Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. LostWinds is a great example of what can be achieved on WiiWare. By combining a few simple gesture-based controls within a tightly focused platform-puzzling framework, Frontier has created a mini-masterpiece at the first attempt.
  2. Whether it's through the broad strokes of the brilliantly judged puzzling and flawless control or via the delicate flecks which make up the finer detail – try playing around with the background scenery to see just how much Enril can mess about with – the sheer joy of playing LostWinds is undeniable.
  3. LostWinds might not be quite as revolutionary in terms of play control as some had hoped, but it does manage to bring some very new and innovative gameplay ideas to the platforming genre and that's definitely a step in the right direction.
  4. While a few faults may hold back the score from being perfect, LostWinds is a refreshing and almost nostalgic experience that will leave a player excited, but still asking for more.
  5. 100
    This is the breakout, must-buy hit that WiiWare needed to justify its existence. LostWinds is a beautiful and unique exploration-based platformer that takes full and natural advantage of the Wii's control setup.
  6. Fresh, quirky and original – and better still, only seven quid. What are you waiting for?
  7. Ultimately, though, Lost Winds is a wonderful little game, and a great promise of what’s to come.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. FernandoPeliquin
    Jun 8, 2008
    7
    Muy buenos gráficos de un juego que entretiene pero en el que le falta algo de información -es muy fácil que sepas lo queMuy buenos gráficos de un juego que entretiene pero en el que le falta algo de información -es muy fácil que sepas lo que tienes que hacer pero no sepas a donde ir-. Yo lo termine en 5 horas pero si sabes donde están las cosas se puede terminar en 3. Buena compra por su precio Full Review »
  2. ClaudeRuff
    May 22, 2008
    9
    WiiWare is here and if LostWinds is a sign of things to come you can count me in. It is a side scrolling platformer at it's heart, with aWiiWare is here and if LostWinds is a sign of things to come you can count me in. It is a side scrolling platformer at it's heart, with a unique controll scheme. The use of the wii remote and nunchuk are used to create a new vibe in an old genre, the nunchuk controls a young boy, the wii remote pointer is used to control a wind spirit. The duality of this system exceeds the some of it's parts as you explore the 3 to 4 hour adventure, leaving you wanting more and there will be more to this story. For the price of $10 or 1000 wii points, the entertainment value is very high. Developers should take note, players should pay to play as this is gifted game with a simple spirit, here's hoping it grows. Full Review »
  3. NicholasAllan
    May 20, 2008
    8
    It's definitely worth the money, but it is pretty short, the puzzles aren't very hard, and the final boss is a joke. The place youIt's definitely worth the money, but it is pretty short, the puzzles aren't very hard, and the final boss is a joke. The place you fight the final boss makes it seem like they were going to make multiple stages of the boss fight in different spots, but they didn't. Maybe if you collect all of the collectable items then the final boss is different, I don't know as far as I can tell they were pointless. Full Review »