time. It looks as if PD will go way, way beyond any FPS ever made. My comrads and
I have been waiting for a good co-op shooter since Turok first came out (no, Armorines does
not count as "good" in my mind).
4. Though I have never written before, I have been visiting the Rare site for some months now. I have
noticed that the word "arse" is mentioned just about as frequently as the phrase "Goldeneye" or
"Mr. Pants". I even remember a specific scribe about how happy you were that "arse was being spread". It
seems to be a joke, but I fear it is much more devious. The entire arse campaign is a subtle homoerotic
message that is assaulting the public's fragile psyche, much like Tinky-Winky the TeleTubby. I further
go on to conclude that Leigh Loveday is gay. I do not mean happy gay, but Elton John gay. As gay as a
day in San Francisco gay. This is why he spells his first name like an Irish girl. His last name is also
a not so subtle change from his true name: Lovegay, or more properly, Gaylove. If you take the pansy
silent letters out of his first name, and separate his last you get "Le Gay Love", or a French/English
slogan for gay pride. I'm afraid that Rare will have to be reported to the Christian Coalition for
immediate public criticism and judgement. May god have mercy on your souls because Jerry Falwell will
5. This is just a filler number. Five is so much easier to work with on a base ten system. Four just
doesn't go evenly into ten. It's just plain crazy, much like the 24 hour clock. If you ever decide to
put my letter into an algorithm, you'll thank me.
Thanks for your time, patience, and good humor.
P.S. You really do spell your name like a girl.
1. I still think the 'arse with a propeller' theory is more likely, to be honest.
2. Given the implicit danger of working in close proximity to high-powered nuclear generators, Magnus
was merely trying to provide sound safety-conscious advice adhering to well-established Union guidelines.
3. Pitiful, eh? There's no need to be rude, arseface.
4. Shush. If my name was anything like that of "an Irish girl", it'd be pronouced 'Leyaaargh' or
5. I don't know what you're talking about, so I'm going down to get some chocolate out of the vending
PS Too late, I've gone.
What the neuk is going on with all this secrecy sh*t surrounding nintendo and rare all the time. Just
release the neukende information, WHY, WHY, WHY the secrecy!!!!! And when you set a releasedate, keep it
for pete's sake, it's like a promise. I promised myself to complain to you and I kept it didn't I? You
break the trustcycle between us. If broken promises were mysteries, you'd be death! It's love and hate
to the N-th power with you guys. Neukende secrecy agreements, that was the last straw, I'm buying me AND
my mother a neukende playstation,
Well all right I wont, you make good games, damn... damn... just had to complain to release the
frustration, thank for listening, sob,
What have we done this time? Anyone?
Hmmmm.... I don't really mind the no face mapping thing- considering all of the horrid talk of
"overly-violent games" (although it would have been cool)- but tell me the truth- are you guys really
putting in Co-op mode? And if you are, will the game be delayed any farther due to it? Or was that the
whole reason you guys had to delay it to begin with (without saying anything, you cheeky Brits)? Please,
PLEASE respond, and for God's sake, update Scribes! I LOVE SCRIBES!
By the way, you guys are the cream of the crop, the sharpest knives in the drawer, the largest arse in
the crowd, don't ever leave Nintendo, etc, etc...
I Love You Guys. (But I wouldn't make out with you.)
Here's a crazy exclusive news sensation for you: co-op mode was never taken out. In fact we've been quite
bemused by all the excitement surrounding its 'return'. Counter-op, now that's new. Neither
of them are likely to be causing any delays, though - the delay from December was down to a whole range
of factors, not just one.
I played for over 3 hours straight to free Lupus. Now I find that he won't stop chewing on the
furniture, peeing on the carpet and humping my leg.
I can't get him into an obedience school, because of the machine gun on his back.
Sadly, I've decided to have him euthanatized.
My copy of JFG might be faulty, but perhaps you should warn other players.
You've decided to have him what? Doesn't sound very good, whatever it is. Mind, I can see how the
leg-humping would be uncomfortable with those rocket boots on full power. And the Jet Force
lads can sympathise too: "In the Beta version he used to enthusiastically mount other dogs from the
neighbourhood in full view of the development team."
Dear editor man with ludicrous wit,
Ha, you knew it would come out didn't you? You thought you could keep this one secret? Ha! We have spies!
