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      05.09.2007 23:21
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      I wasn't disappointed with this sequel!

      This game has become one of the most highly sought after and therefore hard to find N64 games around. After finally completing Banjo-Kazooie (after about a year!) and hearing about it at the end of the game I couldn't wait for this sequel. Although it was released here in April 2001 - for some reason a whole five months after the American and Japanese releases - I didn't manage to get a copy until a couple of years ago and even then it cost £30 without an instruction book!

      Banjo-Kazooie was the first game I owned and remains a favourite of mine, so I was really looking forward to this sequel after playing through the first one several times and wanting something new from the series. Banjo-Tooie builds on all the elements of the first game which were what made it great and adds more, although I couldn't say that it's better since I like them both the same. Although it features the same characters along with new ones, and some of the locations from the original Banjo-Kazooie it does have a whole new feel to it. The graphics are mainly the same apart from one character design for the Shaman Mumbo Jumbo who looks different in this sequel, but I don't understand why. Banjo's voice has changed slightly when he performs attacks and when you're so used to the original sounds this is a bit strange, but these are minor things. In this game, Gruntilda the witch is freed from under the rock she was crushed under in Banjo-Kazooie by her sisters, two new characters Mingella and Blobbelda. Although she's released Gruntilda's body is just a skeleton and together the three of them work on a machine that will restore her body to normal.

      There are a few new characters in this game like Gruntilda's sister which make it all the more enjoyable if you've played Banjo-Kazooie. Other new characters include Jamjars the mole who teaches you moves and he is the brother of Bottles the mole who taught them in Banjo-Kazooie. You also meet Bottles wife and kids who weren't even mentioned in the first game. Another great feature of this game is that you can control Mumbo. There are a load of new worlds to explore in this game accesible from the Isle O' Hags including a Mayan themed land and and a prehistoric world that features dinosaurs and cavemen. Overall there's loads to do in this game, like I'd expect from a Rare game as they also produced Donkey Kong 64 which is another I've owned for years and still haven't completed! The control system is easy enough to use with the control stick being used to move around and various buttons being used to make different attacks and control the camera. This game has loads to do and plenty of places to explore and it'll have you hooked!

      Another new thing about this game is that it has boss battles, something that didn't exist in Banjo-Kazooie and this makes the game even more challenging. There's more transformations available not just from the Shaman Mumbo but another new character Humba Wumba the Native American woman. With all these comparisons to the original it might seem like this is the better game but I rate them both the same and recommend that you play both, since they each have their own worlds and characters. I wouldn't say that you need to have played the first one before you get this, but it does make the plot a little easier to follow.

      Banjo Tooie must have been released in limited quantities as it's been hard to find now for a while and still sells at around £30 on ebay, which along with the Amazon marketplace seems to be the only place to find it. It may be expensive but it's worth it if you're a fan of the series. If not, then getting Banjo-Kazooie first is probably the best way to go if you want to play the games in this series, since it's cheaper.

