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  • Summary: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts embraces new and old fans alike, as the famous bear and bird duo return in high definition for a unique adventure of epic proportions. The Lord of the Games (aka LOG) is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty) over theBanjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts embraces new and old fans alike, as the famous bear and bird duo return in high definition for a unique adventure of epic proportions. The Lord of the Games (aka LOG) is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty) over the years, and has arranged a showdown to decide the rightful owner of Spiral Mountain. Claiming to have created every video game ever made, LOG has built the game worlds in which the contest's challenges take place. Banjo must complete LOG's challenges to win, while Grunty tries to stop him using every method her devious mind can muster. Throughout their adventure, players create their own abilities by building vehicles for Banjo to pilot over land, water and air. Vehicle parts, which range from simple devices such as engines and wheels to more unusual equipment such as springs and egg guns, are earned and collected throughout the game. Players use their imagination to combine parts in any order to create whatever vehicle they choose. LOG's challenges have one goal, but players' choice of vehicle and tactics determine how they get there. By exploring worlds and solving puzzles, players both young and old are rewarded with more advanced and diverse vehicle parts in their quest to defeat Grunty once and for all. You can play through the adventure alone in the single-player campaign, or play with friends in competitive or cooperative challenges on your own or in teams. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 52 out of 71
  2. Negative: 0 out of 71
  1. And even after spending nearly 20 hours amassing enough jiggies to take down the final boss, I'm compelled to get back in there and keep playing new missions, unlocking new vehicle parts, and exploring more of the game's beautiful world. I had no affection whatsoever for the Banjo-Kazooie franchise or characters going into Nuts & Bolts, but its list of great qualities quietly won me over to make it one of my favorite Xbox 360 games of the year.
  2. The story's specific games and challenges are not always innovative, and some can get darn right repetitive and frustrating, especially if you can't quite beat the clock. But the ability to craft mind-blowing vehicles provides an endlessly addictive experience that'll keep this title in your 360 longer than it probably has a right to be there.
  3. An excellent vehicle creator and a variety of fun missions make Banjo's return to gaming a blast.
  4. 80
    Decidedly low on platforming and high on the fumes of self-deprecating humor, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts is a playful addition to the series - though perhaps not what fans were clamoring for.
  5. 80
    Nuts & Bolts has solid single player, but multiplayer has even more potential, making this Banjo-Kazooie game worth a buy.
  6. 75
    It's a shame that the game falls into some decidedly old-school design traps, but there's still plenty of fun to be had here.
  7. 50
    Banjo is what you get when you put a lavish coat of polish on nothing: A beautiful, funny game with a clever concept that is utterly lacking in fundamentals.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 90
  2. Negative: 29 out of 90
  1. PJForce
    Dec 13, 2008
    10
    its one of those games that the more creative and imaginative you are the more you get out of it, there is absolutly nothing like it on theits one of those games that the more creative and imaginative you are the more you get out of it, there is absolutly nothing like it on the market, aswome graphics and sound. one of I my favourite 360 games, I was so bored with gears of war linear passive enterntainment, be warned though you need to engage you brain on this one. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. simply the best xbox 360 game, its possibilities are endless the challenges are not too difficult but if you try to make 100% of the game it is very good. I play it since childhood and I learned a lot from this game, its mechanics and physics are invaluable i also like it a lot it requires a lot of creativity from the player Expand
  3. Jul 29, 2016
    9
    Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts does very well moving an aged genre to a new generation. Kids nowadays don't want slow-paced adventure: they wantBanjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts does very well moving an aged genre to a new generation. Kids nowadays don't want slow-paced adventure: they want creative action. And that is what Nuts & Bolts is, while still managing to have the old style and partially the old gameplay, too: It's still about exploring the places and doing different missions while collecting thingies scattered across the landscape. People who think this is too different need to take a closer look. Expand
  4. Apr 2, 2022
    7
    While Banjo-Kazooie didn't have such a good adventure, Nuts and Bolts is creative and innovative but maybe it doesn't work for this saga
  5. May 25, 2016
    5
    Well, with Nuts & Bolts, you might say... Banjo-Kazooie has jumped the platform. That's what happens when you lead Rare to Microsoft. I lovedWell, with Nuts & Bolts, you might say... Banjo-Kazooie has jumped the platform. That's what happens when you lead Rare to Microsoft. I loved it when they were working for Nintendo. Expand
  6. MathieuC
    Feb 9, 2009
    3
    This game's a big big mistake by Rare. They should have made a classic platform game with some new stuff, instead of a crappy lego grand This game's a big big mistake by Rare. They should have made a classic platform game with some new stuff, instead of a crappy lego grand theft auto version with an absolute shitty scenario. I grew up playing old banjo games, and I'm sure every true fans of BK and BT will understand my frustration. Expand
  7. Apr 17, 2020
    0
    Les jeux Rare sont rarement bons et souvent très mauvais ! ainsi, ce nouveau Banjo gogol en est-il une nouvelle preuve à verser au dossier desLes jeux Rare sont rarement bons et souvent très mauvais ! ainsi, ce nouveau Banjo gogol en est-il une nouvelle preuve à verser au dossier des daubes démoulées par Rare, fournisseur de jeux gogols pour enfants en bas âge, chiards atteints de mongolite chronique, pré-ados attardés, ados drogués et défoncés à la mauvaise herbe pakistanaise et enfin, adulescents éternellement attardés ainsi qu'étudiants de gauche en histoire de l'art et en cinéma-télérama.

    Voilà, on a fait le tour à peu près, je crois, vive Rare et ses sales jeux de merde à gogols ! et ses univers mongolos à golios mongoloïdes, ses personnages qui parlent uniquement le langage mongolo-mongoloïde-mongolito, son gameplay (hein, où ça ?) directum sorti du fion, ses couleurs criardes qui font s'émerdveiller les **** enfants un peu autistes... et tout ça en caca euh en 4K sur ta Xbox One ! sur la version X plus précisément. Jamais vu un tas de merde aussi gros : en 4 K le tas de merde, bah putain !
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