Banjo-Tooie: N64 Game Review

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Banjo and Kazooie are back. So are their friends, their enemies and a whole bunch of new adventures. Now that Gruntilda is free it's up to you to step into Banjo's shoes and lead the duo to victory. The action gets going big-time with these two on the job.

Banjo-Tooie Game Graphics

Banjo-Tooie packs some sweet graphics. Everything's bright, cartoony and the critters are always up to something. The world is all 3D so you can run around the ground jumping from place to place or take to the air with the Kazooie express and soar around the map looking for trouble. The levels are set up so you can always backtrack and explore places you haven't been before. Bonus items are scattered everywhere so backtracking lets you pick up stuff you missed the first time through.

Banjo-Tooie Game Sound
Banjo-Tooie has some good sound effects going on too. They're not gonna rock your world, but they work well in the game. The coolest part is when each character talks, they have their own theme music play while the text of what they say rolls past. It adds a nice touch.

Banjo-Tooie Game Action

The variety of action is what really keeps Banjo-Tooie going. There are a lot of different mini-games to play, different ways to get around and different characters to choose from. You can play in Kickball Tournaments, play Quake-style levels using Kazooie as an egg-shooting weapon or even take command of huge statues. Banjo-Tooie is great at letting you do whatever you want.

Banjo-Tooie Game Final Word

Lots of variety, plenty of puzzles to tickle your brain, enough action to keep you on your toes and a few smart aleck good guys to egg you on. Banjo-Tooie is full of fun and a great way to kill a week's worth of spare time.

How Hard Is Banjo-Tooie?

A bit tricky. There's lots to do and lots of commands but the levels are fairly easy.

Banjo-Tooie Age Rating:

Banjo-Tooie Thumbs Up:

  • Lots of different games to play.
  • You can go anywhere.

  • Banjo-Tooie Thumbs Down:

  • N64 graphics & sound are pretty old.
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