Hello hello hello. I love myself some Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie. The soundtracks for these games were second to none and will remain one of the top greatest OSTs ever made. I have downloaded a lot of these tunes onto my MP3 and listen to them daily on my way to work. I want to talk about my ten favorites and give out some nostalgia for all Banjo fans out there. I will the pick the ten in no particular order. It is unfair to rate them and I appreciate the fact most people will agree. Here we go!!
“Hut Two Three Four”. The first stage in the series starts up with a very catchy tune. Mumbo’s Mountain is a small stage which assists you in getting used to the world of Banjo. The kind tone is fun and playful, summing up the series in a nutshell. Fighting the big ape Conga, learning to Talon Trot, Ground Pound and shooting eggs from all sorts of places are all done with this tune. Memories..
Treasure Trove Cove
It didn’t take long to choose my next favorite song. Treasure Trove Cove is a beach like stage that expresses warmth and love of the water (unless it is shark filled). The tune is faster paced then last stage, showing a higher sense of danger, but also a higher sense of fun and adventure. In this stage you hear this song while learning to fly, learning to bound to high places, and fighting the nipper crab. Good to hear this song on a cold day to warm you up and remind you winter is soon over.
On the flip side, if you are feeling too hot, this song will cool you down. The icy surrounds all over this stage are radiated to by this amazing tune. The energy in this song is overwhelmingly awesome, and plays well while walking through frosted water, walking as a walrus, and learning to beak bomb. Also saving them crappy light bulbs into the tree is made slightly easier..
Funny thing how the further the game goes, the higher the energy of each song gets. I feel the sands and the warmth of somewhere like an Egypt in this theme. This stage was the beginning of the higher difficulty swerve and things weren’t going to get any easier. Stealing jiggies from ancient mummies, learning to sprint with the sprint shoes, and climbing snakes is the flavor by which this song enlightens us by. We also learn what a sand eel is 😛
Click Clock Wood
I have little to say about this song except wow. Four different versions of the same song depending on what time of year it is, this song speaks on life, excitement, dullness, and every damn emotion. Grant Kirkhope you legend. This all led into the beginning of the end.
Banjo Tooie times. Once again I will be going the first two stages and this begins with Mayahem Temple. For a new beginners stage, this world had it all. Call of Duty Kazooie FPS, using Mumbo himself, playing kickball, and that’s the start of the game. I love how mayan this tune sounds with Mumbo’s voice radiating within. Meeting Humba was a highlight of my childhood 🙂
Glitter Gulch Mine
As a kid I never knew what this stage name meant, I simply knew I loved the tune. Talking to prospectors, saving Canary Mary, and fighting Old King Coal made this stage ever fun with the slow-paced, relaxed theme. The stage was a bit adventurous and had a dynamite Call of Duty sequel. Banjo Tooie really threw a lot out to the player.
Jolly Roger’s Lagoon
Walking into this stage, you believe by the small size that there is nothing to do. Wrong! This stage is monstrous and involves a lot of continuity between stages. It connects to two worlds and that is not including the giant Atlantis below. Also I was a big fan of the jukebox as a kid. Here is the Atlantis tune too:
A nice mysterious song detailing the depths of your travels. I felt Jolly Roger’s Lagoon was a nice blend of what you can do with what the eye cannot see.
Jakiro’s favorite stage (dota reference). Channeling Click Clock Wood, this song has two tunes depending if you are on the icy side or lava side. Both levels are deadly in different ways, and with this serious tone in the tune, the fire storms and ice storms are furthered. It may be a plain song to some, however I feel that it is sounds nice in the environment it is in. Last but not least..
Cloud Cuckooland was a very long bizarre stage. Enemies with hotdogs, terminator Mumbo, a trash can needing cleaning, and smelly cheese made this level weird. Any Banjo fan would say though that is Banjo Kazooie in a nut shell. Weird, out there, and not afraid to be different (until Nuts and Bolts). Cloud Cuckooland’s song reflects this. It’s fun, free and joyous before your huge boss battle.. That doesn’t make sense now does it? In saying that, I like this tune and due to the long amount of time you will spend here, you will starting whistling along like every other stage by the end. Banjo Kazooie games are great.
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