These Were The Hottest Games Of 1997
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Diddy Kong Racing
Diddy Kong Racing, the sixth-best-selling N64 game of all time, almost didn't happen: The game was originally slated for release as Pro-Am 64.
But a delay in Banjo-Kazooie made Rare desperate for a holiday 1997 hit, so the developer inserted the popular Donkey Kong character into the mix at the last minute. And thus, gaming history was made.
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