Banjo Threeie [GameCube Tech Demo]

Banjo Threeie [GameCube Tech Demo]


Among the many presentations and new titles submitted during Spaceworld 2000, we can also find the interesting Banjo-Threeie tech demo. It was not really meant to be a video from a new game, but just a “recycled” footage from previous Rareware games (it contains even some Conker stuff), created to demonstrate the capabilities of the Gamecube.

We can see two situations: Banjo and Kazooie in a canyon (some have suggested that this canyon is the same one from Diddy Kong Racing), chased by enemies from the previous Banjo games. The second situation is set in the disco level of Conker’s Bad Fur Day.

After the purchase of RARE by Microsoft, the third chapter in the saga of Banjo was released for the XBOX 360 and of course the old tech demo for Gamecube has never become a real game.



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26 thoughts on “Banjo Threeie [GameCube Tech Demo]

  1. FullMetalMC

    why is Nuts and Bolts crappy? with the stronger hardware on the Xbox they can make a better game tho I do think Rare shouldve stayed with Nintendo they couldve made a good game for the Wii

  2. Scott50000

    I heard people say the first part with the dancing guys was for another canceled game, Conker’s Other Bad Fur Day.

  3. Fdtyui

    No, the dance scene was just re-used from CBFD to save time. And the Wii would be horrible for BKNB because the 360 has much greater game possibilities.

  4. FullMetalMC

    not saying Nuts and Bolts port on the Wii but a totally different game that would be built ground up just for the Wii

  5. Fdtyui

    I still think that would be horrible, they might kill it with the motion controls, but, eh, that’s just my opinion.

  6. ObviouslyNot

    If anything Nuts and Bolts is blessing, not only finally giving us another installment, but also introducing more people to the franchise. Too be honest I couldn’t imagine Rare using the Wii’s motion controls if it had been released for Wii anyway.

    However, I’m apprehensive about the fact that transformations have been replaced with vehicles. But saying that, Kameo has pleased by need for a Rare-made game with transformations.

  7. Zero7

    “However, I’m apprehensive about the fact that transformations have been replaced with vehicles”

    Nono, everything was replaced by vehicles, nearly all the game is vehicle platforming with race game physics/controls, rare screwed up again. Only good thing is BK coming to VC to introduce fans to the good games.

  8. anon



  9. Nig

    Nintendo should buy Rare back?? hell no, they suck now cos most of the original team left it after they were bought by Microsoft, I hate how they raped good franchises like Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark and I certainlu don’t want that to happen to classics like Donkey Kong, so microsoft can keep their shit games like viva pinata and banjo-kazooie nuts and balls.

  10. docter man rabbiT

    holy shit I am sooooooo angry I got that dumb demo “Banjo Threeie” the back seem so real and I spent $15 stuped dollers on it!

  11. lemurboy12

    Guys, Microsoft has nothing to do with Rare’s downfall. Many of their best developers left. Microsoft just owns the company. That’s it. They don’t have anything to do with why Rare isn’t as good as they used to be. Their games wouldn’t be much different on the Wii.

  12. Will

    Guys, you’re all acting like idiots. The comment above me is completely true, Microsoft just owns Rare, since Rare is a Third-Party Developer. I think Rare’s just shooting out games now to fund in becoming an independent company. I also think Rare will listen to their fans, and put more tradition in the next Banjo-Kazooie game, so stop whining. You’re all acting like Sonicfags, one below average game is released, and suddenly, you’re all bitching.

    Just calm down, lol.

  13. Banjo Kazoooie #1 Fan

    I mean seriously, who wants microsoft stealing the best
    things about banjo kazooie! Now they made a crappy Banjo &

    I would have loved if Rare didn’t change to Microsoft!

    Everything about banjo kazooie is over! Lets have a moment of silence for the past games everybody has deeply loved.

    But I can see that like in the past games Starting With Banjo Kazooie N64 You could fully play inside Gruntilda’s Lair, But in Banjo Tooie you could only go in her lair and stand basically at the entrance, But now in Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts you can’t go inside That really ticks me off!
    I wish that BK Nuts and Bolts was for Wii or DS

  14. kris

    Anon It’s not nintendo’s fault they had to sell rare or else they would have to file bankruptcy and be another sega and nobody wants that. do they?

  15. Kratos

    I’ve never actually tried “Nuts&Bolts” so I can’t say for sure whether the game was horrible or not. However I will say that the idea that the transformations were changed into vehicles bugs me. One of the fun things about the older BK games (imo) was the ability to transform into those strange yet normal animals, mammals, or random objects like washing machines or giant statues…

  16. Pontus G

    Nuts And Bolts sucks dick <.< WHY THE FUCK DID MICROSOFT RUIN IT! Why did Nintendo sell Rare to Microsoft?!

  17. Nikki

    Calm down everyone! I think Banjo-Threeie should be released in 2002 for the Gamecube or maybe they would make a Banjo-Threedeeie for the Nintendo 3DS! That’d be awesome, wouldn’t it?

  18. Voemi

    It’s not ever going to happen I guess.
    Rare is a first party developer for Microsoft and because Kameo, VP and B-K N&B didn’t sell all the well, Microsoft has taken measures and now they have to make Kinect sports.
    Also, many many people have left the company ever since.
    So it’s not completely Microsoft’s fault.
    Though it’s very sad.

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