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        24.09.2001 03:08
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        After months of painful delays and as much hype as we can take, Banjo Tooie is here and Rare has done it again. Sometimes you think they cannot go wrong. This time they have made a sequel to Banjo Kazooie. Banjo Kazooie was one of the best games of the summer 2 years ago. People thought it could not be improved, well prepare to be proved wrong. Banjo Tooie is set a couple of years after the original. We al thought the evil witch, Gruntilda had long since passed away, but her evil twin sisters have a plot to save her from her grave and her a new, nicer body- well I say good luck to you! The cost of re-incarnating Gruntilda is going to be at the cost of some of Banjo’s friends, so it is his job to stop this and get rid of the gastly trio, once and for all! Rare have obviously looked through Banjo Kazooie and picked up on all the minus’s (the few that were there) and made them into plus’s for the new game. Many expected to see a very similar game to the original. Well eh-er. NO! The only similarities you will find from BK in BT are some old faces and old moves. There are new worlds to be explored, new characters to meet and new items to pick up. Also, one of my personal favorites, the ability to control either, Banjo (solo), Kazooie (solo) and Mumbo (solo). Giving you the chance to try out new moves that were never available in the original. Also, if you have BK, you may remember the secrets from the end, well they are unlocked by using new abilities, how cool. What makes this better, is not the fact that it is a better version of Banjo Kazooie, because there is more to it that that. BT is much more playable, has better graphics and has a wider range of options. The original gave you a one-player mode only, Banjo Tooie gives you a host of new stuff. The obvious one player mode, a new multiplier mode, which surprisingly squeezed in, good fun, but not quite Goldeneye, last, but by no means least- the single player mini-gam
        es. Once again great fun and very playable, just what you need after hours of intense adventuring. Rare really did well. The graphics on the original Banjo Kazooie were great, but Banjo Tooie has just been polished of to give a smoother feel to the game, and it works a treat. The distinctive music and inventive sound effects and another magic layer of fun which almost certainly matches the mood. Though sometimes annoying, you cannot help but love the silly noises that Banjo makes! There are a few characters making their second appearance in this game, but there are many new debutantes. You’re new teacher, SGT. Jamjars, who will teach you some great moves to play about with, Humba Wumba, the sorceress of black magic, who can transform you into many weird and wonderful creations. The new evil duo, Grunty’s sisters, Mingella and Blobelda, are ready to cause you some serious hassle and king Jiggywiggy, master of all jiggies, opens up many new worlds for you to explore. All these and many more. The basic idea of the game is pretty much the same as the first, collect all the jiggies, save the Jinjo’s and beat the bosses. Though there is plenty more to it than that in the game, as you can now explore the un-explorable. In Banjo Kazooie you were limited to what you could do, but now you can control different characters. You can use the high flying abilities of Kazooie or the magic power of Mumbo, taking you to new heights and more exciting things to do. The game was released at the same time as Conkers bad fur day, to give the young gamers something to play, but don’t let this put you off, because Banjo is playable to all ages. So I come to the conclusion, the best adventure on the N64 is out there; I say go get it. Fantastic characters, incredible worlds, lots of challenges, delicious graphics and a life span that will keep you playing through your summer hols. I really cannot say enough about this game,
        so see for yourself, you will know what I mean, I give the games, a highly deserved, 10/10!

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          08.08.2001 02:04
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          Yes this is it! The long awaited sequel to the massively popular Banjo Kazooie. Banjo Tooie is about 3 times bigger than the original. The game follows on from Banjo Kazooie and contains many plot twists which I do not want to reveal here! If you have played the original then you will love this. When you start you have all the original Banjo Kazooie moves at you disposal. However in Banjo Tooie there are a whole new array of better and more powerful moves for you to learn. Probably the best is the Split Up which allows you to control either Banjo or Kazooie. This is vital if you wish to complete the game. The other new move is the ability to use Kazooie to fire different types of egg! There are fire, ice, grenade and clockwork eggs as well as the usual blue ones. The game itself is huge. Each level will take many hours of work to fully explore. What you find is that on entry to a level it looks pretty big but as you explore new areas will be opens as well as tunnels and passages. There are many colorful characters to meet along the way. Remember Mumbo Jumbo from the first game? He turned you into different things to get through each level. Well now he is controllable at times in the game and comes in very useful. Now you visit Humba Wumba’s wigwam to get your self transformed into anything from a T Rex to a washing machine! It took me about 50 solid hours of gameplay to finally reach boss at the end. It was incredibly satisfying. This is an awesome game. It has style, looks, Humor, size, puzzles and some great mini movies. Everyone should own it! I especially recommend it to puzzle fans and owners of the last game. Wait a minute! What’s this! There is a multiplayer game in it! Yes that’s right. Rare managed to squeeze a multiplayer option into this massive game. It sees you playing as various game character and either blasting each other with eggs or taking part in the 15+ mini games! This is unbelie
          vable! You will never know what you missed if you don’t own it! Defiantly a very high recommendation.

