EXCLUSIVE: Swanky Saturday- The Twinkly Challenges


The Twinklies are tiny little lightbulbs donning Rare’s traditional big, googly eyes and are a part of the Banjo-Kazooie franchise. They come in three variations of colors: red, blue, and green. In the series, the Twinklies are used in various ‘mini-game-esque’ challenges with specific scenarios. Here are all of the challenges in the Banjo-Kazooie series that involve the Twinklies…

1. In the Freezeezy Peak world of Banjo-Kazooie, the Twinklies are attempting to reach the level’s enormous Christmas Tree. Unfortunately, they are incapable of doing so as their path is blocked by the hungry Twinkly Munchers. The goal is to keep the Twinkly Munchers at bay until the required amount of Twinklies reach the Christmas and light it up.

2. Dodgem Challenge- In the Witchy World of Banjo-Tooie, there is a mini-game entitled the Dodgem Challenge. In this game, you’re driving a bumper car and the goal is to collect the required amount of Twinklies before the time runs out with Twinklies Munchers (also in bumper cars) attempting to prevent your progress. There are three different challenges, with each new challenge increasing the amount of Twinkly Munchers in the challenge.

3. Twinkly Packing Challenge- In the Grunty’s Industries world of Banjo-Tooie is the Twinkly Packing Challenge. The mission here is to collect the Twinklies as they surface through the floor and release them on their specified platforms (by color). The goal The more Twinklies that are being carried at once will weigh Banjo down, so it’s important to return them to their platforms consistently. Utilize the Turbo Trainers to get through the challenge faster.

That’s the three challenges in the Banjo series involving the Twinklies. Which of the three was your favorite and why? Share your thoughts in the comments!