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Banjo-Tooie (Nintendo 64)

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Description

After two years under the rock, Gruntilda is finally set free from her death bed by her two sisters. As nothing but a skeleton, Grunty and her sisters plan a way of curing her looks by sucking life out of the land so as to restore her body to its old self. On hearing this news, our two champs Banjo and Kazooie, with the aid of Mumbo, set out to stop the evil plan and seek revenge for the passing away of Bottles the mole.

In this sequel to Banjo-Kazooie, you can play as the two main characters (as well as Mumbo) just like before, although they can now separate, helping them get to even harder areas of the land. You must collect jiggies to open new areas (like in the original game) as well as learn 40 new moves to help you get along.

Similarly with another Rareware title, Donkey Kong 64, you can play four-player mini-games that range from first-person shooters to bumper cars, battle for points etc.

Screenshots

Banjo-Tooie Nintendo 64 ...but a very bony Gruntilda is freed from her stony prison!
Banjo-Tooie Nintendo 64 Gems like these are piled around Glitter Gulch Mine.
Banjo-Tooie Nintendo 64 Players can even play as Mumbo! Here, he controls a giant golden statue.
Banjo-Tooie Nintendo 64 You'll need to shoot eggs while flying to destroy the gigantic Mr. Patch.

Alternate Titles

  • "バンジョーとカズーイの大冒険2" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Banjo to Kazooie no Daibouken 2" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

How to do a Sequel 101 Lawnmower Man (140) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Not as good as the first but still an excellent game. MegaMegaMan (2216) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Better than the first gamewarrior (5065) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

Retroage Oct 02, 2010 10 out of 10 100
Da Gameboyz Jul 07, 2004 9.7 out of 10 97
GameSpot Nov 22, 2000 9.6 out of 10 96
Quebec Gamers Oct 14, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
HappyPuppy Dec 08, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Nov 17, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Cubed3 Aug 26, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Gamers Europe Mar 25, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Mar 26, 2001 6 out of 10 60
GameCola.net Sep, 2003 5.2 out of 10 52

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Banjo-Tooie appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Banjo-Kazooie

Rare originally planned a Stop and Swap feature for the game. Items collected in Banjo-Kazooie could be transferred to Banjo-Tooie by pulling the Banjo-Kazooie cartridge while playing and inserting the other cartridge. Some of the planned items included coloured eggs and the ice key. Eventually, the feature was cancelled as they feared some data would be corrupted.

Multiplayer

Originally Rare was planning on having a 2 player mode called "Bottles Revenge" where one player would play through the game as normal and the other would play as Devil Bottle's and try and stop Player 1 from completing tasks. Player 2 would try and stop Player 1 by possessing nearby enemies and using the enemies unique abilities against Banjo. Unfortunately because Banjo-Tooie was so far behind schedule Rare had to scrap the idea by deactivating it at the last minute.

References

  • In Banjo-Kazooie Kazooie insults Bottles by calling him "Jam Jars". In this game the mole who helps you (Bottles' brother) just happens to have that name.
  • Sabreman, the protagonist of this Sabre Wulf, makes a cameo in this game. In the level Hailfire Peaks, he can be seen frozen holding the lost amulet right outside the train station on the icy side. Also, the combination for Superstash's safe is 1984, the year Sabre Wulf initially was released.
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