They snuck into your main building and stole valuable "Pants-Pie" information. Now the whole world
can marvel at these shots! You tried to cover it up with a game like Banjo-Tooie! Ha! I spit at the
remark! Ha our spies are too good for you, double 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000009 is the
best, watch your back ha!
Here we go again. Another surreal image that's going to stay with me far longer than I can say I
appreciate. You've even put perspective on his eyes... that's really disturbing.
One fundamental error, though: shouldn't it be Pie-Pants with the characters that way
around? And where's Mrs. Pie's famous beret/chef's hat? I hope that's a power-up later in the game.
Dear Rareware Scribes,
Right, I love Rare to bits. They are the best developers in the world, but if you don't answer these few
questions, I will assume that there is some terrible Goldeneye secret that you don't want uncovered.
1. Why were you legally allowed to keep photographs of the old Bonds on the Goldeneye carts, yet
we're not allowed to play as them in multiplayer?
2. Do some of the Goldeneye team still have an early version (complete with old Bonds) on their own
computers? It seems silly that they wouldn't, after putting in all that work, and it would only take up
about 10mb of space.
3. PAL Goldeneye takes up less cartridge space than NTSC Goldeneye. Debug mode was one of
the things left out. What else was left out?
Like I said before, this is more intelligent than some of the letters you get in Scribes, so please
This is one for the designer. Watch out - he's in a bit of a 'mard', and possibly a 'radge' as well.
"1. The pictures remained on the cart because at that stage it would have been difficult to remove them.
There was no way that you could access them while playing the game normally, and the fact was not
advertised to consumers or presented as a selling point.
"2. No. That would be naughty. 10mb??!?!?! You must be kidding. Or you just made up a number off the top
of your head. Hmmm. Which is more likely?
"3. Debug mode is always left out. That's because debugging is generally over by the time the cart goes
into production. Aside from that, nothing springs to mind. Maybe some of the data in the cart got fed up
with being messed with by fools with Gamesharks and ran off.
"If you're so intelligent, then how come you failed to realise that you never mentioned the fact before in
the letter? Mind on higher things?"
So this is the Armageddon... what a crock. I watched on the old television as Doomsday came for you over
in merry old England, and nothing happened except the Queen got up and started to shake around. Sigh. No
Apocalypse here either. I guess we ALL know what this means... THE WORLD IS TO END AT THE STROKE OF
MIDNIGHT WHEN THE YEAR 3000 BEGINS. MARK MY WORDS!!! MWUAHAHAHAHA!
Sigh. The year 2000 is just so freakin' boring. Where's the flying cars? The jumpsuits with "V's" stitched
on? The superior race of half man, half ape? I want my monkey man! Ah well... when the new millennium
begins in 2001, maybe all that stuff will come in a big spaceship... or maybe I'll just settle for
Banjo-Tooie being released before then.
Before I go, I think I should mention that Y2K apparently hit your website, because all mentions of
Twelve Tales have disappeared.
Take your monkey fetishes elsewhere, you scary man. And your hare-brained Armageddon predictions don't
scare me, because by the year 3000 Rarewhere will either be long-dead or will have evolved to the point
where it can transcend conventional ideas of space and time. Probably.
And our favourite squizzle is now back in Conker's Bad Fur Day, as I'm sure you've noticed, leaving
me with the thorny problem of whether to use bold or italics when talking about
Twelve Tales. Bugger.
Dear Guy who left us alone for a month and look what happened,
You sly fox, you. You know I don't read Nintendo Power or any other gaming magazine for fear of hints that
I don't want to know. You know this is the first place I get all my information. You know that I refuse to
pick up a Players guide for DK64 even though I haven't been able to find 10 purple bananas and a
faerie in the Fungi Forest or two gold bananas on the DK Isles despite all my long hours of playing. You
know your site is the first place I come across all the information on your games. And now I see why you
had to leave for a month. You couldn't keep it a secret, so when you finally get back, you just blurt it
out. You know what I'm talking about. It was the name of the magazine.
Ok, so, I was more surprised by the PD on the GBC, but that's just fine. Here come the questions:
1) How the devil are you?
2) Did you have fun?
3) Did I have fun?
4) What do you have in your pockets right now?
