LostWinds was originally made for the Wii, but came to iOS last year, and now the sequel has made the transition as well. It’s a platforming adventure game that uses the wind to transport your character through expansive environments. The sequel picks up where the original left off, but you don’t need to be familiar with the first to fully enjoy the new sequel. Lost Winds2: Winter of the Melodies provides a new adventure for Toku, as now he needs to find his mom while traveling through a wintery world.
The game was originally launched for the Wii, but feels so at home on iOS with the smooth touch controls. You simply drag your finger to control the wind, and there are also vortexes and cyclones available by pinching. As you advance, you garner a new power allowing you to switch between Winter and Summer. The switching of seasons allows for all new puzzle mechanics building upon what was already included in the original. You get to use the wind to blow fire into blockades, help you fly further with leaves, and use various objects in the environment to your advantage.
The game provides a deluxe map with multiple environments to explore allowing for a very lengthy adventure for iOS. The best aspect is that once you begin, you’ll want to keep going through the new worlds and advance the storyline. Each world is also exceptionally well crafted for a very beautiful 2.5 world with 2D movement in the foreground and 3D backgrounds. The game is bursting with engaging content, and the new seasons really provide a whole new experience as compared to the original.
Lost Winds2: Winter of the Melodies ($3.99, Universal) improves upon the original, and provides a great iOS experience. It’s such a unique game that fits touch perfectly, and there are just so many different aspects to enjoy. Lost Winds2 is a should buy that provides a very compelling adventure and hours of entertainment.