Wield the awesome powers of Enril the wind spirit to guide and protect young Toku through this unique platform adventure.
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Positive (17 reviews) - 94% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 24, 2016

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About This Game

LostWinds is an enchanting adventure bursting with unique gameplay ideas that puts “the power of the wind in the palm of your hand”.

You wield the awesome powers of Enril the wind spirit - from raging tornados to the gentlest breeze – to guide and protect Toku, a young boy who is the only one who can help you release the curse placed upon the world of Mistralis by the evil spirit Balasar.

The game’s novel and playful control mechanism lets you use Enril’s elemental powers to help Toku in your quest to overcome Balasar – powering his jumps and glides through Mistralis’ different regions, buffeting and smashing enemies, and solving puzzles.

Experience all of the magic of Mistralis, a land full of wonder and intrigue that bursts to life with your every action and exploration.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU (2x2GHz)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 / AMD HD 6320
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 capable
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40 of 43 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Played the beginning just to see how it compares to the old Wii version. Game looks and sounds beautiful, and the mouse controls work perfectly. A lot of the UI seems to have been adapted from the iOS versions rather than the original, but it works fine and they even redrew the tutorial prompts showing a mouse.

So, given that the game has been converted well, I highly recommend it, as the original was one of my favorite games at the time. I think it's aged well, and remains a relaxing and beautiful indie game. Might feel a bit short if you buy each game separately, but the two-game bundle is a good value.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
LostWinds makes the port from WiiWare very nicely! It ran beautifully on my mid-level PC with no hiccups whatsoever. And the mouse makes it arguably nicer to control than the Wii Remote.

The game is beautiful, charming, and sweet. The music is lovely. The game is short; the playtime you see on my profile is a full runthrough (albeit I still need to find a few more hidden collectables). So if you've got a couple hours to spare, you can't go wrong with this.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
I'd arguably say that the controls don't feel as natural using the mouse compared to the Wii remote, but that is really the only downside. It has ported across very nicely, the graphics are crisp, the tutorials and menus have been given an overhaul and the audio (being as good as all Frontier's efforts) didn't need touching.

Well worth it for a game that really thought outside the box and got it right.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
+Very good platformer played mostly with your mouse.
- Very short, only 2 hours.
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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Foreword: This is a port of a WiiWare game from 2008.

My Specs

  • AMD FX-9370@4.6GHz (OC)
  • AMD SAPPHIRE R9 290X Tri-X OC
  • 16GB DDR3 RAM @2133MHz
  • SAMSUNG 850 EVO SSD

Pros
  • Runs fast, loads fast, responsive, high framerates.
  • Interesting story.
  • Fun puzzle mechanics.
  • Vibrant, detailed environments.

Cons
  • No graphics options.
  • No controller support.
  • Forced Fullscreen.
  • Forced VSync(?) (needs confirm)
  • Simple enemy AI
  • Short game

LostWinds is an interesting title to say the least. It has a fun story that's simple and recognizable, but gets the job done and adds a little extra to make it unique. It's pacing is a little slow at times, but you'll get things moving along more quickly as you learn how to play. The game is really easy for a good while but when the difficulty ramps up, you notice it very quickly. It has decent challenges and can keep you busy for a while.

The style is very Metroidvania-Lite and you'll finish it quickly if you run through it. I completed the story in 2.3 hours but didn't get all the collectibles. As a package deal, you can get both games for $15, so then is this game worth $7.50? Sure, but save it for a flight or a road trip.

I give it 6.5/10.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
I like this game.Took me about 3 hours. I don't think I will replay it.

My main problem with this game is the lack of options. I would love this game, if you could turn the music off or even just down. I was tempted to turn the sound off on my pc. The music is loud and beautiful. I just don't need it.

Another problem I had was I often found I could not manipulate only one object at a time. I would put my cursor over the object I wanted to move and my character wold be affected. Sometimes the gesture comands would not work.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Very beautiful indie title. Its a mix of plattforming and puzzle solving with a little bit of combat here and there. You move with WASD, everything else is done with your mouse. I'd say this is pretty much the perfect game for kids if you want to teach them logic. I dislike logic puzzles, which is why I had to motivate myself to stay in there, but its a great experience non the less. The cuteness of characters and stories makes this great for everyone. No options menu, no launcher, thats the only thing I am disappointed at. At least let me change resolutions.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
A faithful conversion of the original with intuitive controls.
The serene sound track and game play are a welcome and calming diversion.
Well worth playing when you just need to chill out and relax.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Amazing game, a little short though. Worth every cent i paid!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
The graphics are pretty. The story is interesting. The controls are good. You control the wind with your mouse. They made it so detailed that it can make plants and people move in the background. The NPCs also take notice when you move wind near them, which causes them to be funny. Toku's movements are slow but using wind makes him faster.

Nothing is particularly difficult in this game. It is super short and it ends unfinished but there is a sequel so hopefully it will be concluded. It was still fun though.
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petertam95
4.1 hrs
Posted: September 1
Amazing game. 10/10
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Allthegoodnamestaken
3.3 hrs
Posted: July 16
Recommended on sale. I feel I got my money's worth for ~$3, but $10 is definitely steep for a two hour, 8 year old Wii port.

LostWinds is another entry in the somewhat bizarre, but largely successful, genre of "platformers without jump buttons." Instead, you control a wind spirit that can push the main character and other objects around with gusts.

Like everything in the game, this mechanic works and is largely entertaining, but there isn't really enough done with it. You'll see variations on about 5 puzzles repeated throughout the game, and any challenge derives more from game's occasionally finnicky controls than anything intended in the design. Everything is nice to look at in spite of the age, and the characters are all visually well designed, but the story is threadbare and almost everyone is a signpost. I was initially very impressed by the soundtrack until realizing that the two songs I'd enjoyed were basically all there was. And so on.

If you go in expecting nothing more than a few hours of decent entertainment, you'll probably have a good time. It's a shame that LostWind's strong fundamentals weren't developed into something more memorable, but what's here is by no means bad.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that the card and background designs are fantastic. It's almost worth the sale price for those alone, although you'll probably need to idle after finishing the game to get all the card unlocks.
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EverlastingD
2.8 hrs
Posted: July 8
I really enjoyed the Wii version and therefore wholeheartedly recommend this port. The tutorial and menu have been redesigned to show a mouse instead of a wii mote ; and the controls are overall very smooth.

It is a very easy and short platformer. The story is simple but relatable, the graphics are pretty with a lot of attention to detail (as the wind actually affects the background and surroundings) and the music is very relaxing.

I'd recommend waiting for a sale - and then also buy the sequel.
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kikaiki
2.4 hrs
Posted: April 14
A bundle of adorbale adventures and some cool skills! I cant stop playing =D
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