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Banjo-Tooie

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Released: 2000

Genre: Platformer

Format reviewed: Nintendo 64

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Rare

Submitted by: Maarten de Koning

Colossal, immense, and gigantic; beautiful, gorgeous, and grandiose – these are the words one thinks of when describing Rare's follow-up adventure to Banjo-Kazooie.

Keeping consistent with the attitude found in this title are has wittily named it Banjo-Tooie. Banjo-Tooie, simply put, is incredibly unimaginable. The worlds are ludicrous in size, the gameplay is polished and deep, and the soundtrack proves to be an immaculate compliment. When it comes to defining platform-based entertainment, Banjo-Tooie is filled with chapter after chapter of standards.

For me, Banjo-Tooie was almost as good as Banjo-Kazooie, but I had ow so much fun with it. It's definitely one of those platformers that isn't made anymore.

Banjo-Tooie has been confirmed to be re-releasing in an updated Xbox Live Arcade-port, much like its predecessor. So far, only a vague release window of "early 2009" has been given by Rare and Microsoft