4K Conker is Cool

By David Meikleham on at

Conker: Live & Reloaded was recently treated to an Ultra HD Xbox One X patch. The super sharp, potty-mouthed results really are lovely.

Conker's Bad Fur Day was perhaps the most controversial, brashest game on N64. Rare broke its unbearably cute streak by putting out a foul-mouthed platformer that was as much indebted to Saving Private Ryan as it was Super Mario 64.

I've been playing the game at a delicious 1920p over the past week, and while some of the gags haven't aged terribly well, the characters models and world look superb.

This boss is the shit. Literally. 

It's testament to Rare's outside-of-the-box thinking that there's really been nothing quite like Conker since. This is a platform/shooter hybrid that's impossible to pigeonhole. One minute you're throwing toilet rolls into the gaping mouth of a colossal, sentient poo, the next you're recreating the lobby scene out of The Matrix... just replace Keanu with a hard-drinking red squirrel.

You can buy Conker: Live & Reloaded for around £8.99 on the Xbox Store. If you have a 4K TV and an Xbox One X, I promise you won't regret the super sweary purchase.