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Alwa's Awakening

4.5 out of 5
17 User Ratings
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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.
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About Alwa's Awakening

About this game

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!

FEATURES

A retro game with an authentic feel

  • A new challenging NES-inspired adventure game with the authentic feel and look of a Nintendo 8-bit game. Inspired by classics such as Battle of Olympus and Solstice.

Use your magic staff

  • Equip a magic staff that holds many mysterious powers. Use it to solve puzzles and defeat enemies in over 400 unique rooms. Upgrade your staff by finding new gemstones.

You are Zoe

  • Play as Zoe who has been sent for to help free the land of Alwa. With easy-to-understand controls, you'll jump and fight your way through the many different challenging rooms.

Explore the land of Alwa

  • Explore a large interconnected map in true ‘Metroidvania’ style. Play the game any way you want and find your own way through the land of Alwa.

Find new items and learn new abilities

  • Find and unlock a slew of different objects throughout the adventure that will both give Zoe new abilities as well as unlock new areas.

An 8-bit soundtrack

  • Listen to a completely new 8-bit soundtrack with over 25 new original tracks composed by Robert Kreese. Also features a guest track by Prof. Sakamoto.

Game Details

Release Date:
February 02, 2017
Developer:
Elden Pixels
Publisher:
Elden Pixels
Rating:
ACB rating of 6
ESRB rating of 6
PEGI rating of 7
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Metroidvania
Platformer

Adventure
Themes:
Pixel Graphics
Female Protagonist

Retro
Play Style:
2D
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Captions available

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8, or 10
  • Processor: 2.1 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 280 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes
  • Additional Notes: Gamepad Recommended

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics or better
  • Storage: 280 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes
  • Additional Notes: Gamepad Recommended

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
  • Processor: Dual Core 2 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics or better
  • Storage: 280 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes
  • Additional Notes: Gamepad Recommended

Alwa's Awakening Statistics

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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
2.17%
Easy
8.7%
Just Right
63.04%
Tough
23.91%
Unforgiving
2.17%
Relax & enjoy! 63.04%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
7.69%
Played It
25%
Halfway
3.85%
Beat It
48.08%
Conquered It
15.38%
Completionist! 15.38%  of players have Conquered It

Alwa's Awakening User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 17 ratings
84% of users would recommend this.
4.5

User Ratings Breakdown

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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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BeatenGameReviews
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Alwa's Awakening is a 8-bit Metroidvania that focuses on solving puzzles, going through hidden structures, and avoiding stationary spike balls of instadeath that are peppered everywhere in the latter areas of the game. The main focus of the game is to solve puzzles to unlock areas, collect magical abilities and items, defeat bosses, and revisit previously unreachable locations with your new abilities. You play as Zoe and she walks throughout the game. A run button would've been nice but her movement speed helps you avoid stationary spike balls of instadeath. Zoe has 3 lives (can add water to a flask for 3 more). Metroidvania veterans will probably not be overwhelmed by the game's challenge and probably won't find the boss battles that difficult after learning their attack patterns. A save point that replenishes your 3 hearts is never that far away and each area has a place where you can warp to different locations. People who don't play Metroidvania games may struggle and wish that there were more save points. The developers have added assists to the game that can be toggled in the main menu for people who want them. The map is a standard Metroidvania map. The game limits enemies to usually 1 or 2 on a particular screen. When you move to the next screen and back those enemies will respawn. Your magical abilities will come in handy to fight them or defend against them. A few of them have interesting abilities. Your main enemy outside of the bosses is the environmental hazards. Two of the magical abilities require upgrades to extend what they can do. In some places they are meant to be used one right after the other. I found the last section of the game difficult but the last boss was easy after figuring out its attack pattern. This game feels and looks like it came out of the 80s except that this game runs perfectly at all times.
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Recommended

mikola
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great retro-metroidvania. it doesn't break new grounds, but checks all the boxes for genre lovers and makes everything exactly as it should be. character is a bit slow, but controls are tight and progression is very rewarding.
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Great NES platformer with good replay value for alternative routes

brutalizerbob
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Great NES call back of a game that has a slow start but fulfilling completion and interesting abilities for mobility. Has replay potential and paths in the achievements that makes the game more interesting the second play through. Single player and basic combat as typical of a game emulating NES platformers like older castlevanias and megamans but with a smaller scope with less bosses and a overall interconnected stage.
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Retro goodness

Matt
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Fun, well executed, throwback platformer, plays great!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 11% of GameFAQs users said Alwa's Awakening is Simple or Easy. 63% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 26% of GameFAQs users said Alwa's Awakening is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Alwa's Awakening is suitable for players aged 7 and above.
Yes, Alwa's Awakening is Steam Deck Verified.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8, or 10
  • Processor: 2.1 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 280 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes
  • Additional Notes: Gamepad Recommended
Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics or better
  • Storage: 280 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes
  • Additional Notes: Gamepad Recommended
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 11 hours. 61% of users played Alwa's Awakening for over 12 hours.
84% of Fanatical users recommend Alwa's Awakening. The average review score is 4.5/5
Alwa's Awakening was released on February 02, 2017
Yes, Alwa's Awakening supports MacOS.
Yes, Alwa's Awakening supports Linux.
Alwa's Awakening is published by Elden Pixels
Alwa's Awakening was developed by Elden Pixels
Fanatical users tagged Alwa's Awakening as Metroidvania, Platformer, and Adventure
Fanatical users tagged Alwa's Awakening as Pixel Graphics, Female Protagonist, and Retro
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Alwa's Awakening as Metroidvania
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Alwa's Awakening as Platformer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Alwa's Awakening as Adventure

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