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            26.07.2001 18:47
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            • "Conker's better "

            To be honest Banjo Tooie is a game many of us have been waiting for but it had one major flaw it came out after Conker! It America we the bear and bird combo appeared before Conker but due to delays Banjo came out after and heavily overshadowed by Conker’s N64 adventure! But this doesn’t make this game bad in fact quite the opposite. Bottles is dead killed by Gruntilda and Banjo and Kazooie is after revenge! A darker storyline to the previous Banjo game but the game I still aimed at the age 7 or above age group much like the previous one. The graphics, although not as impressive as Conker, are absolutely stunning and the detail is amazing. The sounds are typical Banjo and the return of the start music was pleasant to hear. It is highly addictive and the impressively designed levels will blow you away. Be it Witchy world or Maiyan temple the worlds are gorgeous and fun. Playing as Mumbo is a great experience and of course you can turn into many other things such as a T-rex and a truck. Banjo and Kazooie can also split up which is nice to see but it normally involves standing on another switch so the other character can get through the door. It is still fun despite the little niggles such as the amount of extra moves you are lumbered with but combined with and excellent and original multiplayer Banjo Tooie is one of the games you have to get.

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              23.07.2001 19:31
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              If you thought Banjo-Kazooie was good, wait until you get your hands on this mind-boggling game! Rareware have really excelled themselves this time, by producing a game that will get you glued to your t.v screen. But beware, you are letting yourselves in for a huge, and thrilling challenge. What is the story? After defeating the witch at the end of Banjo- Kazooie, Banjo the honey bear, and his good friend Kazooie the breegul are back. What they don’t know, is that Grunty is free to roam Spiral Mountain once again. She, of course, has a small matter of revenge to deal with, and poor Bottles the mole is the victim. So once again, Banjo and Kazooie set off on an adventure to stop the witch once and for all. What’s new? Now, you can replay parts of the game to your heart’s content. This is done by the click of a button, and you will find yourself watching Banjo, Kazooie and Mumbo-Jumbo (yes, he is now a playable character!) fighting baddies, revealing secrets and opening new worlds. You can also play mini-games from Banjo-Tooie by yourself or with some friends. Why don’t you have a tournament and challenge your mates to beat the king of Banjo-Tooie? There are also new characters, such as Bottles’ brother Jamjars, Mumbo-Jumbo’s rival, Humba Wumba, and Gruntilda’s comical sisters, Mingella and Blobbelda. And yes, they are just as ugly as the evil witch herself. You have to see it to believe it. Oh, and one more thing. There are twenty-five new moves to learn throughout the game. Phew! How would I rate the game? Controls They are fairly easy to learn and remember, and Jamjars teaches you all you need to know throughout the game. They are quite simple moves, You do not usually need complicated moves to complete tasks. 8/10 Music There is a big range in the music, with background music for each world, and sound effects for characters and moves.
              Sometimes, the music does get irritating, but you have to listen carefully to it, to help you succeed in the final challenge. 6/10 Gameplay Having a good storyline, funny characters and challenging puzzles help to make this Rareware’s finest achievement so far. The bosses and characters you have to fight are vicious creatures, who won’t let you get away without a battle, but it’s all worth it in the end. You will get hooked, I assure you. 10/10 Overall this is one great game from Rareware. Thanx for reading Stoney

