Glover artwork and logo

In an era where every developer was trying to create their own adorable mascot that would rival the likes of Crash Bandicoot, Mario or Spyro, Interactive Studios decided their best was a bizarre four-fingered glove named Glover. Needless to say, their gamble didn't pay off as Glover was and still is deeply unsettling to look at.

However, in a funny twist of fate that seems to have worked out in Glover's favor! While many of the games from that era are now completely forgotten, Glover ended up being such a weird little experience that it continued rattling around in people's minds for many years. As such, over two decades later it has now received a remaster, albeit a rather humble one.

According to the brief description, Glover has been completely ported from the original N64 source code and improved for modern PCs. The new version brings with it wide screen support, a higher resolution display, as well as compatibility with modern systems and controllers. And just as a little bonus, the manual and the PlayStation version has been included as well.

What all of this looks like in action, that you can find out through the brief trailer below. Have a gander:

I haven't played it myself so take the following with a few grains of salt, but judging by the Steam reviews the remaster is a bit of a technical mess. You can fix some of these issues, as well as increase the framerate, by tweaking a config file, but that sadly won't help you with the random bugs and audio cut-offs. So unless you're extremely eager to dive into Glover, I think this is probably one bit of nostalgia you can easily skip out on, at least until the bigger problems get patched away.

You can keep an eye on these updates, as well as learn more about Glover itself, over at Steam. Enjoy the weirdness!

[Update]: Speaking of long-forgotten mascots, the 3D platformer Kao the Kangaroo has returned after nearly two decades of absence!

Glover Remaster screenshot of the character from up close

Glover Remaster screenshot of the character being sad on a bridge