When a global war nearly decimated humankind, an evil military organization called Oniken takes advantage of the situation to dominate and oppress the few remaining survivors. Even though any resistance to this organization seemed hopeless, a small rebel movement organizes strikes against Oniken.
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Críticas

“It feels like it fell out of the late eighties, except the controls were tightened up during the voyage.”
7/10 – Destructoid

“Oniken is an hard platform game with a retrò feeling inspired by the NES classics. It is a good game which all the retrogamers should try.”
80/100 – http://multiplayer.it/recensioni/105550-oniken-una-lama-a-8-bit.html

“Tough as nails, Oniken brings gamers back to the good old days of platforming, the 8-Bit era. It's not just looks, but the gameplay and overall feel of the game will no doubt fill older gamers with nostalgia.”
5/5 – BitLoaders

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When a global war nearly decimated humankind, an evil military organization called Oniken takes advantage of the situation to dominate and oppress the few remaining survivors. Even though any resistance to this organization seemed hopeless, a small rebel movement organizes strikes against Oniken. One day, a ninja mercenary named Zaku offers his services to the resistance for unknown reasons. His moves are lethal and now he is the resistance's only hope.

Oniken is an action platform game highly inspired by the 1980's, its games and its movies. You can see this not only in the graphics and sound design, but also in Oniken's story and difficulty.

Don't Worry, You Will Die A Lot Of Times.

Every copy of Oniken comes with digital versions of the game manual and the original soundtrack.

Features


  • Graphics, sounds and difficulty from the 8-bit era
  • Cinematic cutscenes
  • Over 18 boss fights
  • Six missions, three stages each
  • An extra mission after you beat the game
  • Boss rush mode
  • Not difficult enough? Try the new HARDCORE MODE
  • Global Leaderboards
  • Full pixelated violence

Note for Mac/Linux

Mac and Linux version are Wine wrappers. They're not a port but in every machine we could test the game it ran perfectly and without any problem. However if you have a problem with these versions please e-mail us!

We can't get gamepad controls working in the wrappers, but you can use key mapping softwares (like joy2key).

Requisitos del sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
    Mínimo:
    • SO: Windows XP
    • Procesador: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memoria: 512 MB de RAM
    • Gráficos: 32MB VRAM Integrated Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Versión 9.0
    • Almacenamiento: 100 MB de espacio disponible
    Recomendado:
    • SO: Windows 7
    • Procesador: Dual Core Processor
    • Memoria: 1 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: 64MB VRAM Dedicated Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Versión 9.0c
    • Almacenamiento: 100 MB de espacio disponible
    Mínimo:
    • SO: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Procesador: Intel Core Duo
    • Memoria: 1 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: 32MB VRAM Integrated Graphics Card
    • Almacenamiento: 250 MB de espacio disponible
    Recomendado:
    • SO: OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • Procesador: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memoria: 2 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: 64MB VRAM Dedicated Graphics Card
    • Almacenamiento: 400 MB de espacio disponible
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kidniki100
( 0.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 23 de mayo
Another great Old-school game! I just recently came back to Steam and it is a treasure trove of great titles. Gotta support these amazign Indies! If you enjoy classic 8-bit graphics with a mix of 16-bit gameplay, then GET THIS GAME NOW!
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SpaceLordMoFu
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Publicado el 22 de mayo
8/10 Worth the price. A nice, 8 bit side scrolling platformer, very hard, very fun!

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crunching tiger
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Publicado el 16 de mayo
It doesn't work for newer macs (higher than MacOSX 10.9) Anything within the requirements will work. It's a shame that this game once worked for me and now because of an update, it's doomed to fall into a spiral of disappointment from every mac buyer
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Lost
( 2.6 h registradas )
Publicado el 13 de mayo
Really fun 80's throwback that actually feels like an NES game.
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Asstronuts
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Publicado el 11 de mayo
Un buen juego rollo Ninja Gaiden de Nes, aunque me parece mucho mas justo, no te exprime la almorrana tanto.
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pinkfloydinspace
( 14.6 h registradas )
Publicado el 1 de mayo
Just like the action side scrollers made by Capcom, Temco, Taito, Konami, etc on our NES systems we enjoyed as kiddies in the 80's. Some of our most fun gaming moments of all time.

