Banjo-Kazooie is a platform action-adventure game developed by Rareware, released in 1998. The game was an instant favorite among fans and critics and became one of the most successful Nintendo 64 games. It’s known for its humor, witty dialogue, unique level design, and characters. The game received multiple sequels, is beloved by fans today, and is considered by some as one of the best games of all time.
Banjo-Kazooie features a simple plot: After Gruntilda, the evil witch, kidnaps Banjo’s sister, Tooty, the duo sets off to go rescue her. Players must collect jigsaw pieces and musical notes to advance with nine worlds to explore. Players collect these hidden pieces in various ways, including solving puzzles, racing, playing mini-games, defeating enemies, gathering items, or jumping over obstacles.
You must also utilize the duo’s abilities and special moves to navigate around the world. The game features a variety of NPCs who provide humourous dialogue and witty comebacks that will keep the player engaged. This culminates in the end, with the boss battle beginning with a game show hosted by Gruntilda. Players must correctly answer questions about the game to proceed.
Some players compared it to Super Mario 64 and praised it due to its open-world design. Jigsaw pieces and musical notes can be collected in any order and offer a unique nonlinear design, meaning each player will have their own experience. The game combines two genres into one game, providing a game like no other.
Banjo-Kazooie Main Characters
Banjo: Banjo is one of two protagonists in Banjo-Kazooie. He is a brown honey bear and beloved by fans for his sweet and caring personality. The game features him and his best friend, Kazooie as they attempt to rescue Bajos sister, Tooty.
Kazooie: Kazooie is one of two protagonists in Banjo-Kazooie. She is a sassy and cheeky red-crested breegull, who doesn’t always get along with people. Her personality is polar of Banjo, who keeps a balance in their partnership.
Gruntilda: Gruntilda is the main antagonist of Banjo-Kazooie. She kidnaps Banjo’s sister, Tooty, to steal her good looks. Her spellbook, Cheato, betrays her and decides to help Banjo and Kazooie because he doesn’t like her plan.
Mumbo Jumbo: Mumbo Jumbo is a shaman who appears in Banjo-Kazooie. He provides Banjo and Kazooie with different transformations throughout the game to help the player. He is good friends with Banjo and lukewarm around Kazooie.
Bottles: Bottles teaches Banjo and Kazooie different abilities throughout the game. He is best friends with Tooty and the only one who witnessed her getting kidnapped by Gruntilda.
Tooty: Tooty, Banjo’s younger sister, gets kidnapped by Gruntilda in Banjo-Kazooie. This is the only game where she plays a major role.
Banjo-Kazooie Titles in the Series
Although popular among both fans and critics in the late 90s and early 00s, Banjo-Kazooie has received few sequels. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, released in 2008, was the latest game in the franchise and received mixed reviews. It has been over 15 years without a game, with the creators of the series not planning a title anytime soon.
- Banjo-Kazooie (1998)
- Banjo-Tooie (2000)
- Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge (2003)
- Banjo-Pilot (2005)
- Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (2008)
Banjo-Kazooie Cheat Codes
Cheat codes in Banjo-Kazooie work on Nintendo Switch, Rare Replay collection, Xbox, and Nintendo 64. In order to access the cheats, you need to go to Treasure Trove Cove and fix the leaky bucket by filling it with eggs. Once completed, you will be rewarded with the sandcastle. Ground-pound the letters on the floor inside the sandcastle to spell Banjo Kazooie. Kill the crab inside the cage and collect the jiggy.
To access the Bottle’s Bonus cheats, go to Banjo’s house and look at the picture of Bottles. Complete the puzzles to unlock the cheat codes. These puzzles are on a time limit so you can either look up a guide if stuck or reset to your save point if you are playing on the Nintendo Switch.
To unlock the Cheato cheat codes, you must find Cheato three times in Gruntildas lair. After finding him three times, you will unlock the cheat codes.
