Conker’s Bad Fur Day N64 | Gameplay Thursday | Hollywood Redux | Nintendo 64 Gaming System
On this week’s Gameplay Thursday, Hollywood Redux Podcast hosts Michael and Matt take to the arena to tank battle to the death in Conker’s Bad Fur Day for the Nintendo 64 console. Being a fan of the game, Michael holds the clear advantage in War Mode, while Matt just struggles to survive Michael’s constant attacks. See all the action below!
After playing a few rounds in War/Battle multi-player mode, the controls become much easier to handle. The overall goal or outcome of the gameplay is never really explained as much as the Story mode but, if you have a free hour to play a classic game that still gives you a challenge, we definitely recommend finding yourself a copy of Conker’s to add to your collection.
Conker’s Bad Fur Day is an action-platform video game developed by Rare and released for the Nintendo 64 video game console in 2001. As part of the Conker video game series, the game follows the story of Conker the Squirrel, a greedy, heavy-drinking red squirrel who attempts to return home to his girlfriend Berri. The gameplay is composed of various challenges that involve platforming, solving puzzles, fighting enemies, and gathering objects. The game also features a multiplayer mode where a maximum of four players can compete in seven different game types.
Although visually similar to Rare’s family-oriented games Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64, Conker’s Bad Fur Day was designed for mature audiences and features graphic violence, alcohol and tobacco use, profanity, vulgar humor and pop culture references. It was developed over the course of four years and was originally intended for a family audience, but was ultimately retooled into its current form because previews were criticized for being both too cute and similar to Rare’s earlier platform games.
A remake, Conker: Live & Reloaded, was released for the Xbox in 2005. In 2015, the game was included as part of the Rare Replay compilation for Xbox One.
Conker’s Bad Fur Day follows the story of Conker the Squirrel, a red squirrel who embarks on a quest simply to return home to his girlfriend, Berri, after a night of binge drinking with his friends. Meanwhile, the Panther King, ruler of the land that Conker is lost in, finds that his throne’s side table is missing one of its legs and orders his paraplegic weasel servant, Professor Von Kriplespac, to solve the problem. Kriplespac suggests the use of a red squirrel as the fourth leg for the table, and therefore the Panther King sends his minions to search for one and capture it. As Conker searches for his way home, he finds himself embroiled in a series of increasingly absurd and often dangerous situations, including having to recover a bee hive from some enormous wasps, fighting a Terminator-like robot in a barn, confronting a giant opera-singing pile of feces (our personal favorite), being turned into a bat by a vampire, and even getting drafted into a war between grey squirrels and a Nazi-like group of teddy bears known as the “Tediz,” which Conker ultimately destroys. During his quest to return home, Conker finds wads of cash scattered throughout the land and becomes sidetracked from his goal of returning to Berri.
Conker’s Bad Fur Day
Initial release date: March 5, 2001
Publishers: Rare & THQ
Director: Chris Seaver
Designers: Chris Seaver
Artists: Don Murphy
Genre: Action, Platform Game
Mode: Single Player & Multiplayer
Platforms: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), PlayStation, mobile phones, Android, PlayStation Portable