Rare studio head Mark Betteridge said that he would like for Banjo to be as iconic for Xbox 360 as Mario is for Nintendo.
marcus looks more like mario.... (just change is outfit to red... I'm serious he looks like a short italian plumber) and Petty Officer Master Chief John Spartan 117(his full name is a mouthful) is far more popular. But it could be the xbox's Rachet and Clank...
Nothing will ever be Mario.but this could be xbox's casual trademark.
i miss system mascots mario was nintendo sonic was sega and for a while crash was sony the amscot thing pretty much collapsed when sega did, i'd like to see it come back though unfortunately banjo is a poor choice because having a mascot that started on a different platform is weak...you should start fresh
Masterchief is the xbox mascot.
Yeah they do need an icon for Xbox Worth noting also that the headline is a bit misleading - Rare did not state Banjo would be Mario for Xbox, rather they would like that to be the case regarding him being a synonymous character
I guess that's true but i think Banjo would make the transition well enough Banjo was always second to Mario64 (though it's graphics were much better)but these days i would enjoy playing another Banjo and i think this is quite an exciting title for Xbox In any case it would be a good move to develop more Banjo games as i think it will definitely usher in a more young and casual audience.I'm guessing this will already be on the cards at MS as this is just the sort of thing it needs to do
Well Rare hasn't made any impressive titles since Xbox purchased it, so I imagine that they'll botch up this one too. I could be wrong, though.
aside from that whole gigantic viva pinata thing....
Well, so far everything I've seen from Banjoo has been great. Hopefully it can indeed be as great as Mario Galaxy and become Xbox's own mascot / Mario.
rare was at it's peak in the 64 days, and I think Nintendo was the reason those games had such charm, all the references, the n64's, the controllers, everything all added together to create a very pleasant experience, Microsoft, just doesn't seem to create the same aura with their rare published games, well anyway, going to be a great game, but it will make me wish Banjo was still with Ninty for some reason.
they've got a long way to go before they reach mario status
banjo would be an awesome mascot for MS, he may have started on the n64 but he was living in marios shadow, now hes got a propper home on 360, hes had a makeover and looking better then ever! ive waited for what feels like a lifetime for this game to come out on 360 so banjo allready is the new xbox mascot in my eyes, and a damn good one too.
.....You know at one point I thought "Crash" was sony's mascot but Sony don't really have one. I once said Master Chief for the Xbox....but a Mascot has to keep coming back even if they die...Year after year, console after console.
but MSFT did try to have a mascot. They actually tried twice. First was Blinx which pretty much flopped. Next was Vodoo Vince who they need to bring back cuz that was actually a good platformer.
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