Review: Winds Of Destiny-DOTM

Duels of the Magi is a retro head to head arcade style strategy game that combines many different mechanics in a fun and challenging new way that is accessible to all ages. Taking elements from fighting games, trading card games, and RPG’s, With its easy to learn/difficult to master gameplay style, Winds of Destiny serves as a perfect coffee break game that you can play head to head against your friends.


  • Retro pixel graphics with amazing detail.
  • Three game modes to choose from: Single player, quick game and multiplayer.
  • Single player is a story based mode where you fight increasingly difficult enemies all specialising in unique abilities. You get three continues should you fail.
  • Facebook integration.Post your scores/victories for all the world to see.
  • Online multiplayer has the options to play against friends or find random players. Using a simple digit system, Gamers can now play online with ease and immediate access.
  • As you progress through the story you level up and unlock new abilities and have better moves.
  • Animations match the retro feel to a T. Cutesy fight scenes will please any gamer.
  • Chip tune music to keep the retro atmosphere whilst elevating the atmosphere of the game as a whole.
  • Tutorial section takes you to a Youtube video that explains the basics.
  • Without using the tutorial video you can soon figure out whats what. Its very much a pick up and play type of game.
  • For the most part the AI is very well balanced and you will have many games come down to the wire.
  • The UI is clean and has a high level of ease. Minimal button presses and clear labeling make it a joy to navigate.


  • Needs more content, Like attacks,characters and levels.
  • For every good AI match there is a cheap cheating little swine who sneaks through and eats your continues.
  • The menu structure after levels in single player is a bit confusing. You don’t quite get what its saying and whats it all means.
  • Stats dont seem to be recorded on failed single player runs.

In Summary, If you are after a card battle game with online capabilities then this is worth a look. If only for the easy to learn gameplay and lovely retro graphics. The online for what I tested, worked without any major hiccups. The game is only 60p and for that you will defiantly get your moneys worth. I would treat the single player as one huge training arena. Online is where the kings play and where you will have the most fun. Check this game out and thank me later. A demo is available from Google play so no excuses now.

Grab the demo here.

Grab the full game here.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!