Banjo - Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts

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Love the Bear and Bird!

on 1/1/2009

My kids love Banjo and Kazooie so much we had to buy the Xbox when Rare was bought by Microsoft. The game is everything we hoped it would be. A word of advice: When you buy the game, make sure to get the book at the same time, otherwise you will be wandering around a lot wondering what to do next. While this can be part of the fun at times, the book gives you the option of knowing what you should be doing. Worth the money for those who liked the first two Banjo and Kazooie games. Read More

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Extreme Makeover

on 4/23/2013

The game plays by you building your own vehicles with the different parts u collect. At first the vehicle-building system seems complex & difficult to master, but after learning the basics, any kid could create anything! With all of the parts, you could make vehicles ideal for riding on land, flying through the air, gliding through snow and water, & even swimming underwater! Read More

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Product Overview

Banjo-Kazooie®: Nuts & Bolts® embraces new and old fans alike, as the famous bear and bird duo return in stunning high definition for a unique adventure of epic proportions. The Lord of the Games (aka LOG) is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty) over the years, 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 your adventure, create your own abilities by building vehicles for Banjo to pilot over land, water, 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. Use your imagination to combine parts in any order to create whatever vehicle you choose. LOG's challenges have one goal, but your choice of vehicle and tactics will determine how you get there. By exploring worlds and solving puzzles, you will be rewarded with more advanced and diverse vehicle parts in your quest to defeat Grunty once and for all.

With the power of Xbox 360® and Xbox LIVE®, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts brings an entirely new experience to the console and takes the franchise to a whole new level of enjoyment. 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.