Strider, Shatterhand, Ninja Gaiden, Bionic Commando, Vice Project Doom, Shadow of the Ninja, Powerblade, Kick Master, etc come to mind.

There were so many of them that were simular they kind of overshadowed each other were forgotten or didn't get the reconition they deserved.

The best part about types of games are that they are still fun to play. Among the best of the 8- bit era. Lots of nostalgia and not as many blisters on my thumbs since Xbox 360 gamepads are much kinder than my old NES ones.

As with Axiom Verge(Metroid clone) I am pleased this looks and plays like the original Strider. I wouldn't want it any other way.
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Mongoloid Mike
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Publicado el 1 de mayo
Nope
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pao7801
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Publicado el 16 de abril
I really don't know what to say, I bought this game because of nostalgia for Turrican on Amiga but I didn't enjoy it... I didn't like its controls and animations. Yet it has a "soul", so you can give it try if (and only if) you find it on sale.
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Publicado el 7 de abril
Love the art style of the game, it reminds me a lot of Fist of the North Star. The game is an adventure game that is a tribute to the old school NES days and it plays like one too. This is NES hard. Excellent soundtrack, the graphics are nice in an old school style sort of way. The controls are a bit hard to control with the keyboard so I highly recommend playing with a gamepad. I used a wired xbox 360 controller and the controls were excellent and very responsive. This is an 8/10 for me.
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ElvisChrist6
( 3.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 7 de abril
The absolute best "retro" style game on Steam. I have a lot more than the apparent 3 hours put into it, but on Offline Mode. This game genuinely looks and sounds like an 8-bit game and plays like a NES game. On first play through of each level, it feels difficult but never frustrating. Once you've died a couple of times though, you should be able to play back to that point without dying once; it's incredibly fair. Due to being able to choose your level once you've completed the last, the difficulty on normal mode isn't quite NES levels but it makes up for this by having 3 or 4 sections to each level that could be considered individual levels (often with a boss in each section). Controls, particularly with a gamepad (though keyboard is fine for this game), are great altogether. Some levels feel like Ninja Gaiden or Vice: Project Doom, while there are segments that feel more like Shinobi III (the jet ski sections specifically) but with 8-bit graphics. Really an incredible job done on it. Recommended at any price.
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Tuti
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Publicado el 31 de marzo
This game is a love letter to ninja gaiden shadow for the gameboy!
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Pardus
( 1.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 21 de marzo
Es lo que promete, sin mas. Genial.

Edit: Llega un momento en que la dificultad se les va de las manos.
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Aseliot
( 8.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 20 de marzo
Cool 2d game, also pretty ♥♥♥♥ing hard. But not impossible.

I've finished missions 1-6, but ♥♥♥♥ mission 7 i'm not doing it anymore after 20+ tries.

Story mode is just 6 missions, 7 is an extra. Then there's also a boss rush mode and insane people can try the hardcore mode where you play through everything with just one life.

If you are into 2d games then buy this only if you don't mind a hard game, if you are into hard games then this is just the thing for you. If the game isn't hard enough for you then you can always try beating your own high scores and try to get all the achievements.

By the way, read the GAME MANUAL. Yes steam apparently always had game manuals. And I actually didn't know you could throw grenades or go berserk mode in the early stages.
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Nighmare
( 5.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 16 de marzo
It's one of the few hidden gems i've discovered through a sale. It's very fun and quite challenging! I need every single achievements with no deaths but man this is hard!
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blue_blazer
( 2.8 h registradas )
Publicado el 10 de marzo
Oniken is that kind of game that we got a lot of in the 1980's. A sidescrolling hack and slash game that tests your skills and reflexes. When I started up the game I was expecting something like Ninja Gaiden, but instead I get a game that has fun power ups and tricky but fair traps involved. The cutscenes in the game look like they came out of some obscure japanese anime, but seem to fit the setting the game is based in. I do enjoy games that put in extra effort to be different from what we have today with how far 3D graphics and environments have come in recent years. Hopefully you can have as much fun as I did with it.
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john dude
( 8.6 h registradas )
Publicado el 3 de marzo
I felt the need to write a review for this game after reading the negative reviews and deciding that I strongly disagreed with them.

