From the brilliant minds behind the original team at Rare, Banjo & Kazooie are a beloved duo for before the turn of the century gamers. A relic of the past that continues to live on, including fighting the grand Super Smash Bros stageKnow more
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Banjo, a brown bear, and Kazooie, a fictional bird, joined forces to rescue Banjo's sister Tooie from the grasp of the evil witch Gruntilda, who had kidnapped Banjo's sister to take her youth by force with a machine. Banjo and Kazooie had to travel to far lands and collect various items from defeating the witch. They would eventually achieve their goal and rescue Tooie while trapping Gruntilda well below ground under the debris from her falling tower. For years, the duo would continue to set off into various adventures, and Gruntilda, her sisters, and her minions continued to terrorize the world of Banjo and Kazooie.
It was a delightful sight to see the classic duo step up to the Super Smash Bros stage for the first time. After a lackluster release of a sequel in Nuts and Bolts, fans of the series worried that Microsoft soft kill the franchise in the future. Although there have been no new games since Banjo and Kazooie were able to make their way into a Nintendo console, it bodes well for other potential partnerships one of which we have already seen with Minecraft's Steve.
On the competitive side of things, the duo sits mostly unused. It seemed like they would be a respectable mid to high-tier character for a time after their release. Steeming from their overall positive offensive options thanks to a varied set of special moves. However, a weak grab and throw moveset and heavyweight with a massive hitbox make for many damages, taking in unfavorable fights. But over time, it became clear that anything they could do, other characters could do better. Nevertheless, Banjo and Kazooie are still good characters for those who play them regularly.