Banjo-Pilot Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Banjo Pilot is a kart-style racing game which was originally slated to become "Diddy Kong Pilot." It features at least eight characters from the Banjo-Kazooie series, each with its own aircraft and storyline, including Banjo, Mumbo Jumbo, Humba Wumba, Guntilda, Klungo, Jolly Roger and Kazooie. The game includes link cable support for up to four players. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. One of those games that isn't big on originality but it excels in what it set out to do: bring us a racing game that's truly addictive in every sense.
  2. 80
    The final product definitely plays it safe, but at least Banjo Pilot offers a lot of challenge in its design.
  3. Banjo Pilot's biggest problem is the simplicity of its design. It feels like you are flying the same tracks over and over (and often you are, though in reverse), and there is no feeling of connection to the physics because it doesn't really matter what kind of level you're racing on.
  4. Feels too much like the average cart racer. And the fact that you take hold of a plane rather then a cart is entertaining, but still doesn't feel any different, and has just as many boundries (and some odd ones at that).
  5. 65
    The AI lacks any real challenge and the track layouts are somewhat poorly thought out. Overall, the game is entertaining, but the longevity and competition just aren't enough to keep you on your toes for an extended period of time.
  6. To deliver the final shot to the head as far as items are concerned, they very rarely actually have any strategic value in a race. You're perfectly capable of regaining your previous position in the race within a few seconds should you be hit with, say, a multicoloured spinning disc. Imaginative, huh?
  7. Banjo Pilot smacks of contractual obligation as in "We Had No Choice But To Finish This Game and Release It...That's Why Perfect Dark Zero, Conker and Kameo Are Late....Sorry."

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