Developer Toys For Bob has a protracted and storied historical past stretching again thirty years, though chances are you’ll know them extra just lately for the Skylanders sequence and two wonderful platformer compilations: the Swap model of Naughty Canine’s (through Vicarious Visions) Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and the revival of Insomniac’s Spyro platformers in Spyro Reignited Trilogy.
In a latest interview following the discharge of a model new entry within the Crash sequence (sadly not but confirmed for Swap, regardless of rumours), Artistic Producer Louis Studdert has spoken of a cult traditional N64 title that he is received on the mind. Chatting with Ewan Moore over at Lad Bible, Studdert had the next to say when requested about potential subsequent strikes for the studio:
I used to be attempting to determine what different mascots are there that might be price going again to?… It was humorous, as a result of I stored pondering, the issues that I like, are not essentially what the world likes. I stored coming again to… there is a Nintendo 64 recreation known as Area Station Silicon Valley.”
“That is the place my mind goes, as a result of I am very bizarre… So I really assume the Crash franchise is ideal for me, as a result of it permits us to sort of bizarre and zany and loopy stuff. And I am fairly pleased with the place we’re at proper now.”
To be clear, this seems to be a private want of Studdert’s and not a touch of any future challenge. Having been given the keys to the Crash franchise with a canonical fourth recreation, the logical assumption is that Toys For Bob might need related plans for a selected purple dragon — the crew seems very confortable with the Crash and Spyro sequence.
Nonetheless, it’s extremely good to see the cult favorite get namechecked *checks notes*… twenty-two years after launch (virtually to the day, in actual fact — it launched on N64 on 21st October 1998). Area Station Silicon Valley was developed by DMA Design, the crew behind Lemmings, Physique Harvest, and slightly boutique sequence known as Grant Theft Auto (earlier than the studio rebranded as Rockstar North). The sport noticed you body-hop between animals and use their distinctive expertise to resolve a bunch of platforming puzzles and related issues.
It is slightly tough across the edges, however Area Station Silicon Valley is an enjoyably quirky expertise with a depraved sense of humour, and undoubtedly deserving of slightly love and a spotlight, if not a full-blown remaster. Throw Toys For Bob one other set of keys, we are saying!
Coincidentally, we picked up a duplicate of Silicon Valley solely a few weeks in the past. Have you ever performed it just lately? Reckon it deserves its cult traditional standing? Tell us under.