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NXpress Nintendo Podcast 268: Banjo-Kazooie Extravaganza + The Artful Escape Switch Review

This week on NXpress, we review Banjo-Kazooie on Switch to celebrate the return of one of everyone’s favorite bear and bird to the Big N.



Banjo-Kazooie Switch

Banjo-Kazooie Switch Discussion

This week on the NXpress Nintendo PodcastCameron DaxonMarc Kaliroff, and Campbell Gill discuss a topic quite absurd, the adventure of a bear and bird! That’s right, folks, it’s time for the gang to go all-out on their reactions to the recent addition of Banjo-Kazooie to the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. This 1998 3D platforming classic holds a special place in gaming history as one of the pinnacles of its genre, a masterpiece that perfected the exploratory platformer formula through an adventure brimming with charming rhymes, silly characters, and secrets around every corner! The boys celebrate the game with a wide-ranging discussion, sharing Campbell’s impressions as a first-time player, Cameron’s experienced reminiscences, and Marc’s enthusiasm for the game (even if he may be a fake fan).

Cameron and Campbell take a break from all the rarified excitement to chill out with the playable drug trip that is The Artful Escape. Maybe it doesn’t have the most involved gameplay around, but this latest cinematic romp from Annapurna Interactive succeeds in delivering a stunning package of audiovisual splendor, telling a psychedelic tale of musical self-discovery. Fans of David Bowie and Pink Floyd will find plenty to love in this glam rock experience!

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LFXIV – NXpress Intro

00:50 – Main Event: Banjo-Kazooie Switch Discussion
“Spiral Mountain” – Banjo-Kazooie
52:30 – Indie Spotlight: The Artful Escape

“Treasure Trove Cove” – Banjo-Kazooie

The NXpress is a weekly podcast hosted at in which we discuss all things Nintendo. We stay clear from in-depth game strategies and keep things light. There’s plenty of nostalgia and feedback that will resonate with vintage game collectors; meanwhile modern games are sprinkled in and each week our show revolves around a central theme.