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Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge

by Hamsterlady

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Original Thread: Birds, Bears, and Automobiles. Let's Play the Banjo-Triloogie!

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Introduction



In 2003, Rareware asked "could we make a Banjo-Kazooie game with all the trimmings on the Gameboy Advance" and nobody stopped to ask "should we." It was released after Rare was sold to Microsoft, so it's published by THQ of all people.

It takes place between Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie. The soul of Gruntilda possesses a robot/time machine and goes back in time to kill Kazooie before she ever met Banjo, so they couldn't defeat her back in Banjo-Kazooie.

It tries to replicate the gameplay of the N64 games in a pseudo-3D top-down view and honestly, it doesn't do a great job. It works, they got it all in there, but the camera makes it hard to judge distance and the game just isn't super fun. It does have some neat ideas though and I'd like to show them off.



Part 1: Prologue
Part 2: Cliff Farm
Part 3: Breegull Beach
Part 4: Bad Magic Bayou
Part 5: Spiller's Harbor
Part 6: Freezing Furnace
Part 7: Gruntilda
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