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Banjo-Karting (AKA:The Fast and the Furriest) was a game prototype for Xbox 360,started by Rare Ltd.Before Banjo and Kazooie : Nuts and Bolts was finished in late 2008.The prototype took advantage of classic Banjo-Kazooie characters and built upon the racing parts of Nuts and Bolts.

Playable Characters

In total, there were 7 playable characters for the game:

  • Banjo (Banjo-Kazooie)
  • Sabre Wulf (Sabre wulf)
  • Sabre Man (Sabreman)
  • Vela (Jet Force Gemini)
  • Joanna Dark (Perfect Dark)
  • Rash (Battletoads)
  • Avatars (Xbox Avatars)

Cancellation

Due to Rare's shift to Kinect projects,this prototype was cancelled.

Trivia

  • In some parts of the game,you could use the Mumbo's wand to use the scenario as an object (Like using a farm to build a bridge to cross a river).
  • One of the cars created from the prototype was later included into the Xbox 360 version of Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing.
  • The players could also use the wand to take out parts of the opponent's car to make the car more powerful.

Images

One of the cars for the game
Anhoter cars
Banjo-Karting (Scrapped 2006 Prototype from Banjo-Kazooie-Nuts and Bolts)
Mumbo's car
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Video

Rare Replay -Video talking about Banjo-racing prototype02:18

Rare Replay -Video talking about Banjo-racing prototype

On August,4,2015,User xcagegame uploaded a video that contains more evidence about Banjo-racing.The video can be seen on the XONE exclusive Rare Replay.

Links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=38&v=sP16uvkXSJc

Reference

http://www.unseen64.net/2012/01/08/banjo-karting-xbox-360-prototype/

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