Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found

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PostDinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by Tomous » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:39 pm

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by Saint of Killers » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:41 pm

I remember reading about that in N64 Magazine.

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by Clarkman » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:52 pm

God, Starfox Adventures - that was such a dull game. I bought my Gamecube for £100 and it came with Pokemon Colosseum and this, and I remember being so annoyed at myself because both games were awful. The Gamecube redeemed itself eventually, but not a great start.

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by Jezo » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:55 pm

Clarkman wrote:God, Starfox Adventures - that was such a dull game. I bought my Gamecube for £100 and it came with Pokemon Colosseum and this, and I remember being so annoyed at myself because both games were awful. The Gamecube redeemed itself eventually, but not a great start.

Idk, awful seems a bit extreme. For a Starfox game, Adventures probably isn't great, but taking it as Dinosaur Planet as it should have been, I remember thinking it was decent, though I also don't remember much of it in general, aside from beating the final boss, then accidentally spilling a can of pepsi on the carpet, floundering to clean it up, and missing most of the end cutscene.

And colosseum was pretty neat too. Otherwise this beta find is super cool.

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by Vermilion » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:51 am

I really enjoyed Starfox Adventures, the visuals (for the time) were gorgeous, and it was easier to play than the Zelda games (which back then could be incredibly frustrating at times).

I didn't care that it was different from the other Starfox games, as i found Lylat Wars to be something of a slog anyways thanks to there being no save function.

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by That's not a growth » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:38 am

I was really disappointed by Starfox Adventure. I had followed it's development eagerly, from when it was Dinosaur Planet, and I was a massive fan of Rare at the time so my expectations were sky high. It was great looking, but rather dull. I don't think I completed it, and I wouldn't have had that many other games to distract me.

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by Tomous » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:47 am

That's not a growth wrote:I was really disappointed by Starfox Adventure. I had followed it's development eagerly, from when it was Dinosaur Planet, and I was a massive fan of Rare at the time so my expectations were sky high. It was great looking, but rather dull. I don't think I completed it, and I wouldn't have had that many other games to distract me.


Exactly the same for me.

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by shy guy 64 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:25 am

well they havent found it have they. this version of the game was never finished so it wasnt there to be found

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by Tomous » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:45 am

shy guy 64 wrote:well they havent found it have they. this version of the game was never finished so it wasnt there to be found


You must be fun at parties :lol:

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by shy guy 64 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:32 pm

Tomous wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:well they havent found it have they. this version of the game was never finished so it wasnt there to be found


You must be fun at parties :lol:


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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by Vermilion » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:45 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:I remember reading about that in N64 Magazine.


If you read N64, it's highly likely you saw my GB Camera pics in the gallery section. ;)

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by Saint of Killers » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:48 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:I remember reading about that in N64 Magazine.


If you read N64, it's highly likely you saw my GB Camera pics in the gallery section. ;)


That was you?!!! :o :P

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by Vermilion » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:58 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:I remember reading about that in N64 Magazine.


If you read N64, it's highly likely you saw my GB Camera pics in the gallery section. ;)


That was you?!!! :o :P


Quite a few were mine, i was a regular contributor.

I would print out a bunch with the GB Printer and pop them in an envelope.

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by Ironhide » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:02 pm

Vermilion wrote:I really enjoyed Starfox Adventures, the visuals (for the time) were gorgeous, and it was easier to play than the Zelda games (which back then could be incredibly frustrating at times).

I didn't care that it was different from the other Starfox games, as i found Lylat Wars to be something of a slog anyways thanks to there being no save function.


I also enjoyed Starfox Adventures and yes it was very visually impressive at the time.

I haven't played any other Starfox games (never been into the genre) either so I didn't have any expectations of what the game would be like, plus I really like dinosaurs so any game featuring them immediately piques my interest.

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by Lotus » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:49 am

Interesting to see this. Looks a bit more Zelda-like than I think Starfox Adventures ended up being? Or maybe I'm just not remembering Starfox Adventures very well. :slol: Didn't think that was a bad game though. Not amazing at all, but solid enough. Didn't need the Starfox characters though, they felt shoehorned in and a bit out of place.

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by Drumstick » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:35 am

So has anyone played this and was it any good?

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PostRe: Dinosaur Planet-Rare's unreleased N64 game which became Starfox Adventures has been found
by Ironhide » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:14 pm

Lotus wrote:Interesting to see this. Looks a bit more Zelda-like than I think Starfox Adventures ended up being? Or maybe I'm just not remembering Starfox Adventures very well. :slol: Didn't think that was a bad game though. Not amazing at all, but solid enough. Didn't need the Starfox characters though, they felt shoehorned in and a bit out of place.


Fairly sure that the protagonist was supposed to be Krystal (the character Fox has to rescue) before they made the changes to the game, the fact Fox uses her staff throughout the game more than hints at that.

I think a better way of getting the Starfox characters into the game would have been to split the gameplay between the on foot adventure bits as Krystal and aerial combat sections in the Arwing as Fox but I guess that would have taken longer and cost more to make.

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