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                03.06.2001 02:26
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                If you thought Banjo-Kazooie was good, wait until you get your hands on this mind-boggling game! Rareware have really excelled themselves this time, by producing a game that will get you glued to your t.v screen. But beware, you are letting yourselves in for a huge, and thrilling challenge. What is the story? After defeating the witch at the end of Banjo- Kazooie, Banjo the honey bear, and his good friend Kazooie the breegul are back. What they don’t know, is that Grunty is free to roam Spiral Mountain once again. She, of course, has a small matter of revenge to deal with, and poor Bottles the mole is the victim. So once again, Banjo and Kazooie set off on an adventure to stop the witch once and for all. What’s new? Now, you can replay parts of the game to your heart’s content. This is done by the click of a button, and you will find yourself watching Banjo, Kazooie and Mumbo-Jumbo (yes, he is now a playable character!) fighting baddies, revealing secrets and opening new worlds. You can also play mini-games from Banjo-Tooie by yourself or with some friends. Why don’t you have a tournament and challenge your mates to beat the king of Banjo-Tooie? There are also new characters, such as Bottles’ brother Jamjars, Mumbo-Jumbo’s rival, Humba Wumba, and Gruntilda’s comical sisters, Mingella and Blobbelda. And yes, they are just as ugly as the evil witch herself. You have to see it to believe it. Oh, and one more thing. There are twenty-five new moves to learn throughout the game. Phew! How would I rate the game? Controls They are fairly easy to learn and remember, and Jamjars teaches you all you need to know throughout the game. They are quite simple moves, You do not usually need complicated moves to complete tasks. 8/10 Music There is a big range in the music, with background music for each world, and sound effects for characters and moves.
                Sometimes, the music does get irritating, but you have to listen carefully to it, to help you succeed in the final challenge. 6/10 Gameplay Having a good storyline, funny characters and challenging puzzles help to make this Rareware’s finest achievement so far. The bosses and characters you have to fight are vicious creatures, who won’t let you get away without a battle, but it’s all worth it in the end. You will get hooked, I assure you. 10/10 Overall this is one great game from Rareware. Thanx for reading Stoney

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                  30.05.2001 03:19
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                  banjo-tooie You get to travel through levels, turn into different people, experience the magic, and surprisingly you get to go on a roller coster as there is a actual theme park in one of the levels. This is probably my favourite games, it is adventurous,genius,great graphics,eye catching and theres so many levels to keep you occupied. This is a game like Zelda, one of those games which you can't just complete in seconds its really intresting and you can't take your eyes of it. It is so clever the way they have made it, other people might think i might as well give up because its so long, but its great and enjoyable and you want to stay and you want to complete it and throughout the game you are loving every single part of it and you just want to spend hours on it, (which you probably do) but who can blame you. The graphics are amazing, and many people who have played on the playstation 2 have experienced the fantastic graphics well banjo-tooie has reached those levels of graphics and i would think this game is the best thing which has ever happened for the nintendo 64. The other great thing about this game is the amount of levels, there are so many and each one is as good as the last one and you want to carry on playing and reach the end of the game, there is so much fun in it and there are loads of different characters who you meet throughout th whole adventure and you side with your friends and fight the enemy, this is a unpredictable game which you do not want to stop playing. If you don't have a nintendo 64 then buy one and buy banjo-tooie, the best game from nintendo, and those who like banjo-kazooie well your gonna love this, i doubt that there will be one word against this game. I am very sorry folks, the reason i am sorry is because i can't tell you what else happens as i haven't even come close to finishing it as its so long and great.

