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ONM Remembered – Pack-In Week, day 5

“But have no fear, loyal Kongsters, ‘cos your ONM tips book is here to guide you through even the toughest race…”

from Diddy Kong Racing Advanced Driver’s Manual (pack-in with Official Nintendo Magazine issue 64, December 1997)

A handy-dandy guide for the first three worlds of Diddy Kong Racing, with – of course – adorable little maps showing where the Silver Coins are.
I’m admittedly still buzzing from playing the game last year, but it always finds new ways to surprise me – and in this case, it’s the amount of 3D renders Rare made of every dang boss character! I suppose they’d already made hi-res models that were otherwise never going to be seen again, so nothing was stopping them from making four different renders of Bluey the Walrus. I’m sure the people designing the strategy guides were extremely thankful.