5) Can I borrow a dollar?
6) Is the Mr. Pants drawing a self portrait?
7) Is the whole Mr. Pants/Mrs. Pie relationship really a cover-up for your own adulterous scandals?
8) Why didn't I ask any questions about games?
-Amanda Marie Schroeder, a.k.a Kablooie, evil twin of Kazooie
(Bwaa ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaa!)
PS. I know who King K.Rool's wife is... Queen K.Rool!
1) Very much the devil, thank you.
2) Oh yes. The French are mental, mind.
3) Sort of hard to tell.
4) Loads and loads of hard British currency.
5) See 4.
6) Not intentionally, but give me a few years at this rate of junkfood consumption and it could be.
7) Wouldn't be a very good cover-up really, would it?
8) Because this is Scribes, and as time's moved on we've sort of stopped dealing with that kind of
To Mr. Scribe,
Ah, what a merry Christmas. JFG and DK64 flew out of the Christmas pile and have both been
perched atop my N64 ever since (not at the same time, mind). DK64 has especially been a treat, and
has been subjected to vigorous playing for a couple of days now. Ooh, playing as Donkey and Diddy again is
a treat in itself (nice modelling job on Donkey if I do say so myself. Congrats go to the artists,
especially for paying extra attention to his 'buns'). Playing some of the old-school games has been a
laugh as well. Jetpac was surprisingly tricky (but I've got the hang of it now) and Donkey Kong
has tested me to my limits. Another cheer goes out to the programmer who decided it would be nice to use the
Control Pad for a change.
Jet Force has (unfortunately) been reduced to being a multi-player game for now, until I've done
Donkey Kong. The controls for both games clash, and I'm sent into a brain-spinning frenzy as Juno is
sent hurtling down into another bottomless pit because I tried to go into first-person view with C^ instead
of the R Button. I'm sure when I settle down to play it in the near future it will indeed provide me with
some hearty challenge.
"Get to the point, sonny-jim," I hear you say, well there is no point. I just wanted to thank you for making
my Christmas a very merry one. Hope you all got loadsa pressies, and sat around eating lunch while watching
Ali G's Alternative Christmas Message instead of the Queen's. She looks a bit like Wrinkly Kong
actually (when she was alive, anyway).
Who is your favourite Smash Bros. character? Am I the only person who always chooses Donkey Kong or
Luigi? Everyone I know always chooses Link or Pikachu... freaks.
I shall continue to wait eagerly for the "Next Big Thing". Until then, toodle-oo.
I always choose Link or Pikachu, because their long-range attacks are supremely irritating. But that's not
as freakish as choosing Captain Falcon in his lovely hot-pink-on-white outfit... which I also do. "Show me
your moves! Ducky." The people I play against always choose Mario and Kirby. Kirby usually wins. It's so
Jet Force and DK, hmm? That'll certainly keep you going for a while. You should also
try alternating control methods within each game - that's an intentional extra secret bonus expert
challenge mode we intentionally threw in on purpose, that is. And stop concentrating so hard on DK's
'buns', you bunch of weirdos.
I finally beat the "too long" JFG in 25:99 according to the handy Jet-Force clock,
and the game has been out long enough, I don't mind giving this semi-spoiler to ask a question.
Why does the ending have _NO_ mention of Floyd?! No memorial, no "oh yeah, the plucky robot
saved the planet, let's go party," no "Offical Rar! Day." Not like he made any kind of sacrifice
Here's the official word from the team. Brace yourself for its harsh logic:
"The original ending was intended to show a tear falling from Floyd's eye before he was blown into a
thousand pieces, and a gold statue was to be put up on Goldwood as a lasting tribute to his sacrifice...
then we discovered the designer of Conker could do a fantastic Jimmy Saville impression."
I recently purchased DK 64, and with all this talk of the glitches in the game I thought
I would share all the bugs I've encountered in my copy of the game to you.
1. It's huge: I don't know how this happened but I think my copy of the game is longer than it should
be. The worlds in my copy of the game are at least twice the size as the worlds in B-K.
2. Five characters: Again, I have no idea how this happened, but somehow there are five Kongs in
my game. Perhaps you were working on five separate games to be released and they were somehow
all mashed together as one.
