On March 5th, 2001 Rareware released Conker’s Bad Fur Day for the Nintendo 64, breaking the mold of saccharine mascot platformers by introducing a foul-mouthed, alcoholic cartoon squirrel onto home console. It’s a cult classic today, but did you know it originally started off as a much more harmless title? Gaze upon Twelve Tales: Conker 64 . Gaze upon it and despair.
Rare Ltd. fansite Rare Minion somehow dug up this old footage from one of the early phases of development. As you can see, Conker was originally pretty boring, which explains the radical change in direction towards the end product that hit the shelves. You can suffer through that half hour of gameplay if you want, but I’m off to watch fecal matter sing to a small, angry mammal.
I can’t believe I just typed that.