Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Nintendo Switch Review

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Nintendo Switch

9.5

9.5/10

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair on Nintendo Switch! They must run, jump and roll their way through a series of challenging 2D levels, face a puzzling Overworld and rally the Royal Bee-tallion to take down Capital B and his Impossible Lair!

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Nintendo Switch Review

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is split into two game styles, the 2.5D platform levels and the top-down overworld. The overworld is a nice change of pace, but it does feel a tad clunky and slow. You can use bombs to break down walls, some obvious some are secret. This can mean that you may be bombing a lot of the world to find secret locations.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Nintendo Switch Trailer

Don’t be put off by how easy the 2.5D levels are, as they will get harder and harder the further you play. Make sure to keep an eye out for the T.W.I.T. coins littered through each stage. Trowzer will block access to areas unless you can pay the toll. There are 5 coins on each stage, and I did end up trying to collect all 5.

Like Breath of the Wild, the end “level” is available from the start. The Impossible Lair is made up a couple of bosses and some very difficult platforming. Each Beettalion you rescue acts as a shield for this level, so you will need to collect all 48 to get the best chance of survival.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Nintendo Switch Review

The use of animation is great on this game, and they are recognisable characters. Levels have different environments such as being flooded or on fire. The 40 levels are divided between the 20 original levels and 20 different versions of them. The versions are unique and feel like completely different levels.

Playtonic utilised the skills of Grant Kirkhope, David Wise and Dan Murdoch as well as other composers. These guys worked on some of the best music from my youth, Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong, GoldenEye and Perfect Dark. So when you play Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair you can here the nostalgia.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Nintendo Switch Review

This game is exactly what you need. This makes me want to play Banjo-Kazooie, and Donkey Kong again. Finally, please check out our gaming reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.

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