Introduction: How to Find the Stop'N'Swop Items

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           Back in 1998 Rareware LTD. made a game perfect in all respects, this game is known as Banjo-Kazooie, gamers loved every aspect of this game, myself included, but one mystery remained. Rare had hinted about something known as Stop'N'Swop, if one found all the items in the game (excepting the S'N'S items) Mumbo Jumbo would show you a cutscene showing Banjo and Kazooie finding three of the seven S'N'S items, the three most commonly featured items, a large pink mystery egg, a large blue mystery egg, and an Ice Key. These items caused much hype and were a major cliffhanger for the upcoming game Banjo-Tooie, as Mumbo Jumbo said they would come in handy in the new game. However, gamers were dissapointed as they were led to believe it would be much better than it was, so enter IceMario and SubDrag, these two men (?) working together for the good of mankind (okay maybe that stretches the truth a bit but hey, it works.) They found gameshark codes to unlock six eggs and of course, the fabled ice key. Later, they found in-game codes that produce the same effect, but require no external sources to work (gameshark, emulator, Etc.) While these are by no means my discovery, I only wish to enlighten those who have not heard of them, or wish to learn from a trusted site.

Step 1: The Mystery Pink Egg

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  The pink egg is perhaps the most famous egg of them all, as it is the only one to actually alter a level to make a home for itself, it is also featured in a painting in Banjo-Tooie behind Blackeye The Pirate.
To find the egg, go to Treasure Trove Cove, go into the sandcastle (To the right of the entrance of the level and drain the water by talking to Leaky. Beat Grunty's word challenge if you have not already, then leave the sandcastle and go back in, after you do this enter the word CHEAT in the letters on the floor, you will hear a MOO sound after each letter, then enter the sequence OUTOFTHESEAITRISESTOREVEALMORESECRETPRIZES, you will then be treated to a cutscene of the risen sharkfood island. Enter the risen sharkfood island through the hole in its side (watch out for snacker) you will hear a sort of fanfare when you enter, this will play every time you enter sharkfood island, then use the shock jump pad (useless if you haven't learned it from bottles yet, which makes no sense as you learn it in treasure trove cove) then you will bounce up and land in a little alcove in the rock, there are 16 of these going in a spiral up the column in the center, you will need to flutter-jump from one to the other until you reach the top (this is by far the trickiest item to obtain) then pick it up Kazooie will remark on the egg, and it will be added to a new menu in your totals known as Stop'N'Swop thus giving it its title which would stick to this very day.

Step 2: The Mystery Blue Egg

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This egg is the second egg featured by Mumbo Jumbo in the end scene, it is very famous as it lay dormant behind an unopenable door in Gobi's Valley, this door drove gamers crazy as they knew something important was  behind it, but no matter what was done to it, it remained firm, never opening, until Icemario and Subdrag found a way.
To find this egg, as before go to the sandcastle, kill the Armored Snippet, and enter the sequence (beginning with the word cheat which for some reason, moos,) ADESERTDOOROPENSWIDEANCIENTSECRETSWAITINSIDE. While not complicated, many were stumped to find nothing in the room but an old sarcophagus, in front of it however, is a hexagonal golden pad, pound this and the sarcophagus opens, collect the blue egg inside as before (there are no traps, although this level is notorious for them.)

Step 3: Mystery Green Egg

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The green egg, while not as well known as its Pink and Blue counterparts, is nevertheless famous for being the only egg paired with another in the same level (Mad Monster Mansion.) The gamers are unsure whether or not the egg was originally colored green, or it is green because it was in a bathroom for an unspecified period of time (mine was in the bathroom for nine years before I found it.)
To find this egg, return to the sandcastle as before, enter CHEAT, enjoy the mooing noises, and then enter the sequence AMIDSTTHEHAUNTEDGLOOMASECRETINTHEBATHROOM. You will be shown a cutscene of the green egg on a toilet, (For some reason named loggo.) Entering the bathroom on the second floor of the mansion (found after breaking a lighted window) you will hear the fanfare and music, then you may jump to the top of the toilet, (you only get flushed down after being transformed into a pumpkin so don't worry) then you can collect the egg, and return to the sandcastle again.

Step 4: Mystery Cyan Egg

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The cyan egg is the brother of the green egg, they both exist in the same level (the only level to feature 2 items instead of 1 or 0) the egg exists in a large barrel that is stored in a wine cellar, the barrel is labeled 1881 (giving you an idea of how old this mansion really is) which is supposedly full of Wine, all of the other kegs are openable and contain innocent things such as jinjos, feathers, extra lives and the like, but this one remained stubbornly unopenable, leaving gamers to wonder "what the heck is in there?"
To find the blue egg, enter the word cheat (it will always moo) and  then enter the sequence DONTYOUGOANDTELLHERABOUTTHESECRETINHERCELLAR. you will see a scene of the egg on a pedastal of sorts, go to the cellar of Mad Monster Mansion and the barrels cap will be gone, go into this barrel and walk through a shortish tunnel, you will end up in a puddle of water (or something like that) and you can splash through that to get the egg. Congratulations you are more than halfway done.

