Yooka-Laylee was born out of a desire to return to the 3D mascot platformers of the mid-nineties. The initial game by Playtonic, a studio that has several ex-Rare staffers in its ranks, found a degree of success in this mission statement, but it didn't quite measure up to expectations. It's a cutesy, colourful collect-a-thon with nice...
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It's all Chiptune
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a thoroughly enjoyable 2D spin-off to Playtonic's mainline Nintendo 64-like experience, but some players felt things got a little bit too difficult towards the end of the game. If you were one of those who got stuck but wished to see the title through to its conclusion, you might want to...
Try before you buy
The original Yooka-Laylee was an okay attempt at reviving the 3D collectathon platformer, but Playtonic Games scaled down its ambitions for the follow-up, delivering a far better executed side-scroller. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is well worth playing, but if you've yet to dive in, we'd suggest holding off until the end...
Release date confirmed
Developer Playtonic Games has scaled back for its follow-up to its 3D platformer, Yooka-Laylee. The sequel, named Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, opts for a two dimensional perspective, with a top-down hub world. From what we've seen of it so far, it's looking like a smaller but better constructed game. We're definitely...
Changing things up
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is making some big changes to the formula laid down by the first game. While Playtonic's debut effort was a decent attempt at a nostalgic 3D collect-a-thon, the follow-up is a smaller scale, 2.5D platformer with a nifty top-down overworld to explore. In this new trailer, it seems more than just...
More info at E3 2019
The team of Yooka and Laylee brought classic 3D platforming back to the masses with the suitably named original adventure, Yooka-Laylee, back in 2017, but the twosome is switching things up for their next outing. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a 2.5D side-scroller, and it's coming to PS4 later this year. Accessed via a...
In this new platforming adventure hybrid, Yooka and Laylee must combine their abilities to take on a series of challenging and vibrant 2.5D levels and explore and solve puzzles in a beautiful 3D overworld.
It’s on them to rescue Queen Phoebee’s Royal Beettalion Guard from each level, as they size up Capital B’s most dastardly challenge yet – the Impossible Lair.