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Banjo-Kazooie Composer Recalls His Embarrassing First Encounter With Miyamoto

Grant Kirkhope, the composer behind titles such as Goldeneye, Banjo Kazooie and now Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, has explained how his first encounter with Shigeru Miyamoto went down. Back in 1997, Nintendo held a corporate event at a Museum. Kirkhope attended and whilst trying to introduce himself, Miyamoto struggled to understand a word he was saying because Kirkhope was so intoxicated. Speaking to Gameindustry.biz he goes on to explain:

“Yeah… my Miyamoto story is a bit worse”, he told Gamesindustry.biz. “It was when E3 had moved to Atlanta [1997]. Nintendo had a party in a museum, and we all got hideously drunk. I saw [Rare founder] Tim Stamper talking to Miyamoto, and I introduced myself as the composer of Banjo-Kazooie, totally drunk. He just looked at me with the blankest expression, he couldn’t tell what I was saying. A while later, I was in the bathroom – and this is embarrassing – I was trying to pull down [Donkey Kong 64 designer] George Andreas’ trousers for a joke. I was on my knees and I looked up to see Miyamoto staring down at me. That was the last time I spoke to him.”

Grant Kirkhope is also the composer of the music in the yet-to-be-released Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch.

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      1. Ridley X3 {Jaded Ninty fan. Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4. Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch; just need cloud storage, add external HDD support, & to eliminate the need for that stupid Nintendo Switch Online App on smartphones.} says:

        xD

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  1. Wait, they literally got drunk. Nintendo + Miyamoto + drunk = downright hilarious?? Of how much I would like to see Miyamoto and Co. get drunk (in a video, of course) is pure gold.

    …But that probably won’t/didn’t happen.

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  2. Ridley X3 {Jaded Ninty fan. Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4. Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch; just need cloud storage, add external HDD support, & to eliminate the need for that stupid Nintendo Switch Online App on smartphones.} says:

    XD Sounds like the best moment of his life if Miyamoto has been laughing about it ever since.

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      1. Ridley X3 {Jaded Ninty fan. Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4. Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch; just need cloud storage, add external HDD support, & to eliminate the need for that stupid Nintendo Switch Online App on smartphones.} says:

        Looks like that football guy from Not Another Teen Movie. Or maybe it’s Captain America… *shrug*

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  3. Read this and try to not laugh. It’s impossible.

    By the way when I read Banjo Kazooie I though Rare decided to leave Microsoft and bring Banjo Kazooie on the Switch.

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