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"The Second Assault had begun. The plan was a simple one: The S.H.C. were to attack from the sea and secure the three obstacles: Here; here; and here. This would allow the heavy stuff to get through...ready for phase two. However, the Tediz battle master, the mysterious Professor von Kripplespac was waiting with his giant gun of doom... waiting to blow them back into history. The Tediz were ready to defend, but time wasn't on their side. The question still hinged: Could Von Kripplespac sink the S.H.C. ship, or could the Squirrel attack force break in and thwart him?"
Narrator, beginning of Chapter X.

Conker: Live & Reloaded is a remake of Conker's Bad Fur Day for the Xbox and was released in June 2005. It comes with a remake of the Bad Fur Day campaign and an original Third-Person Shooter campaign for multiplayer. Ironically, the game has more censored dialogue than the original. It was released as an Xbox Classic in 2018, three years after the original game arrived to Rare Replay, making both versions available on the Xbox One.


Tropes specific to the Live & Reloaded version:

  • Adaptation Distillation: The beginning of "It's War", particularly the switch became easier to solve.
  • Adaptation Expansion:
    • The levels have been remade with additional detail.
    • The firing system is more refined for modern gamers.
  • Adaptational Modesty: The single-player campaign gives Conker a pair of shorts.
  • Adaptational Weapon Swap: Conker initially uses the frying pan from the original game in the game's tutorial area, but when he uses it on the gargoyle, he doesn't fall off the bridge like he does in the original game. When Conker is confused about this, the gargoyle explains that the designers altered the tutorial area a little to trick players into thinking that the rest of the game will be different. Conker then hits the gargoyle with a baseball bat he also picked up, which causes the gargoyle to get knocked back and crushed by a falling boulder. Conker decides to use the baseball bat in place of the frying pan for the rest of the game.
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  • Adjustable Censorship: After finishing the Bad Fur Day campaign, you can bleep out or uncensor the profanity of the multiplayer.
  • Art Evolution: The art in the Xbox remake has greatly evolved from the original game.
    • Conker was given detailed fur.
  • Batter Up!: Conker uses a baseball bat instead of a frying pan for most of the remake.
  • BFG: The Demolisher has these including a bazooka and minigun.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: The Tediz in the remake have actual blood, even as cyborgs.
  • The Cameo: Cooper from Grabbed by the Ghoulies appears in one of the save slots for the remake of Bad Fur Day.
  • Capture the Flag: One of the game modes for the multiplayer.
  • Color-Coded Multiplayer: Green for the Squirrel High Command and red for the Tediz.
  • Color-Coded Speech: The multiplayer characters have white subtitles compared to the original game's multiplayer modes.
  • Combat Commentator: The Squirrel High Command leader and Von Kripplespac are this for the Squirrel High Command and Tediz, respectively.
  • Cyborg: The Tediz become this for the future part of multiplayer.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: The Gargoyle in the Hangover chapter doesn't fall off the bridge like he did in the original. Instead he is unfazed by the frying pan, leading to some Lampshade Hanging. After which, Conker hits the Gargoyle with a baseball bat, causing the Gargoyle to fall over and be Squashed Flat by a boulder.
  • Eye Scream: Conker accidentally electrocutes a soldier until his eyes pop out.
  • Faction-Specific Endings: Each of the main multiplayer maps have a different ending cutscene for each side.
    • In Doon, The Squirrel High Command's ending shows them destroying the Panther King's heart. The Tediz' ending shows that they successfully revived the Panther King.
  • Flash Forward: The multi-player campaign goes from the past to the future after the third multi-player map.
  • Flipping the Bird: The Great Mighty Poo does this to a dung beetle.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: In the main menu, a group of squirrels can be seen enjoying a drink with a couple of Tediz.
  • Hotter and Sexier: More so than the original game. In the remake, Berri happens to be either a porn star or prostitute.
  • Kinder and Cleaner: The remake for Xbox compared to the original game for 64. The content itself is intact, but most, if not all, swear words are censored (in the 64 version, only "fuck" and some of "shit" were censored). Some of them aren't even swear words, just vulgar words, like fellatio. Although this is just by default; the online mode allows you to remove the censor bleeps.
  • Man Versus Machine: Or rather, squirrels vs mechanical Tediz in the future.
  • Mini-Boss: After defeating the Tediz at the casualty department, a giant Tediz surgeon wearing a green robe appears.
  • No-Sell: Conker hits the gargoyle with his frying pan, to no effect and Conker's frustration.
  • Playing with Fire: The Thermophile class is reliant on flammable material.
  • Read the Map Upside Down: In the Three Towers briefing cutscene, both sides get a hold of the map that they had fought for due to it being printed on "Fur Only" magazine. During travel, Von Kriplespec ends up making a wrong turn, which sends the Tediz to the right place due to the map being printed upside down. This results in the Tediz getting a headstart on finding the treasure while the S.H.C. realize their mistake and turn their ships around to catch up.
  • Rivers of Blood: The Spooky chapter has rivers of blood instead of water.
  • Scenery Porn: The game pays attention to details of levels better.
  • Shot-for-Shot Remake: Most of the single-player campaign is this.
  • Smoke Out: The Demolisher can use a smoke grenade.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female playable character is the Squirrel High Command sneeker.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep: The Great Mighty Poo's song is bleeped with farts. Apparently, the words "twat" and "shit" are far too naughty for a rated-M game on the Xbox.
  • Upgrade Artifact: For the multiplayer, a character can get an Upgrade Orb to improve their abilities until they die.
  • Video Game Remake: By the time the Xbox remake was released, much of the parody was decidedly out of date, and the profanity was mostly censored - which is odd, considering the Mature rating and the fact that the uncensored track could be unlocked in multiplayer by playing through the single-player game once. However, it uses more blood and gore. In the original, Multiplayer included Lava Boarding, two War levels (one of which was an Assault map with a giant microwave sudden death), tank fighting (co-op if you wanted, 1 gunner 1 driver), and Dinosaurs vs Humans (1 team captures the eggs and returns them to the frying pan at base, whereas the 1-3 dinosaurs on defence have to eat the humans, and the humans just have crossbows). The remake just has some shooter levels.
  • Visual Innuendo: On the cover, Conker sits on a smoking tank barrel with an SHC spy stroking it. Yeah...