Developer: Rare
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Release Date: June 21, 2005
Genre: Adventure / Platformer
Rating: M

Conker’s Bad Fur Day on the N64 blew the doors off the N64’s kiddie reputation. The amount of innuendo that was laced throughout the game, in addition to the straight-out vulgar situations and actions you could perform are not shocking by today’s standards, but they were pretty much unheard of at the time; especially on a Nintendo console.

The single player game is a fairly straight-forward, third-person platforming game. It’s no Mario 64 in terms of control, but it’s manageable. The story is one, I’m sure we’ve all lived out before. After a night of binge-drinking, Conker finds himself hungover in an unfamiliar world. As you try to piece together where you are and determine how to get home, you realize the Evil Panther King – ruler of the world in which you are lost – wants to use you as the fourth leg of his side-table which is currently wobbly (having only 3 legs) and constantly causes him to spill his milk. Of course your girlfriend also gets kidnapped by the Weasel Mafia who intend to force her into being an erotic dancer in their nightclub. Who hasn’t been there?

The 64 version of the game had a very Banjo-Kazooie feel (which is also a classic) and the bright colorful worlds really enhanced the dichotomy between the cutesy, soft look and feel of the game and the harsh and vulgar adult themes you encountered throughout.

The humor is crude but at times, genuinely funny. The voice acting in my opinion can get annoying, the accents are odd and the voices seem too soft and passive for a lot of the characters. The characters are positive point of the game though, because you will encounter quite a few characters and your interactions with them are always entertaining. Whether it’s using toilet paper to kill the Great Mighty Poo who is singing a menacing song during your bossfight with him, bouncing on the large breasts of a flower that is eager to be pollinated by a washed up, drunk bee, encouraging bovine diarrhea or pissing on flaming goblins to kill them, there is no shortage of entertaining situations and interesting characters in this game.

Although the Xbox version cleans up the graphics and adds a few enhancements to levels, it actually increased the amount of censorship which was a surprise considering how much more heavily the Xbox was marketed toward older players in comparison to the Nintendo 64. Either way, though, you can’t go wrong with either game. The single player experience is a solid, humorous deviation from run-of-the-mill games, and the multi-player modes add a ton of replayability.

If you haven’t played either of these games, you’re really missing out. They are full of boobs, drinking and general debauchery and that’s something we at GameDrunk will always get behind. Scour ebay, Craigslist, Amazon, I’m sure you can find one of these two games on the cheap and they are most definitely worth it.

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  1. avatar Maryjoy says:

    I have a 4wd truck and I love going muddin, four wihleen, offroadin a lot. But I recently took my factory skid plate off because it was really beat up and old. So what’s the worst that could happen if you don’t have a lower engine cover when you go muddin?If you didn’t know. Your skid plate is the big plate of metal or sometimes plastic that covers up the bottom part of you engine.

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