- Soar over islands to sourt out buried treasures.
- Brave sharp blades in the belly of a mechanical shark.
- With voodoo magic transform into different creatures.
- Solve puzzles to unearth the cursed Labyrinths.
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Banjo-Kazooie mimics the look and feel of Mario 64, a truly innovative and visually stunning game that belongs in any Nintendo 64 collection. But don't brush off this 3-D action-adventure as an uninspired clone. On the contrary, Banjo-Kazooie introduces more than enough originality to warrant a spot next to its famous mentor.
The game introduces two of the most charming virtual heroes in recent years--the goofy, floppy honey bear, Banjo, and his faithful, feathered sidekick Kazooie. In the game's introduction, we discover that the sinister witch Gruntilda not only nabbed Banjo's sister Tooty, but stole her beauty as well. Naturally, it's up to the bear-bird team to retrieve Tooty and rid the world of one inconsiderate witch.
In this beautifully-rendered and massive game world, players run, jump, swim, climb and flip over obstacles, defeat all sorts of "baddies", and find and collect numerous items and clues that help the quest to progress. Playing as both Banjo and Kazooie, players hone their characters' actions, learning nearly two dozen special moves that help players expertly defeat foes and successfully tread through the nine worlds.
Banjo-Kazooie is one of those games that can demand hours upon hours of perseverance, patience and learning of skills to complete. But don't let that discourage you. This epic game is so much fun that reaching the end will be an afterthought. --Eric Twelker, Amazon.com
- Nicely-paced gameworld filled with well-designed challenges
- Excellent character control with numerous special moves
- Gorgeous graphics
- Numerous--often complex--special moves may discourage some casual gamers
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This is honestly one of the best games on the Nintendo 64 and no one should be without it. I still look back on it with very fond memories. The levels are really enjoyable and will have you coming back for more time and time again. My favourite level is Freeze-easy peak because of the wonderful Christmas feel to it!
Just buy it, you really can't go wrong here. A really solid, must-have game!
Banjo-Kazooie is typical of all the Rare games because it is full of humour; don't be fooled into thinking it is just a kid's game because of the bright colours and childish storyline (not to say that it is unsuitable for children). The gameplay is complicated but it does not become repetitive or boring due to the diversity of the tasks in the game, however if you don't like collecting a lot of items (and this is a major component) you may end up rushing through and then not being able to progress much further. All in all, there is a lot to do and this game will last you a good 50-60 hours of gaming.
The graphics are colourful and the textures seamless, and the music is especially good because it is one of the first games to seamlessly incorporate different tunes depending on where you are in the game (for example if you approach an enemy).
This is a good, clean, fun game for all the family (which isn't code for "actually very boring"). It is truely one of the Nintendo classics, especially as Rare managed to pull off an equally successful sequel, Banjo-Tooie.
Whilst i know of people who have simply dismissed this as a 'mario 64 clone', i disagree, because whilst super Mario 64 layed the foundations for 3D platforming, calling one 3D platformer a SM64 clone would be basically saying that almost every one of them is. Benjo-Kazooie just took the formula of SM64 and perfected it by adding better controls, better stage design, better music and better characters. I guarantee that if you are a fan of platformers then you will love this game because unlike many N64 games, this is has aged brilliantly and in my opinion, shall always remain the greatest video game of all time
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Would have been nice to have it cleaned, had dirt and grime on it. Took a few mins to clean off. Speadyish time to arrive. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ian Hoskins
Very pleased. Good quality and great price & service. Very happy with this purchase.Published 23 months ago by cara gibson
I recently set up my N64 for the first time in around 12-13 years. The exact date was 06.12.13. My interest in this game had been re-awakened by the complete lack of enthusiasm I... Read morePublished on 27 Dec. 2013 by Matt M