In Banjo-Kazooie, Gruntilda’s Lair Delivered the Perfect Hub World | Snapshot

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  1. james mccoy

    james mccoy

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I miss this game, nuts and bolts was and is a disappointment.

  2. FistPumpin_Dragn


    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Got this game when it came out was only 3 but I was bad at this game for a long time even though I played it alot For literally 6 years I didn't know how to progress past mad monster mansion I just didn't know I could raise the water upto rusty bucket bay but that didn't stop me from just running around gruntys lair for hundreds of hours I just loved the world I honestly to this day still sit this at the top of my favourite games list and I don't think anything will surpass it

  3. bugfacedog44


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  4. Bisquiteen Trisket

    Bisquiteen Trisket

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    We were so spoiled as kids to have games like this.

  5. FatNinjaWalrus


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    i see where you're coming from, but, hear me out DK64's hub world

    • Mikhos


      28 өдрийн өмнө

      too big, too slow to navigate, even with warps.

  6. Cody Carlson

    Cody Carlson

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    Banjo kazooie was my favorite as a kid. I miss n64

  7. TheCreepypro


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    I used to think this was an unnecessary part of these older games that I loved and now I can't see these games without them kudos to this game for having such a great one

  8. Gruntilda Winkybunion

    Gruntilda Winkybunion

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  9. GhostEater127


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    Amazing video!

  10. Toxic Potato

    Toxic Potato

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    Banjo-Kazooie > Mario 64. Yeah, I said it. What're you gonna do about it?

  11. Felipe Velloso

    Felipe Velloso

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    Thats the remake that i want to see it, made by Playtronic for Swicth. Please Microsoft, let this happen...

  12. Snixelmix Nyx

    Snixelmix Nyx

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    I always thought this and Golden Eye were the best Rare games. I had more fun with Banjo than Mario 64 cause of that hub world.

  13. PoolBoy


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    Donkey Kong 64 also had a good hun world full of evolution I put that on par with Banjo

  14. Geoffrey Winn

    Geoffrey Winn

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    Cool video!

  15. Comrade Kitty

    Comrade Kitty

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    Really want them to re-release this on the Switch already.

    • The Equalizer

      The Equalizer

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      @KayTheLedge, BRUUUHHH!!! Seriously, wtf is your problem man? What goalpost? Were you expecting me to say something like, " _Oh I didn't know that they were always called Rare Ltd, thanks for the info_ "? Are you seriously THAT dense and insecure to where you have to have someone to thank you for giving them a brief round of trivia? Get real man. Lol, and now you've resorted to name-calling, yeah, REAL smart man. I'm still willing to listen to what you have to say, just know that I won't be intimidated by baseless insults and condescending bullshit.

    • KayTheLedge


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      @The Equalizer Way to move the goal posts you nonce

    • The Equalizer

      The Equalizer

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      @KayTheLedge Listen man, whether they were always called Rare Ltd or RareWare, that's besides the point. Me and many other gamers know them as _RareWare_ , plain and simple. You're " _genuinely baffled_ ". For Christ's sake bro, why do you seem so offended by my different interests and ideals when it comes to this company?

    • KayTheLedge


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      @The Equalizer They have always been called Rare LTD. Since they were founded in 1985... I'm genuinely baffled. Rareware was a pun, I understood that when I was 8 years old.

    • The Equalizer

      The Equalizer

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      @KayTheLedge, Your comment is too vague to be properly understood, and here's why. You just accused me of being " insane " without giving a reason as to why you even said something that outrageous. Also, just because Rare changed their company name to " _Rare Ltd_ {Rare Limited} ", they are still at their core RAREWARE, regardless of what you think and regardless of what's happened to them. A name change doesn't eradicate a company's roots bruh.

  16. Billyisyourdad


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    One of the best games on the platform, and one of my personal faves of all time!

  17. godofdun


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    Omg so good

  18. vinnythewebsurfer


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    It’s funny how people like to point out how older platformers haven’t aged well and yet aspects like this point out how later and future games still have a lot to learn from the pioneers.

    • Emsye


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      Banjo Kazooie has aged extremely well. I’ve introduced several people to it in recent years and without fail they get super into it. The only thing that doesn’t hold up in my view is the camera in certain situations but in most situations even the camera works better than you’d expect for that time.

  19. Robbie Smart

    Robbie Smart

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    When did Marty move to Escapist? I haven't listened to IGN in years so I genuinely have no idea.

    • The Escapist

      The Escapist

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      He's been here just over a year now. Snapshot is a written column we turned into a video series, and he recently just launched another column that runs on Mondays on the website.

