“Cough… what a night… that’s the last time I visit Dirty Dave's Dubious Donners!”― Blasto
Blasto is an anthropomorphic cannon found in Shipwreck Creek and is the brother of another cannon named Blastooie, who appears in Tribalstack Tropics. Like his brother, Blasto is accompanied by an unnamed bird pal.
Blasto makes an unexpected appearance in Capital B's Office at the end of the game, once again complaining about something in his throat. Blasto then fires a projectile at Capital B and Dr. Quack, which cause the villains to get trapped inside a book. Afterwards, a party is held at Yooka and Laylee's home to celebrate Blasto's heroics.
Name Origin Edit
A blast is "a destructive wave of highly compressed air spreading outward from an explosion." When he fires a cannonball, a blast comes out. The "o" at the end might allude to "Banjo," From Banjo-Kazooie. His brother's name, Blastooie, further supports this.
Blasto shares the same look, but smaller than his brother Blastooie. He is a large, rusty black cannon with small googly eyes. A wooden cart with iron wheels supports his cannon shaft.
Blasto seems to be kinder than his brother and apparently likes to talk a lot, as Laylee states that he has a "big mouth".
- Blasto and Blastooie's names may be a reference to the name Banjo-Tooie, a previous game that many Playtonic Games developers made when they used to work at Rare.
- Blasto enjoys karaoke.
- When Yooka and Laylee first meet Blasto in Shipwreck Creek, they expressed familiarity with him. This suggests that they've known Blasto before the events of the game.
- He has a similar role to the Jinjonator from Banjo-Kazooie, as they are both the last character to attack the final boss before defeat in their respective games.
- Dave's Dubious Donners is a reference to the Playtonic team meeting up "every Friday night in a British town center."