Playtonic's tribute to Banjo is a gentle, irreverent platformer let down by spotty handling and a slight shortage of genius.


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Yooka-Laylee studio shoots down Microsoft buyout talk

"We found it amusing Ed Bryan's bag is being used as serious evidence."

Yooka-Laylee Butterfly Booster locations to increase your health bar

Some of the bosses are pretty difficult - these collectables can help.

Yooka-Laylee Power Extender locations to increase your stamina bar

Roll and fly further each time with these many collectables.

Yooka-Laylee walkthrough and guide to all collectables, unlocking worlds and beating bosses in the retro-styled platformer

Our complete guide for the open-world adventure's many bosses and hidden items - now on Switch.

Yooka-Laylee Mollycool locations - how to solve Dr Puzz's DN Ray missions and transformations

Where to find Mollycools to power the DNRays and their transformation missions.

Yooka-Laylee Ghost Writer locations - where to find the Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Pink Ghosts

Our explainer on how collect the five Ghosts in Yooka-Laylee's various worlds.

Yooka-Laylee Quiz answers for Dr Quack's Quiz Time

Here's how to cheat the tests the evil side-kick gives you.

Yooka-Laylee Play Coin locations and Retrox Arcade Machine locations

Our explainer to finding the arcade game-themed collectible.

Yooka-Laylee guide and walkthrough - tips for finding collectables and unlocking worlds in the retro-styled platformer

Our complete guide for the open-world adventure's many bosses and hidden items.

Yooka-Laylee patch will tone down gibberish voices

UPDATE: Update available on console, Switch version teased again.

Digital FoundryDoes Yooka-Laylee really have performance problems?

Digital Foundry runs the rule over PS4, Xbox One and PC versions.

Yooka-Laylee patch targets camera issues and performance

Out now on Xbox, other platforms to follow before launch.

FeatureFrom Donkey Kong to Snake Pass: the music of David Wise

The legendary composer on glorified doorbells and leaving Rare.

Yooka-Laylee review

Medium Rare.

Yooka-Laylee cancelled for Wii U due to "unforeseen technical issues"

PC, PS4, Xbox One versions launch April. Switch version planned.

It looks like Yooka-Laylee will launch in April

Pre-order to get Toybox demo on console.

VideoWatch: What's new with Yooka-Laylee?

We catch up with Playtonic Games.

VideoWatch: What makes a game indie?

Good question, Eurogamer show.

Yooka-Laylee gets a publisher for "boring" stuff, not funding

"Our team can now focus 100 per cent on making Yooka-Laylee."

Yooka-Laylee to launch DRM-free on GOG

Kickstarter campaign steaming to a close.

Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter passes 1.5m, free DLC promised at 2m

Playtonic shows its one-eyed trouser-wearing snake.

FeaturePlaytonic launches 175k Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter campaign

UPDATE: 1m stretch goal reached in less than 24 hours, simultaneous console release confirmed.

Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor revealed as Yooka-Laylee

Kickstarter goes live tomorrow, 5pm UK time.

First in-engine screenshots of Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor

UPDATE: Character teaser revealed. Watch the Rezzed dev session.

Ex-Rare veterans tease Banjo Kazooie spiritual successor

And found new indie studio, Playtonic Games.