Specifications

Manufacturer Microsoft
Mfg Part# S73-00001
SKU 208937552
UPC 882224729765
UPC 14 00882224729765
Format Xbox 360
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Product Guide Click Here for the Microsoft Store
Reviews
ReviewSource NZGamer
Review How many 64 fans went out and got themselves a 360? Whatever the figure, the reception of Banjo Kazooe: Nuts & Bolts could be dependent on it. Rare was the one company that developed with near unshakeable quality for the Nintendo 64, and their buy-out by Microsoft left some fans slightly bitter. That said, I don't think any of those that defected from the Big N to Microsoft during the following generation will be able to leave this one on the shelves. It's Banjo. It's Kazooie. It's been too long and it's too exciting...All there is to say about the graphics is that the worlds are gorgeously rendered masterpieces. This game is beautiful. Like most of Banjo's historical explorations, the interaction with the landscape in Nuts & Bolts is completely non-linear. You're free to charge around in your vehicle (although, at first you're gonna putter rather than charge) collecting items and having at enemies. Gruntilda's nasty Guntbots are out in force to try and upset your progress during the Jiggy Games, but you can use Mumbo's Magic Wrench, wielded by Kazooie, to lay the smack down...With so many vehicle parts, places to go and people to see, Nuts & Bolts is going to be a game you keep going back to. Just getting to the end will require hours of commitment, but, it's not like you need an excuse, right? Apart from a confusing premise (the story is a little bit weak) and the small text, this game is a massive success. As a fan of the old 64, I have to humbly admit a full 180 on my view of the 360.
Reviewer Sam Prescott
ReviewRating 9
Features
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. Then put your creation to the test as you take on Grunty in your quest for Spiral Mountain. Unlike other games, where the player progressively picks up new skills or abilities at points pre-determined by the game's creator, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts puts the power of improving Banjo's abilities into the hands of the players as they build vehicles that allow Banjo to progress through the game. Vehicle parts include a wide variety of body panels, engines, wheels, wings, propellers, fuel and weapons, plus many more weird and wonderful gadgets such as floaters, Mumbo Bombos and the versatile sticky ball, from which players can design and create anything from a simple object-carrying truck to a space-age flying saucer. Once you've designed your creation, give it the finishing touch by painting it and choosing a suitable name before Banjo jumps in and pilots it into action.
Customizable Experience: 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, creating an unprecedented level of user-generated content for a 3-D platform adventure game.
Engaging Storyline and Entertaining Characters: Two of Rare's most beloved characters have returned from retirement, making their debut on Xbox 360. To win the deed to their homeland and prevent the evil witch Gruntilda from developing it into tower blocks and malls, Banjo and his best friend Kazooie battle over land, sea and air against their longtime rival. Familiar faces such as Mumbo Jumbo, Bottles, Captain Blubber and the Jinjos are also back to lend a hand, along with an equally colorful cast of new friends and foes. Look out for Trophy Thomas, Piddles, Lord of the Games and Grunty's mechanically menacing army of Gruntbots.
Enjoy Alone or with Friends: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts offers complete single-player and multiplayer experiences. You can play through the adventure alone in the single-player campaign, or play with friends in competitive or cooperative challenges on your own or in teams.
Fun for Everyone: Xbox 360 is the home to the best entertainment experiences for everyone. With Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Xbox 360 continues to build its impressive lineup of content that appeals to people of all ages and types.
Fun Right Out of the Box: 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.
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number S73-00001
Manufacturer Website Address www.microsoft.com
Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
Product Name Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Brand Name Microsoft
License Pricing Standard
License Type Complete Product
License Quantity 1 User
Additional Information Single Player Multiplayer Rating Descriptor: Cartoon Violence Comic Mischief
Compatibility Xbox LIVE
Platform Support Xbox 360
Features Adventure and imagination: If you can imagine it, you can build it in the Mumbo's Motors easy-to-use workshop Then put your creation to the test as you take on Grunty in your quest for Spiral Mountain Unlike other games, where you progressively pick up new skills or abilities at points pre-determined by the game's creator, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts puts the power of improving Banjo's abilities into your hands as you build vehicles that allow Banjo to progress through the game Vehicle parts include a wide variety of body panels, engines, wheels, wings, propellers, fuel, and weapons, plus many more weird and wonderful gadgets such as floaters, Mumbo Bombos, and the versatile sticky ball, from which you can design and create anything from a simple object-carrying truck to a space-age flying saucer Once you've designed your creation, give it the finishing touch by painting it and choosing a suitable name before Banjo jumps in and pilots it into action Customizable experience: 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, you will continually find more and more ways to customize and improve your contraptions, creating an unprecedented level of user-generated content for a 3-D platform adventure game Fun right out of the box: 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 you 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 Engaging storyline and entertaining characters: Two of Rare's most beloved characters return from retirement, making their debut on Xbox 360 To win the deed to their homeland and prevent the evil witch Gruntilda from developing it into tower blocks and malls, Banjo and his best friend Kazooie battle over land, sea, and air against their longtime rival Familiar faces such as Mumbo Jumbo, Bottles, Captain Blubber, and the Jinjos are also back to lend a hand, along with an equally colorful cast of new friends and foes. Look out for Trophy Thomas, Piddles, Lord of the Games, and Grunty's mechanically menacing army of Gruntbots Enjoy alone or with friends: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts offers complete single-player and multiplayer experiences Play through the adventure alone in the single-player campaign, or play with friends in competitive or cooperative challenges on your own or in teams Fun for everyone: Xbox 360 is the home to the best entertainment experiences for everyone With Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Xbox 360 continues to build its impressive lineup of content that appeals to people of all ages and types
Language Support English
Package Type Retail
Software Name Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Upgrade Information Not Applicable
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating E10+ (Everyone 10 and older)
Product Attributes
Game Format XBox 360
Game Genre Action
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1UP ...one game that just about anyone can enjoy...a unique, entertaining spin on the everyday platformer.
IGN There's a lot of depth here and the vehicle creation tools allow you to flex your mind and your fingers at the same time.
Meristation Banjo is back. A whole new adventure featuring several old friends and some new characters, but in a completely new world.
Official Xbox Magazine Rare's best game in years is quite obviously intended for a younger audience, one that will almost certainly love every minute of it.
VideoGamer ...with spectacular presentation, highly entertaining Robot Wars style multiplayer and a lot of good hearted humour, the bear and bird are back.
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