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[Switch] Yoku's Island Express $6.75 (was $27.50)/Yooka-Laylee $15 (was $60) - Nintendo eShop

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Great prices for these two games - all time lowest on the Nintendo eShop.

Yooka-Laylee: https://ec.nintendo.com/AU/en/titles/70010000003266

From the website: Yoku's Island Express:

Meet Yoku, the pint-sized postman protagonist
of Yoku's Island Express!

Use a unique blend of pinball mechanics,
platforming and open world exploration to
unlock the secrets of Mokumana Island, help
the locals, awaken ancient deities and much
more in this amazing new tropical adventure!
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.

From the website: Yooka-Laylee:

Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet (and beat) an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose) embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all the world’s books… and convert them into pure profit!

Using their arsenal of special moves, our heroes will tackle a huge variety of puzzles and platforming challenges in their search for Pagies, the golden bounty used to unlock — and expand — stunning new worlds, each jammed to the gills with oddball characters, hulking bosses, minecart challenges, arcade games, quiz shows, multiplayer games… and much more!

Get ready for the full Yooka-Laylee experience, with all the updates, including the much requested camera and voice patch! Gear up with up to four Joy-Con™ controllers for some multiplayer madness in Rextro's Arcade.

Enjoy!

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  • +2 votes

    Was addicted to Banjo Kazooie on N64 in my youth.

    Is Yooka-Laylee similar in game play or only by name?

    • +2 votes

      About as close as you can get to Banjo Kazooie just short of getting sued for IP infringement.

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      Me too. Pretty sure I'd be disappointed now. But $15 is tempting.

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      Yooka-Laylee was free on PC in one of the regular Epic free game giveaways.

      The graphics are gorgeous and colourful, like a Mario game, really well done.

      But the gameplay was a bit lacking. My 5 year old (the perfect age for this game, if going by the visuals and style) couldn't really get into it. They didn't think things through that well; e.g.: the difficult curve is uneven, and there's a lot of reading for a game so obviously appealing to pre-schoolers.

      It didn't hold the interest of the older kids either.

      Free is free, but I don't think I'd buy it for $15. Still, it really is gorgeous and kids 4-8 who can read well and don't mind a bit difficulty might.

      And for Switch $15 is very cheap, even for a game that's no longer brand new. (On PC it's not, these days. Even some AAA titles regularly hit $15 in sales some time within the first year or two of release, or even $10. Nintendo is way more stingy with their discounts).

  • +2 votes

    Yoku's is fantastic.

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    Who doesn't love Yoshi island!

    • +2 votes

      It’s yoku

  • +1 vote

    Yokus island is amazing game!!! I highly recommend it.

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    A metrovania platform with pinball element.
    My biggest surprise game last year! One of the few games where i was hooked till the end and platinum the hell out of it. This is a steal, do not pass this up!!

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    Yoku's Island Express doesn't get much love as it should. A game that is way better than expected!