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Expert's Review

"Free your soul, go toward the light"

Reviewed by / Oct 05, 2012

Spirits is a well-crafted puzzle game that developed an original game concept

Spirits are wandering the Earth not for scaring us but to find their way toward the light. However, that's a tough task: although they still have their skills, they don't know how to use them anymore. Spirits will need your ability to solve puzzles in order to guide them to the vortex and free their souls. Would you help them?

Thus, the goal is to get spirits to the vortex. Spirits have different skills: grow, dig, blow, fast-forward and collect plants. Use them to avoid obstacles, climb walls and jump spikes. In each level, there's a minimum goal of spirits that have to get the whirl. This means that you can only use the skills of some of them if you want to reach the level goal. Be efficient.

Impossible finishing this review without mentioning graphics and soundtrack: the game is challenging, right, but there's no way to get stressed since its minimalist graphics and relaxing music ensures keeping you in a good mood. Gameplay is original, although it can remind Lemmings. Theme, spirits skills and game dynamics are different though.

This version has no levels restrictions.

Tags: spirits 4.09.12 game like lemings, spirits.

Developer's original description available here
"Art so beautiful it could have been lifted from a Miyazaki movie." –WIRED

Autumn is coming. Leaves fall, and spirits rise from the fallen leaves to begin their journey home. You must guide them, without direct control, by changing how the wind blows or by rebuilding the ground. Each spirit can be sacrificed to perform one of four actions - build a bridge of leaves, create a blowing cloud, dig tunnels, or block wind currents in an area. Use your actions wisely or you will run out of spirits. In each level it's up to you to find your own creative solution on how to get the spirits to the goal.

NEW FAST-FORWARD FEATURE! Hold the bottom left corner of the screen to fast-forward your Spirits on their way to the spiral. You asked - we listened!

★★★★★ REVIEWS ★★★★★

"Striking art and innovative gameplay"
–The Escapist

"Spirits is clever, challenging, and beautiful"

"Spirits is an outstanding blend of puzzle and strategy"

"The overall design -- graphics, animation, audio tracks -- as well as the whimsical element of soaring on the wind, really make this an enjoyable title to experience"

"Gorgeous visuals; ambient music; solid level design"
–Slide To Play

"Where Spirits really innovates is in its look and feel. When the wind physics start to do their thing, the experience is pretty magical"
–TUAW, Mike Schramm

"Spirits is more than just a pretty face, as you'll utilize little creatures to build ladders, dig tunnels, or blow gusts of wind to get their counterparts to an exit. It's similar to what we've seen in Lemmings or Downstream Panic, but the use of wind and the diverse puzzles keep things fresh and interesting"

"Relaxing, stunning, and simple will keep players coming back for more"

"Visually, the game is gorgeous. Everything has a soft, ethereal vibe to it, particularly the soothing ambient music and the challenging (but not frustrating) level design"
–The Mac Gamer

"There is so much attention to detail in this game that once you have finished it you will want to play it all over again"

★★★★★ AWARDS ★★★★★

Winner of the IndieCade "Best Aesthetics" Award, Culver City, California, USA – 2010
IGF 2011: Best Mobile Game - Honorable mention
Sense of Wonder Night Selection at Tokyo Game Show, Japan – 2010

★★★★★ VIDEO & SUPPORT ★★★★★

Visit www.spacesofplay.com/spirits to watch a gameplay video. Search on YouTube for walkthroughs of all levels in Spirits. For questions and support send emails to androidsupport@spacesofplay.com.

If you experience technical problems, please try to reboot your device.

Recently changed in this version

NEW FAST-FORWARD FEATURE! Hold the bottom left corner of the screen to fast-forward your Spirits on their way to the spiral. You asked - we listened!
Removed third-party library that occasionally reported an error to the user (thanks alexus from http://alexus.org/ for helping us with this)

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  • (58)

    by Carrina H on 07/06/2014

    Beautiful game

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    by Izak Ishraki on 04/06/2014

    Simple and humbly beautiful

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    by Joel Griggs on 03/06/2014

    This is a truly charming and wonderfully addictive game. The soundtrack is beautifully and calming and the animations are something straight out of Studio Gibli

  • (58)

    by Molotov Click on 02/06/2014

    I couldn't exactly tell you why I found it so. I am still giving it 5 stars because I think many people would enjoy it immensely, even if I no longer wish to play.

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    by Alexander Phoenix on 29/05/2014


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    by Josh Holland on 24/05/2014

    One of my favorite mobile indie games of all time. Very well polished

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    by Michelle Leggott on 20/05/2014

    I like it so far. Please make lots more levels and I will keep playing :)

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