Thank heaven for Rare Replay. It’s a very good thing that Microsoft has decided to remaster and re-release so many classic games from Rare’s history, games that until now were rotting in the N64 library, doomed to forever be cartridge exclusives at low resolution. Classics like Blast Corps and Jet Force Gemini deserved better.
Here is the full list of titles Rare Replay includes. They’re not all winners, of course, but the ratio of winners to losers is very high for a compilation title. I should point out that with Jetpac’s inclusion on the disc, a Rare game is now available for both a current-gen Nintendo and Microsoft console at once.
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Conker’s Bad Fur Day
Digger T. Rock
Grabbed by the Ghoulies
Jet Force Gemini
Kameo: Elements of Power
Killer Instinct Gold
Perfect Dark Zero
R.C. Pro-Am 2
Snake Rattle n Roll
Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
That’s all well and good. But what about the 10,000 Gamerscore promised by Microsoft if you managed to complete all the games on the disc? James Thomas of Rare told the website Rare Gamer that you can get a 10,000 Gamerscore as promised, but you have to have already played the 360 games on the disc back when they were actually on the 360.
Those saves and Achievements will actually transfer from the 360 to the One if you play Rare Replay on the same account you used for Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts or Perfect Dark Zero back in the day. Without those extra points, the total number you can get from Rare Replay is 2,780. Rare Replay was announced during E3 and will be coming to Xbox One on August 4.