Banjo Kazooie/Tooie Stop ‘N’ Swop


So, after playing Banjo Kazooie on the N64 back in the day, I thought it was time to play it again via the XBLA. 11 hours later and I have finished it 100%, collecting all of the jiggies and all the notes. Despite this, there are a few items in the game that are inaccessible and have been this way since BKs first release. Although unavailable, you can access the eggs and the Ice Key by typing in certain codes into the sandcastle floor in Treasure Trove Cove. Think of my horror and pain after I typed in all of the codes, collected all of the eggs and key and got nothing for my endeavors.

Flash forward a couple of months and Banjo Tooie is released. Now, if you have got both Banjo Tooie and Banjo Kazooie, fire up Banjo Tooie and get past the first cutscene or so. You know, just play the game and get used to inverted flying that you didn’t get in Banjo Kazooie. Now, go back to your 100% completed BK game and you should find that all of the egg locations have already been unlocked, as is the ice key. No typing in codes for you! Also, because you don’t type in any codes it will save your eggs and ice key. The six eggs can be found:

  • Pink Egg: In Treasure Trove Cove by the sandcastle there should be a sign in the water that says ‘Shark Food Island’. Behind it is a rock that has found its way out of the sea. Climb up the platforms inside and get your egg.
  • Red Egg: Go to Rusty Bucket Bay and climb into the Captain’s cabin. There should be a nice big egg on his bed.
  • Yellow Egg: Click Clock Woods in the Winter is where this egg is at. Head to Nabnuts house and smash the window to get in. It’ll be sitting on his table.
  • Light Blue Egg: In Mad Monster Mansion, head to the cellar and one of the casks should be open for you to walk into. At the end will be your egg.
  • Green Egg: Also in Mad Monster Mansion, this egg will be hovering above the toilet that you once descended into.
  • Blue Egg: Head to Gobi’s Valley and it is in an entrance in the cliff face behind the Sphinx. There is a little switch to press and the coffin will open to reveal the egg.

The Ice Key is inside Wozza’s Cave in Freezeezy Peak (the spellchecker has just gone crazy). Once you have these items, turn off BK and fire up Banjo Tooie. Head to Heggy and he’ll (very slowly) open your eggs for you. You’ll unlock Gamer Pictures, an NXE theme and a new move that smashes Kazooie’s head against the ground. The Ice Key is used to open a big safe inside Gutter Gulch Mine. Once you’ve opened the big safe, head to Wumba’s hut outside Grunty World and hop into the pool. She’ll turn Kazooie into a dragon who plays identically to Kazooie except she now has a fire breath that can be used by holding the B button down whilst standing still.

The eggs and ice key can also be used in Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts to unlock crates for new vehicle parts. I don’t actually have Nuts & Bolts so I can’t be bothered to post about it. Anyways, I have a script to write. Ciou.


~ by robertftaylor on July 16, 2009.

2 Responses to “Banjo Kazooie/Tooie Stop ‘N’ Swop”

  1. I must say, thin guide has greatly helped me out and I commend you good sir or madam.I also thank you.

    • No problem, I noticed that there aren’t many guides on-line regarding the Stop ‘n’ Swop feature and how it is integrated into the Xbox Live Arcade version of Bango Kazooie and Banjo Tooie.

      (And it is ‘good sir’ seeing as you’re asking)

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