Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Highlander Challenge

It’s time for a new challenge playthrough of Nuts & Bolts! The Alphabet Challenge was a blast, and while the Katamari challenge was decently fun it definitely lacked the same impact. Simply beating this game is relatively easy, so I wanted to do another full 100% playthrough with a more restrictive and cohesive ruleset. Allow me to introduce my plan for this playthrough:

 

  • Goal: Complete the game with 100%: Achieve the T.T. Trophy from every Jiggy Challenge and redeem every Jiggy, complete every Jinjo challenge and redeem every Jinjo token, and collect all notes and all vehicle parts. I wasn’t sure this would be possible due to taxi seat limitations, but I managed to do it!
  • Every custom vehicle I use must not use any part more than once! This includes wheels, wings, and standard building blocks. For example, a 4-wheeled vehicle must use all 4 different types of wheels.
  • Any part with a unique entry in the part list counts as a unique part. Light cube, heavy cube, and super cube are all unique parts.
  • A pair of tow bars may be considered one unit for this challenge.

 

This challenge was a blast!  Some of the more mundane challenges were really difficult in this playthrough, and some of the more difficult challenges were actually much easier than I expected. As with the Alphabet Challenge, I decided to compile some data for easy re-watching; below are tables of every challenge in the game, with the vehicle used, score/time for the successful completion, the threshold for a T.T. Trophy, and timestamped links to the appropriate video.

Nutty Acres Jiggy Challenges
Nutty Acres Jinjo Challenges
LOGBOX 720 Jiggy Challenges
LOGBOX 720 Jinjo Challenges
Banjoland Jiggy Challenges
Banjoland Jinjo Challenges
Jiggosseum Jiggy Challenges
Jiggosseum Jinjo Challenges
Terrarium Jiggy Challenges
Terrarium Jinjo Challenges
Spiral Mountain Jiggy Challenges
Vehicle Tier List

Nutty Acres

This is a really great level.  The map is wide-open which lets me use some rather big vehicles, and it covers a wide range of story progression.  For this playthrough, I collected almost every part I needed before entering Act 2, so I was able to jump right in with some stupid vehicles.  I really enjoy Nutty Acres still, but it has a rather high density of annoying challenges.  Only Act 6 remains in this playthrough!

Jiggy Challenges

 

 

Level Act Challenge name Challenger Vehicle Time/Score T.T. threshhold Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 1 Bangers ‘n’ Dash Klungo L.O.G.’s Choice 0:22.76 0:30.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 2 Great Balls of Fire Humba Helicraptor 1:05.69 1:50.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 2 Coconut Circuits Trophy Thomas Bichael 1:11.24 1:50.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 2 Tick, Tick, Bang! Mumbo L.O.G.’s Choice 0:35.24 0:50.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 3 Grunty’s Loco Coco Grunty Bichael 0:06.39 0:30.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 4 Cheatin’ Witch Trophy Thomas Bichael 1:40.56 1:50.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 4 High Jinks Bottles L.O.G.’s Choice 1:46.71 2:10.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 4 Vac o’ Nuts Klungo L.O.G.’s Choice 1:01.93 2:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 4 Fighting Fit Mr. Fit The Barber 904 750 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 5 Save Our Statue Bottles Trayonnaise 998 800 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 5 Leaky Waterworks Trophy Thomas Trayonnaise 1:48.91 2:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 5 Farmhand of the Year Mr. Fit Helicraptor 4700 2500 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 5 Beat the Fleet Mumbo Blorpion 0:52.58 1:05.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 5 Hard-Boiling Egg Klungo Helicraptor 1:14.64 2:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 5 Old Dog, New Tricks Humba Blorpion 1:33.24 1:45.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 6 Air Coconut Bottles HalfBitch 2:25.65 3:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 6 Freewheel Festival Trophy Thomas Hurty Gurney 1551 1500 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 6 Riverbed Head-to-Head Klungo Bichael 1:53.02 2:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 6 Nuts to Go Humba L.O.G.’s Choice 0:57.54 1:10.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 6 Makin’ Waves Mr. Fit Boart 1:17.46 1:30.00 Twitch link Youtube video

Jinjo Challenges

 

Level Act Challenge Jinjo color Vehicle Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 1 Jinjo Speed Red Bichael Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 1 Jinjo Fetch Green Helicraptor Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 2 Jinjo Taxi Purple L.O.G.’s Choice Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 2 Jinjo Race Green Bichael Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 2 Jinjo Combat Blue Splatula Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 3 Jinjo Hurling Red CentriF Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 3 Jinjo Fetch Yellow Helicraptor Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 4 Jinjo Taxi Blue L.O.G.’s Choice Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 4 Jinjo Hurling Orange CentriV Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 5 Jinjo Speed Purple Boart Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 5 Jinjo Combat Yellow Splatula Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 5 Jinjo Race Orange Boart Twitch link Youtube video
Nutty Acres 6 Jinjo Hurling Orange Mighty Foot Twitch link Youtube video

LOGBOX 720

This is a rough level; it is very vertical but has low ceilings.  Navigating with a car is tiresome, but trying to fly is difficult.  So far, the first 5 acts have been really entertaining but act 6 is presenting some issues!  I might need to postpone some of those challenges until I have access to super wheels to make a “proper” car.

Level Act Challenge name Challenger Vehicle Time/Score T.T. threshhold Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 1 Dodgy Connection Klungo Helicraptor 0:29.48 0:50.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 1 Workers Wipe Out Pikelet SurrendAir 0:50.31 1:10.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 2 Dumb and Dimmer Bottles L.O.G.’s Choice 0:45.92 1:10.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 2 Chips Away Humba L.O.G.’s Choice 1:33.70 1:45.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 3 Flush the Floater Grunty Boart 0:37.12 1:10.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 4 Chip Chop Jolly Helicraptor 1:31.47 1:40.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 4 You Little Squirt Mumbo L.O.G.’s Choice 1:05.32 1:55.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 4 Make the Weight Bottles Trayonnaise 1:23.32 1:40.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 4 Gunge-a-Sponge Klungo Helicraptor 0:26.72 1:30.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 4 Red Bear Racing Humba SurrendAir 1:36.96 1:40:00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 5 Unstable Hardware Humba L.O.G.’s Choice 1:29.37 1:45.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 5 System Update Required Bottles L.O.G.’s Choice 1:21.27 2:20.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 6 A Sight for Poor Eyes Pikelet L.O.G.’s Choice 1:26.68 1:45.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 6 Lap Happy Humba Car? 1:30.14 1:35.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 6 Bug Ridden Jolly Hurty Gurney 1:26.05 1:45.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 6 Critics Say No Mumbo Trayonnaise 1:25.18 1:40.00 Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 6 Glubber Hubbub Bottles Trayonnaise 1:30.24 2:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video

Level Act Challenge Jinjo color Vehicle Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 1 Jinjo Fetch Blue Helicraptor Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 1 Jinjo Speed Orange Bichael Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 2 Jinjo Combat Orange Splatula Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 2 Jinjo Taxi Green L.O.G.’s Choice Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 3 Jinjo Combat Yellow Splatula Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 3 Jinjo Speed Green Splatula Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 4 Jinjo Race Purple Bichael Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 4 Jinjo Taxi Blue L.O.G.’s Choice Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 4 Jinjo Hurling Red CentriV Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 5 Jinjo Race Red Bichael Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 5 Jinjo Combat Green Splatula Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 6 Jinjo Race Red Bichael Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 6 Jinjo Fetch Yellow Trayonnaise Twitch link Youtube video
LOGBOX 720 6 Jinjo Hurling Purple CentriV Twitch link Youtube video

Banjoland

Banjoland is an exceptional stage.  There are some really unique challenges here, and lots of space for me to maneuver unwieldy vehicles!  I used to really dislike many of these challenges, but I have grown to like them quite a lot.  This stage went pretty well in this challenge, with some new vehicles really establishing themselves as contenders!

Jiggy Challenges

 

Level Act Challenge name Challenger Vehicle Time/Score T.T. threshhold Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 1 You’ll Go Blind, You Clanker Captain Blubber Helicraptor 1:07:81 1:10.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 1 Ice to See You Bottles L.O.G.’s Choice 0:43.62 1:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 1 Park Prix 1 Klungo Bichael 1:35.63 1:50.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 2 The Referee’s An Aardvark Mr. Fit Soccertron 10 10 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 2 Wasting Away Boggy Helicraptor 0:51.21 1:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 3 Clock Off! Bottles L.O.G.’s Choice 1:58.93 2:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 3 Get Protected Mr. Fit SurrendAir 1:17.96 1:30.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 3 Water Way to Go Klungo Boart 1:24.35 1:50.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 4 Spring Break! Grunty HalfBitch 0:19.48 0:40.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 5 Canned and Panned Bottles Trayonnaise 10 10 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 5 Checkpoint Charlies Mr. Fit L.O.G.’s Choice 1:11.01 1:15.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 5 Land, Sea, Not Air Klungo L.O.G.’s Choice 1:24.63 1:30.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 6 Eggcellent Racing Klungo L.O.G.’s Choice 1:57.53 2:05:00 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 6 Home Improvements: Igloo Edition Boggy Blorpion 0:48.12 1:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 6 Baa For the Course Mr. Fit Soccertron 3 4 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 6 Mumbo’s Stunt Spectacular Mumbo L.O.G.’s Choice 2:38.67 2:45.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 6 Mad Monster Mix Up Bottles HalfBitch 1:44.52 2:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 6 Even Older Dog, Newer Tricks Captain Blubber HalfBitch 0:38.95 1:30.00 Twitch link Youtube video

Jinjo Challenges

 

Level Act Challenge Jinjo color Vehicle Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 1 Jinjo Combat Blue Splatula Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 1 Jinjo Speed Orange Boart Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 2 Jinjo Taxi Purple L.O.G.’s Choice Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 2 Jinjo Speed Red Boart Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 2 Jinjo Hurling Orange CentriV Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 3 Jinjo Race Blue Bichael Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 3 Jinjo Combat Green Splatula Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 3 Jinjo Taxi Yellow L.O.G.’s Choice Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 4 Jinjo Race Red Boart Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 4 Jinjo Fetch Green Trayonnaise Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 5 Jinjo Taxi Blue L.O.G.’s Choice Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 5 Jinjo Speed Yellow Mighty Foot Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 5 Jinjo Fetch Orange Soccertron Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 6 Jinjo Hurling Yellow Mighty Foot Twitch link Youtube video
Banjoland 6 Jinjo Fetch Purple Trayonnaise Twitch link Youtube video

Jiggosseum

This is, without a doubt, the best stage in the game.  I can’t say enough good things about the challenge design of this level.  Absolutely fantastic.  Wide-open space plus several non-race challenges means I am able to be as creative as possible with some of my solutions.  Some of the solutions in this challenge were pretty intense!  I’m really impressed by how well some of these “vehicles” performed.

Jiggy Challenges

 

Level Act Challenge name Challenger Vehicle Time/Score T.T. threshhold Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 1 Fat Blokes in Nappies Pikelet Cartastrophe 0:33.41 1:10.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 1 Unhappy Landings Mr. Fit Mighty Foot 1299 500 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 2 Burnin’ Rubber Trophy Thomas pfc 3:06.41 3:10.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 2 Half-Time Snacks Bottles L.O.G.’s Choice 1:19.69 1:30.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 2 Tumblin’ Domies Boggy HalfBitch 41 40 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 3 World’s Strongest Bear Captain Blubber Helicraptor 1:30.64 2:10.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 3 Heavy Balls and Hairy Pits Bottles Soccertron 1471 500 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 3 A Load of Blocks Trophy Thomas Car? 2:11.73 2:25.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 3 Brown Bears Can’t Jump Mr. Fit I made this 11 5 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 4 Who Left the Tap On? Grunty HalfBitch 10 8 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 5 9-Ball Nightmare Grunty Bichael 9 7 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 6 No Holds Beared Pikelet Soccertron 0:53.51 1:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 6 Up the Oche Boggy pfc 375 300 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 6 Smashin’ Time Bottles Blorpion 86 75 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 6 Bear in a Ball Trophy Thomas L.O.G.’s Choice 2:28.44 3:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 6 The Jiggosseum Torch Captain Blubber L.O.G.’s Choice 1:12.94 1:35.00 Twitch link Youtube video

Jinjo Challenges

 

