Banjo-Kazooie (N64, 1998)
guessed by artur-fernand
Between 1994 and 2001, Rare (then Rareware) was on top of the world. Not even its benefactor Nintendo managed to surpass the British studio in terms of the quantity or quality of its games over that period. One of the games that best represents that golden age for Rare is Banjo-Kazooie, a creative and technically-superior platform game that excels in level and character design, sound design and music, graphics, and, of course, a uniquely British sense of humor. In the game, players control the bear-bird duo of Banjo and Kazooie as they explore Spiral Mountain in an effort to rescue Banjo’s kid sister from the evil clutches of the witch Gruntilda. Banjo-Kazooie was followed two years later by a sequel, Banjo-Tooie.