Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Xbox 360)

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After ten years in retirement, Banjo the bear and his breegull pal, Kazooie, have stacked on the weight due to wasting all their time playing video games and eating pizza. Their evil foe, Gruntilda (now nothing more but a skull) finally makes it back to Spiral Mountain to start another fight. Their feud is soon put to a stop by the Lord Of Games, creator of every game ever, who is sick of their constant bickering. Confiscating Grunty's magic and Kazooie's special moves, L.O.G. proposes a challenge of his own design - the winner gets the title deed to Spiral Mountain...while the loser gets to spend eternity toiling in his video game factory!

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is a sequel to the N64 game, Banjo-Kazooie. Players explore the world of Showdown Town, which houses Mumbo's Garage - this garage allows players to construct any vehicle imaginable as long as it follows some simple basic rules - it needs an engine, fuel, and a seat for Banjo to sit in. Apart from that, anything from hovercrafts to planes to trucks to rockets to unicycles (and more!) can be created. Showdown Town leads to many more worlds, each created by L.O.G.. These worlds house challenges - it's up to the player to build the most appropriate vehicle for that challenge. Solving each challenge earns Jiggies, which are puzzle pieces used to open up more worlds and finally face off against Grunty herself for the grand prize - the deed to Spiral Mountain.

The game also allows players to compete online against fellow Xbox Live players, as well as exchange blueprints to their vehicles, video replays of their challenges, and in-game photos.


Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 A shopping trolley?  Really?  Someone needs to clean this place up.
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 Yes, it's completely impractical, but you CAN build a hovercraft shaped like a toilet.
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 In this challenge, you must deliver the bomb to Bottles for him to defuse.
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 Quickly - get to the farm and put out the fire!

Alternate Titles

  • "バンジョーとカズーイの大冒険 : ガレージ大作戦" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Banjo to Kazooie no Daibouken: Garage Daisakusen" -- Japanese title
  • "Banjo-Kazooie: Schraube Locker" -- German title
  • "Banjo-Kazooie: Boutjes & Moertjes" -- Dutch title

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Critic Reviews Dec 12, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Armchair Empire, The Jan 05, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Planet Xbox 360 Dec 10, 2008 8.4 out of 10 84
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Nov 17, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov 11, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Official XBox Magazine Nov 13, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Nov 14, 2008 79 out of 100 79
JeuxActu Nov 14, 2008 15 out of 20 75
Game Revolution Nov 11, 2008 B 75
Totally Gaming Network Nov 17, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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1001 Video Games

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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Ben K (23089) added Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Xbox 360) on Nov 22, 2008