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Looking Back At Banjo-Kazooie | All Things Nintendo

by Brian Shea on Jan 21, 2022 at 03:00 PM

It's a slow week in the world of Nintendo, so we're taking the opportunity to stop and smell the honeycombs. This episode, we're using Banjo-Kazooie coming to the Switch Online Expansion Pack as our excuse to talk about everyone's favorite 64-bit bear-and-bird adventure. Joining Brian this week is Game Informer web designer and programmer Kristin Williams!

If you'd like to follow the people from this episode on Twitter, hit the following links: Brian Shea (@brianpshea), Kristin Williams (@kistasaurus)

The All Things Nintendo podcast is a weekly show where we can celebrate, discuss, and break down all the latest games, news, and announcements from the industry's most recognizable name. Each week, Brian is joined by different guests to talk about what's happening in the world of Nintendo. Along the way, they'll share personal stories, uncover hidden gems in the eShop, and even look back on the classics we all grew up with. A new episode hits every Friday!

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00:00:00 – Introduction
00:00:49 – First Nintendo Game/Favorite Nintendo Game
00:05:52 – Kristin's Work Behind-the-Scenes at 
Game Informer
00:10:56 – Spoiler-Free Warning About Pokémon Legends: Arceus Leaks
00:13:35 – New Eevee Skateboard Collaboration
00:15:12 – Dying Light 2 Delayed on Switch
00:16:46 – Banjo-Kazooie Now Available on Nintendo Switch Online
00:19:07 – Looking Back at Banjo-Kazooie
00:58:01 – Definitive Ranking: Platforming Mascots
01:01:00 – Who Is More Recognizable Today: Pikachu or Mario?
01:03:29 – eShop Gem of the Week: Untitled Goose Game

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For more Game Informer podcasts, be sure to check out The Game Informer Show, which covers the weekly happenings of the video game industry, and Video Gameography with host Ben Reeves, which explores the history of video games – one series at a time!

Products In This Article

Pokémon Legends: Arceuscover

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Release Date:
Dying Light 2 Stay Humancover

Dying Light 2 Stay Human

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:
February 4, 2022 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), 
TBA (Switch)


PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Wii U, PC
Release Date:
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Laircover

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:
Untitled Goose Gamecover

Untitled Goose Game

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac
Release Date:
September 20, 2019 (Switch, PC, Mac), 
December 17, 2019 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Kristin Williams contributed to this article.