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Universal acclaim- based on 292 Ratings

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  1. Apr 10, 2018
    1
    OK let's start with the positive: This game has got the be the funniest game on the N64. Back in the day when it came out, it was unthinkable to have such a grown-up game with raunchy, adult humor on a Nintendo console. And the whole thing was developed by Rare, who had their golden age on the Nintendo 64 and were the very best developer around. So what could go wrong?

    Turns out, a lot.
    OK let's start with the positive: This game has got the be the funniest game on the N64. Back in the day when it came out, it was unthinkable to have such a grown-up game with raunchy, adult humor on a Nintendo console. And the whole thing was developed by Rare, who had their golden age on the Nintendo 64 and were the very best developer around. So what could go wrong?

    Turns out, a lot. I picked this game up again yesterday after not having played it for probably 16 years. It was mentioned in a Youtube Video and I actually had very fond memories of it. So I started playing and was delighted at the humor in the cutscenes, the characters, and the pop culture references, many of which I didn't get back then at age 11 when I first played it.
    But soon enough, other memories also resurfaced: Unbearable frustration, me throwing my N64 controller across the room and totally freaking out at the game. And now, I can confidently say; that rage was not just me as an 11-year old not having the experience and skill to master a hard game. That rage was completely justified because this game is hard for ALL THE WRONG REASONS.

    The controls and camera are completely **** You never know if your jumps are gonna land where you want them to, which is the death-sentence for a platforming game. But it's not just platforming, every game mechanic is just complete **** Aiming with the slingshot is completely unintuitive. Underwater levels are hell on earth because you become disoriented within seconds thanks to the lousy camera. You can theoretically control the camera with the C-buttons, but good luck with that!
    Other mechanics only appear once or at certain times. For example, there are sections where Conker gets drunk, has to piss on certain things/enemies and then sobers up after a while. Then you have to walk to a first aid box and pop an Alka Seltzer before you can move normally again (and return to the beer keg to get drunk again, because you probably have not finished what you need to do in one go-around). My questions: WHY is the first aid box located at the **** other end of the room? WHY the **** does Conker have to walk so unbearably slow when hung-over, sometimes while there are other enemies around, whose attacks you have NO CHANCE of avoiding in this state? WHY THE **** does Conker have to come to a standstill every two meters to puke? Why even have the hung-over state at all if all it does is annoy players and drag the game out? WHY,WHY,WHY. Why a lot of things. Why is the move set so limited compared to Rare games that came out before, like Banjo-Kazooie? Why do you take Fall damage even from ridiculously low heights? WHY are the mechanics so ****ed, that even though I know exactly what the game wants me to do, I just cannot accomplish it and I have no idea what I'm doing wrong because things just don't work as you would expect?

    Frankly, the game is just not fun. And like Reggie said: "If the game's not fun, why bother?" Which is a downright shame, because the cutscenes (and the characters within them) are A LOT of fun, but the gameplay in between is mediocre at best and unnerving, frustrating, unfair and completely defect at worst.
    Seems to me like all the resources, ideas and energy were put into the jokes, and the game is just a hastily put-together vehicle for those.

