The Classic Rare Quiz: have you got what it takes?

1st August 2021




Many of us filthy millennials grew up playing the gosh-darn heck out of classic Rare titles such as the Donkey Kong games, Banjo-Kazooie, Goldeneye 007, and more.

However, we've got to admit that it's been a while... and the question is, just how well do you know these classic games?

Well, wouldn't you know it... someone's put together a 15-question quiz to test your mettle. That's right - it's time to find out if you're a Perfect Dork!

So sit down, strap in, stand up, spin around and fire your coconut gun! Here we goooo!

1. What colour was the Jinjo under Banjo's arm on the Banjo-Kazooie box cover?

Grey Jinjo

Green
Purple
Blue
Yellow

2. What small items can be found hidden in every level in Perfect Dark?

Cheeses
Bananas
Coffee cups
Spatulas

3. In which year did Microsoft purchase Rare?

2000
2002
2004
2006

4. Which was the first N64 game released by Rare?

Goldeneye 007
Diddy Kong Racing
Blast Corps
Killer Instinct Gold

5. Which of these games was NOT developed by Rare?

Mickey's Speedway USA
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run
Banjo-Pilot
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

6. Rare's 2004 puzzle game It's Mr Pants was at one point in development supposed to star which established character?

Donkey Kong
Banjo
Conker
Sabre Wulf

7. Which of these N64 Rare games made use of the Expansion Pak?

Conker's Bad Fur Day
Goldeneye 007
Perfect Dark
Banjo-Kazooie

8. What was the name of this barrel-throwing enemy from Donkey Kong Country?

DKC Enemy

Monkey Kong
Manky Kong
Chuck Chimp
Janky Kong

9. In which year was the original Donkey Kong Country released?

1990
1992
1994
1996

10. Which Rare game featured characters called Juno and Vela?

Star Fox Adventures
Perfect Dark
Kameo: Elements of Power
Jet Force Gemini

11. Rare were responsible for two of the XBox 360's launch titles. One of them was Kameo: Elements of Power - what was the other?

Perfect Dark Zero
Viva Piñata
Kinect Sports
Jetpac Refuelled

12. Before the game was redesigned to incorporate Star Fox characters, what was the name of Dinosaur Planet's protagonist?

Dinosaur Planet

Curtana
Kutlass
Claymore
Sabre

13. In which game did Squawks the parrot first appear?

Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Donkey Kong 64

14. Brothers Tim and Chris Stamper were instrumental in Rare's success - what did they do?

Invented Donkey Kong
Founded the company
Programmed some of the biggest hits
Wrote iconic music

15. Black Orchid, Fulgore, and Riptor are all characters from which franchise?

Killer Instinct
Battletoads
Sabre Wulf
Monster Max


Your final score will appear here when you've answered all the questions! 🙂




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