Banjo Kazooie Nintendo 64 game cartridge Banjo-Kazooie is a platform and action-adventure video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo as the inaugural game in the Banjo-Kazooie series. The game is set in the fictional location of Spiral Mountain where a bear named Banjo and a bird named Kazooie live. Gruntilda the witch kidnaps Banjo’s sister, Tooty, to steal her beauty via a transformation device. Banjo and Kazooie set out on a dangerous adventure to rescue Tooty. Banjo-Kazooie was initially developed as Project Dream and descended from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Banjo-Kazooie was a critical and commercial success, and went on to become one of the best-selling games for the Nintendo 64.