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List of Banjo-Kazooie pre-release and unused content

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This is a list of pre-release and unused content from Banjo-Kazooie.

Early ideas[edit]

Dream: Land of Giants[edit]

Main article: Dream: Land of Giants

Before the development of Banjo-Kazooie started, the game started out as Dream: Land of Giants, an adventure RPG game with an isometric perspective for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was about a boy named Edson causing trouble to Captain Blackeye and his crew. The development for the game later moved to the Nintendo 64.

2.5D Banjo platformer[edit]

Early builds[edit]

Temple Test Level[edit]

The Temple Test Level

The Temple Test Level[1] is a test area created during development of Banjo-Kazooie, and was commonly shown in pre-release promotional material. The test level consists of a towering temple structure with multiple doors, surrounded by stone ramps and sandy terrain. The area is fully enclosed with wooden plank walls. The purpose of the level was to test 3D level design, and to aid in developing the moveset for Banjo and Kazooie.[1]

Unused content[edit]

Test map[edit]

The test map, used to test slopes.

In the data for Banjo-Kazooie, there is an unused test map with eight slopes arranged in a circle formation. All the slopes are too steep for Banjo to walk on, but can be walked on while using the Talon Trot move. This map only exists in the US 1.0 version of the game.


Early logos[edit]