Step 5: Red Secret Egg

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While this egg is in the hardest level, it is the easiest to obtain, it is also among the more mysterious items, as it is in the cabin rumored to belong to Captain Blackeye, Gamers are not sure of this however, but it seems only fitting that Blackeye, should be captain of Grunty's ship, and it seems only fitting that this cabin is the captains as it is the biggest and most decorated (except for the pipe slug, I don't know what he is doing there.)
To access this item, enter CHEAT (yes it still moos) into the sandcastle, followed by the sequence THISSECRETYOULLBEGRABBININTHECAPTAINSCABIN. You will see a cutscene of the egg on the bed, then you can go to rusty bucket bay and begin smashing portholes on the side of the ship with the rat-a-tat-tap (did not make up that name Rare did) and soon you will find the captain's cabin, fairly straightforward, then you can go back to the sandcastle for the next code, but you've got a long trek after that.

Step 6: Yellow Secret Egg

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While this egg is pretty and completes the half dozen eggs you must get, it is also one of the most heavily guarded, you must climb up a tree thousands of feet high (hyperbole I know) and laden wih enemies and traps, to get to Nabnut's house, which is about halfway up the tree, and if you get hurt, there is a very high probability you will fall off, and an even higher probability you will die (or at least be very badly hurt) unless you have the double honeycomb puzzle completed, and after that you have to climb all the way back up. that is why i recommend using the flying pad, as it is only available during winter (which is when you go to get the egg from Nabnut's house).
To access the final egg and the near completion of Stop'N'Swop you must go to the sandcastle (for almost the last time) enter CHEAT (moo) followed by the sequence NOWBANJOWILLBEABLETOSEEITONNABNUTSTABLE, again the cutscene of the egg on Nabnut's table, go and grab the egg, and return to the sandcastle for the last time.

Step 7: Ice Key

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The final item, the ice key, it is of unknown or forgotten function, and the lock to which it belongs may have long since melted, but the key lives on, it is unknown how it stays frozen in that backpack of banjo's, or how he even fits it in there in the first place, but one thing is certain, you'll be glad to finally get it. If you are observant, you may have seen the ice key behind the unbreakable wall in wozza's cave (near the orange jinjo and the 2 gold feathers) you can watch it spin around, hovering eerily, but today is the day you will finally obtain it.
To obtain the final item and complete the lucky 7, you must go to the sandcastle and enter CHEAT (MOO!) then enter NOWYOUCANSEEANICEICEKEYWHICHYOUCANHAVEFORFREE and you will see (for the final time so enjoy it) a cutscene of the key, freed at last, so run to wozza's cave. and get the key, then bask in the glory of the completed Stop'N'Swop. 

Step 8: SUCCESS!

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Congratulations, you've done it, you've found the legendary stop in swop. Now, you can say you have beaten the game 100%


~Meme~ (author)2012-02-04

I've got Croc by rare ware on ps1.

An Villain (author)~Meme~2012-02-05

As in: Croc: Legend of the Gobbos?

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I see.

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~Aeronous~ (author)2010-06-04

I do remember. Thanks, but ugh, you happen to be 12 years late on this.

An Villain (author)~Aeronous~2010-06-05

So, I noticed it was not on instructables so I put an instructable on it.

~Aeronous~ (author)An Villain2010-06-05

But it was 12 years late. Did you play on the 64 or was it emulated?

An Villain (author)~Aeronous~2010-06-05

The original, it's better that way.

~Aeronous~ (author)An Villain2010-06-05

Seconded. Although the last time I touched my 64 was about 2 months ago.

An Villain (author)~Aeronous~2010-06-06

I just found mine the other day.

~Aeronous~ (author)An Villain2010-06-07

What other games do you have? Mariokart 64? Super mario 64?

An Villain (author)~Aeronous~2010-06-07

Banjo-Kazooie Banjo-Tooie Super Mario 64 Donkey Kong 64 Diddy Kong Racing Mario Party 2 Gameshark Pro And I think that is it.

~Aeronous~ (author)An Villain2010-06-08

You've got a fair few. You ever play them? The price for them on ebay is very high nowadays, you could get maybe $150 for all those games. I only have Super Mario 64, Mariokart 64 and Zelda ocarina of time.

Bartboy (author)~Aeronous~2010-07-26

Wow. I have about 30 different N64 games. I buy them at pawn shops. My favourites are Banjo kazooie/tooie, Donkey Kong, Mario Kart, Super mario, the two zelda's and Goldeneye. Goldeneye is a must-have.

~Aeronous~ (author)Bartboy2010-07-26

I was such an idiot. I sold Goldeneye (rated No.18 best game ever in the top 50) and Perfect Dark on ebay for $12 australian. That is $10 american(roughly).

Bartboy (author)~Aeronous~2010-07-27

Or about 11 $ Canadian :P Well, I've got a huge n64 collection. I bought a steering wheel online, and the person missed the shipment day by a day so it was two days late. She was nice enough to include 15 different games (including perfect dark, rainbow 6, army men and a few others) as compensation. Some people are just awesome...

