Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

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Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
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Like "Crash of The Titans", this is why having a different genre in a game franchise is never a good idea.
Protagonist: Banjo
Kazooie
Genre: Action
Adventure
Vehicle Construction
Platforms: Xbox 360
Xbox One
Release Date: Xbox 360
NA: November 11, 2008
EU: November 14, 2008
AU: November 20, 2008
JP: December 11, 2008

Xbox One
WW: August 4, 2015
Game Engine: Havok (physics)
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Franchise: Banjo-Kazooie
Previous Game: Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge


Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is a 2008 action-adventure video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360. The Xbox One version was released as a bundle of thirty Rare games titled Rare Replay in 2015.

Bad Qualities

  1. The idea of a driving game in a Banjo-Kazooie franchise is kinda weird as the franchise was supposed to be a platformer collect-a-thon and games in the franchise with a different genre are supposed to be spin-offs, however, this game is part of the main franchise, making this game questionable.
  2. Instead of unique worlds that are fun to explore, the worlds in this game are vast and empty wastelands with nothing to do except for challenges. Sure, there are set-pieces, but the worlds are mostly empty.
  3. Mumbo Jumbo and Bottles are horribly misrepresented in this game. Why is Mumbo a mechanic still raises these days.
  4. Trophy Thomas is bland and unlikable.
  5. Jamjars does not appear in this game (aside from his voice in the beginning).
  6. The vehicle is extremely hard to control in the first half of the game, until you get the right upgrades.
  7. The vehicle challenges are rather boring and frustrating.
  8. Gruntilda is literally the only boss you fight in the game. You fight her 7 times.
  9. Vehicle building is extremely complicated to understand.
  10. The missions are often boring and even stray away from the story too much.
  11. The game forces you to carry the jiggies you earn to your vehicle, and then drive them to a Jiggy Bank. This is a pointless & tedious gimmick that tries to utilize the wrench. To make matters worse, Jiggies seem to be illegal in Showdown Town meaning if the authorities catch you with one, they will relentlessly pursue you until you lose them.
  12. The redesigns of the characters have been criticized by the fans for being too realistic and blocky looking, not to mention that the teeth people have are also unappealing to look at as well.
  13. Lord Of Gaming (or L.O.G for short) is an example of hate sink gone horribly right as he's responsible for everything wrong with this game as well as his mean spirited comments on the franchise's schticks.
  14. A vast majority of the tongue-in cheek jokes told by L.O.G are seemingly aggressive to previous Banjo-Kazooie titles as well as the franchise's fans, and were executed poorly.

Good Qualities

  1. There is a world called Banjoland, which is basically a cool tribute to the previous titles.
  2. There are some creative environments such as LOGBOX 720 and Terrarium of Terror, the inside of your Xbox 360 and a greenhouse in space respectively.
  3. Pretty great graphics despite the redesigns not being the best, looking like something out of a CGI animated movie from Pixar or Dreamworks.
  4. It has some of the charm of the old games, including Gruntilda going back to her rhyming habit.
  5. The introduction is nice.
  6. Great soundtrack.
  7. Messing around with setpieces using the wrench is pretty fun.
  8. Showdown Town (the game's hubworld) at least has some "platforming" elements from the first two games.
  9. It is possible to get some of the best vehicle parts earlier with proper use of the wrench's abilities, giving you more freedom and making the game much more fun.
  10. Depite the characters looking realistic and blocky looking, some of the redesigns are pretty decent, like Humba Wumba and Bottles.
  11. Besides from the insults to previous entries and the fans of them, the writing in the game is quite good.
  12. The game would've much better received great if it was a Banjo-Kazooie spin off title, or released as a random game.

Reception

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts was met with mostly positive reviews from critics. However, it was disliked by many Banjo fans due to how different the game was compared to the previous Banjo-Kazooie games. Another factor that upsetted fans was that they were promised a third entry in the fanchise called Banjo Threeie, and after years of waiting they got this game instead. Due to the poor reception from fans, and the fact that the game rather sold poorly compared to the first two Banjo-Kazooie games, the Banjo-Kazooie franchise was seemingly declared dead until June 2019 when Banjo-Kazooie were announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the third character in the fighters pass.

