PC - Windows
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About this game
Developer: Elden Pixels
Content Rating: Everyone
Use your magic staff and progress through a large interconnected world where you'll solve puzzles, fight enemies and defeat bosses in order to help free the land of Alwa. Explore and uncover the secrets by using your platforming skills in this challenging and charming 8-bit adventure game.
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- 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
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Alwa’s Awakening set out to give gamers an all new classic experience and it absolutely succeeded. With nearly seamless load times, interesting level design, familiar side-scroller puzzle solving mechanics and a vintage-style soundtrack, this game hits all of the marks. Even the story has that comfortably familiar feeling of an NES title that gamers would discuss fond memories of.
A mere cosmetic look of the past is by no means the only reason why this period in video games still, to this day, lights up many a player’s eyes but with its sub-standard level design, lackluster boss fights and predominantly forgetful ventures, the conclusion here is that Elden Pixels have focused too much on the style and not enough on the substance.
Alwa’s Awakening may not be a game-changer in the Metroidvania field or dethrone the likes of Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, but it is a solid title. The controls are competent. The world design feels natural and memorable. However, it gets mired up in its slow movement speed and lack of enthusiasm about its plot and characters. Still, Alwa’s Awakening makes for an enjoyable challenge with plenty of creative energy hidden in its pixels.