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Also known as: Banjo to Kazooie no Daibouken 2 (JP)
Developers: Rare (N64), 4J Studios (360)
Publishers: Nintendo (N64), Microsoft Game Studios (360)
Platforms: Nintendo 64, Xbox 360
Released internationally: April 29, 2009 (360)
Released in JP: November 27, 2000
Released in US: November 20, 2000
Released in EU: April 12, 2001
Released in AU: 2000

AnimationsIcon.png This game has unused animations.
AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
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EnemyIcon.png This game has unused enemies.
ObjectIcon.png This game has unused objects.
MinigameIcon.png This game has unused modes / minigames.
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MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
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PiracyIcon.png This game has anti-piracy features.

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Banjo-Tooie is the direct sequel to the popular Banjo-Kazooie, in which the bear and bird have a bone to pick with the newly-skeletal Gruntilda, who escaped from her grave and rudely interrupted their game night (and probably also because she killed Bottles and threatens to destroy the Isle o' Hags).


Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info
Unused Text
Version Differences
Japan and the Xbox 360 saw a few changes...

Unused Graphics

Truck Health


This icon is used for the Truck whenever a health display is forced on-screen (for example, if a player hacks the Truck into Old King Coal's fight). It's a grey silhouette of an unknown object with a question mark in it. Since the truck cannot get hurt, it has no regular health display. According to the game's designer Gregg Mayles, this icon was likely a placeholder for characters that didn't have a dialogue icon.

Honey B's Chest


The texture used for Honey B's chest. She wears a yellow top which covers up most of her breasts, so half of this texture is never actually seen in-game.


An unused icon for a yellow skull. Red and green skulls were added in the XBLA version but are still unused.

BanjoTooie-Flower.png BanjoTooie-yellowskull.pngBanjoTooie-redskull.pngBanjoTooie-greenskull.png

Game Box


The texture for the right side of the Banjo-Tooie box in the menu can't be seen in-game due to the camera angle.

Unused Models

Muscular Jinjo


A huge, musclebound Jinjo with fangs. Possibly an early Minjo design, scrapped for looking too different from Jinjos, making it too obvious at a glance that it's a Minjo.

Unused Objects

Using the GameShark code 81093486 ???? in the US verison, the player can spawn these objects in-game.

(Source: retroben)

Falling Leaves


Value: 0204

Falling leaves that were used in the autumn section of Click Clock Wood in Banjo-Kazooie.

Torch Enemy


Value: 02AE

An angry torch that doesn't do anything. Some concept art reveals that it was intended to appear in the flooded caves in Glitter Gulch Mine. It would've lit up dark areas and chase the player whenever they're nearby.

Rare Crate


Value: 03BC

A metal version of the wooden Rare crates seen in Grunty Industries. Unlike the wooden crates, this can only be destroyed with Grenade Eggs or a Clockwork Kazooie.

Unused Animations

The dance Banjo does when he collects all jiggies in a level in Banjo-Kazooie exists as a leftover. However, the player maintains control of Banjo when collecting jiggies, so the animation is never seen.

Bottles' Revenge

A dummied-out game mode which allows Player 2 to antagonize Player 1, which can be re-enabled with a GameShark code.

Version Code Version Code
80130402 0001
8008B4D1 0002
80130172 0001
8008B4D1 0002
801255C2 0001
80080881 0002
8012B3F2 0001
800810C1 0002

When the player starts a new file, they will get an additional cutscene where Bottles' spirit turns evil. Player 2 can now use Devil Bottles to take control of the baddies and try to hinder Banjo's progress. However, Devil Bottles is not available in boss battles, and will disappear when Banjo enters a boss room. The rest of the game's story remains unchanged when in this mode.

In this mode, the first player plays the game as normal. When Banjo is near an enemy, Devil Bottles will hover over it and player 2 can control it and make it attack by pressing B. If multiple enemies are nearby, player 2 can press R to switch between them. Additionally, a radar will appear at the bottom right corner of the screen.

During the Tower of Tragedy Quiz, player 2 will be able to control Mingella or Blobbelda at will, similar to the multiplayer version available from the replay menu.

The mode is quite functional, but there are still unimplemented features that caused the mode's dummying out. The two players were to switch positions upon the baddies landing a kill, so successfully thwarting player 1 would allow player 2 to take a turn as Banjo. Boss battles were also intended to be playable, with Old King Coal being the only known attempt, but it was found that putting a human in control of a boss was too difficult to win against, ruining the patterns that boss fights are predicated upon. Also, using it in replay mode makes the game think it's in story mode.

