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Banjo-Kazooie Anniversary Celebration’s Giveaway!

A month like this, ten years ago, the first Banjo-Kazooie game hit the shelves. That’s a whole decade of Banjo so far. But in what kind of world was Banjo born? What was going on in the Earth back in 1998?

It was the year when US president Bill Clinton became involved in the sticky Lewinsky scandal; the first ever Euro coins were minted in France; Hurricane Mitch devastated Central America killing more than 10,000 people; a still unknown Austrian girl named Natascha Kampusch was abducted and confined at the age of 10; James Cameron’s epic Titanic won a record of 11 Oscars matching Ben-Hur for the first time in 38 years; the tension between India and Pakistan became greater as the latter exploded 5 nuclear devices in response to a series of Indian tests; Google Inc. was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin; France defeated Brazil 3-0 and therefore won the FIFA World Cup and the Galileo probe indicated that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean under its iced surface.

While all these things were taking place, Rare gave birth to one of their most beloved franchises and Nintendo released what it was meant to be the first serious response to the almighty Mario 64. And so Banjo met the world, and the world loved him. Perhaps his first adventure won’t be featured in the culture pages of any modern encyclopaedia, but here we are to fill those gaps.

As a matter of fact, we are so determined to make you all remember the date when Banjo and Kazooie were born that we celebrate it giving away a wonderful and original Gruntilda concept artwork by Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts’ Ryan Stevenson to whoever can prove that he or she is the most creative and skilful Banjo fan out there.

Grunty artwork signed by Ryan Stevenson

Assemble a weird vehicle, character, structure, scale model or whatever thing that comes to your mind inspired by, related to or directly taken from the Banjo-Kazooie universe and send us a picture of it. The best knick-knack wins. But be advised, there can be only one. And the people from Rare itself will be watching.

What? Too much work? Did we mention that the artwork will be autographed by Ryan Stevenson himself?

Plus we are open to any kind of building materials. You can make your artsy piece of junk out of Lego bricks, use Playmobil or even Meccano, if you were one of those twisted kids wishing to become an aerospace engineer instead of an astronaut. But not only that, it doesn’t even have to be a toy. You can use wood, paper, metal, clay, rubber, candy, toothpicks, cards, dominoes, coins... Anything you can think of that can be shaped into something else.

And this time, we invite the whole planet to participate on this. It doesn’t matter where you are from, as long as you read our website. You will have to prove this by sticking the following MundoRare printed logo to your creation:

Stick the following MundoRare printed logo to your creation

If you can’t stick it, place it somewhere nearby. But our logo must be in the picture. Any photographs without it will be discarded, since this mark is needed to prove that you are the truly creator of your photograph.

Now you know it. Time to work. If you need some inspiration, we highly recommend watching old The A-Team and MacGyver episodes. If you anybody can assemble a Kazooie themed chopper made out of molten razor blades that can actually fly and with a functional flamethrower attached to its side door, we would be objectively astonished.

The competition will be open until July 31th (11.59pm CET). We will announce the winner on August.

Each participant is allowed to send only one entry to contest@mundorare.com. Your picture (minimum resolution: 600x480) must be accompanied by the following details:

  • Full Name
  • Complete Address (street, city, state/province, zip/postal code and country)
  • Valid Phone Number (including international and local prefixes)
  • E-mail Address
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