Zwei: The Arges Adventure
Release Date: 24 Jan, 2018
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Pokkle and Pipiro are two step-siblings living by themselves in the ho-hum village of Puck on the time-forgotten floating continent of Arges. Pokkle loves making terrible puns and wears a tail for funsies, and Pipiro loves buying fashionable clothes and has no filter whatsoever. Together, they meander through what seems to be a peaceful, monotonous existence in their sleepy little burg where nothing interesting ever happens.

Until something does, anyway! A mysterious masked figure shows up one night and steals six holy idols from the local shrine. The self-proclaimed “Archduke of Arges” tenders a hefty reward for their return, and our “brave” duo jumps at the chance to go find them – Pokkle for the glory, and Pipiro strictly for the cash moneys.

Their journey will take them to every last nook and cranny across the land and lead to confrontations with a wide variety of friends and foes, each more ludicrous than the last, as a sinister plot to revive an ancient “Demon Lord” unfolds and 500 years’ worth of history comes into focus. Can two 14-year-olds with limited abilities and almost no social skills truly save the day? Or is Arges just pretty much screwed?

Released in Japan simply as Zwei!!, Zwei: The Arges Adventure is the direct predecessor to the previously released Nihon Falcom action RPG Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection, from the creators of the popular Ys and The Legend of Heroes franchises.

Boasting a completely standalone story set on a mysterious “low fantasy” island floating amongst the clouds, Zwei: The Arges Adventure plays out as a classically styled action-oriented 2D dungeon crawler with oodles of optional content and unlockables, player-defined challenge through a unique food-based experience system, and a pervading tongue-in-cheek humor style that helps set it apart from other entries in the genre. Although released on several different platforms in Japan over the years, this is the first time it’s ever been officially released in English, and is the most feature-complete version of the game to date.

So what are you waiting for? There’s no need to ask Zwei; you Arges gonna have to play this game right now!

FEATURES

  • SD Anime-Style Characters Inhabiting a Colorful Hand-Drawn 2D World
    Boasting beautiful painterly art rife with detail and animations, and populated with an equally colorful cast of super-deformed anime characters who are constantly on the move, the world of Arges feels perpetually alive and energetic.
  • Fast and Chaotic Combat Featuring a Plucky Duo of Protagonists (and One Pet)
    Fend off merciless enemies in real time with Pokkle’s melee attacks and Pipiro’s myriad magics, and solve puzzles to progress through the game’s many dungeons, all while either flanked by a loyal pet or while monitoring said pet from afar as it goes off on its own adorable little journeys.
  • Tongue-in-Cheek Story and Characters Providing Genuine Humor
    Pokkle’s terrible puns and Pipiro’s all-encompassing snark combine with quirky NPCs, self-aware dialogue, weird and unlikely locations, over-the-top situations, fourth-wall breaking, optional side-quests, and more to provide a genuinely funny and dynamic RPG experience.
  • Food-Based Leveling System Allowing Players to Challenge the Game on Their Own Terms
    Eat food to level-up, or hoard your food so you can exchange it in town for even better food down the line that grants even more experience. Will you stay low-level and challenge dungeons well beyond your means for the promise of more level-ups to come, or will you engorge yourself on demand to make the road ahead a little easier?
  • Minigames, Music, Achievements, Art, and More, Creating the Definitive Zwei Experience
    Play an Ys-inspired typing tutor, an adorable yet savage aeroplane shmup, or a block puzzler that rewards you for not making combos – or maybe just take the time to help guide your pet through the harsh wilderness for various spoils! If that’s not enough, why not try for one of the myriad new achievements, seek out one of the newly illustrated character bromides, or switch out the regular soundtrack for its 2008 arranged version? You can even play the game with Japanese text if you want! Add to that a bevy of control improvements and other modernizations, and you have the ultimate update to this unsung Falcom classic!


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP+
  • Processor: 2GHz Single core CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
Now You've Done It
Now You've Done It
(Secret achievement)
Fourteen, Buyin' Up Fifteen
Fourteen, Buyin' Up Fifteen
Buy out the full stock of any one item in any shop.
Rifling Through Alleyways
Rifling Through Alleyways
(Secret achievement)
Arges Adventurer
Arges Adventurer
Complete the game.
But You Still Can't Revive Aeris
But You Still Can't Revive Aeris
Obtain a Phoenix Down.
Covers Your Ho-Ho-Whole Body
Covers Your Ho-Ho-Whole Body
Equip a full set of Santa armor.
The Futility of Time
The Futility of Time
Collect the clock widget and make full use of its alarm feature.
Shepherd of the Weak
Shepherd of the Weak
Relocate three animals in Puck Village to their new home across the bridge.
Phat Kids
Phat Kids
Level Pokkle and Pipiro up to 30.
Naga'nna Lie, This is Impressive
Naga'nna Lie, This is Impressive
Equip a full set of Naga armor.
Cherry Topper
Cherry Topper
Fill out all three facts for every character in the Character Memo.
You CAN Do It
You CAN Do It
Equip a full set of Aluminum armor.
Somebunny Worked Hard For This
Somebunny Worked Hard For This
Complete "Mona, Mona" on Hard mode.
Crayon Level: Six-Year-Old
Crayon Level: Six-Year-Old
Completely fill out Pokkle and Pipiro's picture diary.
Well, Shoot!
Well, Shoot!
Complete "Zwei Shooting" on Hard mode.
Dungeon Strutter
Dungeon Strutter
Conquer the Fantasyscapes.
Ys-y Games Are Just My Type
Ys-y Games Are Just My Type
Complete "The Typing of Ys" on Hard mode.
Lost and Fauna'd
Lost and Fauna'd
Completely fill out the Bestiary.
Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning
(Secret achievement)
Phonography
Phonography
Collect all music CDs.
Ironically, a Gold Star Story
Ironically, a Gold Star Story
Collect all character bromides.
True Treasure Hunter
True Treasure Hunter
Obtain every other achievement except "You Deserve Something For This."
Movie Poster (Original)
Movie Poster (Original)
Accidental Toot
Accidental Toot
Alexa, Can Cats Eat Pizza
Alexa, Can Cats Eat Pizza
Movie Poster (Remake)
Movie Poster (Remake)
TRA
TRA
How Did You Even Get Up There
How Did You Even Get Up There
Still Into Dumb Things
Still Into Dumb Things
Well, That Sure Didn't Work
Well, That Sure Didn't Work
QUICK EAT 6 MEALS NOW
QUICK EAT 6 MEALS NOW
Great Pucking View
Great Pucking View

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