Delightful Details

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Delightful Details

Postby ShanPen » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:25 am

Since so much work goes into all the aspects of creating a game, I thought I'd start a topic where we can marvel at any small details found in the game that you thought were amusing and deserve to be pointed out so that other fans of the game who might have missed them can appreciate them too, and to show Playtonic that we appreciate the little things they've put into the game.

It could be something visual, a sound effect, or even a funny character or place name (such as "Dr. Puzz" sounding like "Octopus" when you say it fast) - whatever you'd like to share.

Here are some visual ones I have to share with screenshots.

The King on the card showing out of the top of the card deck enemies is Capital B! :o
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The hieroglyphs around the walls of Capital Cashino repeatedly spell "PLAYTONYC [sic] GAMES YOOKA LAYLEE" (someone in the team needs to go back to Gobi's Valley to brush up on their hieroglyphics! :lol:).
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The carpet pattern contains the conical flask and triangle shapes from the Playtonic Games logo.
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Amusing book title "How to use hexagons in all your home decorating!". Capital B certainly read that book thoroughly when designing his lair!
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Amusing book title "50 Shaders of Games". :lol: I haven't found this book anywhere else in the game yet.
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The "Slippy Edition" of the book "The Slide From The Top" because the book is angled to form a slide.
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A matching "Step Edition" called "To The Top! How I Stepped Up!" when the books form stairs.
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The special "Domino Edition". ;)
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Poor discarded "Vice-Prezedent" Dr. Quack statue abandoned in a lonely corner of the Hivory Towers Lair.
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Love the "Pants and why you should wear them" brochure taking a light-hearted stab at the people who complained that Yooka needed pants when the title characters were first revealed.
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Some helpful tips on the back of the multi-coloured paint tin, such as "Do not paint your cat" and "Do not apply to butt". :lol:
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Please post anything amusing you have noticed, as I'd love to see what other fans have found!

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Re: Delightful Details

Postby ShanPen » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:45 pm

A few more:

The Playtonic Games logo on one side of treasure coins, and Capital B's face on the other side.
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The island where the pigs and Shovel Knight are searching for pirate treasure is shaped like a skull and crossbones.
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Capital B's prestigious top office floor is denoted by a dollar sign on the elevator sign.
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Dr. Quack has turned the service lift/dumbwaiter on the side of Hivory Towers into his own personal lift, complete with dodgy little ramp.
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Trust the Playtonic team to come up with the character of a mooning moon called "Moonie". :lol:
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Re: Delightful Details

Postby Rueckkoppler » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:34 am

Since there’s no like button here, I’ll just say thank you for that great post, it was a good read! (Got nothing to contribute at this time though :mrgreen: )

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Re: Delightful Details

Postby ShanPen » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:11 am

Thanks! :)

And if you do end up finding anything to add, please do, as I'd like to see what other people have found!

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Re: Delightful Details

Postby Gavtonic » Thu May 03, 2018 9:30 am

Some of these were news to me! :D

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Re: Delightful Details

Postby Piet » Thu May 03, 2018 10:48 am

Cool details! :D

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Re: Delightful Details

Postby Scrubber » Tue May 08, 2018 10:18 pm

Those are pretty cool.

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Re: Delightful Details

Postby wacky ducky » Thu May 31, 2018 7:15 pm

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the paint kinda faded because characters have walked on it

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Re: Delightful Details

Postby ShanPen » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:09 am

wacky ducky wrote:Image
the paint kinda faded because characters have walked on it


Nice! :D
I never liked the washed-out red look of that part of the ship because I like bold colours and it didn't seem to match the bold colours of the rest of the ship, but I never realised that it was faded due to people walking on it, so I'm glad you pointed that out! Now the faded colour won't annoy me anymore. :)

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Re: Delightful Details

Postby ShanPen » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:59 pm

Graffiti on the "Bat Ship Crazy" - "BATS R COOL", "YOOKA WOZ ERE", and the mysterious "Penny" (underneath a picture of a heart with an arrow through it).
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(The same image with the colour settings altered so the graffiti stands out more).
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EDIT: Went back to the area and found some more graffiti names, "Evie" and "Erin".
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(Same image with colour editing for clarity).
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Also on the topic of mysterious graffiti, this shows up out the front of, and inside, the space level.
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Re: Delightful Details

