AUGUST 1998 |
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It has been a while since I have seen any quality games from Nintendo. The result being a layer of dust building up on my N64 and many hours spent using my Playstation. Finally along comes "Banjo-Kazooie" from the people at Rare, the same company that brought us "Diddy Kong Racing" and, the ever popular, "Goldeneye".
"Banjo-Kazooie" lives up to it's predecessors. Rare's gaming quality comes through in every way. The graphics are visually stunning and have yet to be matched by another console game. Knowing how horrible the N64 handles sound, you need not worry. "Banjo-Kazooie" has a crystal clear and well orchestrated soundtrack. This game is a "Super Mario 64" clone, which is not a bad thing. To this day "Super Mario 64" is a great title. What "Banjo-Kazooie" has that sets it apart are improved graphics and a revolutionary camera control -- A problem that plagues 3D platform games. This is a game that is easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Because it's game that is targeted towards a younger audience, many people may pass it by. But don't be put off by the childish looks: this game is fun for all ages.
The gameplay is top of the line. If you liked "Super Mario 64" you will
love "Banjo-Kazooie". I strongly recommend this game to all N64 owners.
ROB TURMEL is from Pawtucket, RI. He is a staff writer for Renaissance Online Magazine. more
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