Banjo-Kazooie wins a poll and the co-founder of Rare gets into a curious bind
In a recent poll posted on the BAFTA Games Twitter, which sought to determine what was the best do of all time, Banjo-Kazooie began to destroy and pass phases without stopping. Rare’s characters beat teams as powerful as Sonic and Tails or Leon and Ashley (with whom we will meet again soon thanks to Resident Evil 4 Remake) without messing up. In the final, they defeated Link and Zelda with a total of 53.8% of votes.. Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka’s characters got 46.2%, which isn’t bad either. However, that victory could have been fueled by the bet of Tim Stamper, co-founder of Rare, who claimed that he and Grant Kirkhope (composer of Banjo-Kazooie) they would lick a 25 year old chocolate BAFTA.
If Banjo-Kazooie wins @grantkirkhope and I will lick this 25 year old chocolate @BAFTAGames 😂 https://t.co/kUXE0FjDha pic.twitter.com/5MkDr1s9s0—Tim Stamper (@InTimsWorld) March 18, 2023
The appearance of the chocolate is not exactly good and Stamper backs down.
“The Legend of Zelda vs. Banjo-Kazooie: It is 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 two will rise above them everyone?”, published from the BAFTA Games. Tim Stamper quoted the tweet by posting the following: “If Banjo-Kazooie wins, Grant Kirkhope and I will lick this 25-year-old chocolate from the BAFTA Games“. Well, with this bet won, it remained to be seen if both were really going to fulfill their promise or if they would simply stay in a bet that would not go anywhere. Of course, you have to have courage to sink your teeth into that chocolate of more than two decadesBecause it doesn’t exactly look very good.
Stamper, after seeing the results of the survey, backed down and asked the BAFTA Games for another chocolate figure so he could keep his wordsince that old sweet is rather dust, and of course it is not exactly good to take a bite or lick it:
Mmm Chocolate Nope just dust!
If only I could get a fresh one from @BAFTAGames to tempt @grantkirkhope ? 👀 https://t.co/X4CRpBA6ru — Tim Stamper (@InTimsWorld) March 19, 2023
“Mmm… chocolate… No, more like powder. If I could get another new one to tempt“, also mentioning his partner Grant Kirkhope, who in turn replied that” he was already tempted.