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Banjo-Kazooie is a British franchise of video games featuring the titular characters Banjo the bear and Kazooie the bird going on various adventures. The series began in 1998 with the release of Banjo-Kazooie on the Nintendo 64. The series and characters were developed by Rare and published by Nintendo, who at the time had an exclusive publishing agreement together. In 2000, a direct sequel to the original game, Banjo-Tooie, was released.

In 2002, Rare was acquired by Microsoft, giving the company ownership of the Banjo-Kazooie franchise. A third game in the franchise, Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge and a spin-off, Banjo-Pilot were released on the Game Boy Advance in 2003 and 2005, respectively, as Microsoft would allow Rare to develop games for Nintendo's handheld systems only, with the games being published by THQ. In 2008, the first Banjo-Kazooie game developed for a Microsoft console would release, being Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts for the Xbox 360. As of now, Nuts & Bolts is the most recent Banjo-Kazooie game, although most of the cast did get updated renders for their appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Games in the Banjo-Kazooie Series[]

Main Games[]

Spin-Offs, Re-Releases & Compilations[]


Games with Banjo-Kazooie Crossover Content[]

As Banjo-Kazooie became a popular gaming franchise, several games have included cameos from Banjo-Kazooie characters or other crossover content with the franchise.