Enjoy a piece of video game history by grabbing the Dinosaur Planet Repro for N64.
Please note this is an unfinished prototype so parts may be unplayable etc.
Dinosaur Planet N64 was a game originally developed by Rare and set to be published by Nintendo, planned for release on the Nintendo 64, but later intended for the Nintendo GameCube instead. Originally, the game had nothing to do with the Star Fox series and was intended to be a stand-alone title. According to an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, he had noticed the striking similarities between the game’s characters and those of Star Fox, and so the decision was made for the game to become part of Star Fox as a launch title for the Nintendo GameCube.
A prototype of the game was published by Forest of Illusion on February 20th, 2021, who had purchased a CD from a private Swedish collector containing the late prototype. This beta version and now repro of Dinosaur Planet N64 appears to be playable on a real console.
What little is known about the game is that development was in progress sometime around 1999 and 2000. Rare had previously released many pieces of artwork, screenshots, trailers and even soundtrack material before this decision was made and many of these can still be found today.
There are trailers, concept art, music, and even a one-hour gameplay of Dinosaur Planet (includes the first 18 minutes and misc. scenes) that exist on the internet; however, no playable ROM has shown itself until today. A prototype of Star Fox Adventures was revealed to have over an hour of Dinosaur Planet voice acting, having nearly everything except the endgame.
Info above was reference from https://starfox.fandom.com/wiki/Dinosaur_Planet_(game)
Check out the gameplay for the Dinosaur Planet N64 Repro here: