With Banjo-Kazooie on the Xbox Live Arcade service in 2008 and Nuts & Bolts released the same year, there was just one title missing out on the updated port treatment to complete the trilogy. Of course, we're referring to Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge Banjo-Pilot Banjo-Tooie.

Announced to exist shortly after BK XBLA was revealed, Tooie XBLA brought about the same changes that Kazooie XBLA did and then some. The framerate was updated, as were the visuals, online Leaderboards were implemented for the multiplayer mode, and Stop N' Swop was finally done the way that it was meant to be. You know, save for the rewards that clearly couldn't have existed on the N64, such as 360 Gamerpics.

And if that wasn't enough, Rare and 4J made sure to drive fans crazy for years to come with the next continuation of Stop N' Swop, creatively titled Stop N' Swop II. While the jury is out regarding its future appearance and whether we'll even see it, Banjo-Tooie is still one of the best platformers around and an appropriate swan song for Rare's previous direction.

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