    If you are like me and you have fond memories of this game and want ro revisit them by digging up your N64 and popping this cartridge in: Don't. Keep your fond memories. Watch a cutscenes supercut on Youtube, but don't give yourself the torture of actually playing this.
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  2. TomC.
    Nov 1, 2001
    0
    It sucks.
  3. Jay&SilentBob
    Dec 8, 2002
    0
    You are the ones who are the balls lickers.
  4. SeanM.
    Jan 10, 2003
    0
    Whoa. That is the greatest....DISGRACE TO RARE! How dare Rare takes a nice game and turn it into a game that is rated the big, fat M????!!!!!!!??????!!!!!!!!! This game has crude humor, sexual themes, bad language, a piece of stool (*bleep*) for the game Boss, and oh yeah, THEY DRINK! I'm so glad I ain't near this piece of garbage. Please don't buy it OR rent it. What a Whoa. That is the greatest....DISGRACE TO RARE! How dare Rare takes a nice game and turn it into a game that is rated the big, fat M????!!!!!!!??????!!!!!!!!! This game has crude humor, sexual themes, bad language, a piece of stool (*bleep*) for the game Boss, and oh yeah, THEY DRINK! I'm so glad I ain't near this piece of garbage. Please don't buy it OR rent it. What a disgrace. Oh, is it true that they're making a sequel to CBFD for the X-Box? I hope that ain't the case. Anyways, I would like to tell Rare thanks for all the great games you provided us for past Nintendo systems. (excluding this piece of garbage.) Good luck with Microsoft! Expand
  5. Feb 14, 2013
    0
    This game shouldn't be for anybody, it's humor is bad and crude and simply not for kids, it should be for kids! The graphics are bad and the music is bad and the final boss is bad looking and everything else is just plain bad!
  6. Apr 5, 2015
    2
    Conker's Bad Fur Day is one of the funniest games I have ever played The humor was very funny from The Great Mighty Poo to the games many 4th wall breaks. The characters are also very funny and entertaining I also loved the games music. My favorite song was of course Sloprano featuring The Great Mighty Poo. But this game has A LOT OF FLAWS. I got Conker's Bad Fur Day using the Project 64Conker's Bad Fur Day is one of the funniest games I have ever played The humor was very funny from The Great Mighty Poo to the games many 4th wall breaks. The characters are also very funny and entertaining I also loved the games music. My favorite song was of course Sloprano featuring The Great Mighty Poo. But this game has A LOT OF FLAWS. I got Conker's Bad Fur Day using the Project 64 emulator. I would not recommend this version at all. The game was very glitchy and at times prevented me from moving forward. I encountered a major glitch from the beginning game when you have to hit the Gargoyle with a frying pan instead of cut scene playing of the Gargoyle falling off the bridge it instead flipped upside down. To fix this I had to play the game all over again. I also experienced a glitch with the poo cabin in the poo themed area the cut scene didn't play and I was trapped in the room and I had to restart the game all over again. But the biggest problem by far with this game is the game play. This is the hardest game I have every played in my life. The controls on the computer work poorly for this game which adds to the difficulty. The enemies in this game are too powerful. A prime example of the games difficult AI is the Tediz controlling the turret in the War Chapter he fires millions of bullets at you and it is a 70% chance they will hit you. It was so bad that I couldn't get past it so I had to use a cheat to unlock all the other chapters and scenes. I was able to complete the rest of the game using this but this inconvenienced me supremely. I also hated the entire War area in general because it was very hard and frustrating because the shooting controls were poor you had to hold down one button to enter the shooting mode and one to fire which made it really really hard. There was also a very poor escort quest where you have to use Rodent as a shield and his AI was very poor. But by far the worst AI in the game was the rake in the Barn chapter. You have to make him hit the hay without him hitting you but the problem is that he just like the Tediz has laser pinpoint accuracy. The big catch is not his laser pinpoint accuracy but the fact that he somehow misses the hay almost every time. But by far my least favorite level in the game is when you have to race a bunch of caveman. The race is extremely difficult because the game expects you to have twitch reflexes and if you hit a wall or any object other than chocolate you explode and have to start the race all over again. Conkers' Bad Fur Day is a hilarious game with witty dialogue but suffers from extremely poor game play. What I don't Understand is how IGN can give this a 9.9 out of 10 which is game clearly doesn't deserve the only reason why this game doesn't have a 0 is that I was able to beat it. Expand

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Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. It absolutely is the best looking, sounding, and playing N64 game. It should not be missed.
  2. 99
    A spectacularly creative, wonderfully satisfying 3D action-platformer that -- ass joke and bloody messes encapsulated -- shines with Nintendo's very best.
  3. You will almost never get tired of playing Conker, as there are few tedious spots in the game. BFD terrifically spoofs such movies as "The Matrix," "Saving Private Ryan," "A Clockwork Orange," "The Untouchables," "Alien," "Star Wars," "Dr. Strangelove," and more.