Review Yoku's Island Express (Switch eShop)
A pinball-metroidvania that really delivers
It's safe to say that Yoku's Island Express is the first pinball-Metroidvania game we've ever played. We sincerely hope it's not the last. Swedish indie studio Villa Gorilla has produced an improbable mash-up that succeeds through an uncommon combination of charm and inventiveness. Beyond all that, though,...
About The Game
Yoku has arrived on Mokumana and he’s ready for the easy life, soaking up the sun and delivering parcels on a tropical paradise!
However, an ancient island deity is trapped in a restless sleep - and it’s all down to Yoku to traverse the island using a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming and open world exploration, in an amazing adventure 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, and wake an old god from its deep slumber.
Use a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming and open world exploration to unlock the secrets of Mokumana Island, help the locals, awaken ancient deities and much more in this amazing new tropical adventure!
Open-world pinball adventure
Coupled with its unique pinball platforming play style, Yoku’s Island Express offers non-linear gameplay that gives you the freedom to choose your own path across multiple questlines.
Welcome to Mokumana Island
Seamlessly explore multiple regions of the island, including tropical beaches, lush jungles, snowy mountains, mysterious caves, and steamy hotsprings!
Unlock the amazing new abilities
Help the friendly locals and earn a range of fantastic new power-ups! Vacuum explosive slugs and wake up sleepy villagers with the Noisemaker!
Meet a cast of unforgettable characters across multiple storylines - whilst uncovering the islands deepest secrets. And maybe rebuild the post office too!
Epic boss battles
Get ready to take on giant bosses using Yoku's trusty ball to 'deliver' the final blow.
Feast your eyes on the breathtaking hand-painted artwork created by games industry veteran artists.
Brilliant game, game dynamic and storyline.
Love pinball? Love platformers? Love a bit of puzzling and lateral thinking? If so get this game!
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