Yoku's Island Express

Yoku's Island Express

Yoku’s Island Express is an open world/metroidvania-style pinball adventure, Seamlessly blending platform navigation with pinball mechanics across a large open world. Yoku the dung beetle sets foot on

Yoku's Island Express is the extremely chill pinball platformer you didn't know you needed

Yoku's Island Express is the extremely chill pinball platformer you didn't know you needed

The most violent thing in Yoku's Island Express, a game that dares to use the words "platforming" and "pinball" in the same sentence, is a party horn—one of those dinky things that lets out the sound of a dying kazoo when you blow in it and unfurl the paper. As the new postmaster of a beautiful tropical island, this is your only weapon. A burst of confetti pops out every time you use it to open a treasure chest or click on almost anything.Not confetti. Dare I say it: it's funfetti, because everything in Yoku's Island Express is goddamn delightful and relaxing, right down to the most basic button press.

A Look at the Latest: Yoku’s Island Express (Switch)

A Look at the Latest: Yoku’s Island Express (Switch)

A few video games have tried to mix pinball with other gaming mechanics, titles like Sonic Spinball integrating light platforming and some control over the ball, but Yoku’s Island Express doe…

Wot I Think: Yoku’s Island Express

Wot I Think: Yoku’s Island Express

Yoku's Island Express is a pinball-platforming palate cleanser infused with the silly joy of classic platformers by Rare. Read our review here.

Yoku's Island Express gets a free demo

Yoku's Island Express gets a free demo

Chris Schilling calls Yoku's Island Express a "beguiling game of modest brilliance" and "a blend of mismatched genres that somehow works." If those words, and all the other lovely words, contained within Chris' 85-scored review aren't enough to sway you, a free demo just might. Located directly above its Steam page price tag—the full game costs £15.99/$19.99—Yoku's Island Express' free demo lets players "get to know Yoku and the other inhabitants of the beautiful, hand-painted world and try the open-world metroidvania gameplay and captivating story for free," says publisher Team17.With its gorgeous Sonic Spinball meets Studio Ghibli makeup, a number of other videogame outlets also enjoyed the platforming pinballer. Let me save you a journey (you wouldn't dream of cheating on us anyway, right?) with an accolades roundup trailer:

Pinball puzzler Yoku's Island Express now has a free demo

Pinball puzzler Yoku's Island Express now has a free demo

You can now try dungball-rolling puzzler Yoku's Island Express for free via a new demo. Available to download on PC via Steam, on Nintendo Switch's via its…

Yoku’s Island Express demo bounces out today

Yoku’s Island Express demo bounces out today

Apparently done with our Graham’s long-running promise to review Yoku’s Island Express, developers Villa Gorilla today released a free demo for

Before we're flooded with great new metroidvanias in August, you should play Yoku's Island Express

Before we're flooded with great new metroidvanias in August, you should play Yoku's Island Express

In case you missed it, someone had the brilliant idea to mix pinball-style platforming with the metroidvania format and the end result, Yoku's Island Express, is a wonderful, lovingly-crafted game. I don't know anyone who's played it who is...

How a cup of coffee saved Yoku’s Island Express

How a cup of coffee saved Yoku’s Island Express

Yoku's Island Express is a pinball platformer about freely exploring a colourful world, but it was once far more intense. Read how its devs found their way.

Interview: Flipping Through the Yoku's Island Express Soundtrack with Jesse Harlin

Interview: Flipping Through the Yoku's Island Express Soundtrack with Jesse Harlin

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Yoku’s Island Express Is Now Available For Xbox One

Yoku’s Island Express Is Now Available For Xbox One

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.