Bottle’s Bonus Cheat Codes
|Gives Banjo a large head
|Gives Banjo large feet and hands
|Gives Kazooie large wings and head
|Gives Banjo a skinny body and a small head
|Gives Banjo a small head, large hands and feet, and a skinny body
|Gives Banjo a skinny body, large head, hands, and feet and gives Kazooie a big head
|Turns Banjo into a washing machine
Cheato Cheat Codes
|Increases the Egg Count (200 eggs)
|Increases the Red Feather Count (100 red feathers)
|Increases the Gold Feather Count (20 gold feathers)
Stop ‘n Swap Cheat Codes
NOTE: These codes will disable saving on the Xbox 360 version. It will also remove you from the leaderboards if you are playing online. Proceed with caution.
|NOW YOU CAN SEE A NICE ICE KEY WHICH YOU CAN HAVE FOR FREE
|Unlocks Ice Key
|OUT OF THE SEA IT RISES TO REVEAL MORE SECRET PRIZES
|Unlocks Pink Egg
|A DESERT DOOR OPENS WIDE ANCIENT SECRETS WAIT INSIDE
|Unlocks Blue Egg
|DONT YOU GO AND TELL HER ABOUT THE SECRET IN HER CELLAR
|Unlocks Cyan Egg
|AMIDST THE HAUNTED GLOOM A SECRET IN THE BATHROOM
|Unlocks Green Egg
|THIS SECRET YOULL BE GRABBIN IN THE CAPTAINS CABIN
|Unlocks Red Egg
|NOW BANJO WILL BE ABLE TO SEE IT ON NABNUTS TABLE
|Unlocks Yellow Egg
Infinite Supplies Cheat Codes
|CHEAT BANJO BEGS FOR PLENTY OF EGGS
|Infinite Blue Eggs
|CHEAT NOW YOU CAN FLY HIGH IN THE SKY
|Infinite Red Feathers
|CHEAT A GOLDEN GLOW TO PROTECT BANJO
|Infinite Gold Feathers
|CHEAT LOTS OF GOES WITH MANY BANJOS
|CHEAT DONT BE A DUMBO GO SEE MUMBO
|Infinite Mumbo Tokens
|CHEAT GIVE THE BEAR LOTS OF AIR
|Infinite Air Supply
World Door Cheat Codes
NOTE: Using the World Door Codes more than twice will erase your save data. Proceed with caution.
|CHEAT THIS COMES IN HANDY TO OPEN SOME WHERE SANDY
|Opens Treasure Trove Cove
|CHEAT THERES NOWHERE DANKER THAN IN WITH CLANKER
|Opens Clanker’s Cavern
|CHEAT NOW INTO THE SWAMP YOU CAN STOMP
|Opens Bubblegloop Swamp
|CHEAT THE JIGGYS DONE SO OFF YOU GO INTO FREEZEEZY PEAK AND ITS SNOW
|Opens Freezeezy Peak
|CHEAT GOBIS JIGGY IS NOW DONE TREK ON IN AND GET SOME SUN
|Opens Gobi’s Valley
|CHEAT THE JIGGYS NOW MADE WHOLE INTO THE MANSION YOU CAN STROLL
|Opens Mad Monster Mansion
|CHEAT WHY NOT TAKE A TRIP INSIDE GRUNTYS RUSTY SHIP
|Opens Rusty Bucket Bay
|CHEAT THIS ONES GOOD AS YOU CAN ENTER THE WOOD
|Opens Click Clock Wood
Note Door Cheat Codes
|CHEAT THESE GO RIGHT ON THROUGH NOTE DOOR TWO
|opens note door #2
|CHEAT NOTE DOOR THREE GET IN FOR FREE
|opens note door #3
|CHEAT TAKE A TOUR THROUGH NOTE DOOR FOUR
|opens note door #4
|CHEAT USE THIS CHEAT NOTE DOOR FIVE IS BEAT
|opens note door #5
|CHEAT THIS TRICKS USED TO OPEN NOTE DOOR SIX
|opens note door #6
|CHEAT THE SEVENTH NOTE DOOR IS NOW NO MORE
|opens note door #7
Switch and Obstacle Cheat Codes
|CHEAT BOTH PIPES ARE THERE TO CLANKERS LAIR
|Raises the two pipes near Clanker’s Cavern
