PC - Windows
Yoku's Island Express
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About this game
Developer: Villa Gorilla
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Yoku’s Island Express is an open world/metroidvania-style pinball adventure, Seamlessly blending platform navigation with pinball mechanics across a large open world.
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- OS: Windows 7
- Processor: Intel i3-2100 @ 3GHz / AMD A8-5500 @ 3.2GHz
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 630 1GB / AMD Radeon 7770 1GB / Intel HD 530
- DirectX: Version 10
- Storage: 3 GB available space
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That’s really all there is to Yoku’s Island Express. It’s not a difficult or complicated game, it just knows what it wants to do and executes with amazing precision. If you’re a fan of pinball looking for a unique experience, this is the first game I can recommend unconditionally. For someone who enjoys Metroidvanias, the flipper action provides a great set of mechanics to get you around town. Even if you don’t fit into these categories, I’d recommend stopping by Yoku’s island and having a look around. It’s pretty chill.
Yoku’s Island Express is a novel Metroidvania-pinball hybrid that stands out as something wholly unique. It blends those clashing genres with a beautiful island style, and its satisfying flippers and bumpers make uncovering its wide island a ton of fun. Retreading completed areas while hunting for secrets can occasionally get stale, but Yoku’s Island Express has a refreshingly positive attitude that kept me smiling the whole way through.
Like almost everything else in this generous, considerate game, it’s been built with player convenience in mind. And if that means it’s a little too gentle for some—or too slow for pinball connoisseurs—it’s a trade-off Villa Gorilla seems happy to accept. In its unassuming way, this is a remarkable achievement for a debut, combining two of the oldest types of game into something that feels daisy-fresh. Now that’s worth making a noise about.