Because many video games lean on familiar gameplay loops, archetypal characters, and genre conventions, when you're reviewing them it can sometimes feel like you're saying exactly the same thing about a game that you already wrote about previously. But every now and again you'll have to write a sentence during a review that you know...
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Hearing Yoku's Island Express described paints an interesting picture. It sounds like a weird game. A really weird game. Just listen to reviewer John Cal McCormick desribe the title: " Yoku's Island Express is a 2D, open world, Metroidvania, pinball game starring a dung beetle postman dragged into a battle for the fate of...
Yoku's Island Express is a bit of an oddball concept, but there's no denying its whimsical charm. Team 17's latest game has you playing as the titular bug, delivering mail across Mokumana Island and bouncing around through pinball-esque platforming environments. The brand new trailer, embedded above, goes into the game's overarching...
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Team 17's upcoming pinball platformer, Yoku's Island Express, looks like a charming, unorthodox little adventure title. In the new trailer embedded above, we see two of the minds behind the game talking about the making of this curious game, plus a release date: the 29th May 2018. If you're not familiar with Yoku's Island Express,...
New trailer released
Yoku's Island Express is an unusual title that's flying a little under the radar, but going by this new trailer, it's looking rather lovely. Published by Team 17, the game stars Yoku the dung beetle and has you delivering mail to the inhabitants of an open world location named Mokumana Island. Bet you've never played a game with...
Welcome to Yoku’s Island Express!
Say hello to Yoku the Dung Beetle, a new hero who has arrived on Mokumana Island to relieve the resident pterodactyl postmaster, or Posterodactyl, as he’s known, of his duties.
He’s ready for the easy life, soaking up the sun and delivering parcels on a tropical paradise! However, Yoku will quickly discover that an ancient Island deity is trapped in a restless sleep, and a host of colourful, quirky islanders are plagued by quakes and storms brought forth by its nightmares.
It’s all down to Yoku to traverse the island using a unique blend of pinball mechanics and open world exploration, in an amazing quest to help those in need!
Flip and bump our pint-sized protagonist around the stunning hand-painted island on your quest to rebuild the post-office, discover the mystery of the Fruit Altar, and wake an old god from its slumber.