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Gamer 2.0: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Updated Preview

Gamer 2.0 writes: "Like a blast from the past, Banjo- Kazooie is set to become the sole platforming franchise on a console, looking to branch out the Xbox 360 into a territory it has since left forgotten in the realm of shooters and action titles. While the furry duo is looking forward to their vehicular-enhanced title Nuts & Bolts, nostalgic gamers will also get to sample a treat from years prior when the original Banjo-Kazooie hits XBLA next month. For a taste of this Banjo-Kazooie goodness, continue reading on.

First and foremost, Nuts & Bolts is an entirely different game from the original Nintendo 64 title. Fans expecting to simply wander around collecting musical notes and jiggies and fighting bosses are going to be disappointed. But that isn't to say that Rare has totally forgotten the core gameplay that made the series so popular, they have just given it a modern day makeover; take for instance the incredibly dubious and mainstream storyline. Nuts & Bolts begins with a look-back at the previous games, in a fantastic retro black-and-white shutter film that expresses the humor and artistic design that Rare is so well known for. After watching this delightful flashback, you soon take control of Banjo and your adventure begins."

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