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>NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits – First Look Game-Play Hours Report

January 28, 2011

>Coffee Beans:
     NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits was released through Nintendo’s WiiWare service on August 10, 2009 in North America.  NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits was developed and published by Over the Top Games, and is still available for download through the WiiWare service for 1000 Wii Points, which is $10.

     A brief description for NyxQuest reads, “Visit Ancient Greece and rescue Icarus.”  The game is also for one or two players, and with two players, “…one controls Nyx, the other will control the powers from the gods!”
     The ESRB rating for NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits is “E for Everyone” with “Mild Fantasy Violence” being the only content listed for parents to be aware of.
     How many hours have Wii owners spent in Ancient Greece with Nyx attempting to rescue Icarus, over the 533 days reported?  Let’s take a look!

Hours shown are for the United States of America only, not world-wide.

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits has 9,273 Wii owners reporting game-play data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.

Average & Total Hours Reported:
     NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits has 50,765 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average of play-time of 5 Hours 29 Minutes “Per person” reporting data.
     NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits’ average play-time per session is just over 1 Hour 7 Minutes.

Sales Info:
     While NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits isn’t showing in the top 20 on the WiiWare’s “Popular Titles” section, considering the game does have hours showing, is definitely a good sign for it.
     Based on the approximate number of gamers reporting data, 9,273, and the $10 price point of NyxQuest; Over the Top Games’ net sales on the WiiWare version of NyxQuest would be about $92,730 in the United States, before profit sharing with Nintendo.

Review Score:
     NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits’ “professional” review score average is 81.21%, based on 14 reviews on

Filtered Thoughts:
     I played the WiiWare demo for NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits, almost a year ago probably.  While I haven’t played the full game, I think the demo did a good job showing what to expect from the game.
     If you want to get an idea of how NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits plays, here’s a trailer showing some footage from the game:

     If you think you might be interested in the game, but aren’t sure if you want to purchase it as a WiiWare title, the game is also available for PC and Mac.  The PC version is also available on Steam.  I think it’s interesting that the PC and Mac versions of NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits are only $4.99, while the WiiWare version is still $10.  I’m guessing that’s a Nintendo related issue, since I don’t think any WiiWare game has dropped in price since being released..
     You can try a demo for the PC and Mac version of the game, HERE.

     As for the data, I think the average hours reported “Per person” being more than 5 hours is really good for a WiiWare game that costs only $10, and even less now on PCs and Macs.  Considering many $50 and $60 retail games can be beaten in under 10 hours these days, I think the reported hours for this game are encouraging, and I may have to purchase it.

     Have any of you played NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits?  If so, which version did you play, and what did you think about the game?  Is NyxQuest a WiiWare title you would recommend to other Wii owners looking for a good 2D platforming game?

You can use a Wii Points card, or a credit card, as pictured below to purchase NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits from the Nintendo Wii’s Shop Channel.