Level Act Challenge Jinjo color Vehicle Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 1 Jinjo Taxi Purple L.O.G.’s Choice Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 1 Jinjo Race Red Bichael Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 2 Jinjo Combat Red Cartastrophe Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 2 Jinjo Speed Blue pfc Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 2 Jinjo Hurling Orange Mighty Foot Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 3 Jinjo Combat Green Cartastrophe Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 3 Jinjo Taxi Yellow L.O.G.’s Choice Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 4 Jinjo Race Purple Blorpion Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 4 Jinjo Fetch Orange Trayonnaise Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 5 Jinjo Combat Blue Cartastrophe Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 5 Jinjo Speed Green Boart Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 5 Jinjo Hurling Purple CentriV Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 6 Jinjo Fetch Green Trayonnaise Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 6 Jinjo Speed Yellow Mighty Foot Twitch link Youtube video
Jiggosseum 6 Jinjo Hurling Blue Boring Twitch link Youtube video

Terrarium of Terror

This level presented the most opportunity for unwinnable challenges, notably the Taxi of Terror in act 2.  Since I could only use two seats, it required 3 round trips to deliver everybody.  Somehow I was able to win the trophy in this and all of the other challenges!  Terrarium was by far my least favorite level when I first played, but I’m growing to really like some of these challenges as I play it more.

Jiggy Challenges

 

Level Act Challenge name Challenger Vehicle Time/Score T.T. threshhold Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 1 Bear’s Eye View Humba L.O.G.’s Choice 0:27.39 1:40.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 1 Need for Seed Klungo HalfBitch 0:26.92 1:30.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 2 Flashy Fly-Off Captain Blubber HalfBitch 1:36.46 1:50.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 2 Berry Ripe Indeed Klungo Soccertron 1:06.25 1:15.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 2 The Saucer of Peril Returns Boggy L.O.G.’s Choice 447 425 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 2 Great Balls of Gas Boggy Trayonnaise 0:42.39 1:10.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 2 Intergalactic Binman Humba Cartastrophe 0:38.43 0:45.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 2 Germ Warfare Pikelet L.O.G.’s Choice 1:09:55 1:40.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 2 Taxi of Terror Jolly SurrendAir 2:13.10 2:15.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 3 Family Misfortune Boggy HalfBitch 1:24.25 1:40.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 3 Hovering Harvest Klungo Helicraptor 1:24.42 1:45.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 3 Time for a Cuppa Jolly L.O.G.’s Choice 1:50.44 2:30.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 3 Super Sally Captain Blubber L.O.G.’s Choice 1:10.34 1:20.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 3 Flower Power Shower Pikelet Helicraptor 0:58.46 1:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 4 Space Bandits Ahoy! Captain Blubber Helicraptor 1:03.97 1:30.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 4 To Boldly Go… Anywhere Pikelet HalfBitch 1:45.52 2:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 4 No-Armed Bandits Humba L.O.G.’s Choice 0:51.51 1:15:00 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 4 Uranus Mud Monsters Klungo Soccertron 16 15 Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 5 Unpleasant Fat Oaf Grunty HalfBitch 0:22.36 0:30.00 Twitch link Youtube video

Jinjo Challenges

 

Level Act Challenge Jinjo color Vehicle Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 1 Jinjo Combat Blue Splatula Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 1 Jinjo Speed Blue Boart Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 2 Jinjo Race Red Boart Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 2 Jinjo Taxi Green L.O.G.’s Choice Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 3 Jinjo Race Orange Bichael Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 3 Jinjo Fetch Red Trayonnaise Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 3 Jinjo Hurling Orange Mighty Foot Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 4 Jinjo Fetch Yellow HalfBitch Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 4 Jinjo Taxi Purple L.O.G.’s Choice Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 4 Jinjo Race Red Bichael Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 5 Jinjo Hurling Purple Mighty Foot Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 5 Jinjo Taxi Yellow L.O.G.’s Choice Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 5 Jinjo Combat Green Cartastrophe Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 5 Jinjo Fetch Purple Trayonnaise Twitch link Youtube video
Terrarium of Terror 5 Jinjo Speed Yellow Boring Twitch link Youtube video

Spiral Mountain

These two challenges are always really rough, and it was no exception here.  I had substantial difficulty with the L.O.G. challenge, but defeating Grunty was the real battle here.  I barely was able to squeak out a victory.

Note: Spiral Mountain Act 1 is technically the intro cutscene with Fat Banjo

Jiggy Challenges

 

Level Act Challenge name Challenger Vehicle Time/Score T.T. threshhold Twitch link Youtube video
Spiral Mountain 2 Six of the Best L.O.G. Boring 2:05.10 2:15.00 Twitch link Youtube video
Spiral Mountain 2 Spiral Mountain Showdown Grunty Death bus 3:44.52 4:00.00 Twitch link Youtube video