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|[CONSOLE] Nintendo 64 Game|
Diddy Kong Racing © 1997 Nintendo of America, Incorporated.
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|Diddy Kong Racing was released on November 14, 1997 in North America.|
Developed by Rare, Diddy Kong Racing wasn't originally going to star Diddy Kong, and was originally a game called Pro AM 64 (in reference to Rare's NES hit R.C. Pro-AM, an unused logo can be found on the game's code). It wasn't until a demo of the game was presented to Shigeru Miyamoto that he suggested Diddy be the mascot of the game.
An unused character selection song suggests that Taj was going to be a playable character in the game. The track is played with sitar strings which are associated with that character. Taj would later become a playable character in "Diddy Kong Racing DS".
Diddy Kong Racing won the Console Racing Award at the 1998 Interactive Achievement Awards and also won Best Console Game of the Year 1998 by Scandinavian Game Review.
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