Some of my favorite snapshots and images from Goldeneye 007 on Nintendo 64

Written by DetErest




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"All Bonds"

One of my favorite captures from Detstar's Goldeneye 007 Screenshot Gallery. Photographs of the former James Bond actors in Multiplayer (using a text editor to add the name of each actor).

The existence of these photos in the game's memory led to speculation that it was possible to play the game as the former actors who had played James Bond... Rareware commented that the Goldeneye team had hoped to include them, but weren't able to for various reasons.

Promotional materials, and even the game's instruction manual showed evidence of at least two additional Bonds other than Pierce Brosnan...
In this old Wal-Mart promo video, It appears as if the four photographs were used on the "Select File" screen at one time, with each folder featuring a different Bond.

Apparently the Bonds were removed due to a licensing issue, as Rareware did not have the rights to feature the non-Brosnan actors who portrayed James Bond. Gotta remember at the time of development, GoldenEye 007 wasn't even expected to be a hit...
Originally, it was believed that a 24th cheat called "All Bonds" could be earned... This theory was disproved when the long lost "Line Mode" (pen and ink) cheat was discovered. The so called "All Bonds" cheat never even existed, simply a fabrication of EGM's April Fool's issue.
No long lost Bonds here... Just a look at some of the different clothing that James Bond wears during the solo missions, making a special appearance in Multiplayer mode. Normally, only the black tux is available.
With the release of Perfect Dark, fans were finally able to see the Bond Dinner Jackets up close for the first time.
To the surprise of Goldeneye fanatics everywhere, the actual image files of the tuxedos and Bond actor faces were eventually unearthed from Goldeneye's ROM, thanks largely to SubDrag.

The faces, suit textures and character portraits for the missing Bonds as they appear in the ROM...

Sean Connery


Timothy Dalton



Roger Moore



A cheat patch can be used to return the Bond portraits to the game's file folders. It's kinda cool to see the four Bonds returned to their respective folders.

Timothy Dalton stars in The Living Daylights and License to Kill, both film names of course being referenced in the GoldenEye game.

Connery. Sean Connery. Most notable GoldenEye 007 related encounter is probably his duel with Oddjob in Goldfinger.

Having faced off against Baron Samedi, Scaramanga (The Man With The Golden Gun), and even surviving multiple battles against Jaws, Roger Moore is a good candidate for the Bond who wins the "Longest Innings" award...

Youtube video showing all of the Bonds:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3d9iLnjpU0

In their never-ending efforts to enhance the Goldeneye experience, the billiant minds behind GoldenEye X have managed to include all five actors who've played James Bond...


Goldeneye X: All Bonds Showcase:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7-UKH9Ux-k