Basically, it comes down to this: If you played Contra, Castlevania, Ninja Gaiden, Shadow of the Ninja, or Shatterhand on the NES, then I guarantee you will like this game. In my opinion, it is even better than some of those games I just mentioned! The story is quite cheesy and fun in a goofy sci-fi anime way, but it is written much better compared to Ninja Gaiden's cut-scenes. In other words, you can actually tell that the people who wrote it could speak fluent English!

The game is divided into 6 missions, plus an extra bonus mission. Each mission takes a certain level of reflexes, timing, and trial and error pattern recognition to succeed. What I really loved was the hardcore mode that unlocks after you beat the game! In hardcore mode, the game is more difficult and you have to play through all the missions on one life! (you can find some extra lives in the levels though)

Without a doubt, beating the game on hardcore mode will make you feel like a total bada$$! You will look down and notice new strands of chest hair and ripped muscles on your body that you never knew you had before, all thanks to this amazing game! There is also a boss rush mode that is equally fun and addicting. I personally found the snake boss in the tree to be the most annoying because I couldn't figure out a good pattern to beat him, but with enough perseverance, I finally got past him with enough health to finish the challenge.

Overall, this is a great game and I'm sure that if it was released back in the NES golden era, between 1986 - 1992, it would've been a massive hit. Many young gamers today simply don't have the patience to play through a game like this, which is a big shame in my opinion. If they would just try to put some time and effort into finishing it on hardcore mode, they would find it to be one of the most rewarding experiences ever, but unfortunately they are spoiled by the constant checkpoints and hand holding of modern games like Call of Duty and other casual games.

That's just my two cents, but yeah, I highly recommend this game to anyone who has good taste in games.
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NoMemes sry
( 2.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 28 de febrero
Really epic oldschool action game. Too hard for me but it's still really ♥♥♥♥ing epic game.
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Norteleks
( 1.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de febrero
Oniken is difficult but fun, its NES hard, but sometimes for the more cheap aspects of its design. Haven't finished it because I kept dying and rage quit, but I'll come back to it sometime. If you're into NES games like Ninja Gaiden and Strider you'll more than likely enjoy this game.
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Carrasco
( 9.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de febrero
Genial juego de acción/ plataformas estilo retro (8 bit). Su dificultad lo hace desafiante de la misma manera que los clásicos de NES como Ninja Gaiden, las Tortugas ninja o Contra.
Demuestra realmente tus reflejos y habilidades por menos de 1€ en rebajas.

Riete tú de Dark Souls...
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Lob
( 7.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 17 de febrero
Probably the best Brazillian game you will ever play.

As a reto-styled indie game, Oniken is hardly unique in premise. However; most retro-styled indie games are only "retro" in terms of visuals/sound and do not capture the enticing gameplay aspects of retro gaming. Retro games were about introducing new challenges to the player and making the most out of the limited hardware available at the time. Since graphical fidelity has progressed well past 8-bit sprites no indie game can capture the latter aspect, but Oniken certainly feels authentically retro because of its focus on platforming-action mechanics, challenging level design and simple but addictive weapons. This puts it well ahead of the curve as most other "retro" indie games have no depth to their game design and feel like performing a series of menial tasks.

Oniken borrows a lot of design cues from some of the best action platformers available on the NES such as ninja gaiden, pitting the player against a variety of different bosses, enemies and level hazards which encourage the player to memorise the levels and come up with their own solutions. It further mixes things up with auto-scrolling levels which take the form of either platforming challenges or run-n'-gun style vehicle levels where the player will have to time their shots and jumps right to proceed.

The quality of the movement system and the simple, responsive controls prevent all of this challenge from feeling tedious/frustrating, along with this the sword and grenade weapons although lacking in variety, feel versatile enough to reliably deal with everything the game throws at you if you are willing to think about how to get past new obstacles.

