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The Sandcastle is an important area located in Treasure Trove Cove. It is where all the Cheat Codes in Banjo-Kazooie are entered.

It is a large castle with 5 Musical Notes on top, guarded by a Shrapnel. You must fire two eggs inside a bucket called Leaky, which will patch him up. Somehow, he then drains the water from the castle so you can enter — and it also explodes the mine if you haven't already done so — and be able to type words on the floor by going to each letter and using the Beak Buster on it. Because the water is deep enough to make Banjo and Kazooie swim instead of touching the letters, no codes can be entered if it hasn't been drained.

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Also located inside the Sandcastle are the 4 notes, Black Snippet, and the Jiggy he is guarding, both of which are trapped behind a gate in the back of the Sandcastle. The player must spell out "BANJOKAZOOIE" to open the gate and collect the Jiggy (fighting the Black Snippet is optional).

On the Sandcastle floor there is no letter "Q". Gruntilda asks a question about this in Grunty's Furnace Fun

If Banjo and Kazooie step on a "timer" square in Grunty's Furnace Fun, the player is given a challenge to spell out the game's title, but in reverse as "EIOOZAKOJNAB".  

Warning: Using Open World/Note Door cheats three times in a row — the third one being preceded with a warning from Bottles, giving the player one last chance to not go through with it — will cause Gruntilda to delete the current Save File, which takes effect when the game ends. If you want to use three (or more) Open World/Note Door cheats, save and quit after entering every second code before proceeding to the next.

Sandcastle Floor Plan[]

The table below shows where each letter is located:

J G A L
V E C
M N R P
D O S
Z U Y I
X T F
O A W O
H B K

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Trivia[]

  • One of the codes for the sandcastle is used to unlock Treasure Trove Cove. However, this makes little sense, as the sandcastle is located within Treasure Trove Cove. Because of this, some players have been led to believe that the Sandcastle was to be originally located in the first world, Mumbo's Mountain, much like the Code Room for Banjo-Tooie was located in the first world, Mayahem Temple.
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