I never really played Banjo-Kazooie until a few weeks ago. As a kid I always had some irrational hatred towards the games, part being a Mario fanboy and seeing Banjo's game as a ripoff of Super Mario 64, part playing a store demo and not knowing what was going on, and part displaced aggression from how much I hated that bear in Diddy Kong Racing. When I got older I still had trouble playing it because the voices annoyed me so bad. When I finally seriously started playing it I found myself pleasantly surprised when I eneded up playing Banjo-Kazooie for so long in a single session I'd start getting headache. But long before I sat down with the first game I noticed something peculiar about the cover to Nuts & Bolts:
Could somebody explain to me what that thing on Banjo's forehead is supposed to be? Yes, I realize Rare has a pretty crude sense of humor. There was the infamous willy-shaped island in Banjo-Tooie, and "Grabbed by the Ghoulies" takes on a whole new meaning when you discover Rare is a British developer and "ghoulies" is British slang for a man's balls, but they're usually a little more discrete than having a phallus protruding from the character's head on the cover of the game.
I don't even want to get into how cracked out Kazooie looks.