The most important part of all of this is that it does feel rewarding to progress, as the cutscenes are a great throwback to the 80's, with badass gruff characters, cheesy-but-likeable villains, insane campy stunts and true-to-NES seizure effects. Although Oniken could not get away with all the gore and swearing that it has if it was to be published on the NES in the 80's, it still feels like a love letter to the action heroes of the era. What feels even more rewarding is completing each level without dying, and then progressing through the levels quickly enough to get the steam achievements. It gives Oniken a lot of replay value and is a case of game achievements actually being done right (as in, it actually feels like you've achieved something in a sense).

Overall, Oniken stands up there with games like Shovel Knight, Satazius, and Cave Story as "retro-styled" indie games that are actually retro in terms of design and comes with all of the glorious challenge and fun that comes with this style of game design actually being executed correctly. One of the best things about retro action games was that you could actually become as badass as the protagonist by playing well, and Oniken captures this aspect perfectly.
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Really fun 80's throwback that actually feels like an NES game.
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Love the art style of the game, it reminds me a lot of Fist of the North Star. The game is an adventure game that is a tribute to the old school NES days and it plays like one too. This is NES hard. Excellent soundtrack, the graphics are nice in an old school style sort of way. The controls are a bit hard to control with the keyboard so I highly recommend playing with a gamepad. I used a wired xbox 360 controller and the controls were excellent and very responsive. This is an 8/10 for me.
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Just like the action side scrollers made by Capcom, Temco, Taito, Konami, etc on our NES systems we enjoyed as kiddies in the 80's. Some of our most fun gaming moments of all time.

Strider, Shatterhand, Ninja Gaiden, Bionic Commando, Vice Project Doom, Shadow of the Ninja, Powerblade, Kick Master, etc come to mind.

There were so many of them that were simular they kind of overshadowed each other were forgotten or didn't get the reconition they deserved.

The best part about types of games are that they are still fun to play. Among the best of the 8- bit era. Lots of nostalgia and not as many blisters on my thumbs since Xbox 360 gamepads are much kinder than my old NES ones.

As with Axiom Verge(Metroid clone) I am pleased this looks and plays like the original Strider. I wouldn't want it any other way.
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I felt the need to write a review for this game after reading the negative reviews and deciding that I strongly disagreed with them.

Basically, it comes down to this: If you played Contra, Castlevania, Ninja Gaiden, Shadow of the Ninja, or Shatterhand on the NES, then I guarantee you will like this game. In my opinion, it is even better than some of those games I just mentioned! The story is quite cheesy and fun in a goofy sci-fi anime way, but it is written much better compared to Ninja Gaiden's cut-scenes. In other words, you can actually tell that the people who wrote it could speak fluent English!

The game is divided into 6 missions, plus an extra bonus mission. Each mission takes a certain level of reflexes, timing, and trial and error pattern recognition to succeed. What I really loved was the hardcore mode that unlocks after you beat the game! In hardcore mode, the game is more difficult and you have to play through all the missions on one life! (you can find some extra lives in the levels though)

Without a doubt, beating the game on hardcore mode will make you feel like a total bada$$! You will look down and notice new strands of chest hair and ripped muscles on your body that you never knew you had before, all thanks to this amazing game! There is also a boss rush mode that is equally fun and addicting. I personally found the snake boss in the tree to be the most annoying because I couldn't figure out a good pattern to beat him, but with enough perseverance, I finally got past him with enough health to finish the challenge.

Overall, this is a great game and I'm sure that if it was released back in the NES golden era, between 1986 - 1992, it would've been a massive hit. Many young gamers today simply don't have the patience to play through a game like this, which is a big shame in my opinion. If they would just try to put some time and effort into finishing it on hardcore mode, they would find it to be one of the most rewarding experiences ever, but unfortunately they are spoiled by the constant checkpoints and hand holding of modern games like Call of Duty and other casual games.