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                    09.05.2001 22:59
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                    Finally, after a long long wait and what seemed like one delay in release after another, I have my hands on a copy of Banjo Tooie for the N64. And since it arrived, hubby and I have spent many a happy hour pounding the joypad for all we’re worth. Banjo Tooie certainly lived up to our expectations, and more! What’s it all about then? Well it’s the sequel to the very popular and much loved roaming adventure game, Banjo Kazooie. The game centres on two stars, Banjo the Bear and his sidekick, Kazooie the Breegull, a type of gull with a big beak and an unfortunate habit of speaking her mind, often to the point of being incredibly rude. It’s an adventure game that continues from where the original left off. At the end of the original game, the villain(ess?) of the piece, Gruntilda the Witch, was disposed of and buried under a large rock for good. Banjo Tooie resumes two years after this point, when Grunty’s two evil sisters come to her rescue and dig her up. The game begins with Banjo, Kazooie, Mumbo the Shamen and Bottles the Mole playing poker until a terrible explosion occurs resulting in the death of Bottles. The two heroes set out to avenge his death and send the evil witch packing once and for all! The game is very similar to the original but with some wonderful extras. In the sequel you can take control of both Banjo and Kazooie as individual characters, also Mumbo, my favourite, can be controlled under certain conditions. New regular characters are also introduced including Wumba, another Shamen and Mumbo’s archrival. She will turn you into different objects to aid your quest at certain points of the game and Mumbo can be taken to various locations to perform magic where needed. As in the first game, the graphics are stunning with superb rendering and the sound effects are excellent. What is disappointing is that the majority of the background music is identical to that in the original and y
                    ou’ll find yourself unable to get the blasted tune out of your head when you switch off! Where the sequel beats its original hands down, is in the sheer size of the game. There are nine huge levels to explore before the final showdown with Gruntilda, and none of the levels can be completed in one visit. Most require you to learn new moves and techniques in later levels, and then return to earlier ones to complete the puzzles you couldn’t before. The game boasts an enormous number of special moves that have to be learned, without these, you won’t be able to collect every jigsaw piece, fight every boss or complete every puzzle. Each level is themed and contains at least one ‘boss’ and one mini fun game. Be prepared to practise and hone your egg shooting and flying skills, plus your expertise at navigating the characters underwater. All these and more are needed if you want to complete the game fully. There are heaps of objects to collect too. Each level requires you to earn gold jigsaw pieces; ten per level, and these will allow you to gain entry to the later levels. Also you will need to find 100 musical notes on each level, if you don’t, you won’t be taught all the new special moves until you do! Once again, red feathers allow you to take to the air, gold feathers give you invincibility, eggs are once more your main weapons but not just blue eggs, fire eggs, ice eggs, grenade eggs and the best of the lot, clockwork eggs! Special honeycomb pieces allow you to increase your character’s energy levels and finding little pink creatures called glowbos allow you to take advantage of the Shaman’s special skills. Cheatos also need to be discovered hidden amongst the levels, each is a page from a spell book that can reward you with some valuable cheats to assist your progress. As in the original game, there are some wonderful characters to assist or dispose of, and you must check out
                    Jolly Roger the frog and Innkeeper, as camp as can be and just wonderfully entertaining! Most are of the cute or whimsical variety, even the bosses aren’t that terrifying and the majority can be disposed of very easily after just a couple of attempts. To complete the game, you must confront Gruntilda the Witch in the final showdown of all showdowns, and this battle is very very difficult! This is where I’m stuck, but I refuse to be defeated and will eprsevere! All in all, the game is simply wonderful, much larger than the original, just as playable and totally addictive. It’s suitable for the whole family to play and enjoy, including younger children although they may find some of the challenges a little difficult. Rare have crammed just about everything onto this cartridge and the result is a game that is packed with fun and laughs, with incredibly addictive gameplay. I highly recommend it, well worth the £40 or so, it will keep you busy for hour upon hour!

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                      04.12.2000 02:14

