The game follows Macbat, a sophisticated bat and his short journeys through various lands... Yeah, that's all there is to it.
Of course, the real reason this game exists is as a love letter to old late 90s-era Nintendo 64 3D Platformers like Banjo-Kazooie, and it certainly reflects in its presentation, featuring a bunch of wacky characters, plenty of platforming, and even graphics reminiscent of games right off the N64.
Macbat 64 -Journey Of A Nice Chap- contains examples of:
- And Now For Something Completely Different: There's a kart-racing level in this Platform Game. It's Justified as being a break from all the adventuring.
- Bat Out of Hell: Averted with Macbat, as the games title describes him as a "nice chap".
- Subverted with his apparent mother as she tries to be intimidating at first but then realizes who she's talking to and just asks why he doesn't visit more.
- Big Boo's Haunt: One of the levels has Macbat exploring a haunted house.
- Book-Ends: The game starts with the melon king being defeated and letting out a Wilhelm scream and ends the same way, with the melon king being defeated and letting out a Wilhelm scream.
- Expy: Kiwi is one of Banjo in the original kiwi 64.
- Farside Island: One of the levels in the game is made up of these.
- Forest of Perpetual Autumn: One of the levels features constantly falling leaves.
- Funny Octopus: The game features several octopi of varying colours.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Macbat wears a monocle and a striped vest.
- High-Class Glass: Macbat wears a monocle.
- Mascot Racer: One of the levels is based on racing games like Mario Kart 64 and Diddy Kong Racing.
- Pirate Parrot: One of the NPCs Macbat encounters is a red parrot wearing a pirate hat.
- Retraux: The game is basically a love letter to 3D Platformers like Banjo-Kazooie.
- Shout-Out: The above-mentioned Big Boo's Haunt level has a clip that looks like something from Nosferatu in it.
- Stock Scream: Of the Wilhelm variety, used two different times.