Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Weekly Special: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts for Xbox 360

Two Xbox 360 games in a row now for the weekly special at Play Asia. Lucky you, Xbox fans! This week it's that famous platforming duo in their latest adventure, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Available for the super low price of just $11.90! That's a $23 reduction, and if passing high school maths is any indication, I calculate that to be around a 65% saving off the regular price! As always, I recommend you read the whole post before running off to purchase the game.

First thing you need to know is that the this version of the game is the Asian version and while many languages are supported (English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese), the game is NOT region free. I find it strange that they would have such a large selection of languages but region lock the game. A shame really. So, the game only works on NTSC-J systems and all you NTSC-U/C and Pal Xbox 360 owners are out of luck this week. Anyway, if you have an NTSC-J system, stocks are limited and only one copy per customer. Get in quick and don't miss out on this great bargain!!

"Famed game developer Rare Ltd. is reviving one of its most beloved and successful franchises exclusively on Xbox 360® with the third installment of the Banjo-Kazooie series. Banjo-Kazooie®: Nuts & Bolts® embraces new and old fans alike, as the famous bear and bird duo return in stunning high definition for an unique adventure of epic proportions. The Lord of the Games (aka LOG) is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty) over the years, and has arranged a showdown to decide the rightful owner of Spiral Mountain. Claiming to have created every video game ever made, LOG has built the game worlds in which the contest’s challenges take place. Banjo must complete LOG’s challenges to win, while Grunty tries to stop him using every method her devious mind can muster.

Throughout your adventure, create your own abilities by building vehicles for Banjo to pilot over land, water, and air. Vehicle parts, which range from simple devices such as engines and wheels to more unusual equipment such as springs and egg guns, are earned and collected throughout the game. Use your imagination to combine parts in any order to create whatever vehicle you choose. LOG's challenges have one goal, but your choice of vehicle and tactics will determine how you get there. By exploring worlds and solving puzzles, you will be rewarded with more advanced and diverse vehicle parts in your quest to defeat Grunty once and for all.

With the power of Xbox 360® and Xbox LIVE®, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts brings an entirely new experience to the console and takes the franchise to a whole new level of enjoyment. High-definition graphics, user-created content, and online gameplay are just three of the many advances people of all ages and skill levels will discover as they embark on their adventure."

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