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.
I have just completed the Version on Switch Online and in my opinion this game doesn't aged well.
The graphic looks still great and the soundtrack throughout the game is still fantastic, sure.
However this game has a strange difficulty curve. The first seven worlds are perfect in line. Every world is a bit more challlenging than the world before. The jiggys itself become more and more challenging to collect and from world three there is the first one annoying or frustrating jiggy per world.
At this point, the game is still today a great and fun experience.
Unfortunately the world that now follows is Rusty Bucket Bay. A world full with troublesome enemies, an tiring boss battle. Seriously Boomer Boom Box needs in total 130 eggs to defeat, thats ridicolous.
The Jinjos are hidden in the most annoying places and the notes are difficult to find.
However Click Clock Wood is even worse. For eight of the ten Jiggys you have to climb up that big tree multiple times and the enemies and some of the quests itself are so designed that you easily fall off and have to climb up again.
The Quizshow is a surprisingly exciting and funny experience, which test your skills and your memory. I like it.
But the biggest flaw in this game is the final boss fight against Grunthilda. This fight has in total five different phases and none of them is really fun to play.
The first one is easy, the second one is boring and stupid designed, the third one is a poor dogfight with clunky controls and the fourth and fifth are simply unnecessary. In the last two phases the fireballs that Grunthilda shoot at you become unpredictable. It is so frustrating when you try to shot in the holes of the statues and get hit out of nowhere.
At last I must say that, although the transformations are being a nice and funny addition, especially the pumpkin, they do not give the game that amount of variety you might think it would.
El juego esta muy bien! Es muy divertido! O lo seria, si no fuera por la p... cámara que tienen todos los juegos en 3d de N64, los controles y la curva de dificultad. Además, el juego no va anotándote los movimientos que vas consiguiendo a lo largo de la aventura, asi que tenes que acordártelos de memoria! Que vergüenza!!!
Seria muy bueno... si no fuera por esas mierdas.
This is one of the best N64 games on the system. Solid gameplay and funny characters. This game took what Super Mario 64 did, and made it better. Though I do like the Xbox 360 version better for one reason. When you die on there, you don't have to collect everything in the level again. But the N64 version is still worth playing.
Tedious platforming, poor fighting mechanics, confusing swimming controls, horrible mini games, repetitive challenges, and an insulting pop quiz level comprise the complete failure that is Banjo-Kazooie. It is a nostalgia driven experience beyond anything else.
Summary[Xbox Live Arcade] The classic Nintendo platformer stars a big, goofy honey bear named Banjo who wears tight yellow shorts and carries around a raucous, red-crested breegull named Tooie in his backpack. The bear-and-bird duo must use constant teamwork to rescue Banjo's sister from the evil Gruntilda who wants to steal her beauty.