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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 Even though Grunty's just a skull now, she's still going to be a dreadful nuisance for Banjo
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 Each game world has an intro that is a parody of a seventies TV show
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 Driving the trolley around Showdown Town
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 Banjo and Kazooie have gotten fat from eating pizza and sitting around playing video games!

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

games xtreme Dec 16, 2008 9.4 out of 10 94
1UP Nov 05, 2008 A- 91
videogamer.com Nov 05, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection Dec 23, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Games Daily Nov 19, 2008 8 out of 10 80
UltraNinjas Nov 19, 2008 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Nov 14, 2008 79 out of 100 79
JeuxActu Nov 14, 2008 15 out of 20 75
Gamekult Nov 19, 2008 7 out of 10 70
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Nov 10, 2008 C 50

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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