Battletoads + Nuts & Bolts = Love?

I just had to say this since I havent heard it anywhere else (maybe I suck at searching tho..). The pausemusic from Battletoads (NES) plays during some of the loadscreens in Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. I picked up a copy of this game today and one of the first things I noticed was this particular piece of music playing during my first loading with the Gamemasters face covering the screen. Maybe I´m just way to old school but I´m pretty sure its intentional since Battletoads is an old Rare Ltd. classic. Anyways, let me organize it for you so that those of you not yet aware of this awesome omage can share the joy ! Now its appearantly super hard to find even one clip where they show an actual loading screen so you have to crank up the volume on the clip I found. Its already very subtle even on a home theatre setup so listen closely on the loading screen.
Also, on a sidenote, did you know that a track from Donkey Kong Country 3 is actually called "Nuts & Bolts" ?

Battletoads, NES
Battletoads, NES













The Pausemusic from Battletoads
The Loadingmusic from Banjo Kazooie: N&B. (Skip to 00:06 - 00:20 and crank up your volume to hear it, it was the best I could find. Its REALLY low.)
if you cant hear it just start up Nuts & Bolts if you own a copy and pay some notice to it. There are several beats playing during loadingscreens but its only one of them that sounds like Battletoads so you might want to load several times.
Nuts & Bolts
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Posted by Jimbo_N

I just had to say this since I havent heard it anywhere else (maybe I suck at searching tho..). The pausemusic from Battletoads (NES) plays during some of the loadscreens in Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. I picked up a copy of this game today and one of the first things I noticed was this particular piece of music playing during my first loading with the Gamemasters face covering the screen. Maybe I´m just way to old school but I´m pretty sure its intentional since Battletoads is an old Rare Ltd. classic. Anyways, let me organize it for you so that those of you not yet aware of this awesome omage can share the joy ! Now its appearantly super hard to find even one clip where they show an actual loading screen so you have to crank up the volume on the clip I found. Its already very subtle even on a home theatre setup so listen closely on the loading screen.
Also, on a sidenote, did you know that a track from Donkey Kong Country 3 is actually called "Nuts & Bolts" ?

Battletoads, NES
Battletoads, NES













The Pausemusic from Battletoads
The Loadingmusic from Banjo Kazooie: N&B. (Skip to 00:06 - 00:20 and crank up your volume to hear it, it was the best I could find. Its REALLY low.)
if you cant hear it just start up Nuts & Bolts if you own a copy and pay some notice to it. There are several beats playing during loadingscreens but its only one of them that sounds like Battletoads so you might want to load several times.
Nuts & Bolts
Posted by SmugDarkLoser

Yea, but there's a shitload of other references here as well.

I'd like rare to do something with the battletoads name.  Perhaps a remake for the XBLA or even, dare i say, a new one for the xbla?  I say xbla though because i dont want a 3d battletoads.

Edited by Jimbo_N

Yea there are loads of subtle references but this one is very sneaky.

Posted by Jeff

You might be onto something, but that's a pretty standard and familiar drum cadence on the Banjo video. It's different enough from the BToads clip to pass for a coincidence. Still... could be a subtle Battletoads reference.

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Posted by gunswordfist
SmugDarkLoser said:
"Yea, but there's a shitload of other references here as well.

I'd like rare to do something with the battletoads name.  Perhaps a remake for the XBLA or even, dare i say, a new one for the xbla?  I say xbla though because i dont want a 3d battletoads."

Yeah a 3D Battletoads is a no no. All we need is a BT even more hardcore than the Arcade game.
Posted by jakob187

I didn't notice the music.  That's interesting, sir.

However, the big boxes at the end of the game saying "Battletoads 2010" is a bit more intriguing to me...
Posted by SmugDarkLoser

Anyway, I think they really announced 2 games in Banjo Kazooie- KI3 and this

That being said, they didn't announced GBG2, etc.   The ones with many subtle hints instead of more direct one time things were real.

Posted by jakob187

I don't think there's any doubt that KI3 is in development, given all the stuff in the last year alone that we've heard rumored about it.  Battletoads is kind of a new one, but with the whole internet 4chan Battletoads thing, I don't see why Rare wouldn't try to capitalize on it.


Personally, we ALL know what we want to REALLY see Rare make outside of a new Battletoads:

JET FORCE GEMINI 2!!!

Posted by dsplayer1010
SmugDarkLoser said:
"Yea, but there's a shitload of other references here as well.

I'd like rare to do something with the battletoads name.  Perhaps a remake for the XBLA or even, dare i say, a new one for the xbla?  I say xbla though because i dont want a 3d battletoads."
A new Battletoads game, something like a mix between Mega Man 9 and Bionic Commando: Rearmed could be good.
Edited by SmugDarkLoser
jakob187 said:
"I don't think there's any doubt that KI3 is in development, given all the stuff in the last year alone that we've heard rumored about it.  Battletoads is kind of a new one, but with the whole internet 4chan Battletoads thing, I don't see why Rare wouldn't try to capitalize on it.

Personally, we ALL know what we want to REALLY see Rare make outside of a new Battletoads:

JET FORCE GEMINI 2!!!

"

No, not really, lol.
More like Conker 2: The Lost Nuts (a parody of video games)

That being said, the gameplay itself needs a complete overhaul.  It should still bge platformish and be chaning depending on levels, but just different.
Posted by jakob187

Conker....bleck.

Posted by Jimbo_N

Still looking hard for a Donkey Kong Country reference outside of the song on the DKC soundtrack.

Posted by JohnDudebro

At the end of the game (slight spoilers) when you get to see the inside of LOG's video game factory, all the boxes are labeled with Rare in-jokes, and one of them says "Battletoads 2010". Granted, it's probably just them fucking with us KI3-style, but interpret it as you will.

Posted by jakob187
BananaKid said:
"At the end of the game (slight spoilers) when you get to see the inside of LOG's video game factory, all the boxes are labeled with Rare in-jokes, and one of them says "Battletoads 2010". Granted, it's probably just them fucking with us KI3-style, but interpret it as you will."
See, the thing is that all the others are BLATANT in-jokes.
Cake Filler Instinct (Cooking Mama rip-off)
Banjo Kazooie Bash Buddies (Smash Bros. rip-off, although wouldn't mind seeing that one, lol)
Viva Pinata Kart

But seriously, Battletoads 2010...in the midst of not having clue of WHAT Rare is working on next, as well as the knowledge that Microsoft has stated they will be "knocking it out of the park" at E3...

I would die for a new Battletoads game...and then come back to life to have my thumbs hurt once again from playing it too damn much!!!
Edited by PureRok

If they make another Battletoads it better be the hardest game I've ever (and will ever) played in my life.