ManoftheHour wrote:Anyone play Banjo Kazooie on the N64? When I was a young boy in elementary/middle school, I played that game for days and hours. I almost reached the end but I didn't have enough puzzle pieces (think stars for Mario 64) to unlock the final map. I tried to collect enough puzzle pieces but there was this one map where I found only 2/10. That map sucked ass. If you fall in the water, your health starts going down because it was oily and toxic (compared to just regular water which your character could swim easily in). Throughout middle school I had the occasional dream of playing that game and beating it. Even in middle school, I bought Banjo Tooie (the sequal to the game, which was 180) and I actually beat that one. The first one was just too damn hard and it was left unfinished.
Fast forward to two summers ago. I was at my then girlfriend's house and her little sister was playing with the N64. She eventually stopped. I took a look at her game selection and lord and behold, it was Banjo Kazooie. I asked my girlfriend if I could spend the day or two playing it and she was okay with it. Not to be a complete asshole, I took turns with her playing the game. We took turns with the different worlds. It was really easy and I had collected enough puzzle pieces to unlock the final map without even trying the last two maps. I did them anyway just for fun. I even got 10/10 of the puzzle pieces from Rusty Bucket Bay, the shitty ass map that conquered me as a child.
Once I unlocked the final map, I grabbed the controller from my girlfriend's hand. I told her, "Look, this is going to sound crazy, but as a child, I dreamed of this moment multiple times. I have to beat the game." She was kind of reluctant but let me anyway. I entered and finally beat the shit out of that witch Gruntilda. It was 180.
Hated BK. I could never figure the damn game out.