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|Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts challenges players to design and drive vehicles that allow the bear and backpacked bird heroes to complete tasks and accomplish goals. Winning a race, reaching a remote location, jumping a certain distance of off a ramp -- each 3D platform-puzzle challenge is specific, but players can set out to meet it in any way they choose. The only limitations are imagination and parts. Players can supply their own imagination, but new parts are found hidden throughout the game world, especially the game's Showdown Town hub area, which is explored in more traditional, on-foot 3D platform gameplay.|
The third Banjo-Kazooie game, first on an Xbox console, Nuts & Bolts' build-it-yourself focus is a departure from the play style of the N64 hits, but many fan-familiar characters and conventions make appearances. As the story goes, A powerful entity known as Lord of Games has grown sick of the bickering between Banjo and Gruntilda, and has devised a contest to decide the rightful owner of Spiral Mountain. Each of this contest's challenges takes place in a different level, and new levels are unlocked with collectible "jiggie" puzzle pieces -- won or uncovered throughout the adventure. Multiplayer options, both cooperative and competitive, are supported over Xbox Live, and connected players can share their favorite vehicle blueprints.
|Game||Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts|
|ESRB Descriptor||Comic Mischief; Mild Cartoon Violence|
|Number of Players||1-8|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Banjo-Kazooie Series|
Average review score based on 69 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
This game is a great game in general, well done, and beautiful at that. Running off of the Viva Pinata graphics engine, it makes for a very visually appealing game, though there are parts such as the loading screens, that remind you a lot of Viva Pinata.
Basically, Banjo and Kazooie both lose all the moves that made them awesome in the past games, the gameplay is completely different, and after beating it 100% I was left with a big "huh?". I've been waiting for eight years since Banjo-Tooie's release and they have completely destroyed the series with this one. While they did leave it open at the end for a sequel, I hope to god it isn't vehicle based.
The vehicles in the game handled poorly no matter how you constructed them, I found myself screaming and yelling in anger out of sheer frustration at times due to the stupidity of the handling and the tasks they required you to do(I'm 19 years old, this isn't a normal thing).
There are over 100 tasks to accomplish, all of which are timed and feel more like mini-games than something legitimately important to the storyline, each one has 1. A note prize (easy time) 2. Jigsaw prize (medium time) or 3. T.T. trophy, which basically 4 T.T.'s= 1 Jiggy. Every single task is vehicle based, and almost every single one if you want to get the T.T. trophy, you're going to have to build a vehicle for it, that's 100+ vehicle designs, have fun.
All in all the general gameplay is average, and if you aren't an obsessive completest you'll probably find it fun, if you are, steer clear, I warn you, you will gain quite a few ulcers.
If you're a fan of the series you probably know all about stop n' swop being re-instated over an xbox live connection to the Arcade Banjo-Kazooie, well, prepare for another letdown because all the eggs and the key unlock are stupid little crates that have some pretty vehicle decorations in them, nothing valuable or in any way useful. In fact, if you use them, they WILL slow you down.
Bottom line: If you're a fan of the series, I'm sorry, but I know you'll buy this anyways and be just as disappointed.
If you're not, it's alright, in fact, I might even call it good, for $40, it's not a bad deal, but I'm sure you could find a more in-depth, less repetitive game elsewhere.
Oh, and as a P.S. This game was in my system when my 360 broke, and it wasn't the typical red ring error, this disk reads quite often and puts a stress on your dvd drive. BE CAREFUL.
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts embraces new and old fans alike, as the famous bear and bird duo return! High-definition graphics, user-created content and online gameplay are just three of the many advances people of all ages and skill levels will discover as they embark on their adventure.
The Lord of the Games (aka LOG) is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty), and has arranged a showdown to decide the rightful owner of Spiral Mountain. Claiming to have created every video game ever made, LOG has built the game worlds in which the contest’s challenges take place. Banjo must complete LOG's challenges to win, while Grunty tries to stop him using every method her devious mind can muster. Throughout their adventure, players create their own abilities by building vehicles for Banjo to pilot over land, sea and air. Vehicle parts, which range from simple devices such as engines and wheels to more unusual equipment such as springs and egg guns, are earned and collected throughout the game. Players use their imagination to combine parts in any order to create whatever vehicle they choose.
An adventure that starts with your imagination. If you can imagine it, you can build it in the Mumbo’s Motors easy-to-use workshop
With more than 100 contraption parts and unlimited combinations possible, no two players will have the same experience in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. By exploring the vast game worlds, discovering hidden secrets and solving puzzles to win rewards, players continually find more and more ways to customize and improve their contraptions
Don't worry if you aren't the world’s greatest inventor or want to skip the workshop and get straight to the action, because Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts comes with a fully loaded experience right out of the box. Pre-built vehicles are included so players can jump right in and get started, with many more contraptions available for purchase throughout the adventure using the in-game currency system of musical notes
Two of Rare’s most beloved characters have returned from retirement, making their debut on Xbox 360
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts offers complete single-player and multiplayer experiences
Rareware has ditched the old stupid collecting and jumping-over-platforms elements which plagued and frustrated gammers playing "platformer" games for decades. Instead you're presented with a number of tasks, and given the power to create your own vehicle to best complete the task. Your creative possibilties with the vehicles are simply awesome (you can even make vehicles straight out of star-wars), and it's one of the first games which rewards you for be ingenious and thinking outside of the box. Playing basketball? The average player will build a vehicle which brings the balls to the hoop, but the clever player will build a vehicle which brings the hoop to the balls... hehehe. Check the leaderboards for each task and watch the amazing replays of the top players in the world.
If your at all like me, you remember playing Banjo on the N64 and loved it!
This is an updated version of an old classic. I enjoyed playing this one for about 40 mins before I had to put it down for the night.
Gameplay is slow. Movement looks mechanical. Same old non-talking just sounds and music. If your kids can't read then THIS GAME IS NOT FOR THEM!
I liked the fact that the old characters were still in this version. This is a very colorful game which will hold the attention of kids.
In this version you concentrate on gathering crates containing vehicle parts, gathering musical notes, and doing short challenges. You spend A LOT of time building vehicles. The issue I have here is that the custom vehicles you build CANNOT be used during regular game play, they are only used during challenges/races. I honestly don't see the point in spending so much time building things that can only be used 15% of the game.
If your considering buying this for a kid please be aware of the age rating. This game would not be very easy for some kids younger than suggested. Please keep in mind that if the kid doesn't enjoy reading, again this is not a game for them. There is no audible speech, so they will have to read EVERYTHING!
I rated this game average due to the nature of the game play and the time you waste building for basically, nothing.
This game series is a classic and for anyone who owns an Xbox 360 not to give this game a try is doing themselves a major disservice. Banjo Kazooie and the developers of the series, Rare, have been getting much flak lately because their work no longer holds up to the standards of gamers tastes today. Honestly, living in the past with a lot of things rarely seems to turn out well. For example, the most popular games of the 90s would most likely have been platformers like the Banjo Kazooie series. Now, I'd say that games with a more serious tone, such as many of todays First Person Shooters, receive a much higher degree of worship in the electronic entertainment world. This of course, is completely understandable. But do trust me when I tell you, this game is an underdog and fits the word to the T. It got very little attention and you should get yourself a copy to at least form a legitimate opinion on whether or not this title is right for you. Best of all, it's great for all ages. Parents and children alike will find this game fun, inventive, and challenging.