Ben and Tao prove their '90s credentials and try not to drop the ball as they get happy flappy paddle slappy in 2D micro-adventure, Yoku’s Island Express. They talk pinball, completionism, sound effects, map modes, and what makes a ‘phone game’ a ‘phone game’. There’s some nostalgia, some gentle and not so gentle mockery, and very minor story spoilers (flagged in advance) towards the end of the ep. Hop on the bug wagon. Content Warning: PEGI 7. Druidic rituals and balls, balls everywhere. Fruity balls. Suitable for kids? You tell me. Clarifications:
Yoku’s Island Express official soundtrack is composed by Jesse Harlin.
The Wolverine game Tao is referring to is X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged, and yes Ben got completionist on it. He still brags about it. I mean, it’s pretty cool, right?
DJ Jumps has now, sadly, left The Cat Empire. Hopefully it wasn’t anything Tao said.
Metamorphosis (Original Game Soundtrack) - Music by Garry Schyman and Mikolai Stroinski
Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin' from Midnight Cowboy
College & Electric Youth - A Real Hero
The Who - Pinball Wizard
The Ricky Gervais Show - Rockbusters
Microsoft’s 3D Pinball Space Cadet
‘Beautiful butterfly’ - A Bug's Life
Ralph Wiggum - The Simpsons
GTA Vice City - Tommy Vercetti
Hollow Knight OST - Enter Hallownest
X-Men Origins: Wolverine game
Rayman 1 OST
Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
The Cat Empire - Beanie feat. DJ Jumps
The Who - My Generation
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