- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
- Offline: 12 (200)
- Online: 0 (0)
- Approximate amount of time to 200: 10-20 (see ”Endgame” for details)
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No! See ”Cheats” for details
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed: None
Banjo-Tooie is the sequel Banjo Kazooie (BK). This does mean that you get the most out of the game and will have an easier playthrough if you've played the first game, but it's by no means necessary to have played it to enjoy Banjo-Tooie. Story recap? There's a witch. Go kill her. But since this is a direct sequel you will start the game with the full move set from BK, meaning you will have a lot of different attacks and skills from the very beginning. So if you haven't played BK, make sure to visit all the molehills in the first area of the game to learn what moves you already have.
During the game you will come across ”Cheato pages”. By collecting these and bringing them to Cheato in Spiral Mountain you can unlock cheats, which you can then enter and activate in a chamber in the Mayahem Temple stage. The cheats you unlock by doing this will NOT disable achievements or anything else. However, you can also enter these cheats without collecting pages to unlock them. To do this you have to enter ”CHEATO” followed by the cheat spelled backwards (i.e CHEATOSREHTAF for Feathers). Doing this will not disable achievements, but it will disable saving and leaderboards, meaning anything you do after entering the cheat will not be saved.
The achievements in this game are a lot like the achievements from BK, a lot of them are unlocked by performing special tasks on the correct stage, such as beating the boss in Glitter Gulch Mine. The best way to go about the achievements is to just play the game and unlock all stages. The guide tells you exactly which achievement that can be unlocked at which stage.
The final boss of Banjo-Tooie requires 70(!) Jiggys to reach. This means that you can 1.) Spend countless hours on collecting Jiggys or 2.) cheat. This is my mini-guide for beating the game with cheats.
You should not start cheating too early, since you will still need Moves and Notes to buy the Moves. I recommend starting with this around Hailfire Peaks at earliest.
Go to Mayahem Temple and enter the following cheats: (begin every cheat with ”CHEATO”)
- All worlds unlocked
- Infinite feathers and eggs
- Homing eggs
- Life recovery
Name: Shack Pack
Stage: Hailfire Peaks
Cost: 640 notes
Name: Claw Clamber Boots
Stage: Grunty Industries (Floor 1)
Cost: 505 notes
Now proceed to the final area of the game and beat the easy last boss (using cheats).
If you realize you have forgotten to get some of the achievements you can use the codes written above to quickly reach any stage in the game and get it. Just remember, you can't save your game after a cheat has been activated.
[x360a would like to thank xFortyseven for this road map]