Banjo-Kazooie

Nintendo 64
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9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 477 Ratings

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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 onTrouble 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. Negative: 4 out of 116
  1. ZachG.
    Feb 20, 2004
    10
    Greatest game i've ever played! Rareware is a genious! Too bad they've been boughten by Microsoft though...
  2. Oct 27, 2011
    10
    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 ofi 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
  3. ZackC.
    Mar 29, 2007
    10
    Old, but still a very fun game to play.
  4. Sep 19, 2019
    10
    Pure perfection, you must play this game before you die. It is very g made.
  5. Oct 26, 2020
    10
    This game is beautiful, sounds amazing, and is absolutely jam-packed with interesting ideas and creative concepts on every corner.
  6. Dec 21, 2019
    9
    Super amazing game l with such lovable characters! Can get slightly frustrating from time to time but it is so satisfying to overcome aSuper amazing game l with such lovable characters! Can get slightly frustrating from time to time but it is so satisfying to overcome a difficult task to collect the next Jiggy. Guh-huh! Expand
  7. JaneassaM.
    Dec 23, 2002
    0
    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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#2 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1998
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#2 Most Shared N64 Game of 1998