Roysten in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.
Nuts & Bolts
- “Please help me! Because if I die, your garden will smell of dead fish.”
- —Roysten, Banjo-Tooie
Roysten is a recurring character in the Banjo-Kazooie series.
Roysten is Banjo's pet goldfish, serving little purpose aside from being caught in dangerous situations.
In Banjo-Tooie, Roysten can be seen in Banjo's House, swimming in his fishbowl at the start of the game. After Gruntilda blows up the house, he ends up trapped under a boulder. When Banjo and Kazooie approach it, Roysten explains to them that he was knocked off the barbecue and trapped under a large rock, which he begs them to destroy so that he can be freed. The rock can be destroyed using the Bill Drill ability. Once Roysten is freed, he asks to be put into a body of water, so Banjo puts him in the moat around Spiral Mountain. There, Roysten teaches the Fast Swimming ability to Banjo and Kazooie and increases their oxygen supply from 6 to 10 bubbles.
Near the game's ending, Roysten is burnt and served by Mrs. Bottles to Bottles, angry that he arrived home so late. In the character parade, Roysten is not shown as a standalone character, but appears on Bottles' plate as the mole's name appears. In the Xbox Live Arcade release of the game, however, this is fixed and Roysten's name appears in the scene alongside Bottles'.
In Banjo-Pilot, Roysten can be found inside his fishbowl in a shelf of the trophy room. This is the only game where Roysten has orange eyes instead of blue.
Nuts & Bolts
In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Roysten appears in his fishbowl on the main menu, being highlighted and zoomed in when the Control Settings are selected.
Roysten is also featured in the Goldfish vehicle part, unlocked through the Stop 'n' Swop feature, by obtaining the Blue Mystery Egg in Banjo-Kazooie's Xbox Live Arcade release. It is one of the required parts to make the L.O.G. Banjo vehicle, one of the few vehicles to use Stop 'n' Swop parts.