Click Clock Wood
|Transformation||Bee (spring only)|
Click Clock Wood is the ninth world of Banjo-Kazooie. It is a forest revolving around the Click Clock Wood Tree in the center of the level. The world's central mechanic is its four different seasons, which alter part of the layout, characters and collectibles.
To enter Click Clock Wood, Banjo and Kazooie must have 69 Jiggies, 15 of which are needed for the level's own Jigsaw Picture. While the puzzle can be found very early in the game, in the same room that Treasure Trove Cove is entered from, there's initially no Jiggy Pad for Banjo and Kazooie to use, barring use of one of the "illegal" cheats. The legitimate way to make the pad appear is to use the Beak Buster on a switch near the level entrance. There's an orange Warp Cauldron that happens to connect to the Treasure Trove Cove area, making accessing the jigsaw puzzle easier.
Another notable feature of this world is the fact that, while one of Mumbo's Skulls exists in every season, Mumbo will only transform Banjo in the spring. In the summer, he's "too hot," in the fall, he's "too busy raking leaves," and he's "on vacation" in the wintertime, with a Beehive there instead to warn the duo.
Points of interest
- Giant tree
- Mumbo's Skull
- Eyrie's Nest
- the Squirrel's House
- Gnawty's Lodge
- Tree house
- Bramble field
- Zubba's Nest
- Hatch Eyrie in Spring, feed him 5 Caterpillars in Summer, then 10 more Caterpillars in Autumn. Collect the Jiggy from him in Winter.
- Defeat the Zubbas in Summer.
- Collect 6 acorns in Autumn and give them to Nabnut.
- Plant eggs in the hole inside the fenced off area in Spring; Use the Beak Buster ability on Gobi in Summer and again in Autumn. Climb up to the Zubbas' beehive and drop down to the top of the flower to get the Jiggy.
- Beak Barge the boulder blocking Gnawty's house in Summer and collect the Jiggy in Autumn.
- In Spring, transform into the Bee and fly onto the highest platform on the tree. You may also do this in Winter using the flight pads, but just make sure you have plenty of red feathers.
- In Summer, go inside the tree house. You can also enter it in Autumn instead, which is comparably easier.
- In Summer, climb up the leaves at the side of the tree for a Jiggy. (Note: This is the same location where you will find the Witch Switch in Winter)
- In any of the seasons, go to the top of the tree and enter the Whipcrack-filled room.
- Find all 5 Jinjos.
The Jinjos of Click Clock Wood are found during different seasons, and their color is based on the season they appear in. The Pink and green ones represent flowers and grass of spring, yellow one represents the sun of summer, the orange one represents the orange, falling leaves of autumn, and the blue Jinjo represents the icy winter.
- Blue - (Winter) On top of Mumbo's Skull.
- Green - (Spring) In the Snarebear at the top of the tree.
- Orange - (Autumn) On top of a pile of leaves by the fenced off area.
- Pink - (Spring) In the beehive; you can enter there only as the bee.
- Yellow - (Summer) At the entrance turn left; it's hidden in the grass at the corner.
- One can be located inside Gnawty's Lodge during winter. You must look for a break in the ice in order to swim underwater. Be careful; the icy water acts just like the oily water in Rusty Bucket Bay, in that it saps your air twice as fast. Once inside Gnawty's house jump up on the higher shelf to the left next to the entrance to his House and the Honeycomb will be there.
- The other is located inside the window above the Squirrel's House, use the beak bomb on the upper window to locate. The Honeycomb is in the room in the window above his door that is usually out of frame or non-existent in the other seasons but can be seen by either jumping on top of the window next to his door or using the Flight Pads in the Winter section, not the window with the pool, which can easily be reached by walking up a part of the bridge near his house and Rat-a-tat Rapping the window, which is why the Beak Bomb is required to find the Honeycomb.
- The Witch Switch can be found in the Winter season in front of a Sir Slush on the tree's lower trunk (where a jiggy can be found in Summer). Use the Flight Pad to reach it (and possibly destroy the Sir Slush guarding it). It may be easier to hit the switch directly from flight as landing on the small platform without hitting the Sir Slush can be difficult.
- (Spring) In one of the Snarebears near the entrance.
- (Spring) In the bramble field.
- (Spring) Near Eyrie's Nest.
- (Spring) In Nabnut's House.
- (Spring) On a branch on the big tree.
- (Spring) At the construction site of the unfinished tree house.
- (Spring) In another Snarebear near the lake.
- (Winter) In the Zubbas' hive.
- (Winter) Behind the flight pad in front of Gnawty's house
- (Summer) After breaking the rock for the beaver, check the tunnel.
- (Summer) Inside Mumbo's Hut, in the banisters above the entrance
- (Autumn) Jump across the leaves to the left of the platform when going to second level of the tree
- (Spring) 2 on the very top of the tree, which can only be reached
- (Spring) Held by the Snarebear on the tree stump in the middle of the pond.
- (Summer) In the corner of the tree house.
- (Winter) Under the ice covering the pond nearest the entrance.
- In the room filled with Whipcracks (where it stands varies through the seasons).
- (Summer) Near Tip Tup In the corner by the tree ramp bridge over the dry river (opposite the Snarebear)
- Yellow Mystery Egg - Located on Nabnut's Table during the winter
- Mumbo Jumbo (Transformation in Spring Only, and appears in Summer and Autumn)
- Grublin Hood
- Snarebear (spring, summer, and autumn)
- Sir Slush (winter only)
- Chinker (winter only)
- Big Clucker (spring, summer, and autumn)
- Buzzbomb (autumn only)
- Bigbutt (spring, summer, and autumn)
- Zubbas (Boss, summer only)
Names in other languages
|French||Bois Clic-Clac||Click Clock Wood|
|Italian||Il Bosco Tic-Toc||Tick Tock Forest|
Kachi Kochi na Mori
|Tick Tock Forest|
|Spanish||El Bosque del Reloj Tic-Tac||Tick Tock Clock Forest|
- According to Gregg Mayles, Click Clock Wood was the hardest level for him to design, accounting for many of the Rare Ltd. games he worked on.
- Click Clock Wood's spring theme was the first track Grant Kirkhope wrote for Banjo-Kazooie, having been based on the 1911 ragtime love song "Oh, You Beautiful Doll."
- Click Clock Wood's spring theme is one of the two songs that the Stereo vehicle part in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts can play, alongside Freezeezy Peak's theme.
- A sign that says "On Vacation" exists in the game's files. This was likely intended to be the original way to inform the player that Mumbo was out during winter, instead of the Beehive seen in the final game.