Rare Indeed: The Rare Replay Collection for Xbox One

Rare Replay

The recently announced Rare Replay Collection for Xbox One is nothing short of amazing. It combines 30 games from one of the most talented developers ever into a single, affordable package. And at a time of uncertainty, it has me pumped to own an Xbox One.

The full list of games can be found below. Of particular note are a bunch of classics from the N64 era, including Killer Instinct Gold, Jet Force Gemini, Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, and one of my favorite forgotten games, Blast Corps. If you missed out on the N64 era, this is a great chance to play some classics on modern consoles.

Of course, there are other great games there as well, from Rare’s humble beginnings in arcades to their later releases on Xbox 360. But for me, the highlights are the N64 classics. The only other way to play these games on current gen consoles would be through the Nintendo eShop (if they featured these games, which they don’t, since Rare is owned by Microsoft now), and just buying the N64 games alone would cost you a hefty $70 given Nintendo’s steep price tag for older games.

This collection is an incredible value and I urge everyone to pick it up when it releases on August 4. If you haven’t sped down racetracks in R.C. Pro-Am, or bulldozed massive buildings in Blast Corps, or blown up evil teddy bears in Conker’s multiplayer, you’re missing out. $30! It’s really the biggest no-brainer of the year.

  1.     Jetpac (1983)
  2.     Atic Atac (1983)
  3.     Lunar Jetman (1983)
  4.     Sabre Wulf (1984)
  5.     Underwurlde (1984)
  6.     Knight Lore (1984)
  7.     Gunfright (1986)
  8.     Slalom (1987)
  9.     R.C. Pro-Am (1988)
  10.   Cobra Triangle (1989)
  11.   Snake Rattle N Roll (1990)
  12.   Digger T. Rock (1990)
  13.   Solar Jetman (1990)
  14.   Battletoads (1991)
  15.   R.C. Pro-Am II (1992)
  16.   Battletoads Arcade (1994)
  17.   Killer Instinct Gold (1996)
  18.   Blast Corps (1997)
  19.   Banjo-Kazooie (1998)
  20.   Jet Force Gemini (1999)
  21.   Perfect Dark (2000)
  22.   Banjo-Tooie (2000)
  23.   Conker’s Bad Fur Day (2001)
  24.   Grabbed by the Ghoulies (2003)
  25.   Perfect Dark Zero (2005)
  26.   Kameo: Elements of Power (2005)
  27.   Viva Piñata (2006)
  28.   Jetpac Refuelled (2007)
  29.   Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (2008)
  30.   Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise (2008)

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