Banjo-Kazooie is a platform game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 in 1998. The game follows a bear named Banjo and his bird friend Kazooie as they try to stop the evil witch Gruntilda from stealing Banjo’s sister’s beauty. The game features large, open levels that the player can explore, as well as a variety of collectibles to find and challenges to complete. Banjo-Kazooie was well-received and has been followed by several sequels and spin-offs.