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In LostWinds, the player controls a young boy called Toku on his quest to save his land Mistralis from the evil spirit called Balasar. Toku has to find the scattered parts of Enril, the good wind spirit, to restore her original power.

The game borrows elements from classic platform games in that Toku has to navigate vertical labyrinths in a side view. However, Toku can not jump. Instead, the player controls Enril with the Wii remote, giving Toku a gentle push to cross a gap or reach a ledge above. Enemies have to be fought with the use of wind as well, by drawing a quick vertical blast of wind on top of them for example. During the course of the game, the player gains access to more powerful moves which help solving the various riddles throughout Mistralis. For example, the player has to light torches by brushing a gust of wind across them, making the flames shoot according to the direction of the player's gesture.

Toku has a life gauge that can be replenished by eating fruits. Occasionally, the player will encounter a special stone statue that lets them save their progress in LostWinds.


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Critic Reviews

GamesRadar Wii May 19, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Nintendojo Wii May, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
The Review Busters Wii 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone Wii May 19, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamestyle Wii May 29, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Wii May 22, 2008 15 out of 20 75
1UP Wii May 17, 2008 B 75
Factornews Wii May 26, 2008 7 out of 10 70
AceGamez Wii May, 2008 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Wii May 15, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55


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1001 Video Games

Lost Winds appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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