NextGen Player Review: Banjo-Kazooie HD XBLA

Long before they were tasked with creating avatars for your Xbox 360, a little company called Rare made some fantastic games. If you owned a SNES or N64, odds are you played one of their games, and likely more than just one. The list has so many hits it seems unlikely that they could all come from one company. Donkey Kong Country, Killer Instinct, GoldenEye, Perfect Dark…these are games still revered by many who may have grown out of their Nintendo worship, but look back fondly on these titles.

For some, the pinnacle of these efforts came in 1998 on the N64 with a game called Banjo-Kazooie. A platformer on the style of Mario 64 (with several gameplay improvements), the game was incredibly well received and went on to become one of the best selling titles of that generation for Nintendo. But enough back story, the question for today is how well does the XBLA HD Remix Super Turbo Hyper Fighting remake of Banjo hold up?

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Blink_443698d ago

I dont understand how they were able to release this on XBL....nintendo didnt want them to have goldeneye so how is this game any different?

CAPT IRISH3698d ago

Because when Nintendo sold Rare, they let Rare keep the rights to the games they made.

I Call 9MM3698d ago

For me, this game would be alright in it's current form, but not at this pricetag of 1200 MS points. Too high for an old game like this. Had it undergone some more drastic graphical improvements, then I could accept that price. It'll probably come on sale sooner or later, then that will be the time to get it.