3. DK Arcade + Jet Pac: Someone must have been playing these classic games while
the game was being programmed, and somehow they were implemented by mistake into my cartridge.
4. Great looking characters: Now, I know the characters in this game were supposed to look like
Mr. Pants, but somehow all the characters in my game are amazingly constructed and smoothly
animated. I don't know who screwed this one up, damn them.
5. Purdy lighting effects: I assume all the areas of the game were supposed to be lighted in
exactly the same brightness and colour, but for some reason my copy has some multicoloured
lighting effects, actually radiating from objects in the game.
6. Challenge: Games aren't supposed to be challenging these days, I should be able to beat the
game the night I buy it.
7. Dolby Surround Sound: I know games aren't supposed to have this, but maybe it got mixed up
with DVD production or something.
8. The DK Rap: I truly hope that is a bug.
I guess these bugs are the result of the short development time because it was obviously rushed
for the holidays. I hope oversights like these will not be over-looked in the future.
Yeah, sorry about that. If only we'd had the integrity to spend more time sitting on our arses watching
crap daytime TV instead of compulsively working on the game, then we could have avoided all these
niggling developmental pitfalls. Never mind. Now excuse us while we sit back and await the surge of
emails from the less irony-compatible members of our readership (and believe me, there will be some).
I am Millicent Virginia Pie, known to you as Mrs. Pie. I have but one question for you: WHY? Why, Leigh?
Why are you spreading these vicious rumours about Mortimer Pants and I? Please stop this before my husband
finds out! I'm afraid of what he might do in one of his drunken rages! Oh, what have I done... that's it,
I'm going to hell.
I don't know who you are, but it's common knowledge that the Mrs. Pie we all know and love goes by the
first name of Sally, and it's Mr. Pants' long-lost Aborigine half-brother who's called Mortimer. So
either you're a low-down dirty impostor, or - heaven forbid - there's more than one illicit relationship
going on between the families Pants and Pie. A plague on both of them! I told you it was all getting a
Having just recently watched the new James Bond movie, The World is Not Enough, I am now even more
saddened than before about your failure to secure a license for this movie. You must know how many
GoldenEye fans you have and what we want is more of the same. Sure Perfect Dark will be good,
perhaps even great, but it will not have the feel of a "the name's Bond... James Bond" game.
And lest you try to console me by pointing out that someone else will make a quality James Bond game, you
know you would just be lying. They will produce some low quality 3rd person view Tomb Raider clone
and try to pass it off on the reputation of Bond built by GoldenEye. Look at Mission Impossible
to see that not anyone can take a great concept for a game, as pioneered by GoldenEye, to fruition.
I am sure Perfect Dark will be good, but the problem I have with it is that of aliens. You said you
made Perfect Dark instead of another Bond game in order to have more creative freedom. Then the
first thing you do is put is make it a game about killing aliens like ever other FPS out there. My
favorite FPS are GoldenEye, Wolfenstein, and Jedi Knight. All of these games largely
exclude aliens (the ones in Jedi Knight don't really count as aliens because they are known from
Every other FPS out there seems to concentrate on mindlessly killing faceless nameless aliens. Blake
Stone, Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, Rise of the Triad, Quake I, II, III, Unreal, Halflife, etc., all these games
are basically the same. I am concerned that Perfect Dark will be the same as these, just trying to
have the biggest gun to kill the biggest bad guys. Plus even if Perfect Dark does not fall into this
mold it will never take the place of a Bond game. When watching the movie there were many scenes that I
could imagine transforming into a FPS a la GoldenEye. So while I am sure that Perfect Dark
will be a great game I am begging you to try harder to pick up a license to one of the Bond movies and
produce a real sequel to GoldenEye. I am sure there are millions of fans which would agree with me.
Now look what you've done. You can tell the designer's irritated when his response is this long.
"Firstly, we did not 'fail' to secure the licence for the game rights, we 'chose' not to secure it. There
is a difference. An important one, I think.
"I am not going to denigrate the rest of the development community by saying that there is no way that
anyone could make a quality James Bond game after Rare and GoldenEye. It would be monstrously
arrogant and very untrue.
