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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair PC Keyboard Controls

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The default control scheme for Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair for PC is:



Basic Controls

Up, Down, Left, Right OR WSAD – Directional controls


Space – Jump, also talk to people, select options in the menu (works as the ‘A’ button)


Anomoly: The ‘X’ button can also be used to jump but loses function entirely when around anyone you can talk to and CANNOT be used to talk to a person.


Esc – Works as the ‘B’ Button, cancels out of menus, and pauses the game. Minor annoyance when you pause the game and also exit from a menu/conversation.


Tab – Zooms into a third-person ‘shooter’ angle, used for aiming Yooka for shooting items later in the game.


C – Uses Yooka’s tongue. Initially grabs hold of butterflies but will also grab hold of other things later in the game after learning proper moves from Trowzer.


Z – Your attack button. Use it to spin into enemies or attack in the air.


Shift – Used to duck. It Will initially not be useful as keyboard players cannot ‘sneak,’ but comes into play later with moves learned by Trowzer (see advanced controls section for more)


Q – Rotate Camera Left


E – Rotate Camera Right




Spacebar – swim-up (towards the surface)


Ctrl – swim down (towards the ground)



Advanced Controls

Shift – Rolls Yooka into a ball so that you can roll around. It is also used to create a bubble underwater.


Space + Ctrl – Your slam attack. He jumps into the air, then slams Yooka into the ground.


Alt – Uses Laylee’s Echolocation ability.


Ctrl + Alt – Uses Laylee’s super-echolocation.


Ctrl + Right Mouse button – Uses Yooka’s invisibility.


Ctrl + Left Mouse button – Allows you to fly. Oddly, using ‘Jump’ (space) allows you to gain height.


Shift + Alt – The final move allows you to roll around with a sonar shield.


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