Rare co-founder Tim Stamper vowed to lick a 25-year-old chocolate BAFTA trophy if Banjo and Kazooie beat Zelda and Link to become gaming’s “Best Ever Duo”… so fans made sure that it did.
“The Legend of Zelda vs Banjo-Kazooie – It’s the greatest battle that has ever taken place, the might of Banjo and Kazooie against the legends of Link and Zelda. There can only be one… but which duo will rise above all?” BAFTA teased in a poll earlier this week.
Whilst BAFTA polled its Twitter followers to ascertain the community’s favourite pairing, Stamper replied that “if Banjo-Kazooie wins, [composer] Grant Kirkhope and [Stamper] will lick this 25-year-old chocolate BAFTA” (thanks, Time Extension).
6525 votes later, Banjo and Kazooie took the gold, although, at this point, it’s possible the 53.8 per cent of voters that selected Banjo-Kazooie did so just to see if Stamper would keep his end of the bargain.
At the time of writing, though, Stamper has yet to acknowledge Banjo-Kazooie’s momentous win. We’ll obviously keep you updated if/when this changes.
ICYMI, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida was recently awarded this year’s BAFTA Games Fellowship. Yoshida is a pioneer of the game industry, currently the head of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Independent Developer Initiative.