"You wouldn't have to think hard in order to realise how restrictive a Bond licence can be. And until you
have played Perfect Dark, don't you think it would be wise not to speculate on its contents? Yes,
aliens are shot, I cannot deny that, but that is not the sole aim of the levels. And to use Jedi
Knight as an example of a game that largely excludes aliens has to be a joke. For the first four levels
or so, all the aggressors are aliens; humans are introduced as enemies later. Get your facts straight.
"None of the other games you list 'concentrate' on killing aliens except for Doom and Duke
Nukem. If you think that is what Perfect Dark is about, then you haven't played GoldenEye.
And to say Half-Life concentrates on killing aliens is a crime.
"I am sure that the millions of fans you say would agree with you will be happy with Perfect Dark.
Obviously, you aren't going to buy it or play it because it consists solely of shooting aliens that you
haven't seen before. Would you play it if I told you that one of the characters wore a tuxedo? He's a bit
chubby, but I would never play a game that didn't have a fat guy in a tux in it somewhere. Or maybe I have
more imagination than that."
Mr. Hat can kick Mr. Shoes' arse. I know what you're thinking: it would hurt more if Mr. Shoes
kicked Mr. Hat's arse. True, but Mr. Hat has more raw talent.
On a side note, I challenge one of my fellow psychotic Rare-lovers with too much time on his/her
hands to make a web site chronicling the happenings at Rarewhere. Someone suggested that Leigh
take up this daunting task, but I think one of us way-too-dedicated fans should do it. You could
have profiles of regular Scribes contributors, descriptions of "rumored" games like Arse64,
and explanations of key British/nonsense terms used on the site. If nobody is up to the task,
I'll just have to do it myself.
-Carmine (that's my real name -- I've had enough of Power_Made_Fleash)
If it comes down to a choice, I think one of you way-too-dedicated fans should do it as well. I couldn't
possibly hope to maintain the appropriate levels of objectivity, and besides, I can't be arsed. Nice
synonymising of 'British' and 'nonsense' as well, by the way. If that's a word.
Let me first start this post saying I'm American. NO! WAIT! DON'T CLOSE THE WINDOW YET!
I'm gonna get straight to the point, I have questions, you've got answers. Let's trade.
1. Why does everyone hate Ellie the elephant in DKC3? Ask anyone and they say she was a bad
character. Poor Ellie... (P.S. In America that would be Elly.)
2. What is that pillar for in DK64, in Creepy Castle there is a bananaport that takes you (when
you're Tiny) to an odd pillar with bright light shining down on it.
3. I'm sure I'm the 500 billionth person to ask you this, but is there or is there not a Lost World?
Or if not a lost level, character, animal, anything...?
P.P.S. - Just to make you mad, I'm going to defame your English words into our crappy American lingo.
Vanilla is my favorite ice cream flavor. I like the white coloring of it. Behold vanilla in all of it's
splendor! Now if you post this up, I will gladly return to you your English words.
1. In both cases: what are you talking about?
2. It's a secret. Or it's bugger all. Take your pick.
3. Got Krusha in multiplayer, have you? There you go then. Get away with your Lost World tomfoolery.
PS Yeah - that's really, really annoyed me. It's not like I see it every day or anything.
Dear "'funniest' 'Site' [hehe..."sight"] on the 'information superhighway'"™,
Well, well, well... a Lovelace typo. I think that the old saying "what goes around comes around" is very
fitting here. You made a typo! Ha! Well, I can't blame you for taking the mess out of those useless
spellings of previous Scribery, but the fact remains you are now seen as infallible by all of us Scribes
"Fans". So, with your fall I elect a certain Mr. Williamson (the original, not the "twin" - ahem!!
cough..BS..cough) to write for Rareware and to do the Scribes page. OK, so it'd only be updated once a
year with only two letters but at least we wouldn't have our letters made fun of - mainly because he'd
probably never figure out how to post them.
Now, concerning your spelling error... if it isn't actually a typo, then that means that when DK64
hits the British Isles I will be able to play a police operation mode where, dressed in alternative
costumes, the Kongs don their 'bobby' suits and hit the islands busting the Kremlings. Alternatively
known as the patened "cop-op" mode.
Damn you, Badowsky. In fact, 'dash' you. 'Dash' you to 'heck'. (Still, at least I can spell 'patented'.)
By all means get S. Williamson in to churn out some quality updates, if you can find the bugger - he's
gone to ground with an efficiency we'd never have expected...
Let me start by saying that you are my favorite video game company. I look forward to your new 'E' rated
games. I like your humor, and don't find it offensive as a adult. I have 2 children, girls, 6 and 8. They
love DK Racing, Banjo and now DK64.
As a parent, I have a hard time trying to teach them what is appropriate and what is not. In today's world
it is hard to screen everything they see and hear. And that is the subject of this complaint.
Did you have to use the word Hell in the Diddy Kong rap? I understand that it is used everywhere now, and
call me a prude, conservative or whatever (although I think I am far from that), but I still cringe when my
kids sing this. Heck would work just as well, and probably is a stronger statement of integrity considering
that the word hell is used everywhere.
Sorry, I guess the Who was right when they sang "I hope I die before I get old..."
It's refreshing to see someone able to differentiate between opinion and fact. We can appreciate your
sentiments, but as you say, the word 'hell' is part of the language now whether we like it or not, and in
this case it's not even used in a blatant or derogatory context - "hell of a guy" a bad thing? The truth is,
we just didn't give it a second thought, and nowhere along the way did anyone suggest that it might cause
problems. Call it a sign of social decay if you like, but to be honest we're still amazed at the fuss it's
Dearest Rare or guys who made that game with the monkey,
I was unaware that YOU (you being Rare/Ultimate and not the mail guy reading this) were reponsible for some
of my favorite NES and SNES games. (I read the site...) Anyway, onto the matter at hand. I just completed
DK64 completely (all 101%). While playing, my girlfriend (yes I am a video game addict AND have a
gf... rare breed) and I were trying to figure out what types of primates each of the Kongs were. This is
what we came to, and any discrepancies between your game and 'real life' may be noted, but not held against
you. I figure if I can believe that they can talk and that there are giant reptile kings, then who's to say
they can't be bipedal (walking upright for the kiddies)... They're wearing pants for crying out loud.
Alright alright... here goes...
This is assuming Cranky is the original DK from the arcade and that the current DK is his son (making him
Donkey Kong Jr... proving he has a heart ;D). From their looks, they are GORILLAS, not monkeys but apes.
You can explain away their bipedal behavior due to their use of hands for tools (just like humans!). By
looks, Funky, Grandma and perhaps Candi are also gorillas. I assume Candi is (despite her less than gorilla
like features ;)) because she is going out with DK (I heard, correct me if wrong) and gorillas only mate
with other gorillas (if they've gotten that far yet ;D) Alright, so they match up rather well (besides the
generic monkeyesque references... ex. Baboon Blast... I don't see no steenking baboons). Next in the chain
of command is Diddy. Diddy is obviously a new world monkey. Characterized by his small size and prehensile
tail (gripping... can swing by it) he is the only MONKEY of the bunch. Looking at Tiny and Chunky, we know
they are related (this will include Dixie also). Tho Tiny has a small stature, we are unable to see her
tail, but since Chunky is her brother, and Chunky neglected to wear pants, we're in luck. They too are Apes,
Chimps more specifically. This would bring into question Diddy and Dixie's love since they would technically
be interbreeding. Luckily for them, in the 60's DK Isle adopted integration and inter-racial relationships
were no longer 'taboo'. I am excluding that baby thing from DKC3 because I was too poor to purchase
it and I am now too lazy to look up pictures of it. Finally we come to Lanky. Lanky is easy, he is a
orangutan. Also an Ape. In conclusion, we find that the Kongs are not blood relatives, but rather a
collective group of primates who hoard golden bananas and display primitive forms of civilization. (Clothes,
coins, guns, explosives...) This email is not meant to criticize, rather clarify. As previously stated, I
realize it's only a game and that if you believe that they can wear pants and shoot guns, then you have no
right complaining that Diddy is referred to as 'The Champ of Chimps...' Heheh. Keep up the EXCELLENT work
and great job on one of the only games I'm GLAD I bought for N64 (Mario Kart, Smash Brothers and
Blast Corps. are the others). You're inspiration for us aspiring game developers... yes that's right.
