Diddy Kong Racing, Rareware. (1997). Nintendo 64



Everybody had this really ill-advised idea back in the late 90’s that they could create the fabled ‘Mario Kart Beater’,¬†and – knowing everybody loves a trier – some are still having a crack at it today (Sega actually had a pretty damn good stab at it!). One of the earlier attempts was Rare’s ‘Diddy Kong Racing’, a new franchise based on a character that Rare shoehorned into Donkey Kong Country, beloved by approximately nobody. Great idea, right? Turns out, yes. Continue reading