Will-o'-wisps

Creatures theme

A floating light or group of lights, usually much brighter or at least visually larger than fireflies or fairies (in case the latter emits light in any manner).

44
games
29
platforms

Alternate names: Will-o'-the-wisps, Will o' the wisps

The first video game about Will-o'-wisps was released in 1985.

Origin, Pony Canyon and Exult Team has published most of these games

Related:
* Sprites - may be indistinguishable from a distance.
Besides appearing like a floating pretty lights, will-o'-wisps in high fantasy settings tend to be quite hostile phenomena, often employing spell-like abilities on anyone who happens to be unfortunate enough to go near 'em.

Sprites/pixies occasionally may be mistaken for will-o'-wisps from distance if they share the eerie glow, especially if the game doesn't depict them as anything more descriptive than a strange glowing thing.

Note that this is NOT for will-o'-wisps that are indistinguishable from fireflies or similar things.

Parent groups

Anglo-Saxon mythology, Legendary creatures

Platforms

Windows 8
Linux 4
MS-DOS 3
PS2 2
PS3 2
Mac OS X 2
X68000 1
FM Towns 1
Pandora 1
NEC PC8801 1
Zaurus 1
X360 1
SNES 1
Mac OS Classic 1
NES 1
GP2X 1
GB 1
Xbox 1
C64 1
Amiga 1
Apple IIGS 1
NEC PC9801 1
Apple II E 1
BeOS 1
Atari 400/800 1
Atari ST 1
MICRO 7 - FM7 1
Master System 1
Sharp X1 1

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