Game Review: Conker’s Bad Fur Day & Conker: Live and Reloaded

Conker’s Bad Fur Day (2001) / Conker: Live and Reloaded (2005): Game Review

Conker’s Bad Fur Day is a 3 dimensional platformer game developed by Rare and released for the Nintendo 64 in 2001. If you are a fan of violence, swearing, racial and sexual innuendos this game is fit for you.

In Conker’s Bad Fur Day, you, the player, control Conker the Squirrel and lead him through a series of three-dimensional levels. The over-all world map is split into segments, with restricted places saving major plot points for the storyline.

Conker: Live and Reloaded is a remake of the 2001 released in 2005 and made for the Xbox with slightly more realistic animations. The only thing I can say is, I don’t like as much at the original. It made the characters look all furry and slightly more realistic and it didn’t look that good to me.

To be honest I was going to do this on the remake alone, but it was off-putting looking at the new and supposedly improved graphics, so I played the original and it was way better. The controller was still crap but it was better. It also looks stupid when the characters are supposed to look angry but just don’t. Plus I had to buy the remake to play again to compare ( ). Luckily I didn’t have to buy the original because that can go for $250 to $750 (for a decent copy that is).

The only reason I would recommend the remake is because of the controller. The controller for the Nintendo 64  is painful to use and can resort in a not so fun experience for the player (you’ll understand if you look at the picture below). In the end my fingers weren’t happy. The remake came for the original Xbox console with a slightly better controller but was still diminished by the new animations/character looks.

There are many references related to popular movies (at the time of its original release) like The Matrix and Jurassic Park, where they do the heist and the way the dinosaur eats the cave men. There are also a lot of Quotes like “Get away from her you bitch” from Alien and “Tediz? I hate these guys” is similar to Indiana’s line “Nazis. I hate these guys” from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. These references make the game a hell of a lot better. A big plus in my books.

There is also multiple multi-player modes which is fun for the whole family. Well it was when I was 4.

In conclusion, the original is perfect for playing, perfect for any game collection and is well worth the high price. The remake deserves to be thrown in the trash.


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