X360 Friday, December 19, 2008 | 4:38 PM

The First 10 Minutes: Banjo-Kazooie

The First 10 Minutes: Banjo-Kazooie

Rare and Microsoft unleashed Banjo-Kazooie on Xbox Live Arcade earlier this month, and I was thrilled since it's one of my favourite games. We got the code a bit late, but here's the First 10 Minutes of it. I know that this is the same areas that are available in the trial, but I figured there are a couple of non-X360 owners out there who want to see how it performs. It's the same game and while many don't like the fact that there's no voice-overs in the game, I'm perfectly happy with they way they kept the original assets intact.


The First 10 Minutes

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Commented on 2008-12-19 17:31:35
Hehehe great idea uploading this. ive been tempted to buy it for ages
Commented on 2008-12-19 19:09:56
bought it yesterday, 1200 m.p. , they shaped the graphics a bit, and the Allround-Look-Feeling is way better then the n64 counterpart. plus the real stop'n swop game for specials in bknb. Must Buy!

i'm just sayin' jiggydy
Commented on 2008-12-19 21:22:13
1200mp... thats over a tenner. £10 for a trip back to nostalgia is abit pricey. Especially when just lately you've been able to get prince of persia, farcry 2, siants row 2, fable 2, for £17 each here in the UK.

800p would of been more ideal. Its not like you cant go to one of the many emulator sites and download it for free..its probably less than 54mb's
Commented on 2008-12-19 22:37:46
I'll have to agree with bleachedsmiles, that price for a game I could play for free if i dug up my N64 and plugged into my TV is a bit pushy. Sure its in HD but thats not worth 1200 points if you ask me. Love the game though, would 100% buy it if it was cheaper, thanks for the vid :)
Commented on 2008-12-19 23:18:08
Ah, the music in this game is just wonderful^^ Banjo-Kazooie sure brings back some memories!
Commented on 2008-12-20 00:21:32
800 and they'd have themselves a deal.
Commented on 2008-12-20 07:38:35
classic game, never played the n64 original but i really enjoyed this game, love the humor and puzzles, 9/10
Commented on 2008-12-21 13:01:27
Heh this game puts Nuts and bolts to shame.
Commented on 2008-12-22 19:09:27 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
Heh this game puts Nuts and bolts to shame.
Normally I wouldn't agree with something like that having not played a game, but I will take your word for that for sure. B&K on the N64 is up there with one of the best games I'd ever played. Second only to Mario 64, the latter of which has yet to be bettered to this day, so that says a lot. Rare should have just straight up remade this game and added a few extra things to it or just increased the scale, but nooooooooooooo! Can't believe it's been exactly 10 years since I played it.
Commented on 2008-12-26 02:13:01
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