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Alternative Names

Banjo to Kazooie no Daibouken



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Release Dates

05/31/98 Nintendo
12/06/98 Nintendo
07/17/98 Nintendo

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Owners: 499
Favorite: 52
Tracked: 4
Wishlist: 5
Now Playing: 3

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Banjo-Kazooie is a 3D platform/adventure video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo in 1998 for the Nintendo 64. The game stars a bear named Banjo and a bird named Kazooie who set out on a quest to rescue Banjo's sister, Tooty, who has been kidnapped by the witch Gruntilda. Along their journey, Banjo and Kazooie receive help from Mumbo Jumbo the shaman and Bottles the mole, as well as from various other characters in smaller roles.

It was originally known by the project name Dream for Super Nintendo, which starred a boy named Edison who got into trouble with a group of pirates lead by Captain Blackeye.[1] After its code was transferred to the Nintendo 64, it was shown at the 1997 E³ as Banjo-Kazooie. The game received a significant amount of hype, partly due to being marketed as the game that would be to the N64 what Donkey Kong Country was to the SNES in terms of an advancement in graphics. Originally, it was supposed to be released as Nintendo of America's big holiday game for 1997 with a Taco Bell toy promotion lined up, but Rare needed to delay it several months. Instead, Diddy Kong Racing took its place, and with Banjo as a character in that game as well, it turned B-K into an incidental spin-off of the Donkey Kong franchise. Banjo-Kazooie went on to become one of the most popular games for the console.

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3,650,000 Units
As of: December 31st, 2003

Opinion (23)

DieAppleDie posted 16/09/2012, 01:49
i remember renting it (had no money to buy it..:P) around the yr.1998
great memories, one of the first 3D games ive played, couldnt believe how amazing was the freedom of movement, it was "real" xD
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Chevinator123 posted 24/02/2011, 03:52
one of my fav game of all time the season lv was my fav
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Smeags posted 26/05/2009, 07:29
Ugh, I forgot that Rusty Bucket Bay is my arch nemesis when it comes to video game worlds. I'm still working on the jiggy where you have to stop the propellers, all while avoiding a bottomless pit and rotating blades.

*Shakes fist in despair*
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Smeags posted 18/05/2009, 02:32
I'm playing through it again and I'm having a blast. Just made it to Mad Monster Mansion (my favorite world), and I'm 100% so far. Wish me luck!
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joey123 posted 13/05/2009, 02:46
the stop n swop was supposed to allow you to connect too n64s together and one 64 having Bk and the other having BT and it was supposed to let u swap the ice key and two eggs in banjo kazooie to the next game banjo tooie. but nintendo didnt like it for some reason and it was cancelled. you can look it up on wikipidea
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shizzlee posted 27/02/2009, 10:48
Epic game. I love it.
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