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Yooka-Laylee (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Nintendo Switch)

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Title Screen

Yooka-Laylee

Developer: Playtonic Games
Publisher: Team17
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Released internationally: April 11, 2017


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.


ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

Yooka-Laylee is a collectathon platformer in the style of Banjo-Kazooie, created by a bunch of ex-Rare staff, in which Yooka and Laylee embark on a quest to retrieve the omnipotent One Book Laylee's drink coaster.

Unused Graphics

Yooka-Laylee-Windows-GamerPic.png

An image named "GamerPic_temp", featuring an Xbox Live avatar of a vampire cowboy.

Yooka-Laylee-Windows-PS-X-Button.png

A leftover cross button from the PlayStation 4 version.

Early Final
Yooka-Laylee-Toybox-QuackHead-placeholder.png Yooka-Laylee-Toybox-QuackHead-finalized.png

An early talking head sprite for Dr. Quack. This was also a leftover in the Toybox demo. A variation of it is used on the Capital Cashino match game.

Yooka-Laylee-Windows-Light-Blue-Grid.png Yooka-Laylee-Windows-Blue-Grid.png Yooka-Laylee-Windows-Green-Grid.png Yooka-Laylee-Windows-Yellow-Grid.png Yooka-Laylee-Windows-Pink-Grid.png

Five color grid textures. These were used in the Toybox demo to texture the terrain.

Yooka-Laylee-Windows-4-3-Safe-Area.png Yooka-Laylee-Windows-16-9-Safe-Area.png

Two borders used to display the safe area in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios respectively. The resolution for each border is 1280×960 and 1920×1080.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Hidden Model Details

Hmmm...
To do:
Model render.

The helicopter form has an opaque window in the final game. However, hidden behind the window is a cockpit seat and a control panel. The developers intended to place passengers and to have the window transparent, but they did not have time to implement these.

(Source: Shesez)

Texture Oddities

Yooka-Laylee-Windows-Book-Cover.png

One of the two book covers seen while Yooka and Laylee are lounging around on beach towels. This cover is curiously dated August 28th, 2014. Playtonic Limited was incorporated on August 12th, 2014.

Yooka-Laylee-Toybox-Pagie-Texture.png

The texture for Pagies features a nicely written Lorem Ipsum. The Toybox version of this texture is more crisp than the final version.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Save File Remnants

Looking through the game's uncompressed save data in the PC release reveals some interesting information:

  • There are 30 available slots for Pagies in each world, but only 25 slots are used. This article covers an earlier build of the game and reveals that there were originally 30 Pagies to collect in the first world.
  • Quills are referred to as "quillies".
  • There is data associated with a world known as "Test".
  • There are two unused Quackfire Quizzes labeled 04 and 05, respectively. These are automatically counted as completed when completing the third and final Quiz, so it's unknown where the last two would have been used.

Unused Sounds

Hmmm...
To do:
Confirm the voice was completely removed.
Pre-Patch Post-Patch

A minor character was originally voiced by YouTuber JonTron (Jon Jafari). Playtonic decided to remove his voice from the game for reasons better described elsewhere, using a mandatory launch-day patch.

Since it was removed so close to release, the PS4 and Xbox One disc versions should in theory still contain the voice clips.