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Banjo-Pilot

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Title Screen

Banjo-Pilot

Developer: Rare
Publisher: THQ
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Released in US: January 12, 2005
Released in EU: February 1, 2005


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.


ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article
PrereleaseIcon.png This game has a prerelease article

The then-final time that Banjo and Kazooie have appeared on a Nintendo console, until their welcomed return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, 14 years later.

We shed tears for both.

Diddy Kong Pilot Leftovers

Three music tracks were left unused when Diddy Kong Pilot became Banjo-Pilot, likely because the team didn't know where the tracks would go.

Early Title Theme

Early Menu Theme

Cranky Kong Theme

Error Messages

As with Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge, there is dev text for all sorts of sound engine errors. The text begins at 2F04 and ends at 39BB in the U.S. version.

AUDIO ERROR, freq of sample unusually high. (>3 times normal)
AUDIO ERROR, pitch frequency too low
AUDIO ERROR, pitch frequency too high
AUDIO ERROR, adsr_acts table exceeded
AUDIO ERROR, midi_command table exceeded
AUDIO ERROR, midi delta time too big
AUDIO ERROR, midi delta time of 4 bytes unsupported
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 0.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 1.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 3.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 4.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 5.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 6.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 7.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 8.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 9.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 10.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 11.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 12.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 13.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 14.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, too many notes on channel 15.increase polyphony RAM
         or modify tune (perhaps reduce envelope release times)
AUDIO ERROR, not enough space to put audio RAM code
AUDIO ERROR, more than 16 tracks in song 
AUDIO ERROR, tune num > max tunes available
AUDIO ERROR, MIDI note on command before MIDI prog chng command
AUDIO ERROR, requested playback freq exceeds max freq
AUDIO ERROR, incorrect note mapping for rhythm_set
AUDIO ERROR, incorrect note mapping for keysplit
AUDIO ERROR, invalid fx number
AUDIO ERROR, invalid tune number

Unused Text

REVERSE CONTROLS

Unused option text.

NOT USED 1
NOT USED 2
NOT USED 3
NOT USED 4

More unused text.

Oddities

Expresso the Ostrich

Even though Diddy Kong Pilot went through an extensive rework to become Banjo-Pilot, Expresso the Ostrich (one of the Animal Buddies from Donkey Kong Country) still appears in Jiggy's Dunes. This was likely an oversight, as all the Donkey Kong characters that Rare created during the 1990s, including Expresso, are property of Nintendo.

(Source: DK Vine)