Hatching the World in Egglia: Rebirth

Our first impressions of Egglia: Rebirth

Many mobile games get ported to Switch for better or worse, but Egglia: Rebirth is a great conversion. It’s an expanded version of Egglia: Legend of the Redcap featuring plenty of new content, making it the best way to enjoy the adventure.

The town square in Egglia, bustling with life

Rebirthin’ the World: Your goal is to rebuild the world by discovering eggs that unlock more levels and a cast of colorful characters who will populate your town.

  • The world is Egglia's greatest strength thanks to a charming art style and a strong localization executed with love and respect for the genre. It's quite silly, but never cringeworthy.

Roll the Dice, Slice some Foes: Egglia's levels are presented as a grid-based board game, and you must roll dice to progress through them while fighting monsters and collecting resources.

  • Villagers from your town can also join you on these journeys to help you find more resources for rebuilding your home, as well as summoning spirits that allow you to cast elemental magic during battle.
  • Summoning spirits requires a lot of resources, so you should be prepared to spend a lot of time with the spirits you start out with.

On the Clock: Egglia remains a mobile game at heart, and your party members need to recharge their stamina between excursions while buildings and items unlock based on timers.

  • You can find items that speed up progress and recharge stamina, but the most natural way to play the game is to take a little break from it every now and then.

Mobile ports for Switch often feel slightly out of place, but Egglia: Rebirth is a charming and neat little role-playing game. If you're looking for a bright and bubbly RPG to keep you warm through the rest of the winter, Egglia: Rebirth has you covered.