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E30 Yoku's Island Express

E30 Yoku's Island Express

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.

Audio extracts:

  • Metamorphosis (Original Game Soundtrack) - Music by Garry Schyman and Mikolai Stroinski

  • Skype SFX

  • 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

  • Worms Armageddon

  • Hollow Knight OST - Enter Hallownest

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine game

  • Rayman 1 OST

  • Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

  • Portal

  • The Cat Empire - Beanie feat. DJ Jumps

  • The Who - My Generation

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