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Old 06-13-2018, 09:05 AM
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Default Yoku's Island Express: Dung-Beetle Pinball Metroidvania

I didn't see a thread for it yet, but this might be the sleeper GOTY 2018. At the very least, Yoku's Island Express is the best tropical island dung-beetle pinball metroidvania I've ever played:



You control Yoku, a dung beetle who has just moved to Mokumana island to serve as postmaster, and who quickly gets swept into an adventure that crosses the whole island as you work to stop the God Slayer (no... seriously...).

This game has cute music, gorgeous graphics (hooray for indie games that don't just default to pixel art), and the pinball aspect of it is really fun (and I'm saying that as somebody who doesn't play a lot of pinball). It is also an honest-to-goodness exploration-based platformer, with a lot of non-linearity and opportunities to "sequence break."

This is the kind of thing that some Talking Tyrants should be all over.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:13 AM
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I'm glad somebody made a thread for this. I've been watching a playthrough for this and it's really interesting. I'm hoping I'll have some time to play next month.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:16 AM
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Huh. I did not realize that this was everything to me.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
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