Banjo is a bear inhabiting Spiral Mountain. He made his video game debut in the racing game Diddy Kong Racing a few months before the release of Banjo-Kazooie. In the former, he receives a phone call from his friend Diddy Kong to help him fight the evil wizard Wizpig. He used to be content with his quiet and peaceful way of life but his sister Tooty and best friend Kazooie convince him to go on an adventure. The day said adventure is set to start; however, his little sister is kidnapped by Gruntilda for her beauty and Banjo is forced to save her by entering Gruntilda's lair and collect jiggys to reach the top of the tower. With the help of his friend Kazooie he is able to complete the worlds within the castle and save his sister and throw Gruntilda from the top of the tower, burying her under a large rock.