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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 A shopping trolley?  Really?  Someone needs to clean this place up.
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 Ah, a perfect landing.
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 Ah, the arcade!
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox 360 Once you get your first Jiggy, you must vend it from the machine and then bank it - just like in real life!

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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 Daibōken: Garage Daisakusen" -- Japanese title
  • "Banjo-Kazooie: Schraube Locker" -- German title
  • "Banjo-Kazooie: Boutjes & Moertjes" -- Dutch title

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User Reviews

How to ruin a good game franchise Xbox 360 Asinine (1006)

Critic Reviews

Giant Bomb Xbox 360 Nov 19, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
JustPressPlay Xbox 360 Dec 17, 2008 A- 91
Meristation Xbox 360 Nov 06, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Nov, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) Xbox 360 Nov 06, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Official XBox Magazine Xbox 360 Nov 13, 2008 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play Xbox 360 Nov 14, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Xbox 360 Nov 14, 2008 79 out of 100 79
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Nov 11, 2008 B 75
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Nov 17, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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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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