Top 3 Banjo-Kazooie Worlds
With Yooka-Laylee out on other systems and the Nintendo Switch version on the horizon, let’s look back at one of the games that inspired it: Banjo-Kazooie. The original game features nine main worlds, in addition to its starting area and hub world, and each world has its own theme. Let’s take a look at some of our favorites.
3. Freezeezy Peak
This winter-themed world features sledding, a gigantic snowman, a Christmas tree, and festive music. It’s a fantastic, fun-filled world if you love winter, and its theme song never fails to bring a smile to my face.
2. Mad Monster Mansion
If Freezeezy Peak provides a Christmas theme, then Mad Monster Mansion is there to represent Halloween. With ghosts, a creepy church inhabited by a giant ghostly hand, and a haunted mansion to explore, Mad Monster Mansion presents players with a spooky atmosphere that’s impossible to forget.
1. Click Clock Wood
Finally, the last world in Banjo-Kazooie stands out to me as one of the greatest. Click Clock Wood has a forest theme, but what really makes it noteworthy is its use of seasons. You visit Click Clock Wood in each of the four seasons, and what you do in an earlier season affects later seasons. It’s a complex, fascinating world, and it’s delightful to see how different areas change depending on the season.
Freezeezy Peak, Mad Monster Mansion, and Click Clock Wood are my favorite three worlds from the original Banjo-Kazooie, but every world has its own charm. Which are your favorites?