We play the Xbox 360 classic Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.
If you are one of those gamers who had an Xbox 360 in 2008, you probably remember Rare’s third attempt in the Banjo-Kazooie franchise. And if you have been gaming since the 1990s, you’ll remember the Rare games that were giants on the Nintendo 64 with two classic platformers.
Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts was a title that originally came out on the Xbox 360 and had a re-release on the Xbox One. Now, we play it on the Xbox Series X.
Nuts and Bolts is a different take on Banjo
Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts was a title where this popular game series attempted to break new ground with a concept that was different from its platforming roots. Even though the game is now pushing 14 years old, the graphics still hold up surprisingly well on Xbox Series X. More importantly, the game has dynamic mechanics, interesting characters, and scenarios that seem more full of life than they really are.
Of course, we have elements like the pause screen, the long conversations that stop the dynamism that it presents us, and the modeling of some characters, that make us realize that we are playing a title from 2008. Likewise, in this 34-minute gameplay video that we bring you, every second transmits a great feeling of nostalgia for those players who have previously played the title.
Xbox retro compatibility
Also, something we can highlight is the versatility of the Xbox console ecosystem. Thanks to its extensive backward compatibility, we can relive moments as we have done with Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. If you have never played a title in this series and you have an Xbox console, we fully recommend you to try them as part of Rare Replay.