Appearing late in the N64 life cycle, the rowdy ginger rodent didn't enjoy the same level of prestige as many of his 3D platforming peers. But Conker's appeal has grown with time, and while his video-game appearances have been few and far between, his quotability and attitude have over time raised him to a cult icon. Conker single-handedly subverted 3D platformer stereotypes. While the gameplay in Conker's Bad Fur Day was pretty conventional, Conker himself desecrated the nicey-nicey image of platformers as strictly kids' games that had nothing of interest for adults (which, irionically, was a stance most commonly taken by teenager). Foul-mouthed, horny, and with a penchant for getting catatonically drunk, Conker was a breath of fresh (or rather acrid and boozey) air. Conker is now a much-loved anti-hero, and while there's no word on him making a big comeback, an unofficial follow-up, Conker's Big Reunion, was recently released as part of Microsoft's 'Project Spark' platform. Check out the trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poP3GF9P-hI
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