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4.64 stars 4.64/5 Stars Average score of 14 user reviews spread across 8 releases and 0 DLC

A slightly improved version of a classic. 0

Banjo Kazooie was originally released in 1998, when platformers were king and everyone was trying to imitate Mario 64. Now, 10 years later the game has been re-released for Xbox Live Arcade with HD graphics and Leaderboard Support. Although it is almost entirely a straight port it is still an excellent game and most definitley worth your $15 (or it was free if you pre-ordered BK Nuts and Bolts).Teh Graphikz From an artistic standpoint the Rare charm is still in full force, as almost everything h...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Revisiting a bear and a bird's first tale... 0

Ten years ago, the original Banjo-Kazooie bust into the gaming scene by Rare for the Nintendo 64. It was the developer's return to the genre that put themselves to the map, which is the platformer. While it is their first 3D platformer, it was a great fan favorite on Nintendo's system using what Super Mario 64 did as a template to take the genre to different heights. It introduced us to the bear, Banjo, and his bird buddy, Kazooie, as they attempt to save his sister Tooty from the clutches of Gr...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Banjo-Kazooie - The best game ever created! 0

Banjo Kazooie is such a classic, it's perfect in every single way imaginable, it came out some time after Super Mario 64, the formula was pretty much the same, but this game has several improvements making it even better! The worlds were vast and colorful, there's a whole lot of them, the main characters got to become unforgettable right in the debut, due their undeniable charisma and their funny dialogs, by the way, overall the dialogs are great because each character of the game has a distinc...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Solid 3D platformer action, with a few notable flaws 0

Banjo's adventures have aged admirably well.  Rare's classic platformer holds up even today as one of the better releases to date in the genre, and young and old gamers alike will find a lot to enjoy here.  If you can look beyond some bland design and gameplay choices, this is a solid choice for some platforming action.GRAPHICS AND SOUNDBanjo and Kazooie's adventures have a vibrant, detailed feel to them, even given the amount of time since the original's release.  These aren't modern spectacles...

1 out of 4 found this review helpful.

This is the perfect game in every way! 0

Banjo-Kazooie is without a doubt one of my favoroute game series of all time, and the first installment in the series is definatley on the best games ever list, with fantastic gameplay, stunning graphics better than some games even to this day, an involving story, tons of unlockables, sly humor and amazing platforming this is a game that even if you hate games you will enjoy!You take on the role of Banjo- A young male bear who sets of on a quest to take down the wicked witch Gruntilda! You will ...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Still one of the best! 0

 Banjo-Kazooie is a flawless port of the N64 original and my favourite game of all time. On the surface it looks like any other 3D platform game from the period. But the cute characters and squeaky voices mask superb level design, balanced difficulty, and sharp dialog. The conversion to the Xbox Live Arcade comes complete with generous achievements and new hidden secrets. A must buy.    ...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Banjo-Kazooie follows in the footsteps of Super Mario 64 0

Banjo-Kazooie is a platform game released in 1998 for the Nintendo 64 by the British developers Rareware, who at the time made games exclusively for Nintendo. Banjo-Kazooie follows the same formula as Super Mario 64, someone has been captured, in this case it's Banjo's sister Tooty, and it's up to Banjo and his best friend Kazooie to save her. Banjo and Kazooie are an odd pair to put it politely; Banjo is a lazy bear that doesn't like hard work and who sleeps all day, and Kazooie, well she is a ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Finished Super Mario 64? Time to mv on up to Banjo-Kazooie! 0

Super Mario 64 set an incredably high standard for games on the Nintendo 64, it set a bar so high that few games actully managed to jump over it in the consoles life cycle. It had done what few people would have dremt of, taken the 2D Mario games (Already fantastic Games) and turn them 3D into a brillant game with outstanding presenation and gameplay and ofcourse value. Now here comes Banjo-Kazooie, a game that in many people's eyes is a clone of Super Mario 64. The game also has very little to...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Need your Nostalgic Fix? Look no Further 0

Shooters, shooters and more shooters, these are the games that everybody loves playing now-a-days. Whether its set in the WW2 setting or set in the "Modern Warfare" or even set in a huge city where you can shoot whoever you want, these are the games that plague todays childrens minds. It's opend up a whole online network where you have children swearing behind microphones boasting about how they "Pwned" you or telling you to "Stop Camping!". But if you go back to the time's of the N64 & PS1...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Reminds us of why we love the 3-D platformer so much 0

Positive:+ gameplay is very deep with new elements added all the time+ worlds are very diverse and have a lot of content+ music tracks are great and change in style when you're in different spots+ sharp controls that work well for the most partNegative:- you have to start your note count every time you re-enter a world- camera doesn't always give you the best view you needSuper Mario 64 revolutionized the 3-D platformer; and the amount of people who would deny that are probably fewer than the wo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Birdy Num-Nums 0

This is like THE quintessential N64 adventure game. I miss those carefree days of yore when Rare would make games like this (DK64, Conker). Those were happier times! And speaking of happy, that's exactly what Banjo-Kazooie makes me feel. Just a great, fun, splendid all-around game with so many moves and collectibles and levels to explore that playing it once isn't enough. Also, Stop N' Swop? BRILLIANT....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

It's Still A Great Game.. 0

 Banjo Kazooie ReviewTen years ago I was a huge fan of Banjo Kazooie, the bear and bird who since have gone on to star in several other titles on a variety of formats. Their first adventure arrived on the N64 to rave reviews and many people hailing it as one of the greatest plat formers ever, and they certainly were not wrong. Now it's 2009 and replaying the title after all these years has been a great nostalgia trip but how does it hold up in terms of quality in the present gaming world?Platfor...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The most fun platformer on the N64 0

Coming after the greatest 3D platformer of all time has got to be one of the most daunting prospects for any game but Banjo-Kazooie handles it with aplomb. While Super Mario 64 had an air of familiarity about it, this game came up for from nowhere to almost steal its platforming crown. Introducing us to two of the most fun and likeable gaming characters from the N64 days, the game's story while not as strong as it could have been lends itself to an amazing selection of colourful worlds, fun chal...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Breathtaking. 0

B-K was one of my first Nintendo 64 games. I was much younger the first time I played it, but it was a magical experience. I came back to the game about a week ago and played through it, 100%. At my current age I am able to truly realize what a marvelous game it is. Think Super Mario 64, but with more humor and a generally better flow. By flow, I mean the feel of the game's "weaviness". You can really weave through the game without a hitch, unlike SM64. In SM, you get a star and then wind up bac...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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