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                      A Brief Overview For those of you who are not familiar with Banjo Kazooie, it is a hilarious adventure game featuring the antics of Banjo, a banjo playing bear, who has a sarcastic bird named Kazooie living in his backpack. The two are best friends and in the first game, they travel to different worlds collecting notes which opened doors to higher levels while trying to save Banjo's sister from an evil witch. In the levels, the two solved puzzles to earn jigsaw pieces (jiggies). The jiggies were placed into puzzles which along with the notes, opened higher levels. Banjo and Kazooie occasionally met up with Mumbo, a shaman who transformed them into various creatures for short periods of time. This might sound like a strange game, but it was really a lot of fun. Gameplay Banjo and Kazooie have returned for an all new adventure. There will be new moves to learn, new weapons and new characters, and a new motive......revenge! The witch from the original game returns in a short movie at the beginning of the game and promptly kills one of Banjo's friends. For those of you who have not played Banjo Kazooie, the very first area features all of the moves and accessories that are used in the game so players can learn or practice moves that Banjo and Kazooie learned in the first game. Some of the major improvements in the game include the ability to separate Banjo and Kazooie. The puzzles are back, but in this game, you must put the jigsaws together yourself instead of dropping the pieces and having them magically fall into place. Also, Mumbo from the first game returns as a playable character. Finally, you still collect musical notes, but these are no longer used to access areas of the game; they are used as bribery when you want to learn a new move. A lot has remained the same though, and that's a good thing. Banjo and Kazooie must still navigate their way through challenging puzzles and exotic locales. Per
                      sonally, I've discovered that the puzzles are more challenging in Banjo Tooie, even in the earlier levels. Also, there is a boss in every level. This doesn't take away from the game, it just makes things more challenging. Graphics The graphics are top of the line... For the N64. Everything is crisp and clear, but nothing like you'd see on the Dreamcast. The entire game is very colorful, which makes it fun look at AND fun to play. Sound The background music and sound effects are very catchy and cute, but it can get a little annoying after awhile, especially when you're frustrated with a difficult puzzle. Control The controls are basically the same as the first game; you use the analog joystick to move, A to jump, and B to attack. There are a wide variety of combination moves that are executed by holding Z and then pushing another button. These combination moves usually allow Kazooie to help Banjo by pecking, shooting eggs, etc. In all, it is fairly easy to control Banjo and move about the surroundings. Final Thoughts Imagine Banjo Kazooie is a hamburger. You like hamburgers, and you can eat them without getting tired of them. Banjo Kazooie is a game that you can play and never get tired of. Now, imagine that Banjo Tooie is a bacon cheeseburger; you keep the same elements that made the hamburger so tasty, but with the addition of cheese and bacon, that burger has a new taste. The new moves and harder puzzles have given Banjo Tooie a new flavor while keeping what was so nice about Banjo Kazooie.

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                      22.11.2000 01:53
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                      Banjo and Kazooie made some noise with their last Nintendo 64 adventure. Now the bird and the bear return in Banjo-Tooie, a 3D platform-style action/adventure game that's bigger and better than ever. This topnotch game's in "Rare" form and Nintendo's pet developer really brings out the animal in this version, too. Like its predecessor, Banjo-Tooie's a solidly crafted cart that encompasses nine huge worlds and dishes out diverse gameplay. In fact, you might complain that the game's so large, you lose your way and forget what you're supposed to do. Everything from brain-battering puzzles to finger-frying first-person egg-combat gets thrown at you and you play multiple characters, too. But at least the deft controls handle all the action with ease. The two animal heroes, Banjo and Kazooie, may be a little too cartoony for some tastes, but if you can get past the kooky kiddy-land look you'll find Banjo-Tooie a top-quality cart that's worth every penny. GRAPHICS This game's loaded with a ton of eye-candy packed into nine humongous worlds. You get every view imaginable from aerial looks to first-person combat, and the game cam keeps tabs on 'em all. SOUND The music's cute and kind of goofy at times. The audio effects are on target, and the mumbo jumbo the characters speak is kind of catchy. CONTROLS The controls do a masterful job of handling a wide variety of gameplay including first-person action, flying, kickball, and even tip-toeing. The sensitive joystick, however, sometimes makes moving with precision in high and tight spaces a challenge. FUNFACTOR There's an awesome amount of gameplay packed into this cart. The landscapes are so huge it's a challenge to remember everything you need to do. If you're the compulsive type who likes to find everything single item in a game, this one's for you.

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                        I cant wait to play this game, i really enjoyed the previous game, in fact, all of rares games for the N64!! Whats most interesting though, is the way that playing B-tooie will allow you to get to certain areas in Banjo-Kazooie that were not reachable previously! Im not that sure how this will work - perhaps a controller pak entry or something like that??? i bought Dk64 but havent really played it yet - but it didnt initially strike me as being as good as the original banjo. Anyone else got an opinion on this then?

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