Published On: Mon, Mar 11th, 2019

Random: Were Banjo And Kazooie Named After A Nintendo President’s Grandchild And Son?

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If you’re a fan of Nintendo trivia, we might or might not have listened this one before.

Apparently, Banjo and Kazooie from Rare’s 1998 Nintendo 64 diversion Banjo-Kazooie are (at slightest partly) named after a grandchild and son of former Nintendo president, Hiroshi Yamauchi.

This is according to some “amazing trivia” diversion author and former Playtonic staffer Andy Robinson recently listened in Japan.

We’re not certain what to make of this, as story states Banjo’s name is formed on a low-pitched instrument of a same name, and a same goes for Kazooie’s name, that is desirous by a kazoo. Both characters even play a instruments they’re named after in a game.

As Robinson records next this tweet, substantially a usually people who can really endorse if this is loyal are Rare founders, a Stamper brothers. Legendary video diversion composer Grant Kirkhope was even astounded to hear this. However, Gregg Mayles, who served as a game’s engineer and is still during Rare today, reliable it was during slightest partly true:

What do we consider about this? Do we trust this is true? Tell us in a comments.

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