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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Yoku's Island Express (2018) combines pinball and running and jumping games. You run, bounce and collect special items, engage in battles with fantasy enemies and explore a large open-world. Just like a classic pinball machine you use paddles and bumpers placed around the world to launch Yoku into new areas, unlock secret areas, and battle bosses.

You play Yoku, a beetle attached to a ball who has a new job as a postal worker for Mokumana Island. When you start work you discover that the locals need more than their mail delivered. The island god has fallen into a restless sleep with nightmares causing quakes and storms for the islanders. You explore the island making deliveries all while trying to help the islanders by awakening the island god.

As you progress you use the pinball paddles and bumpers to get around the world. As you explore each screen is a distinct area that is just like a mini pinball table. They have their own obstacles to avoid, lanes to fire down, and skill shots to unlock secret areas and items.

The joy of the game is how these elements come together to tell an endearing story. You may only be pinging Yoku around with the flippers, but in doing this you are saving the day for the island folk you meet.

Our examiner, Eamon Gaudio, first checked Yoku's Island Express 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 18 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Traversal game with Adventure, Collecting, Narrative, Platform and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 12 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 because of depictions of non-realistic violence towards fantasy characters.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for Very Mild Fantasy Themes.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to have good aim and timing to progress through the levels. Some puzzle-solving skill is useful. It's a game where you need to experiment and learn so patience is important to progress.

CostsCosts

Yoku's Island Express usually costs £15.99. 

Yoku's Island Express

Switch StoreSALE Switch £15.99 £3.19 until 26/07/2024
Steam Store PC £15.99
PlayStation Store PS5 -
XBox Store Xbox One -
XBox Store Xbox X|S Unavailable On Digital Store
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 29/05/2018

Price: 80% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Traversal (Adventure, Collecting, Narrative, Platform and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 12 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Open World

Developer: Yoku Game (@YokuGame)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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