The original Banjo-Kazooie series logo.

The Banjo-Kazooie Series is a set of video games, developed by the UK-based company Rareware in Twycross, England, UK. The first game, Banjo-Kazooie, debuted in 1998 for the Nintendo 64. A sequel was made in 2000 for the same system titled Banjo-Tooie[1].

The Yooka-Laylee series is a spiritual successor of Banjo-Kazooie and many of the developers from Playtonic Games were originally from Rare, Ltd. The developers over time either quit or were laid off at some point.

On June 11th, 2019, Banjo and Kazooie were announced as playable characters for the Fighter Pass DLC of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the first appearance the duo has made in a on a Nintendo console since game since Banjo-Tooie in 2000, and the first physical appearance in a game since Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing in 2010.

No more main title games have been announced to be in the making as of June 2019.

Games in the Banjo-Kazooie Series[edit | edit source]

  • Banjo-Kazooie - 1998 - Nintendo 64- 2008- Xbox Arcade
  • Banjo-Tooie - 2000 - Nintendo 64- 2009- Xbox Arcade
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge - 2003 - Game Boy Advance
  • Banjo Pilot - 2005 - Game Boy Advance
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts - 2008 - Xbox 360

Appearances in Other Games:[edit | edit source]

  • Diddy Kong Racing - 1997 - Nintendo 64
  • Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing - 2010 - Xbox 360
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 2018 - Nintendo Switch

Scrapped Games[edit | edit source]

  • Banjo X (Project name)
  • Banjo Kazoomie
  • Banjo-Kazooie Kinect (Demo shown off in 2015, not actual title)
  • Dream: Land of Giants (Earliest form of Banjo-Kazooie)

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