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Alwa's Awakening

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Based on 28 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCFeb 2, 2017

Developer: Elden Pixels

Genres: Arcade, Platformer

In Alwa's Awakening you play as Zoe, a heroine sent from another world to bring peace to the land of Alwa. Equipped only with a magic staff she awakens in a distant land and must set out to help the people. Traverse dangerous dungeons, meet interesting and fun characters and explore the world in this 8-bit adventure game. Just like the old classics you won't have a flashing arrow telling you exactly where to go and what to do next. Instead you are free to find your own way and by using your magic staff you can progress through the over 400 unique challenging rooms in the game.

Alwa’s Awakening is a game that tries to stay as close as possible to the authentic 8-bit look with sweet pixel art, a soundtrack filled with catchy chiptunes and so much charm it’ll bring you right back to the NES era. With easy to understand controls the game is easy to learn but tough to master, just like how games were in the old days!

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7 / 10.0
Chris Carter

In case you haven't noticed there's a boat load of Metroidvanias coming out recently and Alwa's Awakening hangs with them. Its restrictive without going overboard, allowing the highs outweigh the lows. The ability to chisel away at some tough rooms with a Switch on the go helps make it even more digestible.

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God is a Geek

7 / 10.0
Nick Gillham

It's definitely worth a shot if you’re hankering for a bit of old school platforming action.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Rock, Paper, Shotgun

The result is a really splendid example of the form, with enough original ideas of its own within the standard to make it interesting. It’s a good, solid game, that’s occasionally extremely tough, but always fair.

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89 / 100

Alwa’s Awakening is classic gaming for the modern gamer and an incredibly enjoyable experience.

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Recent News

NES-Inspired Alwa's Awakening Comes To PS4 This Month

NES-Inspired Alwa's Awakening Comes To PS4 This Month

It arrives on the platform next week.

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