(Source: Ice Mario, SubDrag (Rare Witch Project), Rare(ware) (YT))

Unused Audio

Banjo-Kazooie Leftovers

Various songs and sounds from Banjo-Kazooie are still present, but are never heard in the sequel.

Game Over

The last four seconds of the Game Over theme cannot be heard in-game, as the game fades out to the title screen (complete with Grunty's laughter being imposed over the music) before the final segment can play. It's not too substantial a loss, as the full version is audible in the Banjo-Kazooie "Game Over" screen.

Note Door

The fanfare played for opening a Note Door and collecting the final Jiggy of a world. Banjo-Tooie not only has no Note Doors, but nothing special happens upon getting the last of a world's Jiggys.

Jinjo Fanfare

The fanfare used in Banjo-Kazooie when the player collected all five Jinjos in a world. In Banjo-Tooie nothing special happens when a player collects all five Jinjos in a world, and no special fanfare plays when a complete Jinjo family is collected.

Extra Life

Rare did away with extra lives for this game, leaving this sound unused.


Two voice clips that were spoken by the termites in Mumbo's Mountain in Banjo-Kazooie. Mr. Fit uses the "hut" and "two" voice clips, but the voice clips for "three" and "four" go unused.

Unused Areas

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: The only known emulator that these codes will work in is Project64 1.6. Find a way to load these areas on other emulators and real hardware.

Unused Jinjo House


Banjtooie GJinjoHouseRender.png


81127640 0149

Present among the nine Jinjo houses in Jinjo Village is an unused tenth Jinjo house which has the tag "SHOULDN'T BE HERE". The spots on the wall randomly alternate between purple and brown. The entrance also lacks a loading zone, so you can't exit the house. The exact purpose of this map is unknown.

To access the next three maps in the US version, use the following GameShark code and replace "????" with the respective map's value.

8101E006 ????
8101E012 0000
8101BBB8 0800
8101BBBA 7800
8101E000 A08E
8101E002 FFFF
8101E004 201B
8101E008 3C01
8101E00A 8013
8101E00C AC3B
8101E00E 8608
8101E010 201B
8101E014 AC3B
8101E016 860E
8101E018 1CC0
8101E01A F6E3
8101E01C 0000
8101E01E 0000
8101E020 03E0
8101E022 0008

Cave Of Horrors Doors


Value: 1D49

A small area that contains a copy of the Cave of Horrors doors in Witchyworld.

Empty Square Room


Value: 1D56

A large, empty square room with a very glitchy ceiling texture. It may have been intended for Jolly Roger's Lagoon since it's grouped with the rest of the maps for that level.

Empty Map

Value: 1D97

A completely empty map. Trying to access it just displays a black screen.

(Source: Runehero123 & Coolboyman)

Unused Pipe



81127640 0184
80127643 0000

An unused pipe that appears to be an early, unfinished version of the toxic waste pipe that leads to Jolly Roger's Bay. It lacks textures on some parts and uses the opening cutscene song.

(Source: Coolboyman)

Hidden Level Geometry

Near the power hut in Glitter Gulch Mine is some out of bounds level geometry.

(Source: Ferrox)

The oven in the prospector's hut in Glitter Gulch Mine has the insides modeled but since it can't be opened, the insides can't be seen.

(Source: Shesez)

Banjo Tooie Banjos House.png
The model for Banjo's House contains two versions of the house. One is used extensively during the intro cutscene, while the other is a largely unseen copy of the house more-or-less as it looked during Banjo-Kazooie. There are subtle differences in the Banjo-Tooie version of the house, including a new diamond-pattern and blue-and-pink-stripe wallpaper instead of the original game's yellow flower pattern, a dark wood ceiling, dark skirting board, and a bookshelf removed to make space for an extra couch and floor lamp. Although the Banjo-Kazooie version of the house is mostly unused, it does appear very briefly during the first-person view of Banjo looking at his cards, so the wallpaper behind the photo of Banjo & Kazooie appears to lose its blue-and-pink stripe and switch to its original flower pattern for this one shot. The Banjo-Kazooie copy of the house has three low-poly spheres floating in it, as described in the Cutscene Oddities section - these are part of the map model rather than objects/actors.

(Source: Banjeoin)



The opening cutscene has a few odd things which are never visible on-screen at any point.

At the very beginning, there's a second, completely untextured model of Klungo. After the camera starts panning down, it moves towards the boulder briefly before disappearing. It's likely that at one point, the opening cutscene was going to show Klungo walking up to the boulder.