That's just my two cents, but yeah, I highly recommend this game to anyone who has good taste in games.
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The absolute best "retro" style game on Steam. I have a lot more than the apparent 3 hours put into it, but on Offline Mode. This game genuinely looks and sounds like an 8-bit game and plays like a NES game. On first play through of each level, it feels difficult but never frustrating. Once you've died a couple of times though, you should be able to play back to that point without dying once; it's incredibly fair. Due to being able to choose your level once you've completed the last, the difficulty on normal mode isn't quite NES levels but it makes up for this by having 3 or 4 sections to each level that could be considered individual levels (often with a boss in each section). Controls, particularly with a gamepad (though keyboard is fine for this game), are great altogether. Some levels feel like Ninja Gaiden or Vice: Project Doom, while there are segments that feel more like Shinobi III (the jet ski sections specifically) but with 8-bit graphics. Really an incredible job done on it. Recommended at any price.
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I really don't know what to say, I bought this game because of nostalgia for Turrican on Amiga but I didn't enjoy it... I didn't like its controls and animations. Yet it has a "soul", so you can give it try if (and only if) you find it on sale.
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Se caracteriza por representar una dificultad afectada por un único obstáculo a la vez y de forma secuencial que ocupa toda la pantalla o toda la jugabilidad. Los obstáculos o enemigos, serán superados por una anticipación, destruyéndolos o esquivándolos.

Es un juego que requiere estar concentrado en un único punto y requiere de un buen control del personaje, sin embargo debido a su brevedad tanto en su duración como jugabilidad, y a los pocos detalles y elementos y jugarse en una escala aumentada, y a que tenemos mucha vida y un segundo de invulnerabilidad cuando nos dañan, resulta fácil de aprender y de jugar.
De todas formas el juego se las trae. Para equilibrar esto, al ser dañados seremos desplazados un poquito, y los escenarios tienen eso en mente en todo momento. El modo Hardcore sería el que se seleccionaría en las recreativas.

El salto sera nuestra mejor herramienta y este está afectado por la duración o la fuerza de la pulsación. El salto ocupará más del 50% de la jugabilidad y apuesta por una precisión basta pero concentrada, porque el juego se concentra en un punto.
Con el uso constante de los saltos conseguiremos acceder a todos sitios y situarnos a distancia para atacar a los enemigos con nuestra espada o katana. De nosotros quedará un decisión bastante tajante en decidir si usamos la espada para destruir o sólo nos limitamos a saltar para esquivar el obstáculo o enemigo.
El plataformeo juega un papel muy importante y estará condicionado por su total jugabilidad.

Todos los disparos enemigos estarán enfocados a un punto clave para esquivarlos entre enemigo, trayecto del proyectil y nuestro heroe. teniendo esa iniciativa en mente. Cuando logremos esquivar ese disparo nos pondremos por lo general cerca del enemigo para darle con la katana, sabiendo que hace otra secuencia de disparo cada x tiempo.
Unas granadas como tener botón darán una segunda decisión para el ataque: katana o granadas. Las granadas se cogerán por cajas dispuestas por el escenario según avanzamos. En estas cajas también encontraremos botiquines o maná para la katana. El maná dará más fuerza a nuestra arma de mano y los botiquines recuperaran un 20% de una barra de salud. Al ser dañados perderemos parte de la fuerza de la katana.

La duración y su concepto es igual que los juegos de las recreativas. Me parece que el juego en su totalidad hace guiños a otros juegos de forma indirecta. Es un juego como indirecto, pero con unas leyes claras.
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Oniken es sólido, no es el típico juego indie "retro" que lo único de "retro" que tienen es un pixel-art mal hecho, sino que se inspira directamente en los acción-plataforma clásicos de NES (Ninja Gaiden, Power Blade, Shadow of the Ninja etc), por lo que es muy fiel a su fuente de inspiración tanto en gameplay como en presentación. Incluso tiene cinemáticas similares a las de Ninja Gaiden (aunque en dificultad no está ni cerca). La música podría ser mejor sin embargo.

8/10, puedes hacerlo mucho peor con medio dólar.
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In the age where most indie games feature pixel art graphics of some sort just for the sake of style or nostalgia, the developers at JoyMasher bring you the real deal with Oniken. How authentic can a modern implementation of a classic 8-bit action platformer be? Probably not much more than Oniken.

You play as Zaku — a ninja mercenary, who helps the resistance in fighting the titular evil military organization (Oniken), that's attempting to control what's left of the post-apocalyptic world. If that doesn't seal the deal for you in itself, then continue reading :).

