And that is “Ask Uncle Tusk” as one of his unlockable fight titles.
Any die-hard fans of Rare from the late 90’s will probably know exactly what I’m talking about, but for the newer KI faithful, “Ask Uncle Tusk” was the official Rare website’s Tips section from mid '98 to early '01, where users could send e-mails to our favorite barbarian asking for help with Rare’s library of games, often with at least a few comments by Uncle Tusk himself at said user’s expense. It’s an incredibly minor detail, I admit, but it would be a neat send-up to KI’s legacy, and it would please the crotchety old farts like myself pining fruitlessly for the old days, you know?
How’d you get so buff? I mean, headchopping? Is that all? How many times a day and for how long?..I’m wondering cause I’m a guy, and my body looks closer to Kim Wu’s than yours Unckie.
Uncle Tusk replies:
Not just headchopping (though headchopping is a speciality - learned it from playing Barbarian on the Spectrum). I also wrestle sharks, have fist fights with panthers and rub lard into my pecs whenever possible. Auntie Gertie taught me that. Come to think of it, Auntie Gertie taught me all of those.
I read Rare’s website a lot back in the day, so I definitely remember Leigh Loveday interacting with the fans like this. I read all the columns when they were first posted. I back-read a few random questions just now and man, people asking about “future projects” like Donkey Kong 64 makes me feel so, so incredibly old.
Imagine showing someone from this era what Killer Instinct 3 eventually ended up being, and how blown their mind would be (after their internet spent 4 hours downloading the video file and their computer overheated trying to show the clip at high resolution, of course).
Yea I had no idea about this actually, I love it! Thanks for bringing this up! [quote=“TempusChaoti, post:5, topic:5220”]
Maybe not for launch, but we’ll look into adding something around it.
I hope so! Thanks for listening to the request!