40 Winks is an action platformer game from GT Interactive that began development in 1998. However, after being acquired by Infogrames in 1999, the Nintendo 64 version was cancelled. The game eventually did come out on the PlayStation, but up until now it was thought that the Nintendo 64 version was gone forever.
However, Piko Interactive is now giving the game a chance to see a proper release, which would be the first physical Nintendo 64 game since the console was discontinued. A Kickstarter campaign has been set up to fund the development and release of a physical Nintendo 64 release of the game. With 28 days remaining, the project has already received pledges of double the $20,000 goal.
In 40 Winks, you control brother and sister, Ruff and Tumble. Your goal is to collect 40 Winks scattered around the world to stop an evil man called Nitekap, who wants to turn the winks into hood-winks who are responsible for giving children nightmares. Some of the games features include the ability to transform into different characters, including a stealth ninja, a ferocious monster, or a super hero. There are also lots of mini-games, such as racing dragons, and 6 themed levels – a scary castle, shipwreck city, outer space, deep down underwater, back to the prehistoric world of T-Rex and giant wasps and into the nightmare world of ghosts and monsters. The game also includes co-op 2 player mode exclusive to the Nintendo 64 version.
You can check out footage of the game below: