Who Knows Why Donkey Kong 64 Hasn't Been Released on VC? Not Rare

by Ben Salter Featured 11 Comments 4 Votes 6191 Views 15/10/2009 Back to News

Why hasn't Donkey Kong 64 been released on the Virtual Console? Developer Rare doesn't know, and don't seem to care really.

To clear things up, yes Microsoft does own Rare now - who were a second party developer for Nintendo when they made DK64. However, as Nintendo owns the Donkey Kong franchise they are able to release it again on Wii (ala the Donkey Kong Country series). This isn't the case for other games developed by Rare during their time with Ninty, such as Perfect Dark.

Recently asked why DK64 hasn't been re-released yet a Rare representative said "I have no idea why DK64 hasn’t shown up yet, and whether Jetpac would still be in there or they’d replace it with Mario’s Cement Factory (which ate about three years of my life as a child) or something. Or maybe a single-screen 2D shooty version of Jet Race would be more appropriate. Who knows? Not us, obviously, or we wouldn’t be sitting here pitching clueless alternatives."

Obviously they don't really care that much, seeing as they wouldn't get much out of it. And, to tell you the truth, they're probably tired of answering questions about Nintendo's Virtual Console, with the whole Goldeneye debarcle and all.

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rare's gay

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malaka said: rare's gay
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Prepare to be hated (more than you already are)
well to be fair, they did undergo some sort of sex change when M$ bought them over (or at least what's left of them). Since their best game is pinata (far better than people who haven't played it think it is) and games like perfect dark zero and nuts and bolts are just wrong (yes own them both). Having played the N64 rare games recently (blast corps still amazing, DKR is the idea that Nintendo never thought for mario kart, the Banjo games still hold very well today on XBLA, Jet Force OWNS and is one of the best 3rd person shooters I have ever played and Conker was not amazing gameplay wise but it did push some boundaries) I can safely say they are not who they used to be.

As for DK64 to be fair I did not like it very much. It was a monstrous collectathlon (500 bananas per world on top of bananas and the other things you had to collect? Tiring) with levels not as inspiring as their other 3d platformers. Still miles better than any other third party N64 game (though rocket was simply brilliant) but not as good as it could have been.

PS: To the 1st poster, do they know your name is a trademark swear word in Greece?

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malaka said: rare's gay
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i dun care (:<


CSP you enjoy being stupid dont you?
i dun care (:<

oh but you do, that's why you are still reading this page (that has nothing else to offer you but pure hatred by the fanboys) time better spent playing games which points to the idea that you bought the wrong console? hehe

I on the other hand hate single liners. Don't care what you say, as long as you explain yourself because everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion as long as they can understand it (thus explain it). Now if you are bored to do so, then I am bored to read your stuff.

PS:No but apparently you are
Well, it's good to know that it isn't Rare who's responsible, just Nintendo would rather release crappy Wiiware games rather than one of the best platfomers ever created.

CSP said: i dun care (:<
oh but you do, that's why you are still reading this page (that has nothing else to offer you but pure hatred by the fanboys) time better spent playing games which points to the idea that you bought the wrong console? hehe
I on the other hand hate single liners. Don't care what you say, as long as you explain yourself because everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion as long as they can understand it (thus explain it). Now if you are bored to do so, then I am bored to read your stuff.
PS:No but apparently you are



lawl

and apparently your a fag
that's right because using simple words, using internet slang and barely writing a sentence is the definition of manly. I am just someone who has seen people like you two many times before and I find contributions like these to be completely useless. Oh and FYI you are off topic (as am I)

here's another question for you. What gave you the impression that I was male (or "male") to begin with?
lol Sooo you a ho?
Mabye microsoft will be even bigger asssholes and re-release it as monkey kong.
Never played but would like to. Release naow Nintendo or I'll go use other..much more evil ways to play it on Wii.

=D

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