Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo 64
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  • Summary: Trouble is brewing on Spiral Mountain! Gruntilda the witch, wildly jealous of Tooty the Honey Bear's good looks; is determined to steal them for herself! But even as she whisks the helpless youngster off to her tower, Tooty's big brother Banjo and his loud-mouthed partner Kazooie are hot on the trail to rescue her...Aided by the mystical shaman Mumbo Jumbo, Banjo and Kazooie must tackle gloomy swamps, scorching deserts, towering mountain ranges and spooky haunted houses on their way to the final confrontation at the summit of Gruntilda's Lair. Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
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  1. 100
    Cute, funny and continuously enchanting - it's what good gaming is all about.
  2. A breath of fresh air, a wonderful diversion, a good use of puzzle-solving energy. It’s like "Mario 64," but better. Any improvement over a game that got little but perfect ratings when it was released is an improvement to be applauded.
  3. This 3D polygon world is absolutely astounding.
  4. Brilliant, plain and simple, and another example of why Nintendo have become so dependant on Rare -- the company produces games that are every bit as good as Nintendo's own, if not better.
  5. Unfortunately, the sound is pretty much a mix of "Mario 64" and "Diddy Kong Racing" leftovers. A grunt here, a guffaw there, it's all been done to death.
  6. While not necessarily breaking down walls in innovation, Banjo-Kazooie takes us down a path we've been before and makes the ride a whole lot smoother.
  7. While it fails to achieve the lofty status of greatest platform game of all time, still held by an overweight plumber, Banjo Kazooie is a close second, and that ain't half bad.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 68
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 68
  3. Negative: 4 out of 68
  1. ZachG.
    Feb 20, 2004
    Greatest game i've ever played! Rareware is a genious! Too bad they've been boughten by Microsoft though...
  2. RyanM.
    Feb 10, 2003
    This game is truly one of the most addicting games there is. The basic storyline and the wide array of characters gives this game the title of a basic easy to understand best platformer ever. a one of a kind. Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2011
    i still remember clearly the impresions this game caused me when i played it for the 1st time, it had never seen before graphics, a lot of moves, so many things to do, amazing sense of freedom.....but not better than super mario 64 IMO Expand
  4. J.M.
    Jun 20, 2005
    This is a neat game, and its replay value was good.
  5. May 22, 2012
    Another N64 classic. Is very Super Mario 64-like, but that's something good. This game brings its own mechanics. There are lots of skills that allow you to gain access to new levels as you learn to use them. There are lots of levels, enemies and tasks. In general terms, is a beautiful and very funny game. Must play. Expand
  6. Aug 23, 2014
    all i can say is that it is super mario 64 but with more curative, more fun, and more exciting EVERYTHING. rare your a genius. thank you for this masterpiece Expand
  7. JaneassaM.
    Dec 23, 2002
    This game is crap. I mean like come on, look at the moves he has. super mario is way better than this.

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