Rare Replay: A New Standard for Retro Collections


Rare Replay: A New Standard for Retro Collections

Rare is one of those developers with history. With 30 years in the business and some of the most iconic, important games in history making up their portfolio, these guys are (or at least once were) a very big deal. A catalogue like their’s doesn’t definitely deserve to go to waste. Apparently Microsoft agrees, and now we have Rare Replay.

Rare Replay collects 30 of Rare’s most iconic games and puts them into one super-big collection. They’ve reached all the way back and began pulling games from the very beginning of Rare’s history; from their Amiga Days, to their Nintendo golden age, right up to their modern Xbox 360 titles. Each title is remastered and playable on the Xbox One, with full modern functionality including Achievements (adding up to a whopping 10,000 gamerscore).

What’s most amazing is not just how many they’re cramming into this collection – although it’s an impressive amount, to be sure – it’s the sheer amount of variety and depth that they’re putting into it (and yes, this time it actually does have Battletoads). Smaller arcade style titles are certainly expected to be a part of any retro collection, but going as far as including most of Rare’s Xbox 360 titles, gives a diverse array of genres that covers nearly every era of gaming history.

Here are the 30 games included:
Atic Atac
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Battletoads Arcade
Blast Corps
Cobra Triangle
Conker’s Bad Fur Day
Digger T. Rock
Grabbed by the Ghoulies
Jet Force Gemini
Jetpac Refuelled
Kameo: Elements of Power
Killer Instinct Gold
Knight Lore
Perfect Dark
Perfect Dark Zero
R.C. Pro Am
R.C Pro Am II
Sabre Wulf
Snake Rattle ‘n’ Roll
Solar Jetman
Viva Pinata
Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

Rare Replay looks to have incredible bang for your buck. If you’re a fan of classic or contemporary Rare games, this collection is like a dream come true.

About Justin Arnott

Justin is the Founder of Controller Crusade and has played video games for as long as he can remember. He loves all games but there’s an extra special place in his heart for anything created by Nintendo. He’s also a big retro gamer and is deeply interested in video game history—so there’s that.

You can contact him via email at jarnott@controllercrusade.com or via Twitter @sirultimos

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