|CHEAT YOULL CEASE TO GRIPE WHEN UP GOES A PIPE
|Raises the big pipe by Clanker’s Cavern
|CHEAT ONCE IT SHONE BUT THE LONG TUNNEL GRILLES NOW GONE
|Opens the passage near Clanker’s Cavern that leds to Bubblegloop Swamp picture puzzle
|CHEAT SHES AN UGLY BAT SO LETS REMOVE HER GRILLE AND HAT
|Opens the grill inside the giant Witch Statue (near Bubblegloop Swamp)
|CHEAT ITS YOUR LUCKY DAY AS THE ICE BALL MELTS AWAY
|Removes the ice cube blocking the Freezeezy Peak picture puzzle
|CHEAT THEY CAUSE TROUBLE BUT NOW THEYRE RUBBLE
|Removes all breakable walls
|CHEAT WEBS STOP YOUR PLAY SO TAKE THEM AWAY
|Removes the cobwebs that block passages
|CHEAT GRUNTY WILL CRY NOW YOUVE SMASHED HER EYE
|Smashes the Grunty statue’s eye close to Freezeezy Peak
|CHEAT YOU WONT HAVE TO WAIT NOW THERES NO CRYPT GATE
|Removes the gate that blocks the way to the crypt near Mad Monster Mansion
|CHEAT THIS SHOULD GET RID OF THE CRYPT COFFIN LID
|Removes the lid of the coffin in the crypt
|CHEAT UP YOU GO WITHOUT A HITCH UP TO THE WATER LEVEL SWITCH
|Raises the water level near Rusty Buck Bay
|CHEAT THE GRILLE GOES BOOM TO THE SHIP PICTURE ROOM
|Opens the grill blocking the Rusty Bucket Bay picture puzzle
|CHEAT DONT DESPAIR THE TREE JIGGY PODIUM IS NOW THERE
|Makes the Click Clock Wood Jiggy podium appear
Special Pads Cheat Codes
|CHEAT YOU WONT BE SAD NOW YOU CAN USE THE FLY PAD
|Activates Fly Pad
|CHEAT YOULL BE GLAD TO SEE THE SHOCK JUMP PAD
|Activates Shock Pad
Banjo-Kazooie Cheat Codes FAQ
Does Banjo-Kazooie have cheat codes?
Absolutely! Banjo-Kazooie has a wide variety of cheat codes available to players on all platforms, including N64, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. These cheat codes serve different purposes, from making the game easier to goofy cosmetics for Banjo and Kazooie.
How do you enter cheats on Banjo-Kazooie?
In order to access the cheat in Banjo-Kazooie, you need to go to Treasure Trove Cove and fix the leaky bucket by filling it with eggs. Once completed, you will be rewarded with the sandcastle. Ground-pound the letters on the floor inside the sandcastle to spell Banjo Kazooie. Kill the crab inside the cage and collect the jiggy. From there you can enter in which ever code you want. Some cheats will only be temporary while some last forever and can change the game.
Can you use cheat codes on Banjo-Kazooie Switch?
Yes. Players can use cheats codes in Banjo-Kazooie on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, and Nintendo 64. Using cheats will affect platforms in different ways. For example, on Xbox 360 some cheats will delete your save files.
What happens if you cheat in Banjo-Kazooie?
While some cheats are temporary and have no effect on gameplay, other cheats can delete your save files or kick you off the leaderboards on Xbox 360. The game will warn you before these effects happen.