Diddy Kong Racing
Using a character they created for Donkey Kong Country, Rare chose Diddy Kong to front this racing title. Diddy Kong Racing would change the formula established by Mario Kart by giving the players choice over what vehicle they could race in: Kart, Hovercraft or Air Plane, depending on the track being raced on.
A single player adventure mode was also a main feature of Diddy Kong Racing, giving the player free reign to explore a hub world leading to several different themed areas for races, challenges and boss battles.
Four players could also tackle tracks that had been unlocked via the one player adventure mode in a multiplayer mode which only excluded the boss battles. Players were also given a large variety of characters to choose to race as, including secret characters unlocked through the adventure mode. Characters were all unique and had different statistics that would affect their racing ability.
This game also featured characters that would go on to star in their own platform games on the Nintendo 64, Banjo (of Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie) and Conker (of Conker's Bad Fur Day). This was, however, their first appearance in a game before they were given their own titles.
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