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Notable solely for being "That Fighting Game with Izuna and Shino in it", Windy X Windam is a Nintendo DS Fighting Game by Ninja Studio starring (or "co-starring", if you prefer) seven fighters from a remote island kingdom called Gawain, a place where people empowered with devices called "Windies" are given the ability to fly. They, along with a mysterious "eighth" malefactor, have assembled for a tournament, wherein the winner will have his/her one greatest wish granted. Aside from the flight and special attacks granted by their devices, the fighters also have the ability to transform (for a very brief period of time) into a more powerful form.
The game was released in Japan in the summer of 2008 by Success Corp., while it was given a very limited release in the U.S. by Graffiti Entertainment two years later, available only through online retailers.
- The Archer: Reath.
- Artificial Stupidity: Computer opponents don't block unless they're getting up from a knockdown, and (with the sole exception of Shino) won't dodge out of the way when knocked into the air, even though the possibility exists for human characters to do this.
- Blind Idiot Translation
- Captain Ersatz: More than half of the "original" character roster bears similarities to characters from the Guilty Gear series with varying degrees of resemblance, Jack (a Slayer lookalike) and Big (a Potemkin clone) being the most blatantly obvious.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Stin.
- Dull Surprise: Every character only has one facial portrait, and aside from Stin, has the same bored look on their face whether they're angry, depressed, or powering up a super move.
- Guest Fighter: Izuna and Shino.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: Kirikou is the only sword-wielding fighter in the original roster, and definitely the most justice-minded.
- Hot Witch: Ashley
- Malevolent Masked Man: G
- Mighty Glacier: Big.
- Mirror Match: Only Izuna and Shino.
- Numerical Hard
- Not Screened for Critics: Only the English-language version. The Japanese magazine Famitsu gave it a below-average 18 out of 40.
- One-Letter Name: G
- Schedule Slip: The U.S. release of the game was initially scheduled for a January 12, 2010, release, but was pushed back three times to late March, April and finally May with no fanfare.
- A Winner Is You