When it comes to mixing adult humour into video games, very few of the titles become household names because of the limited audience. The developers at Rare were well known for their contents that was accessible to everyone, so when Conker’s Bad Fur Day was released onto the Nintendo 64, it took everyone off guard after the squirrel’s previous adventures in which he was not a swearing loudmouth who is obsessed with talking money.
One of the reasons why Bad Fur Day was such a success was not just the challenging platformer gameplay, but the ensemble of characters that populated Conker’s home world. From a greedy and ruthless panther king to an obese mouse with lactose intolerance, there was a level of imagination and creativity that Rare are known for, and at the same time, they did not outstay their welcome, allowing others to take the spotlight in equal measures.
Thankfully, none of the characters were cut when the game was re-released as part of Conker Live and Reloaded on Xbox, but some of their dialogue was censored for reasons unknown. Now that Microsoft have confirmed the release of a new episodic Conker game developed in Project Spark, it is possible that some of the characters from the Bad Fur Day adventures will return. With this in mind, here are five characters that I would like to see once again in Conker’s new platformer, which is appropriately named Conkers Big Reunion.