cAnyone dabbled a bit in the world of backtracking it’s impossible not to come across Banjo – Kazooie at least once, the good old Nintendo 64 cornerstone title
It was 1998 And enthusiasts from all over the world were enjoying it Headlines are great which came out that year on the Nintendo 64. So there were future rounds of F-Zero Xplatformers like the curious Glover, the principle of important series like Mario Party (albeit only released in Japan that year) and era-defying masterpieces like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
In all this collection of retreat masterpieces, he added himself in the summer of that year Banjo – Kazooieby Rare, a title that would have conquered fans’ hearts in no time at all. Let’s start by rediscovering this very important address For a 64-bit console of the famous Kyoto house!
Where have I seen you before?
It’s been the magical years for the SNES and Rare has been working on a game called dream project whose protagonist was supposed to be a specific human Edison Accompany him on his adventure by rabbit and dog in the guise of supporting characters. L’bear He could have been another minor character.
Anyway, before we get to Bear mix – birdSo, he had to pass the water under the bridge and also the console because Project Dream required a lot of time Ported its implementation from the SNES to the Nintendo 64.
But before we get to the title of this special, the couple who break up will, in fact, only be shown Bear Diddy Kong Racingalso signed by Rare, along with the very violent and very incorrect squirrel Conker (in this case far from his crazy adventures of Conker’s bad fur day). Soon the rodent would have “annoyed” the players, but that’s another story.
Back to us, it’s possible Note some similarities Between this rare must-have and two authentic mammoth masterpieces from Nintendo’s 64-bit era are Super Mario 64 and the aforementioned The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
By our trusted plumber, this bear feather coupling shares a A constantly evolving central hub Through which you can access various levels and need to Explore the worlds multiple times After I open upgrades and a Level design Who sees Horror, Caribbean, Wild, etc., the settings appear on the screen.
As for one of Good Link’s most famous adventures, anyone who has played this title knows very well what a thorn in the side of the fairy Navi is. Here pennuta will not be just a simple helper since You will be instrumental in gaining skills and playing speed Sometimes it becomes more vulgar and less annoying than the common phrase “Hey, listen!”.
Story and characters, between terrifying witches and talking animals – Retrogaming: Banjo – Kazooie
It seems like any other day, the sun is rising high in the sky and there doesn’t seem to be a problem on the horizon at the moment. Indeed, the evil witch does not look at such a cheerful mood Gruntilda Which, like a new witch snow whitequestion his bubbling cauldron to know Who is the fairest of them all.
At first he will answer that it is her, remembering that her name is him Taken from an English children’s showbut his green face changes expression as the cauldron corrects itself and announces Instead, Totti is the cutest. Gruntilda clearly doesn’t take it well and It was decided to kidnap little bear Tottie in order to “steal” her beauty through an intricate machine. Leaving her flying broom, the witch leaves her cave and reaches the valley where Tutti is playing The glass mole who will helplessly witness the kidnapping.
Big brother in all of this, or one of the heroes of our story, He’s sleeping quietlybut when he leaves the house he will find very anxious bottles that will inform him of the tragic situation, and also give explanations about the various movements during the tutorial and other levels. Of course, more help will be required Hence the sparkling Kazooie perched inside her backpack, you will help our hero make his way through the different levels, collect collectible items and get to the final battle with Gruntilda.
Game modes, up to the last level – Retrogaming: Banjo – Kazooie
So it will be a journey through an infinite number of really interesting and colorful worlds and levels that mix cartoon atmosphere with a sense of humor. In the course of these it will thus be possible to meet Jinjo is curious and colorfulThere are always a lot of them to collect in each level. Gruntilda’s good sisterwhich in each dialogue will add more and more disgusting details about the witch, and especially about her The magician of Mumbo Jumbo Which will literally transform the dynamic duo in such a way that you can reach the end of the level by unlocking all the secrets and so on.
Also, the aforementioned will not be missing bottles who, after a lively exchange of views with the bird in the backpack, will instruct the pairing of the heroes on skills learned at this level (in total There are more than 20 of them) and thus will help the players to complete the level by also allowing flying and spitting eggs. But what exactly should be done?
As in any good self-respecting platformer, Super Mario 64 is primarily about staying in keeping with the period, console and gameplay, You will have to collect golden notes scattered throughout the level and puzzle pieces (Sounds like the sound of a more knowledgeable tongue). This way you can Complete the panels scattered around Gruntilda’s lair Thus reaching the next levels until the final battle.
Among the various collectible items there will be no shortage Silver skulls And tender and colorful Jinju Slightly omnipresent in different worlds, as well Bottle tipsLet’s not forget the The magician of Mumbo Jumbo! The collected skulls will go to him which, if there are enough of them, he will cause He casts a spell and converts the duo In Crocodile or Termite, for example, to better face each challenge and collect everything that can be collected in a level.
Before moving on to another little puzzle, Do you know what Jinjo and Mumbo Jumbo have in common? I All expressed Composer Grant Kirkhob, who recently heard him work on Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, has already worked on another Rare core game, namely, golden eye 007!
Legacy, adaptations and sequels are not always up to par – Retrogaming: Banjo – Kazooie
Obviously, when a game like this achieves the success it deserves, the best move is to… “Hit the iron until it’s hot.” With a sequel like Banjo Toy which is set shortly after the events of this first chapter. The problem is that the following seasons were quite disappointing, and we’ve already talked about them in more detail here, also because Rare acquired by Microsoft And the spirit that animated the Big R games has weakened greatly!
However, that didn’t stop the legacy of this crazy duo who also appeared in Sonic and Sega All-Stars RacingLike leather Maine Craft And also as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Ultimate (attendance confirmed onE3 of 2019). It was also possible to relive this extraordinary adventure some time before it came to Nintendo Switch Online using Rare replay collection! Among the spiritual heirs, we must not forget Yoka Lilly who revised the works of many faces already known in the rare environment.
Moreover, we should not forget that a user on YouTube, baptized with the name of dream project In honor of the prototype, and then released a series of videos where He redesigned the trailer and some levels in their own way by today’s standards. Wouldn’t it be nice to experience the game again under this graphical look?
Why take it back? Isn’t that clear?
Until a few years ago, the only option available to legally regain that title was to find one of his own Cartridge works for Nintendo 64 On a market stall or among the various products on eBay it is currently possible to find products packaged within 30 euros, but with an update Online Nintendo Switch Catalog There are no more excuses!
Exactly, for those who have missed it or have not yet sifted through it, among the Nintendo 64 games you will also find this first adventure of the duo. It’s an adventure Banjo – Kazooiewhich Nostalgia and experimentation exudes from every pixel Plus a massive dose of re-undo. Taking all responsibility for the case, I would say so This platformer from over twenty years ago has nothing to envy modern games or other titles of that glorious eraBut obviously believe me, you’d better play more than one game on your Switch. you will not regret it!
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