First 4 Figures reveals Banjo-Kazooie Gruntilda statue
Posted on 6 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 0 comments
First 4 Figures has revealed a new addition to its Banjo-Kazooie line. Gruntilda, the primary antagonist of the N64 platforming series, is receiving a new statue.
Each unit includes the Gruntilda painted resin statue, detailed base inspired by Gruntilda’s Lair, limited edition numbering, and authentication card. If you opt for the exclusive edition, it’ll come with LED functions for torch and green bubble details.
How Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie laid the groundwork for 3D platformers
Posted on 1 year ago by Luiz in Features, General Nintendo, Videos | 0 comments
Banjo-Kazooie and Super Mario 64 are both at this moment available to play on Switch via Nintendo’s online service. It’s great to see those two together considering how important they were for early 3D gaming. I decided to revisit them recently and I was impressed by how well they still hold up.
In today’s video, I talk about the different ideas that Banjo-Kazooie and Super Mario 64 brought to the industry, how they understood the best ways to bring the full potential of 3D environments, and also how they failed in some aspects due to how early ideas and the technology were at the time. You can check the video down below.
Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo Switch Online gameplay
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch eShop, Videos | 0 comments
Banjo-Kazooie has officially landed on Nintendo Switch Online as part of the service’s Expansion Pack tier, and we now have gameplay. IGN uploaded a video containing 14 minutes of footage.
For those that need a recap on the type of game Banjo-Kazooie is, check out the following overview:
Video: Banjo-Kazooie graphics comparison (N64 vs. Xbox vs. Switch)
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Switch eShop, Videos | 0 comments
Thanks to GameXplain, we have a new graphical comparison for Banjo-Kazooie on the N64, Xbox, and Switch.
As many fans know, the 3D platformer made its debut on the N64 in 1998. It then saw a remastered version on the Xbox in 2008. The game is now back on Nintendo with its upcoming arrival on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service.
Banjo Kazooie coming to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass next month
Posted on 1 year ago by Ervin in News, Switch eShop | 0 comments
According to a translation by Gematsu, the next game slated for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass’s Nintendo 64 library is the classic 3D platformer Banjo Kazooie. The game is scheduled to arrive on the platform sometime during January 2022.
Here’s an overview for the game:
First 4 Figures reveals Banjo-Kazooie Mumbo Jumbo and Crocodile Banjo statues, pre-orders open
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 0 comments
First 4 Figures has revealed more statues, this time based on Banjo-Kazooie. There’s one planned for Mumbo Jumbo and another for the crocodile transformation.
Here’s the official product description:
Banjo-Kazooie was apparently named after the family of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 0 comments
As reported by VGC, Banjo-Kazooie’s name has ties to former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi.
Yamauchi has a grandson called Banjo Yamauchi. His son is named Katsuhito Yamauchi, otherwise known as ‘Katsuhi’ for short. When they’re combined, you get ‘Banjo-Katsuhi’. That sounds a whole lot like Banjo-Kazooie, doesn’t it?
Series creator Greg Mayles says that the part about ‘Banjo’ is spot on while composer Grant Kirkhope says the story is true:
First 4 Figures unveils Banjo-Kazooie statue
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 0 comments
There isn’t a whole lot of Banjo-Kazooie merchandise floating around, but First 4 Figures is looking to remedy that. Revealed today is a brand new statue featuring the classic N64 characters.
Two different versions of the statue will be sold. Fans can either go with the regular version, or pick up the exclusive release.
Video: “Rare Revealed: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Banjo-Kazooie”
Posted on 6 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Videos | 1 Comment
Rare is still sharing neat videos and secrets for some of its games. That continues today with “Five Things You Didn’t Know About Banjo-Kazooie”, which you can watch below.
Rare reveals new footage of Dream, the project that turned into Banjo-Kazooie
Posted on 7 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Videos | 8 Comments
Many years ago, Rare was working on something known as “Dream” for the SNES and N64. This eventually became Banjo-Kazooie after it was heavily reworked.
We never got a proper look at Dream… until now. Rare published a video today showing the title running on both the SNES and N64. Brand new footage is below, along with staff interviews.