The story in 'Nuts and Bolts' is a humorous one, parodying videogame conventions. Predictably, this is merely used as an excuse to explore various worlds in an effort to reach Gruntilda, the rhyming witch and antagonist of previous games.
While the main campaign is not multiplayer-oriented, Rare has tacked on a multiplayer mode, both for Xbox Live and split-screen play. Although not the focus of the game, it is certainly chock-full of features. The ability to use custom-made vehicles is a huge plus, as is the ability to swap those blueprints with friends.
Apart from the multiplayer modes, 'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts' will have you busy for a few days, thanks to the huge variety. With many environments and challenges to discover, there are enough unique challenges to play through - and once the game is completed, there are still trophies to collect.
For all its faults, 'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts' is an innovative game that's deserving of a look.