Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Banjo-Kazooie Soundtrack Now Available From The Original Composer

Hardcore Nintendo fans have a soft spot in their hearts for RARE (The classic Nintendo RARE before Microsoft caused everyone to jump ship). This love comes from their great library of games and Nintendo-like commitment to quality. One of RARE's biggest and best N64 games was the amazing Banjo Kazooie (originally Project Dream on the SNES). This game took what was great about Mario 64 and perfected it by incorporating adventure elements with permanent ability upgrades and a more persistent game world. The games soundtrack in particular stood out and brought a level of character to the game world not present in a lot of games, even today. Grant Kirkhope was responsible for the aural masterpiece (as well as MANY other RARE hits) and his talent oozes from every track. He recently posted the entire Banjo Kazooie soundtrack on Bandcamp which currently allows you to set your own price including free. Enjoy!

As you can hear, Mr. Kirkhope has a true passion for his work as well as Banjo Kazooie recently stating:

"I keep wishing that all the ex-Rare staff, there’s lots of them about now, would just get together and form a company, and go to Nintendo and say “give us the money. We’ll make you Banjo 3 for the Wii U or whatever.
Just make Banjo 3 like it should have been made back then and it would be great, and it would be great on the Wii U."
While the logistics of this would be quite complicated, I could see quite a few people buying a Wii U for a proper "Banjo Threeie". What are your thoughts on this and the Banjo series? Comment below and be sure to follow Treon's Realm on Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. Give them a chance, and you might just get back the real gamers that you lost due to the lack of great games like this one.