A playable build of 'Dinosaur Planet', which was developed as a title for NINTENDO 64 and remained unreleased, will be released
Rare , a British game developer known as the developer of titles such as ' Banjo-Kazooie ' and ' GoldenEye 007 ', is the third Star Fox series released as a title for the Nintendo GameCube in 2002. I was also in charge of the development of ' Star Fox Adventures '. It seems that this Star Fox Adventure was originally developed as a title for NINTENDO 64 named ' Dinosaur Planet '. A playable build of 'Dynaso Planet', which can be called the initial development version of Star Fox Adventure, is available on the Internet.
A Fully Playable Build Of Rare's Unreleased N64 Game Dinosaur Planet Has Leaked Online
An organization called Forest of Illusion, which protects Nintendo's old titles, released a playable build of 'Dinosaur Planet' on February 20, 2021 local time. The Forest of Illusion describes Dinosaur Planet as 'The NINTENDO 64 version of Dinosaur Planet has been discontinued, development has been moved to GameCube and will be released as Star Fox Adventures.'
Today we have released Dinosaur Planet by Rare for Nintendo 64. The development was halted and moved to the GameCube, where it was then released as Star Fox Adventures. Enjoy! (More info in this thread).— Forest of Illusion (@forestillusion) February 20, 2021
Link to the dump: https://t.co/gQGGcU4vJK pic.twitter.com/Orub7RU3fa
The published build does not work 100% perfectly on all emulators, and multiple graphical issues with shadows and lighting and slowdowns are expected. In addition, it seems that the file in the build states that it was last worked on December 1, 2000.
Note: The game will currently not run 100% perfectly on any emulator. Expect many graphical issues with shadows and lighting, and some slowdown. It should however, work perfectly fine with flashcarts. Pic.twitter.com/P5xwf5stbz— Forest of Illusion (@forestillusion) February 20, 2021
The Forest of Illusion explains that the playable build of Dinosaur Planet was 'purchased from a Swedish private game collector.' The Forest of Illusion also explained that hacking was required to actually play the data obtained.
We purchased this disc containing the build from a private game collector in Sweden. The file date lists the build as being from December 1st 2000. It seems to be quite a late build of the game which is great, but it will need some hacking to be fully playable to the end. Pic.twitter.com/igtDSzeRzG— Forest of Illusion (@forestillusion) February 20, 2021
The following movie is a picture of actually downloading the playable build of Dinosaur Planet released by Forest of Illusion and playing it on the emulator.
Dinosaur Planet (N64) Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 --First 50 Minutes --YouTube
The development of Dinosaur Planet was announced in 1999, and the title was additionally announced to be released as the Star Fox series from Nintendo during development. It is also revealed that this change was 'not gladly accepted by everyone' involved in the development. The playable build of Dynaso Planet published by Forest of Illusion already contains data from Fox McCloud, the main character of the Star Fox series, so 'The published data was created late in the development of Dynaso Planet. It's a thing, and you can see that it's just beginning to incorporate the elements of the Star Fox series, 'says Kotaku, an overseas game media.