|Platform||Game Boy Advance|
|Release Date|| NA: September 15, 2003|
EU: October 24, 2003
Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge is the third installment (second in timeline) in the Banjo-Kazooie series and was released in 2003 for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The game was developed by Rareware, as were the two previous games in the series, and was published by THQ. The game uses an overhead, top down platform design to replicate the 3-D feel of the previous console games in the series but on a smaller scale. It was the first game in the Banjo-Kazooie series to not be released in Japan.
Two months have passed since Gruntilda fell from her tower, putting the events of the game before that of Banjo-Tooie in the timeline, and she is still trapped beneath the boulder. After several weeks of trying to push the boulder off, her loyal henchman Klungo decides that a different plan of action is required, so he builds a Gruntilda-shaped robot, the Mecha-Grunty, into which Gruntilda's spirit transfers. While her real body would still be stuck underground, she could now initiate a scheme of revenge against Banjo and Kazooie at will. Kidnapping Kazooie, she goes back in time two decades with the plan to prevent the bear and bird duo from ever meeting in order to erase her prior defeat from history and restoring her to her previous self.
Springing into action, Mumbo Jumbo uses his own powers to send Banjo back to the same time to put a stop to Gruntilda's evil time-space continuum altering motives. Now, with the help of Bottles' ancestor, Bozzeye, and a young Mumbo Jumbo, Banjo must thwart Gruntilda and rescue his pal Kazooie. He does so, and causes Grunty's spirit to return to her body under the rock, setting the events of Banjo-Tooie into motion.
- Mumbo Jumbo
- Jinjo Oracle
- Honey B.
- Mama Clucker
- The Bleaters
- Captain Blubber
- The Breegulls
- Spiral Mountain
- Cliff Farm
- Breegull Beach
- Bad Magic Bayou
- Spiller's Harbor
- Freezing Furnace
- Grunty's Castle
|North American version||European version|
One of the differences in the game is that the text was shifted over to the left in the North American version. The European version, however, had it all centered.
- Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge was the first Rare game released after being purchased by Microsoft from Nintendo, even though the game was released for a Nintendo game system.
- This is the first game in the Banjo-Kazooie series where Kazooie can't fly.
|Main Games:||Banjo-Kazooie · Banjo-Tooie · Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge ·Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts|
|Ports and Re-releases:||Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge Mobile · Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge Missions · Banjo-Kazooie (XBLA) · Banjo-Tooie (XBLA)|
|Related Games:||Project Dream · Diddy Kong Racing · Diddy Kong Racing DS · Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie · Banjo Karting · Minecraft|