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  • Summary: 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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  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 90
    So that’s the importance of a retro game, and Alwa’s Awakening demonstrates it beautifully. With a few tweaks to make it a little more palatable to the modern gamer, Alwa’s Awakening captures the joy that can come from conquering a difficult experience. It doesn’t do anything new, but in bringing back the old, it shows how fun finding your own way can be.
  2. Jan 31, 2017
    89
    It finds an excellent balance between being relaxing yet challenging and is sure to be a necessity for fans of classic gaming. Alwa’s Awakening is classic gaming for the modern gamer and an incredibly enjoyable experience.
  3. Feb 4, 2017
    85
    Alwa's Awakening is a true, but beautiful, trip in the past. Everything is close to the old masterpieces of videogames, with only a few buttons that were able to do all the things a gamer needed.
  4. Feb 2, 2017
    70
    It will get repetitive; it is formulaic; and you’ll likely have to fumble with maps and keys. These are to be expected, if not enjoyable. But you’ll run into a newer, far more potent problem: it isn’t doing anything new.
  5. Games Master UK
    Apr 2, 2017
    70
    If you fancy a challenge and the price suits, you won't regret your purchase. Just don't expect your mind to be blown. [March 2017, p.83]
  6. Feb 15, 2017
    70
    It's definitely worth a shot if you’re hankering for a bit of old school platforming action.
  7. Feb 1, 2017
    50
    Ultimately, Alwa’s Awakening feels like the foundation to what might have been a rather more substantial revisit of the glorious 8-bit like so many before it. Though its varied locales and array of gems to find do at least give plenty of food for thought on how to achieve what may feel like a frustratingly impossible task, a lot of the finished product that comprises Alwa’s Awakening comes across as either undercooked or much too rose-tinted and reliant on nostalgia for the pure sake of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 14, 2017
    8
    Su peculiar mezcla de estilos (Zelda II, Solstice y Metroid) lo hace destacar con un sabor propio que nos obliga a experimentar con nuestrasSu peculiar mezcla de estilos (Zelda II, Solstice y Metroid) lo hace destacar con un sabor propio que nos obliga a experimentar con nuestras habilidades como hubiéramos hecho antaño, con unos excelentes jefes finales y un desarrollo de la aventura que no nos dará la mano en ningún momento.

    Si, es un título difícil y moriréis un montón de veces. Pero ahí esta la gracia y la magia del título, en devolvernos atrás en el tiempo cuando los juegos no eran pasilleros y no había un tutorial de una o dos horas que nos explicara como iba todo el asunto. Y consigue todo esto sin recurrir a trucos baratos como dificultad artificial o posiciones de enemigos tramposas.

    Sin ser pefecto, sigue siendo una joyita con tanto alma y dedicación en cada uno de sus sprites que difícilmente creo que os decepcione, y seguramente para el próximo trabajo del estudio y siguiendo el buen hacer de este título, nos encontremos con algo de la liga de Shovel Knight, Megaman 9 o Maldita Castilla EX.
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  2. Aug 22, 2017
    7
    Alwa's Awakening is a fun game with some interesting elements. The challenge is there and uses typical retro-gaming ways of doing it withAlwa's Awakening is a fun game with some interesting elements. The challenge is there and uses typical retro-gaming ways of doing it with precise jumps and very predictable enemies. I found the soundtrack not very creative and somewhat irritating after some time and had to turn the music volume down quite a bit. Overall a fairly decent game for the price. Expand