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In Banjo-Kazooie, it only consists of one room, with a pad that Mumbo transforms you with. In Banjo-Tooie, his hut was remodeled with two floors, with Mumbo at the top, and a green light pit on the bottom floor. The new skull sometimes changes appearance to match the world's theme. For example, since Glitter Gulch Mine is underground, the skull appears to be made of dirt. Since the skull in Witchyworld is in the Inferno, it is red and has devil horns. In Hailfire Peaks, since the skull is on the fire side, it has a volcanic appearance. In Grunty Industries, the skull is made of grey metal. In Cloud Cuckooland, there are two skulls - one red and one blue; depending on which skull is entered first, either skull may contain either a Jinjo and the world's boss, Mingy Jongo, or a Minjo and Mumbo himself.
In addition to this, some of the Skulls in Banjo-Tooie have quirks to them. Including the aforementioned double-skulls in Cloud Cuckooland (One hosting the boss fight to Mingy Jongo). In Jolly Roger's Lagoon there is a cracked wall which will lead you to Turtle View Cave once the wall is blown up by a Grenade Egg , A Clockwork Kazooie Egg or 'zapped' with Mumbo's Zap Stick. In a similar fashion to that of Mumbo's Skull in Jolly Roger's Lagoon, there's also a destroyable wall in the Mumbo's Hut in Hailfire Peaks, however this is less noticable as the destruction of this wall is an unnecessary for 100% completion of this game, whereas the one in Jolly Roger's Lagoon is required. Instead of the cave leading the character to Turtle View Bay (like in Jolly Roger's Lagoon), the Skull in Hailfire Peaks leads to Wumba's Wigwam on the Icy Side of Hailfire Peaks. If Mumbo enters this cave, a small cutscene is played with Humba Wumba orders Mumbo to leave.
In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Mumbo no longer lives in a skull. His skull makes a small appearance, as he put a large wooden version (it's flat) of it in front of his mechanic shop in Showdown Town's town square. Mumbo's Skull is among the several objects in Banjoland.
- Depending on the level, the camera may be positioned in a different spot while in the skull. In Mumbo's Mountain, Freezeezy Peak and Click Clock Wood (In Winter), the camera is shown from the left, in Bubble Gloop Swamp and Click Clock Wood (Excluding Winter), the camera is shown from the right. In Mad Monster Mansion, it's facing from the entrance.
- Even though only Jolly Roger's Lagoon and Hailfire Peaks have secret passages, every skull in Banjo-Tooie has the passage added onto it. However, none of the other secret passages actually lead anywhere as they weren't meant to be accessed.
- Banjo-Tooie Nintendo Player's Guide, page 5
- Mumbo - Banjo-Tooie official website (Wayback Machine)
- "Grunty nice, come back to Mumbo's Skull, yes?" - Mumbo Jumbo, Banjo-Kazooie (Game Over sequence)
- Banjo-Tooie manual, page 31.
- Banjo-Kazooie manual, page 24.
- Bubble Gloop Swamp - Banjo-Kazooie official website (Wayback Machine)
- Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo Player's Guide, pages 30 and 92.