Xbox Evolved writes: "Banjo-Kazooie was quite possibly the best game ever made for the Nintendo 64 when it was released back in 1998. The problem is, it was two years behind the phenomenal Super Mario 64, which revolutionized the gaming world forever. Now, it's hard to say which of these two was actually better, but there is no doubt in the similarities of 3D game play style between the two. For example: Super Mario 64 was the first game on the N64 to have a completely free-rotating camera as you moved around; Banjo-Kazooie of course followed suit. Banjo-Kazooie's graphics were slightly better and some would argue that it also had better controls."