Strategy Informer writes: "Eight years ago, it would've been easy to predict a third entry to the Banjo-Kazooie franchise when it was widely popular to all ages under the guidance of Nintendo. But time has passed and Rare put the old bear and bird on the backburner until now with Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Can Banjo and Kazooie shake off the rust of sitting on the bench for eight years or will they show their old age? Microsoft is crossing their fingers that it's the former rather than the latter.
Players begin their quest to collect 131 Jiggies within Nuts & Bolts with the use of vehicles – a strange departure for the series that focuses on platforming. If you're a love addict of the original two Banjo titles due to their platforming aspects, you may want to avoid Nuts & Bolts since nostalgia may get the best of you. Rather than exploring the worlds for hidden jiggies by means of jumping, gamers are assigned to collecting them by vehicle-based challenges that are found throughout the world via the mini-map."