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 Banjo and Kazooie have gotten fat from eating pizza and sitting around playing video games!
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 Driving the trolley around Showdown Town
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 Each box that you bring to Mumbo in Showdown Town contains parts you can build with
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 It was his name-o.

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

JustPressPlay Dec 17, 2008 A- 91
Quebec Gamers Dec 07, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
Armchair Empire, The Jan 05, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85 Dec 12, 2008 85 out of 100 85
3D Juegos Nov 05, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Official XBox Magazine Nov 13, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Daily Nov 19, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Good Game Nov 24, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
XboxAchievements Nov 17, 2008 72 out of 100 72


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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