I do NOT major in Anthropology, but CS and hope to one day code a game that has half the playability of
Awaiting your next release (how's that for pressure)
BTW... (see? no P.S.!) You had a collective release of games earlier, why not repackage them all on a
cartridge for N64? Hell (uh oh, I mean Heaven) Playstation did it with crappy games and made some money,
why shouldn't YOU with good ones? Oh well, I'm just talking out of my ass here. Oh yeah, and what's with
all those stupid spellings for words like FAVOURITE and CENTRE and sh*t (I mean crap, er... poo?) Join
the 21st century guys. Hehe kidding, don't hate me because I'm an ignorant American! ;) Bye.
Mmmm. Unfortunately your entire argument started to fall apart in the middle when you took it for granted
that Tiny and Chunky are brother and sister. Always the same, you scientific types: spend hours tinkering
away with the tiniest details without checking the big umbrella issues first. Tsk. If you'd been paying
attention in class, young man, you'd know that Chunky is Kiddy's brother (Kiddy being "that baby
thing from DKC3"), and Tiny is Dixie's sister. Anyway, enough Kong species conjecture!
Enough, dammit! The ruddy Pokemon never have this trouble.
It's "Rare" that I, proud N64 gamer, find a game with music so stunning it will make me feel like rushing
to the nearest CD store in the earnest effort of picking up the soundtrack to the game. In recent times,
both you and Nintendo have offered the liveliest music scores on the N64, and thankfully have released
soundtracks for all to hear. So why is there no soundtrack for Jet Force Gemini? This game borders
on audio perfection with a diverse score that can bring me to tears one moment and in the next make me feel
like picking up a gun and taking it to those nasty bugs. This music is the best for the N64, no doubt about
it. So why must you torture me by making the decision to not release a soundtrack for this beautiful game?
I, for one, am sad to see it happen. I will anxiously wait for the day when I can pick up a JFG
soundtrack, though I may never see that day come.
Nintendork in the house! Everybody say yo/boo-yaa/way-o/whatever's currently in fashion.
I think we've been through this Jet Force soundtrack business before: the decision isn't ours, or
the CD would have been out there a long time ago. It's something Nintendo do for selected games. As for
producing them ourselves, we don't have any kind of outlet for selling them and we don't run a whacking
great subscription list like Mr. Nintendo, so it makes far more sense to leave it to the people best
equipped for the job...
I'm usually not demented, but it's 1:37 in the morning. I have spent the last six hours reading all the
Scribes, and I am proud of it. I know that nobody will read this unless it's posted in the Snippets, which
have no pictures so far as I know, or includes a huge Mr. Pants 64 picture, so I found an ad for
Mr. Pants 64 in the magazine N64 D.M.A.A. and attached it here. I would say more, but when I produce
trash like this, I know it's time to stop sending stupid letters to people and go to bed. G'night.
You see, you're all wide-eyed and enthusiastic now, but if we actually came out and announced Mr.
Pants 64 for real you'd be horrified. And rightly so.
Dear Rare staff,
For God sakes, have pity on a poor gamer!
I've recently heard that Perfect Dark will feature the newfangled speech synthesis that seems to be
popping up on recent 3D shooters these days.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's an inevitable progression from the days of lore where games
mostly beeped at you and scrolled out painfully slow text. But sometimes progress doesn't always benefit
everyone. I have been without hearing since my teens. This handicap has not presented much of a conflict
with my love of games but lately I have witness a disturbing trend towards full out speech synthesis. I
suffered through the scientists and guards of Half-Life, whose yapping heads said nothing but
So which brings me to my request: I'm here, down on my knees, begging you, please allow an option to turn
on game text in PD! Not only would this benefit people like me, but also thousands upon thousands of
PD addicts who will be sneaking out of their beds at the midnight hour for just "one game more" and
who don't want to alert their parents (or their spouses...)
Given that PD will be based on the Goldeneye engine, which already features voice text, you
guys should have a lot of the code in place for making this feature a reality. (If you took it out, for
God's sake, put it back!)
Giving you my million thanks in advance,
Never fear - everything that's said in PD (both face-to-face and through radio contact) pops up in
a text box on-screen, and there's also an option to toggle subtitles on/off during the cut scenes, which
is naturally when most of the plot-advancing stuff gets said. That was a really bad sentence, I know,
but I can't do anything about it now because it's 5 o'clock and Smash Bros. is calling...
Oh, arse. Got to do the Snippets first.