The Yooka-Laylee Rap Takes Centre Stage

With the record-breaking Kickstarter campaign seeing 73,206 backers pledge more than £2 million to make Yooka-Laylee become a reality, Playtonic Games similarly saw success in smashing every stretch goal that they had outlined.

The £1.1 million stretch goal had seen the team promise that Grant Kirkhope – the composer behind the legendary “DK Rap” in Donkey Kong 64 – would be tasked with penning a similar the Yooka-Laylee Rap.

That creation – which Playtonic has pre-emptively apologised for – was first shown at EGX Rezzed earlier today, and you can now watch it in entirety below.

Yooka-Laylee will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on April 11th, arriving on Nintendo Switch at a later date.

Yooka-Laylee Rap Lyrics

So it’s finally time
All thanks to you
It’s the game revival
You helped come true
They said this scene’s dead
But that’s a load of yap
And we’re head to prove it
With this familiar rap!

His name’s on the box
And he’s green as heck
But cross this lizard
And you’ll get wrecked!
There’s plenty of room
Between his orange crests
So he’s the perfect partner
For this buddy quest!
He’s quick, nimble
And rolls real fast
And he flies his pants
On the shipwreck mast

Yooka
Yooka-Laylee!
A lizard and a bat
What’s up with that?
Yooka
Yooka-Laylee!
A lizard and a bat
And a snake in a hat!

Her name comes second
But don’t be fooled
Badmouth this bat
And you’ll get schooled!
She’ll send your head spinning
With her sonar rings
She can soar through the air
With her super strong wings
With her one your side
You’re sure to find
The many golden goodies
The adventure hides!

Yooka
Yooka-Laylee!
A lizard and a bat
What’s up with that?
Yooka
Yooka-Laylee!
A lizard and a bat
And a snake in a hat!

They’re finally together
And stronger as two
Yooka and Laylee are
Real cool dudes
Their buddy Trowzer
Will power your moves
While Dr. Puzz provides
The nuts, bolts and screws!
We really hope
You have a blast
‘Cos this friendship
Is built to last!

The Pagies in cagies
Who’ll set them free?
Just take a look
A duo called Yooka-Laylee!

The Pagies in cagies
Who’ll set them free?
Just take a look
A duo called Yooka-Laylee!

The Pagies in cagies
Who’ll set them free?
Just take a look
A duo called Yooka-Laylee!

The Pagies in cagies
Who’ll set them free?
Just take a look
A duo called Yooka-Laylee!

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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