Filterless fashionista Pipiro and poindextrous punster Pokkle are ordinary step-siblings facing an ordinary day in their ordinary little burg...until a grand theft macguffin occurs and they decide to become unlikely heroes for cash and glory (in that order). This goes about as well as you’d expect.
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Jan 24, 2018

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February 16

Patch Notes 2/16/2018

Patch notes for recent changes as of 2/16/2018:

- Another new command-line switch was added to the game: --crop. This switch cuts the game resolution down from 854x480 to 852x480, and is designed to be used in conjunction with --zoom3x and --pixel_perfect so that players with their monitors set to 2560x1440 resolution will be able to enjoy the game in fullscreen without any significant letterboxing or pillarboxing.

- A fix was made to the Fairy of the Spring to prevent a freeze issue and allow the "Spring Cleaning" achievement to successfully pop as intended.

- Further minor fixes were made to item management, preventing beta items from making their way into game circulation and limiting previously reported item duplication issues.

In the rare event that further item duplication issues occur, and especially if any key items are lost in the process, players may speak with the NPC Ramsey outside Pneuma's mansion in town to recover those items.

Hope you're all continuing to enjoy the game, and once again, if you experience any further issues, please do not hesitate to post about them in the Steam Community forum for this title!
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February 1

Patch Notes 2/1/2018

Thanks for playing Zwei: The Arges Adventure, everyone! The following issues have been addressed, as of this latest patch:


- DualShock 4. The Sony DualShock 4 gamepad is now supported right out of the box, without the need to tinker with any settings.

- Analog sensitivity. A small dead zone has been added to the game's left analog stick input, which should resolve issues with characters "drifting" when they come to a stop, and should also have the added bonus of fixing issues where the mouse cursor was disappearing for some players.

- Map sensitivity. Similarly to the above, a small dead zone has been added to the game's right analog stick as well, to offer more precision when viewing the minimap.

- Lossless music. The "Original" version of the game's soundtrack is no longer encoded in ADPCM, making it more compatible with Wine, and also ensuring that it sounds ever-so-slightly better than it did before.

- Indeo codec recognition. Altered the way the Indeo video codec is detected on startup, offering better support for users playing the game through Wine.

- Addition of command-line options. The following command-line video options have been added in response to user requests:

--fullscreen_exclusive enables exclusive mode instead of borderless when in fullscreen.

--pixel_perfect disables smoothing and forces the window size to integer multiples only, so in fullscreen it will now have perfectly sharp pixels.

--zoom2x, --zoom3x and --zoom4x allow users to set the window size to multiples of the original 854x480 in windowed mode.

- Numpad support for movement. The arrow keys on the numpad now function as an alternative to the standalone arrow keys or WASD for keyboard players.

- Typing of Ys Japanese display fixes. There are no longer text display issues in the Typing of Ys minigame when the Japanese language is selected.

- Pet Monitor Japanese display fixes. Pet Monitor selections no longer display in English when the Japanese language is selected.

- Mona, Mona keyboard controls. Blocks may now be rotated in Mona, Mona using the Enter key, left Shift key, or Spacebar, rather than only the Enter key fulfilling this function.

- Removal of unused items. Players were able to acquire duplicate versions of the "Clock Manual" and "Clock Warranty" items that showed the wrong icons and had no effect in-game. These have been removed.


If any further issues are discovered, please feel free to drop by the bug report thread on the Steam Community forum and report them (in as much detail as possible), and we'll do our very best to get them fixed up a.s.a.p.

And in the meantime, we hope you continue to enjoy the game!
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About This Game

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!


  • 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

    • 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
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