Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge is an isometric platformer collect-a-thon for the Game Boy Advance. This game was released after Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie on the Nintendo 64, so I’m going to assume you’re up to speed on the previous two games from personal experience or perhaps from checking out my other reviews. While it was released after these two games, it actually takes place between them a few months after the events of Banjo-Kazooie. Continue reading “Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge”

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Banjo-Tooie

Banjo-Tooie is the sequel to Banjo-Kazooie on Nintendo 64. Like its predecessor, Banjo-Tooie is a 3D platforming collect-a-thon. The story picks up two years after the events of Banjo-Kazooie. We open to a cutscene of Mumbo, Bottles, and our main heroes in a card game when out of a wall in Spiral Mountain appears a giant drilling machine. It turns out the drivers of this device are none other than Gruntilda’s sisters. They free her from her prison underneath a rock that her minion, Klungo, has been unable to move all this time. She emerges as a predominantly skeletal figure. Two years under a rock will do that to ya. But her sisters reassure her that they have a plan to fix this. The group hears the commotion and Mumbo volunteers to check it out. Continue reading “Banjo-Tooie”

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is a 2.5D platformer for the Nintendo 3DS. It’s actually a port/remake of the Wii game Donkey Kong Country Returns. Unfortunately I never got the chance to play the original game on my Wii before it broke. I’ve played the original three Donkey Kong Country games to some extent, with most of my experience being with Donkey Kong Country 2. I’ve also play Donkey Kong Land. So I have a bit of an idea of what the originals were like, but I’m certainly not what you’d call a veteran to the series. This game might not have been made by Rare, but it’s clear that the developers understood what made the original games fun and expanded on those ideas. Continue reading “Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D”

Pokémon White

Pokémon White is one of the two generation five Pokémon games for the Nintendo DS. If you’re curious as to what the Pokémon series is about, be sure to check out my review of Pokémon Blue. Once again it’s the standard stuff to expect. You battle Pokémon, catch them, train them, try to collect them all, try to collect the eight gym badges, and attempt to become the Pokémon League champion. Continue reading “Pokémon White”

Pokémon Sapphire

Pokémon Sapphire is one of the third generation of Pokémon games and is for the Game Boy Advance. I’ve already explained Pokémon in past reviews so look up my Pokémon Blue review for further information on the series in general. Sapphire has basically the same concept as the previous titles. You’re supposed to catch and raise Pokémon in a quest to catch them all, get the eight gym badges, defeat the elite four, and become the Pokémon champion. Continue reading “Pokémon Sapphire”

Gex 64: Enter the Gecko

Gex 64: Enter the Gecko is a 3D platformer for the N64. It’s actually the second Gex game, the first being on the 3DO. In this game, you play as Gex the gecko. There’s supposedly some kind of story… but… it’s not explained well nor is it important. You basically just go into differently themed levels that are based on TV and movies. Some levels are based on horror movies, some based on cartoons, and some based on sci-fi among other things. Continue reading “Gex 64: Enter the Gecko”