This whole game reeks of eighties, not only in terms of visuals and sound, but the overall game design as well, not to mention the story, which is told in short cutscenes between levels. The artists did an amazing job with the visuals: the graphics aren't stylized to look like 8-bit — they are 8-bit, and great at that. The same can be easily said about sound — both music and sound-effects are unmistakably 8-bit and fit the overall game well. The levels in this game have their own different look and feature various gameplay elements and mechanics: there are classic horizontal scrolling segments, vertical scrolling segments, auto-scrolling segments and platforming segments. The boss-fights are epic, with bosses ranging from regular-sized enemy characters to bosses in crafts, mechanisms with turrets, gigantic fire-breathing snakes, etc.

Oniken doesn't boast a large arsenal of weapons — you're pretty much limited to using your massive sword (which you can power up) as the main weapon and grenades (which you'll need to pick up) as a sub-weapon, but that's not really a problem, since slicing your way through enemies is the meat of the game. Despite this, you'll have your chance to shoot some enemies via some shooting segments, which also exist in Oniken.

it's true that sometimes Oniken may seem a little bit too authentic for it's own good, with the game being rather challenging, both gameplay- and game-design wise. Think "Ninja Gaiden" on the NES. Some levels throw a crap ton of enemies at you, while other times an additional checkpoint would make all the difference. Still, that doesn't mean Oniken is a bad game, not in the slightest — it just means that you need to persevere. Git Gud or Die Tryin. Are you a man enough to play this game? Then buy it, sadly almost nobody did.

P.S. For more awesome hidden gems, follow the CRIMINALLY Low Sales steam curator.
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Review in English/Spanish
Análisis en Inglés y Español:

English:
Oniken is a big homage to old NES games, the kind that made you scream in agony and throw your control in frustration a la Ninja Gaiden. Thankfully the developer knows today standards aren’t so trite and the game is actually easy if you know what you are doing (Perseverance, GUTS and finding out that you can actually consume your blade power-ups for UNLIMITED POWER!)

For those masochistic enough the game offers a hardcore mode (unlocked after clearing the game once)

Español:
Oniken es una carta de amor a los juegos viejos de NES que te hacían gritar en agonía por lo difíciles y frustrantes que eran, es muy parecido a los Ninja Gaiden tanto en jugabilidad como en las escenas que tiene entre niveles. Afortunadamente los desarrolladores se apiadaron de nosotros y el juego es de hecho fácil si sabes lo que haces (Perseverancia, coraje y tener en mente que puedes consumir los power-ups de tu espada para conseguir poder ilimitado)

Si eres masoquista te alegrará saber que hay un modo hardcore que se desbloquea una vez terminas el juego.
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This is a slick throwback game, with very tight controls and challenging level design. It is meant to be played a certain way and it teaches you the proper way to play along the way by killing you repeatedly. If you die in this game it is your fault, which is part of the learning curve. They did a good job of simulating the NES difficulty from back in the day, but without the sluggish controls that plagued many games from that era. Protip: Read the manual to learn the secret technique to beating time trials. Overall if you love retro style games I would also recommend picking up the Oniken + Odallus combo back as both games are excellent and made by the same studio.
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Loks exactly like a NES game and even plays like one. Can't say how good it is though, have to play more. I am so bad at it and I didn't even finish the first level. Shame on me, huh?
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Probably the best Brazillian game you will ever play.

As a reto-styled indie game, Oniken is hardly unique in premise. However; most retro-styled indie games are only "retro" in terms of visuals/sound and do not capture the enticing gameplay aspects of retro gaming. Retro games were about introducing new challenges to the player and making the most out of the limited hardware available at the time. Since graphical fidelity has progressed well past 8-bit sprites no indie game can capture the latter aspect, but Oniken certainly feels authentically retro because of its focus on platforming-action mechanics, challenging level design and simple but addictive weapons. This puts it well ahead of the curve as most other "retro" indie games have no depth to their game design and feel like performing a series of menial tasks.

Oniken borrows a lot of design cues from some of the best action platformers available on the NES such as ninja gaiden, pitting the player against a variety of different bosses, enemies and level hazards which encourage the player to memorise the levels and come up with their own solutions. It further mixes things up with auto-scrolling levels which take the form of either platforming challenges or run-n'-gun style vehicle levels where the player will have to time their shots and jumps right to proceed.