Postby ShanPen » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:03 pm

The initials of the heading spell "TWIT". Also the lack of a possessive apostrophe in "Trowzers" makes it feel even more authentic that he's a dodgy salesman who can't even get the grammar in his advertising sign right.
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Anyone know why there's a Laylee face constellation, but not a Yooka one? (Or has anyone found a Yooka one in another level?).
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Re: Delightful Details

Postby Taylor » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:14 am

This is such an awesome post by the way! Lots of stuff I didn't know about, or had simply forgotten about. The Dr Quack statue confused me when I first saw it as it's identical to the one underneath Capital B's golden statue, right? So why is there a second one? I thought it might have been some sort of secret, so I was hitting it and all sorts, but nope, nothing.

ShanPen wrote:Anyone know why there's a Laylee face constellation, but not a Yooka one? (Or has anyone found a Yooka one in another level?).
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I'm not 100% sure, but it was always in the concept art:

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I guess it's because Laylee is the one that can fly? But then, it makes you wonder how (if at all) this fits into the in-game lore. Why and how is there a constellation of her face?
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Re: Delightful Details

Postby DMCumbo » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:53 pm

Thanks for this! Amazing - I didn't know about a number of these!

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Re: Delightful Details

Postby Daley_Kong » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:52 am

Wow, this is an awesome thread! Thanks for taking the time to post - it was wonderful looking through the screenshots.

Keep 'em coming!

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Re: Delightful Details

Postby Scrubber » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:43 pm

ShanPen wrote:The initials of the heading spell "TWIT". Also the lack of a possessive apostrophe in "Trowzers" makes it feel even more authentic that he's a dodgy salesman who can't even get the grammar in his advertising sign right.
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Anyone know why there's a Laylee face constellation, but not a Yooka one? (Or has anyone found a Yooka one in another level?).
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They should have called it Twowzers Worldwide Awesome Traders...

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Re: Delightful Details

Postby ShanPen » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:49 pm

Taylor wrote:The Dr Quack statue confused me when I first saw it as it's identical to the one underneath Capital B's golden statue, right? So why is there a second one? I thought it might have been some sort of secret, so I was hitting it and all sorts, but nope, nothing.


Oh I didn't even think to try hitting it to see if it was some kind of secret, good thinking (even though it turned out not to be)! It would have been funny if the Dr Quack statue that was under the golden Capital B statue did disappear after the dialogue where Capital B told Dr Quack to get rid of it (like maybe when you get back to the hub world after visiting your first Grand Tome, the Dr Quack statue is gone), and then you find it discarded in that lonely corner much later on in the hub world.

Taylor wrote:
ShanPen wrote:Anyone know why there's a Laylee face constellation, but not a Yooka one? (Or has anyone found a Yooka one in another level?).
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I'm not 100% sure, but it was always in the concept art:

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I guess it's because Laylee is the one that can fly? But then, it makes you wonder how (if at all) this fits into the in-game lore. Why and how is there a constellation of her face?


I checked out the sky in the space level but there was no Yooka face constellation. Then I thought, maybe the Laylee face constellation is Galleon Galaxy as seen from Glitterglaze Glacier! :o



Scrubber wrote:
ShanPen wrote:The initials of the heading spell "TWIT". Also the lack of a possessive apostrophe in "Trowzers" makes it feel even more authentic that he's a dodgy salesman who can't even get the grammar in his advertising sign right.
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They should have called it Twowzers Worldwide Awesome Traders...


Haha nice, I bet they wanted to call it something like that, but thought they'd better not as some offended soccer mum would complain, so they went with the safer option. I'm sure the Playtonic team had a good snigger at "Twowzers Worldwide Awesome Traders" (and whatever other much cruder options they no doubt brainstormed) before settling with the tamer version.



Daley_Kong wrote:Wow, this is an awesome thread! Thanks for taking the time to post - it was wonderful looking through the screenshots.

Keep 'em coming!


Thanks to everyone who has said they've enjoyed this thread, I've had so much fun searching through the game for amusing details, and fun sharing them with everyone here. Hopefully there'll be many more amusing details to look out for in the DLC, right Daley? ;)


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