(Source: Shesez)

In the scene where Banjo looks at his cards, three white low-poly spheres can be found offscreen. It's unknown what these were for.

(Source: Shesez)

Inside Banjo's house during the opening cutscene is an unseen opaque window texture on the ground.

(Source: Ferrox)

Internal Filename Oddities

  • The animations of Banjo and Kazooie firing eggs forwards and backwards is internally named egg head and egg ass respectively. The same goes for the animations of Kazooie firing eggs alone.
  • The internal filename for the Hoop Hurry mini-game is hoop swoop which was likely an earlier name.
  • The Clockwork Kazooie is internally known as babykaz (Baby Kazooie).
(Source: Ferrox)

Unused Warp

The metal pipe in the icy side of Hailfire Peaks contains a second warp zone at the end of the pipe which can't be accessed normally since there's no way around the first warp zone.

Crash Debugger

Banjo-Tooie has a very detailed and complete crash debugger. Everything is drawn by the CPU directly to the framebuffer as the device is assumed to be in an unstable state.

How to Enable

Enter the following combination on your controller during the intro screen to enable the crash screen:

C-Left D-Up B C-Right A B Z

Then hit the START button as usual, when the camera has panned down far enough. If it worked, a "ding" sound effect will play when you reach file select, and the handler will now show up when the game crashes. The game will automatically cycle through all screens until the console is reset.

Crash Info


After the game crashes, it'll print a single line at the top of the screen indicating the type of crash. It'll also display the last two frames leading up to the crash.

Call Stack


This screen lists the hierarchy of function calls that occurred leading up to a crash. Functions in static memory are labeled as 'core' in the leftmost column, but this screen can also show the names of DLLs if the crash occurred during a DLL function call.

  • Some form of queue/thread information. e.g. 80079010 is pointed to by the JOY threads queue.
  • Entry point into the module.
  • Location in memory. (Can be replaced with func*)
  • End of module in memory.

Current CPU State


The CPU Status portion of the Crash Debugger provides very basic information on the state of the CPU during the time when an error was detected.

  • It provides all GPR and FPR, as well as the current thread, cause, status, and FPU status.
  • The Status register (sr) shows the player the current interrupt masks as well.

Thread Status


The thread status portion of the debugger gives a lot of useful information about the currently running threads, what is able to be run, what has stopped, and what is waiting to be run. It also details the threads current PC, where their stack frames are located, if they have a queue, and their priorities.

Here we can see the 10 threads that run Banjo Tooie:

  • VI, (Video Interface) Controls the main video output of the system.
  • IDLE, The idle thread that the system waits in when no higher priority thread is runnable.
  • TIDY, Assumed to be the game's memory management system. Killing it causes the game to no longer function.
  • CIC-6105, Security features to prevent duplication.
  • AUDIO, Controls producing all ALists (Audio lists) and preparing samples for the RSP.
  • SCHEDULER, Manages Audio/Graphics command list generation and processing.
  • MAIN, Control's the game's main logic, such as interpreting controller inputs, detecting collision, and AI.
  • JOY, Reads joystick data from PIF.
  • MOTOR, Controls the Rumble Pak if any are plugged in.
  • CRASH, The crash handler thread, which must be started in order to display this screen upon crashing.

Build Info

The crash handler displays a build time and date in the upper right corner.

Version Text
USA Build: 13:19 23/09/00
Australia Build: 14:42 25/10/00
Japan Build: 13:36 27/10/00
Europe Build: 15:24 01/12/00
(Source: Jombo23, Authentic, and Wedarobi)


Present in the Nintendo 64 version of the game are two anti-piracy checks:

  • When the game is powered on, it'll check for the correct save type. Banjo-Tooie uses a 2 kilobyte EEPROM, but if the save type is incorrect or there's no save chip at all in the cartridge, the game will act as if no controller is plugged in. The game will display the "NO CONTROLLER" message and won't respond to any button inputs.
  • Additionally, the game also checks for the correct CIC lockout chip, much like Jet Force Gemini. NTSC copies check for a CIC-NUS-6105 and PAL copies check for a CIC-NUS-7105. This check is done by using the challenge-response feature of the 6105/7105. Unlike Jet Force Gemini, Banjo-Tooie has 268 checks that happen throughout the game. The responses from the CIC are used to decrypt various game assets and if any of the checks fail, the game won't be able to decrypt the data and will simply freeze.
(Source: Original TCRF research)