The quality of the movement system and the simple, responsive controls prevent all of this challenge from feeling tedious/frustrating, along with this the sword and grenade weapons although lacking in variety, feel versatile enough to reliably deal with everything the game throws at you if you are willing to think about how to get past new obstacles.

The most important part of all of this is that it does feel rewarding to progress, as the cutscenes are a great throwback to the 80's, with badass gruff characters, cheesy-but-likeable villains, insane campy stunts and true-to-NES seizure effects. Although Oniken could not get away with all the gore and swearing that it has if it was to be published on the NES in the 80's, it still feels like a love letter to the action heroes of the era. What feels even more rewarding is completing each level without dying, and then progressing through the levels quickly enough to get the steam achievements. It gives Oniken a lot of replay value and is a case of game achievements actually being done right (as in, it actually feels like you've achieved something in a sense).

Overall, Oniken stands up there with games like Shovel Knight, Satazius, and Cave Story as "retro-styled" indie games that are actually retro in terms of design and comes with all of the glorious challenge and fun that comes with this style of game design actually being executed correctly. One of the best things about retro action games was that you could actually become as badass as the protagonist by playing well, and Oniken captures this aspect perfectly.
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Positives:
+ This game will take you back to the late 1980s where NES hard is king.
+ Can be finished in 2 hours. 1 hour more if you try to rescure all hostages in the special mission
+ Good chiptunes
+ Good NES quality aesthetics

Negatives:
- The controls are not tight. I got hit because of missed inputs.
- No auto-fire for attacking. Getting blisters is something I do not miss from the NES days.
- If you get hit, you fall backwards ala early NES games. The problem is that modern games has shown us that this is bad design. Its very frustrating to get sniped and fall to your death
- Weird timing on enemy shots. I played a lot of NES and retro games. Enemies have this 1-2-3 timing. Oniken's enemies has an awkward 1-2-2.5 timing that throws me off.
- Missing startup animations. Its so weird to see your enemies suddenly firing without cheorgraphing their attacks. I understand that they are going for an NES game design, but even old games like Contra will freeze their enemies in "ready animation" for a few milliseconds before firing. Because there is no startup animation, I often find myself off-guard when the enemy attacks.

That said, even with all the negatives of this game, I will still recommend it to Retro gamers. Since it only takes 2 hours to finish, the game (almost) didn't feel too long to make the faults matter.
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Shatterhand, Ninja Gaiden and Kabuki: Quantum Fighter blended together. The game doesn't outstay it's welcome, has tight controls and a wonderful sound track.
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Plays like an NES classic with more responsive controls 10/10
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Hard retro-styled platformer. Looks like and plays like Ninja Gaiden. Cheap price, highly dynamic gameplay and interesting storyline.
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Mainly a trial and error run. Enemies and trap placements which you can't avoid or know ahead of time. I don't think people would want to play Oniken for that paticular reason. A simple snes game, best to be played on a handheld device to kill time.

6 levels
1 bonus level
Boss rush mode
Hardcore mode
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Oniken, lo consegui gratis gracias a tremor y me atrajo su estilo retro y me dije pues vamos a darle una oportunidad...

No me arrepiento nada de darle esa oportunidad, es complicado como un buen juego de la NES y al tener esa dificultad con los niveles al acabarlos sientes mayor satisfacción.

Este juego tiene una jugabilidad que es lo que publicita estilo NES, un sonido que encaja perfectamente y una historia aceptable con momentos épicos del protagonista, solo tiene 6 niveles y uno mas extra pero con eso es suficiente para engancharte varias horas, además si quieres todos los logros mas tiempo que se le puede dedicar.

Por último tiene un modo Boss Rush como el nombre indica es peleas contra jefes seguidas y un modo hardcore hecho para los mas habilidosos y valientes, solo una vida con mayor daño de los enemigos y todos los niveles seguidos es un hardcore en toda regla.

Este juego a conseguido que haga un análisis completo de un juego, mi primer análisis, y lo recomiendo a este gran juego.
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