Banjo-Kazooie Fans Admit Xbox Port Is The Best Version To Date

As we mentioned recently, Banjo-Kazooie made its debut on Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo Switch Online service in January, but there's a big difference compared to Xbox - the NSO version is the (mostly) unaltered N64 original.

The Xbox version, on the other hand, is the Xbox Live Arcade port from back in 2008, which added features such as widescreen support, achievements and many quality of life improvements โ€” and of course, there was also the 4K enhancement for Xbox One X that was implemented in 2019.

Late last week, a viral Twitter discussion about this conjured up a very one-sided debate, with Xbox coming out on top (although it also resulted in a lot of unnecessary bickering). Ultimately, the general feeling is that while it's nice to have Banjo on a Nintendo platform again, the Xbox version is undoubtedly the best version on any platform.

Of course, this doesn't come as much surprise. Nintendo has openly admitted that the N64 games being added to Nintendo Switch Online are just that โ€” Nintendo 64 games โ€” and so it was never going to compete with the Xbox port.

At the end of the day, you're still going to have a great time with Banjo-Kazooie no matter what console you play it on, but if you're new to the game and looking for the best possible experience, Xbox is arguably the way to go.

What are thoughts? Is Banjo best on Xbox? Let us know down in the comments section below.