Aztaka

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Aztaka
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Citérémis
Citérémis
Action, RPG, Indie
Digital Download
Keyboard, Mouse
Microsoft Windows and macOS
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Retail Features
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Retail Localization Information
Interface Language(s)
EnglishFrench
Retail Minimum Specifications
Operating System(s)
Microsoft Windows Windows XP / Vista
macOS Mac OS X 10.7
CPU(s)
Microsoft Windows Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
macOS Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM
2 GB
GPU(s)
Shader Model 2.0 Support
Microsoft Windows DirectX 9.0c-compatible
ATI Radeon 3870
Graphics RAM
Microsoft Windows 256 MB
macOS 512 MB
Microsoft Windows DirectX
9.0c
HDD Space
Microsoft Windows 1.6 GB
macOS 1.7 GB
Sound
Microsoft Windows DirectX 9.0c-compatible
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows
May 72009
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Overview[edit | edit source]

Aztaka is an action RPG 2D side-scrolling video game for the Windows platform. The game is set in the Aztek period, with characters and story being re-interpretations of Aztec mythology and pre-Hispanic Mexican culture. It puts the player in the role of an Aztec warrior named Huitzilo who must gather 7 Phonographs to save his civilization from its angry gods.

Controls[edit | edit source]

The game is controlled with the WASD keys and the mouse. The keyboard makes Huitzilo move and jump like in a platform game. The mouse is used to drag-and-drop on-screen energy particles. Doing this allows the player to modify parts of the game world, as well as unlock a variety of doorways or pick-up previously unattainable items. As the player progresses in the game, he gains containers that allows him to store on-screen energy particles for later use. The mouse is also used to cast spells, both offensive and defensive, by selecting them from the bottom-screen magic inventory and then clicking at on-screen targets in succession to launch them.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The gameplay is reminiscent of an old-school action role-playing game. The player climbs, crawls and jumps his way around a level to explore it and find new items. Experience points are gained for every enemy killed, and they are spend to upgrade the character's attributes and special skills. There is also an inventory screen where discovered items can be equipped and where merchandise bought from merchants (like potions) can be used.

Art and audio[edit | edit source]

Artwork throughout the game reflects historical mesoamerica, with square-shaped pyramids, stone temples, mystic engravings, dense jungles, and barren mountaintops. The game's musical score features vocals, flute, cello, organ, and drums.

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