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Banjo-Tooie (Xbox Live Arcade)

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Banjo-Tooie is a port of the game of the same name for the Xbox 360 as part of Xbox Live Arcade, a digital video game download service. It was published by Microsoft in 2009 and, much like Banjo-Kazooie's Xbox Live Arcade port, made multiple minor changes to both the game's graphics and gameplay, as well as adding some extra content through Stop 'n' Swop. This version was later included in Rare Replay and Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud) service.


New Features[edit]

  • The main menu has received some added features:
    • A stopwatch is now present when replaying bosses and mini-games in the menu for players to try to beat them in the shortest time. The times will be uploaded to the Leaderboards.
    • A viewable tutorial.
    • The volume and sound effects can be adjusted.
    • The empty save files still have pictures of characters. These portraits also have the Stop 'n' Swop II logo at the corner.
  • The pause menu has also received some changes:
  • Stop 'n' Swop, a feature originally scrapped in the original game, is now fully functional and works with both the Xbox Live Arcade port of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Stop 'n' Swop II, a new feature, has also been implemented.


  • Some of the changes made in the Japanese version were standardized, while others were reverted.
  • Most glitches from the original version have been fixed.
  • Klungo's potions are no longer random, with him always using the red potion in the first battle, the green potion in the second battle and the blue potion in the third battle.
  • Gruntilda has some new questions in the Tower of Tragedy Quiz, as well as few old ones changed.


  • The game is now compatible with High Definition resolutions and a higher frame rate, up to 1080p, 60 frames per second.
  • The textures have been redone to be a much higher fidelity.
  • Almost all instances of frame rate drops and lag have been removed.
    • This causes issues with the audio in cutscenes and other moments being out of sync with the visuals, as the original music and sound effects were choreographed with the original game's lag in mind.
  • Some music is modified, for example Witchyworld's music has some instruments play at a different pitch and a wave effect in the song is removed.
  • The spinning Nintendo 64 logo on the title screen was removed.
  • The dialogue is in a different font, Andy Bold, instead of Comicrazy.
  • Humba Wumba, after transforming Kazooie into a dragon, mentions L.O.G.'s Lost Challenges.
  • Originally, Boggy says he's watching a movie called "Bear Babes 'n' Eskimos". In the Xbox 360 version, this is changed to "Bear Babes 'n' Bigfoot". This is likely due to the term "Eskimo" being used as an offensive slur to the Inuit people.


Icon Achievement Official description Gamerscore
Achievement Knocked Out Klungo (BT) (XBLA).png Knocked Out Klungo He's out for revenge; not once, not twice, but three times. You need to beat him once. 20
Achievement Treasure Hunt (BT) (XBLA).png Treasure Hunt You'll probably end up with many more, but to achieve this you need just one of each. 20
Achievement All Beaten Up (BT) (XBLA).png All Beaten Up Kill any 20 bad guys with any of these attacks: Mumbo's wand, your Pants Attack or the Daddy T-Rex. 20
Achievement A Merry Old Soul (BT) (XBLA).png A Merry Old Soul You’ll find Old King Coal in Chuffy's boiler and he's a bit on the grubby side. Scrub him out! 20
Achievement Hatch the Future (BT) (XBLA).png Hatch the Future Separate our heroes for the first time, or hatch a Banjo-Kazooie Stop 'N' Swop Egg with Heggy. 20
Achievement Calamari Bonanza (BT) (XBLA).png Calamari Bonanza Don’t be suckered! You’ll have to freeze every single octopi. 20
Achievement It Lives (BT) (XBLA).png It Lives! Miracles do happen! Bring Sabreman back to life. 15
Achievement After The Storm (BT) (XBLA).png After The Storm Ahhhh, a pretty rainbow. You did that, you old softy! 10
Achievement My Nemesis (BT) (XBLA).png My Nemesis Do it properly this time! Get rid of Grunty and save us from her rhymes. Off with her head! 10
Achievement Points Make Prizes (BT) (XBLA).png Points Make Prizes Balloons of any color will do, get 60 points worth or more and you're a winner… sort of. 15
Achievement They think its all over (BT) (XBLA).png They think it's all over... Win a Colosseum Kickball final. The worst scorers rule at this game, so you should be good at it! 15
Achievement Shoot Em Up (BT) (XBLA).png Shoot Em Up! It’s great fun exploding these little lovelies! Any 20 Ulcers, Clinkers or Mines will earn this. 15


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Banjo-Tooie.