Neugier: Umi to Kaze no Kōdō (SNES)

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Duke, the son of Count Wein of Neugier, was exiled from the country by his father a long time ago. Traveling in faraway lands, Duke heard that his homeland was under attack. He decided to return to Neugier. On the way his ship was attacked by pirates, lead by a mysterious demon named Ord. After he barely escaped the ship, Duke found his way into his father's castle. He realized now that the pirates' attack and the monsters roaming the castle are connected. Although his father doesn't trust him, Duke is determined to save Neugier.

Neugier is an action game in which Duke fights enemies by slashing them with his melee weapons. He also has a "throw chain" ability, which allows him to press objects to the walls, destroying them, or push enemies to the walls the same way. Duke can also jump and equip armor that can be found in the dungeons.


Neugier: Umi to Kaze no Kōdō SNES Intro: background story
Neugier: Umi to Kaze no Kōdō SNES Boss battle
Neugier: Umi to Kaze no Kōdō SNES Large room with a statue
Neugier: Umi to Kaze no Kōdō SNES On a beach, unconscious

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Alternate Titles

  • "ノイギーア—海と風の鼓動—" -- Japanese spelling
  • "The Journey Home: Quest For The Throne" -- US working title

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Action-Packed, but not worth it Scott G (794) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

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HonestGamers Mar 15, 2012 4 out of 10 40


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Cancelled North American release

Neugier: Umi to Kaze no Kōdō was scheduled to be localized by Renovation Products and released in North America under the name The Journey Home: Quest For The Throne in late 1993 or early 1994. The project was cancelled, along with two other Telenet Japan titles, Arcus Spirits (to be called: Arcus Odyssey) and Psycho Dream (to be called: Dream Probe), shortly after Renovation Products was bought out by Sega.

Title translation

"Neugier" is the German word for "curiosity", and "Wein" is German for "wine".
Unicorn Lynx (181725) added Neugier: Umi to Kaze no Kōdō (SNES) on Jul 17, 2004