Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge started out as Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Curse. Game development began in mid-1999 for the Game Boy Color, but at some point was completely changed due to the newly announced Game Boy Advance. Only some sprites remained and were reused later for Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge, albeit with major tweaks. The scenario was different, and some level ideas were scrapped.
While no prototype of the GBC version is known to have ever been made, a team of artists assigned to the project at Rare produced a multitude of digital art assets intended for one in 1999. These included sprites of some of the main characters, as well as designs for UI screens like a pause menu.
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