In 2022, EGX hosted a special panel to celebrate 25 years since the release of RARE’s GoldenEye 007 on Nintendo 64. This year, a special panel was held to celebrate another RARE classic turning 25 years old; Banjo-Kazooie. On the panel was the game’s director Chris Sutherland, Artists Steve Mayles and Ed Bryan, and Composer Grant Kirkhope.

The panel was an hour long and was chock full of anecdotes about the game’s development like how it missed the deadline for holiday 1997, the story behind cakes up/trousers down, and many other bangers.

For anyone who missed out on the panel, we are happy to say that we recorded the whole thing for you and can be watched in its entirety below. I do apologise in advance for the standard quality video, it was shot on a Samsung A12 by hand. The audio, on the other hand, is exactly how it was heard in the theatre. Please feel free to take a watch and a listen via the embedded video below.

Did you enjoy the Banjo-Kazooie 25th Anniversary Panel? Were you lucky enough to see it in person? What was your favourite part? Please let us know in the comments!

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

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