Diddy Kong Pilot - Unreleased Game Boy Advance Racer Arriving Later This Week For Download

Diddy-Kong-Pilot-Unreleased-Game-Boy-Advance-Racer-Arriving-This-Week-For-DownloadWe're all familiar with the Nintendo Game Boy Advance racer titled Banjo-Pilot, but the lovable bird wielding bear was not the first choice mascot for Rare's handheld racer. Riding on the success of Diddy Kong Racing, the offspring of Donkey Kong was initially set to front this release, at least until Microsoft took control of Rare.

Without going into the usual debate about the quality of Rare's titles following their take over, we're over the moon to see yet another unreleased title surfacing in preservation circles from such a prolific developer. We're also eagerly awaiting the day in which the original version of Conker's Bad Fur Day (Conker's Quest) for the Nintendo 64 and the early build of Starfox Adventures for the Gamecube known as Dinosaur Planet, however we remain sceptical if they will ever surface.

Going by video footage of Diddy Kong Pilot, from what we can gather the game seems very close to the retail release of Banjo Pilot, albeit different maps, characters and in-game menus. One most definitely for the hardcore Rare and Donkey Kong fanatics!

Diddy Kong Pilot Gameplay Video

A playable ROM of Diddy Kong Pilot is set to arrive on the Rareware Central website on the 5th November.

Link: Diddy Kong Pilot on Rareware Central

Last Updated ( 01 November 2011 )  


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