I won’t kid you: I’m not a huge Rare fan. Loved Donkey Kong Country, but I didn’t grab on to any of their N64 titles, and their debut efforts for the Xbox 360 weren’t my cup of tea either. However, I do like a good platformer, and I’m willing to give Banjo a shot. Its coming in November and they’ve released a gameplay montage to show off the new vehicle building, driving, and flying. Looks like you can get pretty creative!

No, you’re not crazy– at 1:45 in the above video, Banjo flies past an 8 bit Mario sprite. A nod to their previous publisher and the king of platform action games? It’ll be interesting if it sneaks into the final game.