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!
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (28) - 92% of the 28 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (234) - 95% of the 234 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 29, 2018

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By TechRaptor July 5

“Yoku takes the best of pinball and gaming and drops it into a charming setting filled with likable characters. It makes for a relaxing romp that shouldn't be missed.”

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November 14

Vote for Yoku at The Game Awards!

Hey everyone

Today we're extremely excited to share that Yoku's Island Express has been nominated for Best Debut Indie Game at this year's The Game Awards!

With this nomination, Yoku's Island Express and the development team at Villa Gorilla need your help. If you love Yoku as much as we do and think it deserves to win this highly competitive category, head on over to The Game Awards' website and cast your vote!


Note that you can vote once every 24 hours until The Game Awards airs on December 6th. Sharing your vote on social media (via the website) increases the weight of each vote, so if you'd like to give Yoku the best possible chance to win, please do share wherever you can.

Your support means the world to the team. Thank you!

Check out the demo!
If you haven't played Yoku's Island Express yet, we encourage you to check out the free demo over on the store page. The demo is available on consoles too, if you'd rather play it there. In any case, have fun!
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October 12

Great user reviews!

Hey pinballers!

Ever since Yoku's Island Express launched in May we've had a wealth of critical acclaim from journlists and YouTubers but we just wanted to take a moment to thank you the players for being so vocal and positive about Yoku too.

Blending pinball with Metroidvania is a pretty unusual idea and we were never really sure if it would gain an audience or not. But it really has. You're talking to us every day on Twitter to say how much you all love the game and there are some great reviews here on Steam. To be at a 95% overall rating is so so incredible and humbling. Thank you!

If you haven't yet written a review for Yoku then we'd love it if you could add your thoughts here and help spread the word about "pinballvania". We kinow there must be more people out there who would love the game and we can only reach them with your help!

Thanks for playing, from Villa Gorilla and Team17.
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“A glorious marriage of pinball and platforming and a wild-spirited adventure to cherish”
Recommended – Eurogamer

“Yoku’s Island Express is a novel Metroidvania-pinball hybrid that stands out as something wholly unique.”
8/10 – IGN

“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”
9/10 – Destructoid


About This Game

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 hot springs!

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.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i3-2100 @ 3GHz / AMD A8-5500 @ 3.2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 630 1GB / AMD Radeon 7770 1GB / Intel HD 530
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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