~Aeronous~ (author)Bartboy2010-07-27

HELL YEAH! I'm annoyed. Just missed out on another bargain, 10 N64 games for $30!

Bartboy (author)~Aeronous~2010-07-28

It doesn't even matter what they are! As long as they arent sports games, they're all amazing.

~Aeronous~ (author)Bartboy2010-07-29

Yeah. Heard of the new Xbox360+PS3 motion updates?

Bartboy (author)~Aeronous~2010-07-29

I hadn't heard of the PS3 one. Damn. That does not please me. If you want motion control, you buy a wii.

~Aeronous~ (author)Bartboy2010-07-29

Well yeah, but this appears to be extremely accurate, like the equivalent of Wii motion plus, and the accuracy of RS2, tripled.

Bartboy (author)~Aeronous~2010-07-29

But... I'm not interested. I bought a wii because of Virtual Console and because it supposedly had better graphics than gamecube. I bought a PS3 for hardcore gaming. The only problem is, xbox does everything these two don't >.<

~Aeronous~ (author)Bartboy2010-07-29

Wha...? The PS3 is so much more powerful than the Xbox, and the Xbox doesn't have motion control. I see no current reason to buy the Xbox over the PS3, except most of my friends are selling their PS3s for Xboxes, simply because it is more popular, and the majority of kids have it.

Bartboy (author)~Aeronous~2010-07-30

Xbox does have motion control, sorta. Kinect. But that's not what I meant. I mean the downloadable games for it are awesome, cause they own RARE. Specifically, Banjo Kazooie/Tooie

~Aeronous~ (author)Bartboy2010-07-30

But you can download those games from the WiiVirtualConsole aisle in the shop channel.

Bartboy (author)~Aeronous~2010-07-30

No you can't :S

~Aeronous~ (author)Bartboy2010-07-31

Um, yeah you can...

Bartboy (author)~Aeronous~2010-07-31

Not Banjo Kazooie. Not Perfect dark. Not Goldeneye. Not banjo tooie. Some of the best games... And the Goldeneye remake is gonna suck. Daniel Craig is horrible...

~Aeronous~ (author)Bartboy2010-07-31

No way! Come on, Daniel Craig as james bond in first person won't be ANY different to anyone else in first person. Oh well.

Bartboy (author)~Aeronous~2010-08-01

Yeah. It sucks. Well, the gameplay won't be in that sense, but they say they're changing the storyline

~Aeronous~ (author)Bartboy2010-08-02

Have you seen the trailer? Its still a Goldeneye game, no matter what mods they put in the storyline, and the character doesn't matter that much either because it still apears to have that hard core action.

Bartboy (author)~Aeronous~2010-08-04

Well, the first level looks the same. But in the interviews it looks lie they're changing a lot of the storyline.

~Aeronous~ (author)Bartboy2010-08-04

I'll still buy it. The trailer looks awesome.

rawknexstuff (author)~Aeronous~2011-02-13

Goldeneye remake is good, but not as good as the original. (No remake of goldeneye could ever be as good as the original)

An Villain (author)~Aeronous~2010-06-08

Get some rareware games, trade-a-game has some good deals. You will not be disappointed.

~Aeronous~ (author)An Villain2010-06-09

I live in Australia, so I don't think we have any shops of the sort, which are chains (by chains I mean like fast food type of chains). What should I get though? The new technology is moving so fast its hard for me to try and keep up with it, let alone go back to my 64. Just last week I got a 3D TV, so I've been playing my Wii in 3D.

An Villain (author)~Aeronous~2010-06-09

Donkey Kong 64, Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie (both hard to get), Extreme G is a fun racing game (which I have and forgot to put), if you are over 18 you could get Conker's Bad Fur Day (this is a VERY mature game which I have never played),(you don't need to be over 18 for these), The Legend Of Zelda Majora's Mask, Goldeneye 007, Perfect Dark, and Star Fox 64 are all great games and i have played them all except Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, and Conker's Bad Fur Day.

~Aeronous~ (author)An Villain2010-06-09

I played Goldeneye, but I sold it because the main fun in it is the multiplayer after you beat campaign. Sadly, the rest of my family aren't gamers. I sold Goldeneye along with Perfect Dark, which was pretty awsome, but that was in 2005. I sold them together for $12, and I had no idea I had gotten ripped. I regret it to this day. Conker's Bad Fur Day? Never heard of it, will search.

An Villain (author)~Aeronous~2010-06-10

You got SO ripped, those are 30$ games now, and you MUST be over 18 to buy Conker's Bad Fur Day as the story is basically as follows: Conker is an alcoholic squirrel who gets lost and has to find his way home by talking to a drunken scarecrow, fighting a giant talking poo, getting advice from a (removed by community request) and finally getting involved in a war with teddy bear esque objects, all to get home because he wandered the wrong way after he drank a lot. But at least the graphics are good.

~Aeronous~ (author)An Villain2010-06-10

(removed by community quest)?

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At the end of the single player paragraph, it talks of "Big Burgeoise Boilers Brass (removed by community request.)

~Aeronous~ (author)An Villain2010-06-12

footBALLS? Pregnant dogs? The link doesn't work for me, or I must be typing it wrong.

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