  20. Shayz


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    Fun fact about the Click Clock Wood jiggy pad. It was actually intended to be used for a mushroom themed world, but they scrapped it, and in a rush to complete the game, simply reused the existing jiggy pad area instead of building a new one. They had to add the jiggy pad switch to prevent players from accidentally spending their jiggys on that puzzle since you can find it early on, but overall it was a happy accident

    • breakingglass27


      14 өдрийн өмнө

      And this level eventually made it into Donkey Kong 64 instead. In my opinion, BK is better off without it.

  21. Shayz


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    My favorite part of Gruntilda's lair was how many secrets it had as you progressed, like the matching teleport cauldrons, hidden witch switches, and the progressively harder to find jiggy pads for world unlocks.

  22. Joey Parkhill

    Joey Parkhill

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    I never played the 1st Banjo-Kazooie I only had the 2000 sequel Banjo-Tooie, I consider Banjo-Tooie to be a very ambitious game especially on primitive cartridge & now as a father of 3 young children [with a 4th due next month] I purchased Banjo-Kazooie a few days ago off Amazon for $17.99 & last night I finally experienced the original game for the 1st time... Only with my kids. It was pretty fun, not as fun as Tooie but 1500X better than Donkey Kong 64. I was pretty bummed that you couldn't grab ledges like you could in Tooie. However one thing that Banjo Kazooie did better was to *NOT* have enemies respawn unlike the sequel which is a pain in the ass when those Goddamn Evil Jinjos attack you for the 77th time! Also what was the point of those Evil Jinjos? They scared the tar out of me when I was a youngster!

  23. Arcane Knight

    Arcane Knight

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    Can we get a "Hell Yeah!" for Grant "freaking" Kirkhope?

    • FistPumpin_Dragn


      16 өдрийн өмнө

      Hell yeah!

    • Stereoscopic | GFX

      Stereoscopic | GFX

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      These games wouldn't be anywhere near as charming or memorable if it weren't for his music. To this day it's still my favorite game audio to date.

    • Braeden R

      Braeden R

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      Hell to the freakin yeah brother!

    • Michael Clements

      Michael Clements

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      Hell yeah Kirkhope's music is genius. I've been a huge fan ever since Banjo-Kazooie. David Wise was great too with the DKCs. Really Rare is just a great studio and it's a travesty that Microsoft killed them.

  24. Arcane Knight

    Arcane Knight

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    Isle of Hags was a lot more expansive, almost to a fault, but still good! DK Isle is really fun to unlock progressively, but a bit annoying to navigate with how slow you move sometimes. I don't even know what to call Conker's Hub World.

  25. Araxiel


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    While I personally prefer Bajo-Tooie's Isle O' Hags (following the tracks left behind by Hag 1 keeps you literally on track and is a constant reminder to why you're on the adventure, that when you're in in the sky in Cloud Cuckooland you can look down onto the isle and see the entire world, increased interaction between the hub world and the levels through new elements like the train, and plenty more reasons)... ... Gruntilda’s Lair is where it started and will always have a special place in my heart.

  26. Blazing_Fire_ 123

    Blazing_Fire_ 123

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    great video!!! keep it up man ^_^

  27. B N

    B N

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    Man you've summed up exactly what I felt about Grunty's Lair for years and could never pin down. Great video.

  28. Starman Jay

    Starman Jay

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    Banjo-Kazooie is 10/10 right up until the game grinds to a screeching halt with a nightmarish quiz show & severely unbalanced boss fight. It literally hurts your brain from the mental whiplash. I actually suspect most of the people who praise this game never actually made it to the end.

    • DragonKazooie89


      10 өдрийн өмнө

      I loved the Quiz and final battle, It was the two main reasons I would play the game over and over again growing up.

    • ACuriousTanuki


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      Was definitely the case for me. Never made it past Rusty Bucket Bay until returning for nostalgia a few years back and blitzing through. Everything about the hub and worlds as described holds true, but the quiz was... not great, and I gave up on attempting the final fight without the double heath boost (requiring 98% of all possible notes).

    • But_In_Space _Though

      But_In_Space _Though

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      The quiz show in Super Paper Mario was much better, though that may be because you can't actually fail it, so it's more like a cutscenes with some participation.

  29. Clocked It

    Clocked It

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    Even after all these years, very few games come close to this games brilliance. Gruntilda's Lair is a game all unto itself and I just couldn't see anyone not falling under its charming spell. Great video.

  30. FGXraven


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    This game holds a special place in my childhood So full of magic and mistic

  31. Shinobi10598


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    To me, Banjo Kazooie is one of the few 10/10 games out there.

  32. Brandon Rankin

    Brandon Rankin

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    I friggin love this game!! One of my all-time favorites!



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