Attempt the Lair with checkpoints or go in without a Bee Shield to earn a new Tonic.
Playtonic will deploy an update on April 14th for Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, its surprisingly good 2.5D platformer. The update will add “State Change” and allow for choosing between the original Lair and the “Not So Impossible Lair.” As explained here, the Not So Impossible Lair will have a checkpoint after each section.
These checkpoints will remember the best “Bee Shield score” and allow you to return to them later for practice. You can also attempt the Impossible Lair without a Bee Shield or checkpoints to earn the “Golden Try” Tonic. The good news is you don’t even have to make a new save file to try it.
The update will also include an 8-bit soundtrack for every level in the game, providing a Chiptune feel courtesy of Tater-Tot Tunes. The soundtrack for the same, titled “Retro Remix” will be available on April 14th via Spotify and Apple Music. If you’re keen on trying on Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair before buying, there’s a free demo that’s currently available for all platforms.