• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Sep 10, 2003
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

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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, andGruntilda 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  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. Sure the story is extremely weak and the boss battles prove to be more of an annoying distraction rather than a challenge, but it is, overall, the best conversion of a brilliant N64 game on the GBA.
  4. Nintendo Power
    72
    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. netjak
    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. Edge Magazine
    40
    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: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. MooseOntheloose
    Nov 3, 2003
    10
    BRILLIANT! Has the feel of the N64 games, some of the best graphics on the GBA, and heaps of gameplay.
  2. TomG.
    Oct 7, 2003
    10
    Plays almost exactly like the N64 versions except in an isometric view(like Spyro). The graphics and gameplay are phenomenol....definitely a 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
  3. SomeOne
    Nov 27, 2003
    10
    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 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
  4. Jul 5, 2011
    9
    Banjo-Kazooie keeps its charms after a long absence with Grunty's Revenge. The soundtrack, the graphics (among the best found on GBA), and theBanjo-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
  5. Jul 2, 2016
    9
    Well not that good as the 2 games before but this game has good controls as well as graphics. The plot is not to important. I like the bossesWell not that good as the 2 games before but this game has good controls as well as graphics. The plot is not to important. I like the bosses and the camera angle. Anyways if you loved the Nintendo 64's 2 great games this one will not disappoint. Expand
  6. May 1, 2022
    8
    The last truly banjo-esque banjo game we got, it feels like tooie but it is in an isometric view point. For anyone who played the first twoThe last truly banjo-esque banjo game we got, it feels like tooie but it is in an isometric view point. For anyone who played the first two banjo games and wants more, this is the perfect choice. Expand
  7. Mar 26, 2017
    5
    BK and BT are two of my favorite games ever. This game was pretty disappointing. It's quite difficult to control or tell where you're going,BK and BT are two of my favorite games ever. This game was pretty disappointing. It's quite difficult to control or tell where you're going, which is kind of important for a platformer, and the tasks/objectives are pretty simple and boring. Expand

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#16 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003