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  • Summary: Gruntilda is back, and it's up to Banjo and Kazooie to stop her master plan. In Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge, you'll play as Banjo and follow him through six worlds rife with trials and contests. Some of the challenges you must overcome include solving puzzles, avoiding obstacles, and battling different enemies. Defeat your foes by using Banjo's array of combat moves. You can also seek help from witch doctors, who can transform Banjo into a mouse, a tank, and other creatures. Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. 90
    A fine mix of adventure, puzzle and mini-games that all end up falling into place gracefully.
  2. 85
    What makes Grunty's Revenge work so well is that it never becomes boring or overly repetitive.
  3. Every level offers new challenges and new abilities, so the quest continues evolving and new areas are continuously unlocked. [Nov 2003, p.100]
  4. Although the straight-on overhead view makes it difficult to judge the height of platforms, the overall game play is fast-paced and enjoyable. [Dec 2003, p.148]
  5. It has crisp sound, good graphics, and an ok game to play. The game will be good for a month, but unless you're a hardcore fan of the BK series, you might wanna pass.
  6. 69
    May not be the best Banjo Kazooie, nor is it very long, but it's sure to be enjoyed by BK fans and any person who is looking for a fun little game to play on their GBAs. If you didn't like the first two games, then chances are you won't like Grunty's Revenge.
  7. While there are some interesting mini-games to break up the wandering, Grunty's Revenge is mainly an abject lesson in breadcrumb following game design. [Dec 2003, p.106]

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
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  1. Jul 5, 2011
    Banjo-Kazooie keeps its charms after a long absence with Grunty's Revenge. The soundtrack, the graphics (among the best found on GBA), and the challenge is as ripe as an apple. Expand

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