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Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Xbox 360). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Xbox 360 Games for all reviews. Reviewers really like the action and graphics. The usability and price also get good opinions, but there are some negative comments about the multi player mode and gameplay.

price, usability, graphics, action

gameplay, multi player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joshua Schwartzman (

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Game Review - Xbox 360


The story in Nuts & Bolts is quite pleasing - possibly the only linear string that holds the entire bulk of the game together. An evil dude known only as the Lord of Games transports Banjo, Kazooie, and Gruntilda into a mysterious place called...

You loved the original all those years ago; only $40

Repetitive missions; if building vehicles is not your thing; slowdowns constant in split-screen multiplayer

What makes Nuts & Bolts so dull and lifeless is perhaps the necessity for you to become an auto mechanic and build your way to success. As stated before, this is where the lines are drawn and you must pick exactly which side you will choose to...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Cameron Lewis (

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts


REVIEW: A bear and a bird learn to roll their own rides

Lots of vehicle classes; plenty of collectible parts for building.; Wide variety of challenges in large and vivid worlds

Building won't appeal to everyone; absent multiplayer options

Will kids get the Dallas and Buck Rogers parodies?

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Sterling McGarvey (

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts


The platforming duo's return is no "Banjo-Threeie," but it's got its moments.

Presentation, level and detail of customization are all well-constructed and tightly bolted

Choppy framerate; convoluted tutorial; awkward vehicle handling will drive gamers nuts

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Joshua Schwartzman (

Xbox 360 - Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Impressions


Nuts & Bolts begins with Banjo and Kazooie sliding down a sloped embankment for an unknown reason. Before you can actually begin your journey however, you are bludgeoned with dozens upon dozens of droll dialogue. Text in games is nothing new, but if a...

For what it’s worth, the moment you actually gain control of the text, Nuts & Bolts shines. Gruntilda makes her appearance again and her rhyming dialogue is both meticulously charming and nostalgic. Mumbo Jumbo’s devotion to the game has been reduced...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Joshua Schwartzman (

Xbox 360 - Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Updated Preview


It isn't long before the Lord of Games (don't we all wish we can have that title?) descends to earth and brings Gruntilda back to life, who then immediately captures Banjo's sister, Tootie…again. The Lord of Games then captures everyone and whisks...

Like previous Banjo-Kazooie games, jiggies are needed to venture into new worlds, and only by journeying into various lands are you able to acquire said jiggies. Unlike the past games, however, Nuts & Bolts makes it easier to manage your jiggy count. ...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Dan Webb (

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Hands On


Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is the third instalment in the successful Banjo-Kazooie series and the game's first outing on next generation platforms. With the last instalment Banjo-Tooie being released way back in 2000, it's been a while since we were...

With the land being free of the pair’s nemesis, Gruntilda for 8 years, the two have got sloppy. You know... a bit overweight, unfit, so when she appears back on the scene, the two aren't quite prepared and just before they go head to head in another...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Joshua Schwartzman (

Xbox 360 - Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Preview


Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is the first major console release for the series since Banjo-Tooie came out all the way back on the Nintendo 64. Since then the series has been in limbo across handheld systems and literally banished into the realm of...

Nuts & Bolts derives its name from the fact that most of the game will be spent scooping up scattered mechanical parts located around the worlds. It's with these parts that you can actually create and build your own vehicles which can be used for...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Libe Goad (

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Preview


The action/adventure game starring Banjo the bear returns with a DIY twist.

We didn't learn much more about the game outside of the fact that Banjo competes against nemesis Grunhilda in a series of challenges, and the winner takes control of Spiral Mountain (Banjo wants to preserve it, Grunhilda wants to turn it into strip...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Eric (

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts


Rare hasn?t exactly set the Xbox 360 on fire with their games so far. When the two companies teamed up it seemed like Microsoft was going to get one good game after another. This didn?t go as planned but it looks like Banjo and Kazooie are just what...

For only $39.99 you are getting a fantastic game. Nuts & Bolts is one of the better priced platformers on the Xbox 360 right now. Rare put in a lot of time into this game, the details and the endless possibilities with the vehicle builder are amazing....

Expert review by : T.J. Deci (

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts


Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts challenges players to design and drive vehicles that allow the bear and backpacked bird heroes to complete tasks and accomplish goals. Winning a race, reaching a remote location, jumping a certain distance of off a ramp -- each