"Banjo-Kazooie was one of the greatest platformers on the N64 after the all mighty Mario. The game was also one of the best selling titles on the system as well. However, unlike its predecessor, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts fails to live up to expectations.
The original Banjo-Kazooie game was a broad enough title that it could appeal to gamers of all ages. The game is considered to take many cues from Super Mario 64, from the style of the puzzles to the platforming elements. Even though Mario beat Banjo-Kazooie, the game did have an upper hand with the story. The story was actually a bit more interesting than 'saving the princess at the next castle."