Ultimately, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts manages to pull off some great ideas but that misses important elements at the same time. It's a brave gamble on Rare's part to take the series in a completely different direction than its platformer roots. Nuts & Bolts is a gorgeous-looking game with plenty of polish, great presentation (even if the framerate takes some major hits), and lots of room for creativity and customization. In fact, most of the fun comes from building, reiterating, and perfecting your best ideas, and if you're inclined, sharing them with the world. It's a shame, then, that vehicle handling feels so clunky and awkward, since it's such an integral part of the experience. It's also quite possible that the tutorial and construction will be too complicated and frustrating for younger gamers. Those are two major issues, but if you can look beyond them, there's fun to be found in Nuts & Bolts.