BackgroundBanjo and his sidekick bird Kazooie set out on a mission to save Banjo's kidnapped sister. Teamwork is integral in this game with Banjo (a bear) utilizing his strength and Kazooie coming through with "air-time" when needed.
GameplayBanjo-Kazooie is a 3D platform/adventure video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo in 1998 for the Nintendo 64. The game stars a bear named Banjo and a bird named Kazooie who set out on a quest to rescue Banjo's sister, Tooty, who has been kidnapped by the witch Gruntilda. Along their journey, Banjo and Kazooie receive help from Mumbo Jumbo the shaman and Bottles the mole, as well as from various other characters in smaller roles.
It was originally known by the project name Dream for Super Nintendo, which starred a boy named Edison who got into trouble with a group of pirates lead by Captain Blackeye.  After its code was transfered to the Nintendo 64, it was shown at the 1997 E³ as Banjo-Kazooie. The game received a significant amount of hype, partly due to being marketed as the game that would be to the N64 what Donkey Kong Country was to the SNES in terms of an advancement in graphics. Originally, it was supposed to be released as Nintendo of America's big holiday game for 1997 with a Taco Bell toy promotion lined up, but Rare needed to delay it several months. Instead, Diddy Kong Racing took its place, and with Banjo as a character in that game as well, it turned B-K into an incidental spin-off of the Donkey Kong franchise. Banjo-Kazooie went on to become one of the most popular games for the console.
- 10 huge interactive worlds to explore in!
- 100 different challenges to complete and earn Jigsaw puzzles to continue your journey!
- Many different abilities to help you on your adventure
- Different mini-games to play or, puzzles to solve.
Official URLOfficial Site (1998, Archived)
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Lone LabNow this is a true game that brings back true, sweet memories. BanjoKazooie N64
Dec 22, 11 9:33am
LeylettoThis game... so many good memories... t'was brilliant and always will be. BanjoKazooie N64
Dec 21, 11 10:17am
x Hazel Eyes xI just love this game... it's very entertaining and funny! BanjoKazooie N64
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Oct 06, 10 8:26am
Banjo-Kazooie is one of my all time favorite games, almost to the point where I...
hot manBeat it 100% on Xbox Live Arcade and got all of the achievements. Also beat it 100% on N64 BanjoKazooie N64
Feb 09, 10 1:39am
ilovenintendoAnother great game! This series is DEFINITELY a legend!! BanjoKazooie N64
Jun 29, 09 5:08am
SpiritualA game that requires skill sometimes, but generally a very nice game, but sometimes the audio is a bit annoying. BanjoKazooie N64
Jun 28, 09 7:17pm
- Genre: Platform (N64)
- Perspective(s): Third Person
- Developer: Rare
- Publisher: Nintendo
Released North America Jun 29, 1998 Europe Jul 7, 1998 Japan Dec 5, 1998 Australia Jul 7, 1998
- Player Info:
- Offline Multi-player (1 max)
- Also known as:
- Banjo to Kazooie no Daibouken in Japan