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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
Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. RossM.
    Sep 20, 2003
    This is a real good game and its worth buying or miss out.
  2. MooseOntheloose
    Nov 3, 2003
    BRILLIANT! Has the feel of the N64 games, some of the best graphics on the GBA, and heaps of gameplay.
  3. TomG.
    Oct 7, 2003
    Plays almost exactly like the N64 versions except in an isometric view(like Spyro). The graphics and gameplay are phenomenol....definitely a platformer you're going to want to add to your collection. Expand
  4. SomeOne
    Nov 27, 2003
    I've been a lover of he Banjo_kazooie series ever since the N64. IM so happy that came out with such a unique and fun game. You will be drawn to complete 100%of the game and get everything. Expand
  5. AlexB.
    Nov 28, 2003
    Banjo Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge has lived up to high expectations. It provides endless challenges and the graphics are superb. After reading the review Edge Magazine's review of the game I think they are completely wrong and are f***** bums. Anyway the new game provides a great load of fun for hours. WARNING BANJO KAZOOIE:GRUNTY'S REVENGE IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE! Expand
  6. 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
  7. BryanS.
    Oct 11, 2006
    This game has great controls, great graphics, and fun gameplay. The only problem is it's too short, completable in only a couple of hours.

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