Retro Gaming: Rare Replay

Retro Gaming: Rare Replay

9th April 2019 Off By Bagwag82

Ok, I know Rare Replay contains a lot of platformers but they are from past generations and not specifically made for this generation so therefore are classed as retro in my eyes. It is an excellent package containing 30+ Rare games including all of their famous hit games.

I’d recommend the Banjo-Kazooie series and Kameo if you can find time, what with your already massive backlog of games.

Rare Replay Game Highlights


Jump, swim and fly in a world of dated graphics.

Following in the massive genre-defining Super Mario 64, Rare came up with their very own series of 3D platformer games in the form of the Banjo-Kazooie series. Basically, a lovable bear and bird duo who try to stop the plans of Gruntilda, a witch who intends to switch her beauty with Banjo’s sister, Tooty.

Although the games do look dated graphically, you do get all three games below to churn through to soften the blow:

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

This is 3D platforming at its best from back in the day. Obviously there are modern 3D platformers that do the job much better these days, just take a look at Super Mario Odyssey.

Kameo: Elements of Power

Kameo Elements of Power

Another 3D platformer on the list but this time one of the more modern games that launched alongside the Xbox 360. You play as shapeshifting Kameo.

You need to use your special abilities to morph into different characters that each have their own special powers that enable you to get through each level.

It a good looking game that proves to be a challenge at times. It’s a good game just a shame that a sequel was never made.

Perfect Dark

Double the action in Perfect Dark and Perfect Dark Zero.

The Perfect Dark Series are classics FPS games that began life on the Nintendo 64. They were deemed some of the best first person shooters of their time. In the Rare Replay package you are lucky enough to get both games:

  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero

You follow the story of Carrington Institute agent Joanna Dark as she tries to halt an extraterrestrial conspiracy by rival corporation dataDyne.

The gameplay is very similar to GoldenEye 007 and is deemed as the spiritual successor to said game. I’m sure if you enjoyed GoldenEye 007 you will appreciate the fun that is to be had in these games.

Viva Pinãta

Viva Pinãta is fun and quirky

Viva Pinãta launched alongside the Xbox 360 you have to farm land to attract creatures, nurture them to make babies and make them happy to keep them on your land. It was very successful spawning a sequel that improved on the winning formula of the original. You get both games.

  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

If you enjoy sim managment games then you will more than likely find a place in your heart for Viva Pinãta.

Full List of Rare Replay Games

Rare Replay | GamingDog

There are 30 games in the Rare Replay retro package some are from an era of the most basic video games while others are from more playable times. Full list below:

  • Atic Atac
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Battletoads
  • Battletoads Arcade
  • Blast Corps
  • Cobra Triangle
  • Conker’s Bad Fur Day
  • Digger T. Rock
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • Gunfright
  • Jet Force Gemini
  • Jetpac
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Killer Instinct Gold
  • Knight Lore
  • Lunar Jetman
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • R.C. Pro-Am
  • R.C. Pro-Am 2
  • Sabre Wulf
  • Slalom
  • Snake Rattle n Roll
  • Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship
  • Underwurlde
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

If you enjoy playing games from days gone by then if you haven’t already added this collection to your gaming collect then what are you waiting for? It’s cheap as chips these days.

Further Gaming…

Thanks for taking the time to read my post. If you enjoy retro gaming then you might like to take a look at my other retro video game posts:

Sonic the Hedgehog Review
Nintendo SNES Mini Overview