When Team17 put their name behind something, you know that the game in question is probably on to a winner. With the development team at Villa Gorilla lovingly creating a world full of humour and colour, and T17 pushing the publishing side of things, Yoku’s Island Express has all the ingredients required to become a bit of a hit. And the best thing about it? It’s available right now.
In fact, it’s available right now on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC with just a £15.99 price tag attached. Now, that price in itself would normally warrant a little look, but when you consider the amount of content included, the huge array of characters you’ll get to meet, the stunning soundtrack and the combination of pinball wizard mechanics and standard platforming fare, it doesn’t take long to realise that this is a game well worth buying. It’s not just about delivering the post you know!
You can read our full review right now – chances are that once you have you’ll want to whizz over to a digital store near you and get a purchase in. For us Xbox One owners that obviously means heading to the Microsoft Store but you can also find the tales of Yoku and his post delivering business available on PS4, Switch and PC too.
You don’t need to like pinball and you don’t need to like platforming to like Yoku. You just need to like gaming. Now get over there and experience the wonderful world of Yoku’s Island Express right now.
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. Key Features: 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! CAPTIVATING STORY: 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. BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK: Feast your eyes on the breathtaking hand-painted artwork created by games industry veteran artists.