If you have not been introduced to yet to
the two most enjoyable characters in gaming yet, then hop on over the
Xbox live and try out the game in live arcade. Banjo-Tooie is the
adventures of a lovable bear called Banjo and his interesting side kick
bird named Kazooie, who live on Spiral Mountain. You will be amazed what
the character can do with a back pack. The game requires a 512MB memory
unit, or an Xbox 360 hard drive.
The game is massive in
scope when it comes to the worlds or environments that are visited
through out the game. This really takes me back to the days of such
games as Super Mario and Zelda, Banjo-Tooie is a true classic of a game
that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
This is actually not the characters first outing; though this one has a
considerably larger single player experience. With a story driven
adventure and mini games and many of the boss battles that make these
games so classic are all here.
If all of this was not enough there is a multiplayer mode, where you can
play with up to four players. The graphics and sounds are all pretty
sharp, with graphics while looking dated in some respects have obviously
been spiced up for the 360 , it's the style of the game and it wears it
well. Graphics are smooth with no stutters any place to be seen.
The basic story behind it all is that a certain Witch that had been
defeated in the first game is back and with the help of her sisters is
bent on revenge and also getting her body back. You see she is nothing
more than a fleshy head and a skeleton body now. Through out the game
and gathering various power ups, Banjo and Kazooie meet up with a wide
menagerie of unforgettable characters. Most of them usually have some
side task for our heroes to accomplish to advance further in the game.
I mean really, what's
not to like about a bird that can regurgitate eggs from its mouth to
batter an enemy, or shoot them out of his butt to zap enemies coming up
There is some back tracking here and there like many of these game
types, but happily enough it starts out simple and only lays on slightly
more complex puzzles as you advance. (Well complex is not the correct
word really, as they are doable and some rather fun.)
It's all in fun and the tongue in cheek humor flies, the designers never
take things too seriously and there are times in the game where the
characters actually refer to this adventure as "The Game" and there is
talk about what they learned "Last Game". I love it, its goofy fun that
made me laugh out loud.
Try the demo on Xbox Live Arcade and you will soon be downloading the
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