Parents' Guide to

Lost in Shadow

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Moody, unique platforming game where you play as a shadow.

Game Nintendo Wii 2011
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Lost in Shadow is a unique game. Not only are you a shadow, but you can only climb onto shadows in this world. You'll hop from one shadowy platform to another, climb onto ledges and across chasms, crawl through corridors, and battle foes using various weapons. Things get more interesting when you call on the assistance of Spangle, a winged sylph that follows you wherever you go, and helps you manipulate objects in this medieval environment so that they can cast a new shadow that you can traverse. You'll point the Wii Remote toward the TV screen and press the trigger ("B") button to have Spangle move these physical objects for you. There are also "Shadow Corridor" areas found throughout the tower that let you alter the terrain itself, such as rotating the world, in order to bypass the varied obstacles and traps. Visually speaking, the game has an interesting, minimalist art style. The moody music is also a good fit for the story. While the game isn't very difficult, the concept is inventive and should hold your interest as you climb up to the top of the tower.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Hudson Entertainment
  • Release date: January 4, 2011
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Animated Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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