Rare


Founded in 1985
Status: active

Rare Ltd.

Founders: Tim Stamper, Christ Stamper

Parent company: Ashby Computers & Graphics Ltd. (ACG)

Rare was set up as a new division of ACG to work on games for newer platforms than the previous Ultimate was known for.

Bought by Microsoft in 2002. Before this the Stamper brothers had majority share on the company with Nintendo having minority, after this Microsoft wholly owned the company.

In 2007, the founders leave the company.

It is known for Banjo-Kazooie, Battletoads, Donkey Kong, Double Dragon, Jetman, Killer Instinct, Perfect Dark, Star Fox, Viva Piñata, Wizards & Warriors

Releases per year

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134 video games with valid date were considered (99.2%)

Gametypes frequency

Top platforms

NES 46
GB 15
X360 13
N64 11
GBC 7
GBA 7
SNES 7
Xbox 4
Mega Drive 4
GameCube 3
Arcade 3
3DS 3
Xbox One 3
Vectrex 2
Nintendo DS 2