Lost "Dinosaur Planet" Footage Reveals Rare’s Original Star Fox Adventures

By Spencer . September 16, 2012 . 3:23pm

Before Krystal became a member of Star Fox she was a main character in Dinosaur Planet. Rare was developing Dinosaur Planet for Gamecube, but it evolved into Star Fox Adventures when Nintendo realized how similar Sabre was to Fox McCloud. RareMinion posted this video of Dinosaur Planet and has a detailed look at the lost Nintendo 64 game.


For comaprison’s sake, here’s a look at the same scene with General Scales and Krystal as seen in Star Fox Adventures.


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  • pressstart

    If it didn’t become SFA, we wouldn’t have had a cult following for Krystal, along with more appearances from her would we? :P

    • Oh we would, the game wouldn’t be forgotten since it is Nintendo and Rare game after all.

      If there wasn’t Star Fox attached to the game, Rare probably would of took the IP with them and Microsoft.

      If this was a standalone Nintendo owned series, we may have gotten her as a playable in Smash Bros and maybe a sequel under a different dev team or Microsoft may have greenlit one.

      •  Its not like this game was her only appearance, seeing how she was in Star Fox Assault

        • I was talking about Dinosaur Planet, not Star Fox Adventures.

  • Rare did always know how to make really good looking N64 games.

  • Ryan Chiu

    What the hell kind of language is in the second video? Is it an actual language, or is it just gibberish?

    •  Both…since they say english stuff while saying random nonsense :3 but yeah its gibberish

      • Kaihedgie

         It’s the Saurian language

    • Kaihedgie

       The language of the Saurian. It’s a lot like the Al Bhed language from FFX. There’s a translation of it in the instruction booklet.

  • Neophoton

    …I couldn’t have been the only person who thought that Sabre guy in the article screenshot looked a bit like Ratchet from Ratchet & Clank.

    Anyway, nice to see how the game would have been like prior to its revamp into a Star Fox title. I somewhat would have preferred it as an original title over a last minute installment to an already-existing franchise.

  • I actually knew about this few months back.  Oh General Scales…u sooo crazy

  • piichan

    I remember having an Australian Nintendo Magazine that had a small article and some screens for this when it was still in development for the N64. Why did they change it to Star Fox? Was Rare afraid that a new IP on a new console won’t garner sales, or was it Nintendo who told them to make the change?

  • Zonic505

    I freakin’ love being able to see the changes from work-in-progress to final version. Always neat to see what kind of ideas and such went on behind the scenes.

    One of these days, I really need to go back & play/finish Star Fox Adventures.

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