NZGamer writes: "How many 64 fans went out and got themselves a 360? Whatever the figure, the reception of Banjo Kazooe: Nuts & Bolts could be dependent on it. Rare was the one company that developed with near unshakeable quality for the Nintendo 64, and their buy-out by Microsoft left some fans slightly bitter. That said, I don't think any of those that defected from the Big N to Microsoft during the following generation will be able to leave this one on the shelves. It's Banjo. It's Kazooie. It's been too long and it's too exciting".