Banjo Kazooie. Arguably, an enigma of the gaming world. The underdog contender for most ingenious platform title…ever. Whilst it did not enjoy the same degree of commercial success as its spiritual predecessor, Super Mario Bros (1985)- its sheer excellence as an original concept, versatility despite its great deal of accessibility to the masses, and lack of subsequent releases make it, in my opinion, one of the most under-appreciated, yet greatest contributions to the gaming universe to date. Here’s why you should dust off the N64, and hop on this absolute gem.
As far as Retro goes, Mario 3D Land teeters on the edge of acceptance, given it only came to the Nintendo 3DS around 3 years ago. However, this fantastically fun and highly addictive game has to be considered as one of my favourite video games of all time and most definitely my favourite game of the Super Mario franchise.