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Canceled Rare Game Dinosaur Planet Leaks Online

The leaked build of Dinosaur Planet had already begun incorporating Star Fox elements.
The leaked build of Dinosaur Planet had already begun incorporating Star Fox elements. | Photo courtesy of Rare/Nintendo

Gaming preservationist group Forest of Illusion has released a fully playable build of Dinosaur Planet, a Nintendo 64-era game by Rare that never saw release.

Forest of Illusion says the build was purchased from a private game collector in Sweden, and that files in the build suggest it was last worked on Dec. 1, 2000. If true, that would make this build a fairly late-stage one.

Although Dinosaur Planet never saw release, much of the work on the game transferred to the 2002 Rare game Star Fox Adventures, released for the Nintendo GameCube. Fox McCloud even appears in this build, underlining just how late in development this build was.

The build released online doesn't run perfectly on emulators, and Forest of Illusion says some hacking is required to make the game easily playable through to its end, but players are successfully trying it out via emulator.

This is the second canceled Rare game to make its way online this month, following a leak of the canceled Xbox Live Arcade remake of Goldeneye.