Forget ‘Mario 64’, ‘Banjo-Kazooie' Is the 3D Platformer That Mattered Most

Vice: Despite all this greatness, Super Mario 64 had a reasonably short-lived reign as king of the early 3D platformer. Why? Because in the baking hot summer of '98, a banjo-twanging bear and a kazoo-playing red-breasted breegull burst onto our crackly little analogue screens. This was Banjo-Kazooie.

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Minute Man 7211272d ago

Never beat this on N64 luckily I bought it off a XBL sale last month

Xof1262d ago

Pretty much.

Their are four basic types of platformers.

Mario Bros. defined the sidescrolling platformer genre.
Mario 64 defined the 3D platformer genre.
Banjo-Kazooie defined the sidekick platformer genre.

Like Ratchet & Clank? Sly Cooper? Jak and Daxter? Thank Banjo.