Yoku's Island Express

Rating Summary

Based on 70 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 70 critic reviews
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85 / 100
Jun 8, 2018

A blend of mismatched genres that somehow works, Yoku's Island Express is a beguiling game of modest brilliance.

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Tom Marks

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
May 29, 2018

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.

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Recommended
May 29, 2018

A glorious marriage of pinball and platforming and a wild-spirited adventure to cherish.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
May 30, 2018

A strangely successful mix of genres that plays both a mean pinball and a highly competent game of Metroidvania, and all wrapped up in some utterly charming presentation.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 29, 2018

To think, Sonic Spinball was onto something all of those years ago. Yoku's Island Express is delightful and fun from start to finish

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9 / 10
Jun 5, 2018

The unique blend of Metroid and pinball makes Yoku's Island Express as entertaining as it is charming.

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9 / 10.0
May 31, 2018

Yoku's Island Express is a delight, plain and simple.It's gorgeous, plays beautifully, and I hope it's the start of a new franchise, because I want to play a lot more of this.

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7 / 10
May 29, 2018

Yoku's Island Express is a beauteous, aurally delightful treat that riffs off the Metroidvania template and pinball tables in a smart and playful manner. It's somewhat tempered by the dual frustrations of the pinball mechanic's need for constant precision and a lacklustre fast-travel system that leaves you having to cover the same ground over and over, ultimately taking what could have been an amazing game, and making it a good one.

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8 / 10.0
May 29, 2018

Villa Gorilla mixes genres and manages to deliver a great game that brings huge doses of fun and entertainment. Yoku's Island Express is a true experience that should be played.

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85 / 100
May 29, 2018

Like a unique cocktail, Yoku's Island Express mixes with taste, and in intelligent way, the typical elements from metroidvania adventures with pinball's game mechanics, giving as a result a very enjoyable and adictive game that feels unique and it's very fun. A game that those who are tired from the same formulas will enjoy the most.

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