As many of you are aware, what we now know as Star Fox Adventures was once a Rare title named Dinosaur Planet. It was to star (the eventual Star Fox cast member) Krystal the Fox as the main character, and was fairly similar otherwise to the final product. One of the largest changes, of course, was their target platform: originally conceived to be a Nintendo 64 title, it eventually released on the Nintendo GameCube.

But were there any other major differences? According to a former Rare staff member, there were far more than we had previously known.

Actually, it was supposed to be a hybrid of Diddy Kong Racing and an adventure game. Every level would have some kind of track in it and a race as part of the story. It took a while to settle down… — Phil Tossell

But that wasn’t all he had to say about Dinosaur Planet; he also discussed the team’s reaction when Miyamoto discussed turning it into a Star Fox game.

It seemed like a no-brainer. They’re offering this great character from this great franchise! I was attached to Dinosaur Planet but I love the original Star Fox. Our only concerns were how we could fit it into this
game we have. — Phil Tossell

Does this original vision for the game seem intriguing to you? Or do you like your adventure games “pure?” Speak your mind below!

Source: Nintendo Everything

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