Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts acts out its premise. It takes an old game, disassembles it, and puts it back together in a new package. It does just about everything right, but it can feel like there's something missing in the gameplay that keeps Nuts & Bolts from being a true masterpiece of platform games. However, it manages to succeed in being not only playable for all audiences, but enjoyable as well.
That is something far more games should focus on achieving, especially when Nuts & Bolts does such a commendable job in that regard. With so many other good games available on the market right now, Nuts & Bolts offers something fresh and different in a solid showing that is more than just another stale take on a tried-and-true genre.