Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is a 2008 platform game developed by Rare
and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 (pictured). Set
eight years after Banjo-Tooie (2000), Nuts & Bolts follows Banjo and
Kazooie as they compete with the witch Gruntilda for their home. It
retains the structure of previous Banjo-Kazooie games – collecting
jigsaw puzzle pieces to progress – but shifts the focus from
exploration to vehicle construction and manoeuvring. The developers, led
by Gregg Mayles, introduced vehicles as they sought to evolve the
platform genre. Nuts & Bolts was a commercial disappointment and drew
criticism from fans for departing from the Banjo-Kazooie gameplay, but
received generally positive reviews. Retrospectively, its focus on
construction and player freedom has been considered ahead of its time.
It remains the most recent Banjo-Kazooie game, despite fan interest in a
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