An Elephant's Solstice
Yono and the Celestial Elephants is an intriguing game from a design standpoint. While it looks the part of an educational cartoon meant for toddlers, within it hides a tale with a deep context meant for adults. The action feels like it belongs somewhere in-between these conflicting ideals. But does it work as a whole? Yono...
Wulverblade! Flame in the Flood! 88 Heroes! Yono! Sine Mora EX! More!
It's that time, once again, for the European Nintendo Download Update. It's another busy week with the Switch in particular getting loaded up with tempting options, though the 3DS and Wii U also have a bit to offer. Let's just right into the details, shall we? Switch Retail...
Wulverblade! Flame in the Flood! 88 Heroes! Yono! Much more!
It’s Nintendo Download Update time and we have another busy week to enjoy in North America. The Switch eShop has a bumper line-up to consider, of course, though the Wii U and 3DS don’t miss out entirely; the little handheld even has a big-time RPG from Atlus that's out soon. There’s...
Make sure to pack your trunks!
Just when you were beginning to think that today's Nindies Showcase should have featured way more giant mammals, Yono And The Celestial Elephants trumpeted onto the scene with an adventure to really sink your tusks into. The work of Swedish developer Neckbolt Games, this top-down adventure title will have...
Elephants are a mighty protectors of the world, born from the stars once per millennium. This is the age of Elephant Yono. But Yono is still so very young and in a kingdom inhabited by feudal Humans, undead Bonewights and robotic Mekani, it's not easy to keep one's trunk out of trouble.
Yono and the Celestial Elephants is a grand adventure, featuring carefully designed puzzles, treasure hunts, a sprinkling of combat and a world full of people. Play as a young elephant tasked to save a world he’s never seen before, and explore the rich history of a kingdom where humans, zombies and robots live side by side.
- Use your elephant trunk to solve puzzles and find secrets. Load it up with air, water and other things for different effects
- Visit four towns full of people, shops and side-quests
- Solve three deep dungeons of puzzles, monsters and finally a scary boss
- Explore forests and caves to find treasures and upgrades
- Discuss ascetic virtue ethics with the undead, existentialism and freedom of will with the robots, and political philosophy and the roots of power and authority with the humans
- Piece together ancient texts to uncover the history of the world, the development of human kind and the influence of past Elephant