MS Gamer’s Day: Banjo Kazooie 3 – first level in one of six gaming worlds described

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 12:27 GMT

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Danish site Gamereactor has described in detail the first level of Rare’s new genre-blender, Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.

“When Fileccia [head programmer] jumps into to the first of six gaming worlds, namely Nutty Acres, we see the game open up,” said the site, lovingly translated by videogaming247.com.

“The palm island is designed after an idea to make the world look artificial. The grass is sewn together with a huge needle and a huge glass case surrounds the island.”

Whilst talking about how you design vehicles, the article explained:

“Fileccia wanted to show us how important [vehicle design] was for the game and its many missions. On the top of the island he had a mission whereby he had to collect 15 coconuts from a nearby orchard before the time ran out.

“He was given a pre-made car to help him, that has the ability to suck up the coconuts. However, as there isn’t enough space to suck them all up he has to go backwards and forwards to unload. Until in the end, he jumped out of the car and instead leapt into a helicopter [that he had made earlier] which can grab onto a large barrel with a hook enabling him to scoop all the coconuts in and began collecting nuts like it was Christmas.”

We’ll say it again: Now, please Rare. Thanks. The game will be shown to press in San Francisco at 5pm today. Check out more details here.

By Mike Bowden

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