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Comments


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Pinky Malinky

28 months ago
Score 10
I like this game.
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FloofyCottonCandy

20 months ago
Score 3
Same.
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JoshuaReen

13 months ago
Score 2
Me too. It's cool. Don't know what others say.
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MonokumaFan2002

4 months ago
Score 1
Same
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AlreadyInUse

20 months ago
Score 5
This is a good driving game, just not a good Banjo game.
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NintendoFan36064

20 months ago
Score 8
Is anyone happy that Banjo is in smash?
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DNIguy64

19 months ago
Score 5
Yes and very shocked surprised as well!
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AlreadyInUse

18 months ago
Score 5
I wish they picked a character more associated with Microsoft, but I'm still happy.
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DarkMatterMan4500

4 months ago
Score 0
They already did, with Minecraft Steve.
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Paprika

4 months ago
Score 2
Um, that comment was written 14 months ago. Steve was only announced a few weeks ago.
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Swaggy Shooter

15 months ago
Score 1

This isn't a bad game,

It's a bad BK game.
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LeroyManTheFirst

9 months ago
Score 2
It'S nOt LiKe ThE pReViOuS gAmEs.
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ThatOneTanko

14 months ago
Score 0
Hey,can I put this is the "Average Games" category?
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ThatOneTanko

13 months ago
Score 0
Edit:I realized it was already in the "average" category
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SpazJR61

9 months ago
Score 3
Nah, since there's no netural games wiki plus this page is already on average games category.
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SporeShroom2007

7 months ago
Score 4
I'm glad Banjo and Kazooie in Smash Ultimate don't use their Chernobyl Nuts and Bolts designs.
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Freddy83

5 months ago
Score 0
Imagine that they used the caracter designs for a CGI movie related to this franchise.
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Missing boi

5 months ago
Score 0
Why is Grunty's head in a jar
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LeroyManTheFirst

4 months ago
Score 0
She died in Banjo Tooie.
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IvanTheGreat

4 months ago
Score 0
Even if she died, for some reason her skull was alive still. Which is strange since, clearly she doesn't have a body at first.
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Zeephare

4 months ago
Score 2
It's a horde of fans chasing Rare and Microsoft for desecrating the series
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DarkMatterMan4500

3 months ago
Score 0
LOL.
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Johnson05ethan

2 months ago
Score 0
I had a dream where we got banjo threeie and it was released on the Xbox one, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch and it retconned nuts and bolts
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Voxelvillager

2 months ago
Score 0
"Cars? Cars?!! CAAAAAARRRRRRRSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!"- JonTron, 2012.
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ThereIsNoUsername

2 months ago
Score 0
"AND IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII HOLY SHIT! WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU DID THIS TO ME! GODDAMMIT HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?!!"
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SuperStreetKombat

one month ago
Score 1
I know this game was made an all, but Microsoft seriously needs to make a new Banjo game that's hopefully faithful to the N64 games. Been way too long since we last saw the Bear and Bird besides Smash Ultimate.
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Ivan97Miraheze

one month ago
Score 0

Well, there have been talks of a remake/reboot of the Banjo-Kazooie series...

Hopefully, we'll get a Banjo-Threeie this way.
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SuperStreetKombat

one month ago
Score 0

Personally, I'd rather get a brand-new game that's either a reboot of the entire series or a follow-up to Nuts & Bolts (without the cars, that is).

I know a lot of people really want remakes of the first two games like Crash N-Sane Trilogy, but honestly, I'd rather we get a new game built from the ground-up, so that I have something fresh and new after waiting years for the series to come back one day.
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The Dunkman

one month ago
Score 0

Banjo-Kazooie: Releases a game with a different genre.

Gamers and fans: WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU JUST BRING UPON THIS CURSED LAND.


Note: This is supposed to be a satire.

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