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April 28, 2009 Weekly Special: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts only US$11.90 (Xbox 360 Japanese version)

Filed under: great deals,Play-Asia — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 20:15


This Weekly Special at is a steal. You can get Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts for only US$11.90. The bad thing is that the game will only work on a Japanese Xbox 360. But if you do have it, get the game, it’s great.

Here is the game description taken from

Famed game developer Rare Ltd. is reviving one of its most beloved and successful franchises exclusively on Xbox 360® with the third installment of the Banjo-Kazooie series. Banjo-Kazooie®: Nuts & Bolts® embraces new and old fans alike, as the famous bear and bird duo return in stunning high definition for an unique adventure of epic proportions. The Lord of the Games (aka LOG) is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty) over the years, and has arranged a showdown to decide the rightful owner of Spiral Mountain. Claiming to have created every video game ever made, LOG has built the game worlds in which the contest’s challenges take place. Banjo must complete LOG’s challenges to win, while Grunty tries to stop him using every method her devious mind can muster.

Throughout your adventure, create your own abilities by building vehicles for Banjo to pilot over land, water, and air. Vehicle parts, which range from simple devices such as engines and wheels to more unusual equipment such as springs and egg guns, are earned and collected throughout the game. Use your imagination to combine parts in any order to create whatever vehicle you choose. LOG’s challenges have one goal, but your choice of vehicle and tactics will determine how you get there. By exploring worlds and solving puzzles, you will be rewarded with more advanced and diverse vehicle parts in your quest to defeat Grunty once and for all.

With the power of Xbox 360® and Xbox LIVE®, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts brings an entirely new experience to the console and takes the franchise to a whole new level of enjoyment. High-definition graphics, user-created content, and online gameplay are just three of the many advances people of all ages and skill levels will discover as they embark on their adventure.

November 5, 2008

Xbox 360: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts videoreview (

Filed under: Xbox 360 — Tags: , — technofranki @ 20:52 have made a videoreview of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Enjoy!

October 30, 2008

Xbox 360: Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts – videogameplay demo

Filed under: Xbox 360 — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 00:51

The demo of Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts for Xbox 360 is now available for download from Xbox Live Markedplace.

I’ve played the demo a bit, and I think I like what I see. Need some more playtime, but it looks nice. I never played Banjo Kazooie on Nintendo 64, so it’s a new experience.

I’ve made a YouTube video of how you can, but not how you should, make a vehicle. It worked, but it was easier to drive in reverse. So something is wrong with my construction. There is also a video of the gameworld in the demo. And last, but not least, I extracted some screenshoots from my captured video. Enjoy!

Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts for Xbox 360 is available in November (date may differ from where in the world you live), and the game can be ordered from, and

October 4, 2008

IGN video preview: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

Filed under: Xbox 360 — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 20:04 have made a video preview of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. I can’t wait for the game to come out.

September 30, 2008

Xbox 360: New Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts trailer

Filed under: Xbox 360 — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 22:17 have put up a new trailer of Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. The game looks real good, and I’m going to get it when it’s released sometime in November.

Xbox 360: Banjo-Kazooie XBLA trailer

Filed under: Xbox 360,Xbox Live Arcade — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 19:39 have posted a trailer of Banjo-Kazooie which hits Xbox Live Arcade sometime in November, I think. I never played Banjo-Kazooie on Nintendo 64, but it looks like a good game, so I will get this one.

Banjo-Kazooie 'XBLA' trailer

September 25, 2008

Xbox 360: Banjo-Kazooie hits XBLA on November 26, 2008

Filed under: Xbox 360,Xbox Live Arcade — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 20:21

Banjo-Kazooie was origionaly a Nintendo 64 game made by Rare. It’s still a Rare property (Rare is again owned by Microsoft), so the old N64 classic will hit Xbox Live Arcade on November 26, 2008. It will be 1200 points. (Source:

You can also see a lot of screenshoots on Flickr. posted a news about a leaked video of Banjo-Kazooie. The 9 minute footage can be seen in the Youtube video below.

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