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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.

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Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 Quite possibly the best border art ever
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 A shopping trolley?  Really?  Someone needs to clean this place up.
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 Grunty's causing trouble on the farm - beat her and it will be worth it!
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 Inside LOG's gigantic video game console

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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The Press Says

Giant Bomb Nov, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
games xtreme Dec 16, 2008 9.4 out of 10 94
Gamestyle Nov 12, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) Dec 09, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
Fragland.net Dec 12, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 05, 2008 17 out of 20 85
Game Over Online Dec 15, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Game Revolution Nov 11, 2008 B 75
Gamereactor (Sweden) Nov 10, 2008 7 out of 10 70
UOL Jogos Nov 25, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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 (23100) added Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Xbox 360) on Nov 22, 2008