Rare's past with Easter eggs and Playtonic's future with them

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Rare's past with Easter eggs and Playtonic's future with them

Postby GameFreak » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:54 pm

Rare loved easter eggs. They would put sooo many in there old games! Whether it was disturbing looking rock formations or pirates complaining about how they were once in this fine game. It was just simply a joy looking for all the hidden details Rare would put in there games and seeing all the references they make.

Many of Rare's old franchises cameo in each others. Here are some examples:

Vela from Jet Force Gemini in Banjo Tooie
http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/retro ... _55_10.jpg

L.O.G telling lies in BK Nuts and Bolts
http://i.neoseeker.com/gg/uploads/news/ ... 5853_0.jpg

Several Rare games on this shelf in Grabbed By The Ghoulies
http://www.capsulecomputers.com.au/wp-c ... oulies.png


I've also noticed how in almost every game Rare developed, they would always hide there awesome iconic logo hidden all over the game. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ogoOld.jpg

A good example is on the title screen for Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest where there is one hidden inside the chest and on Dixie's hat. http://i.ytimg.com/vi/-ixTFNEk3qU/maxresdefault.jpg

More examples:

Awesome fridge in Banjo Tooie.
http://www.raregamer.co.uk/staf/Tooie2Easter.png

Rareware Crate in Banjo Kazooie
http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/retro ... _22_48.jpg

Is that a Rare T Shirt in Grabbed by The Ghoulies?
http://www.raregamer.co.uk/staf/Servant5.png


Rare once had a strange website Mascot by the name of...Mr. Pants. He was a poorly drawn...man in pants and he would make cameos in Rare games all the time! He even stared in his own game! Here are some examples:

Mr. Pants in Jet Force Gemini
http://www.raregamer.co.uk/staf/JFGpants.png

Mr. Pants in Banjo Tooie
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/GMVENGA9j2I/hqdefault.jpg

Mr. Pants in Grabbed By the Ghoulies
http://www.raregamer.co.uk/staf/MrPants3.png

These are all just minor examples of easter eggs in Rare's games. Literally every game they made would do this.

Reason why I'm discussing this, is because I hope Playtonic Games does the same thing! I want to see the Playtonic Logo http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/pro ... 0212193206 hidden everywhere in there games. I want to see there games make cameos in each others. And if they were to ever develop a weird mascot, I want him to be in every bloody game they make! Its just I really loved the feeling of how every game Rare made, they were all connected to one another in a way that made it seem as if there was just one big Rare universe. I want Playtonic to provide the same feeling.

Do you guys think Playtonic Games will do this? Didn't they already say there characters will cameo in each others games or how certain characters in Project Ukulele will be stars in later games they make? I truly hope this is all true and I cant wait to keep my eyes peeled and look for every bloody easter egg they put in there games.

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Re: Rare's past with Easter eggs and Playtonic's future with them

Postby Xellos » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:36 pm

Since Playtonic is the resurrected Rareware from the SNES/N64 era, there will definitely be lots of (cameos) easter eggs in Project Ukulele and in future games of theirs. And who knows, maybe there will even be a mascot that's similar like Mr. Pants was.

As for your question that certain characters in Project Ukulele will be the stars in future games. Yes, as stated by Playtonic in this interview: .

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Re: Rare's past with Easter eggs and Playtonic's future with them

Postby John » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:28 am

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Re: Rare's past with Easter eggs and Playtonic's future with them

Postby SUPERS0NICBOOM » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:46 am

You're too slow!

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Re: Rare's past with Easter eggs and Playtonic's future with them

Postby NPChilla » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:49 pm

I don't think there will be blatant references to Rare characters in Project Ukulele - Playtonic doesn't own them.
I suspect this will be a fresh start of sorts for the developers.

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