Across all dimensions, the only constant is Darkness! A procedurally generated RPG-roguelike journey across the multiverse! In One Way Heroics, you take on the role of an intrepid adventurer who must travel across the land and face the Demon Lord before a mysterious darkness engulfs everything.
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Release Date: Feb 28, 2014

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September 12

Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics has been released!

The remake of One Way Heroics by Spike Chunsoft has now appeared on Steam!

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August 16

Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics Release Date Announced

The remake of "One Way Heroics" by Spike Chunsoft has announced their release date!
You will be able to get "Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics on Steam on September 13th!

Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics will be $9.99 with a 10% Launch Discount.
On top of that, you will be able to get a further 10% off if you own One Way Heroics via Bundle!!

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“A fantastic game bite-sized roguelike for those who can exercise a little bit of patience.”
83 – RPG Fan

“This game gives you lots of reasons to go back to it and chances are that you will.”
70 – Niche Gamer

“For people that sit down and spend serious amounts of time with their purchases, the daily dimensions offers limitless replayability.”
80 – Critically Sane

One Way Heroics Plus DLC - adding double the content!

Taking One Way Heroics to a new level, Plus adds almost double the content with new classes, enemies, features and more. Defeat the Demon Lord in a whole different dimension with this unmissable addition.

About This Game

In One Way Heroics, you take on the role of an intrepid adventurer who must travel across the land and face the Demon Lord before a mysterious shadow engulfs everything.

Darkness always approaches from the left, and with each movement or action you take, the void creeps ever closer. Forced to run right, you'll encounter any number of monsters, allies, thieves and shops on your desperate journey to stop the end of everything.

The good news is that you don't just have access to one world. You have access to all of them.

  • A nearly infinite number of worlds to save and explore!
  • Multiple classes to unlock, each with different skills and advantages.
  • Dimensional Vault: Don't waste extra valuables! Lock away your inventory and save it for your next run!
  • Time control: when the going gets tough, the tough freeze time and work out a new strategy.
  • Steam goodies: trading cards, emoticons and wallpapers that proudly broadcast your OWH finesse!

Every world is different and unique. Lust forests or corrupted hellscapes, adorable animals or cunning thieves, each departure is a roll of the die. You might find likeminded heroes willing to journey with you, or you might meet no one and be forced to venture into the unknown alone.

Like a dimension you previously visited? Simply input the name at the Dimensional selection screen before you begin your journey. Want to try your luck with a random reality? Type any word that pops into your head, and watch as One Way Heroics builds you a world based on the name you chose.

Infinite permutations. Infinite worlds. Infinite adventure.

*This game supports Cloud Saves for most system data including clear data and unlockables, however mid-game saves do not carry over.

System Requirements

    • OS: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    • Processor: Pentium III 1.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600 resolution or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
67.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
A fun game that is definitely worth it's price tag. (Currently £2.29) I picked this up on sale for less than a pound and have since put just shy of 30 hours into it, completing all of the achievements in the process.

It manages to be different to more traditional rogue-likes and has a real quaint feel to both the art and music. The gameplay is rather simplistic but it manages to be enjoyable. I'd say towards the end of my play-time as i aimed to finish the last of the achievements things began to get a little repetitive, as you'll be encountering the same layouts and enemies routinely, but for the first handful of playthroughs i definitely discovered something completely new each time.

If you enjoy rogue-likes or story-light RPGs, pick this one up. It's definitely worth it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
A modern side-scroller roguelike with anime-style graphics. It has most of the hallmark features of the roguelike genre -- procedurally generated world, tactical turn-based gameplay, interesting items (although much simpler than in big roguelikes such as ADOM or DCSS), multiple classes to choose from. The main thing which set its apart than other roguelikes is the side-scroller aspect -- the world is constantly moving to the right, and you lose if you don't move along.

There are also some important aspects which are a bit anti-roguelike. One is that there are "save crystals" which can be used to save your game, but they felt more like an option for casual players -- the game seems balanced for permadeath play. Another aspect is that, after your game ends, you can store some of your items in the "dimensional vault", and use them in your next games -- this goes a bit against the traditional roguelike style, where your every game starts exactly the same as your first -- and when you win, you know that you won because you have learned the skills, not because the game became easier. However, I don't see it as a problem in the case of this game.

One problem I have with this game is that it does not run in Linux -- I run it via Wine, but this is inconvenient, and I lose music, which is apparently good.

In my opinion, it is far from the best games in the roguelike genre, but I still recommend playing it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I like this game, its very good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
This is just a fun game. I can kill hours playing it, and while my time might seem small, I played for dozens of hours offline.
Any bugs are to small to notice, and its got a good sense of adventure.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
One of my favorite Rogue-likes. Must have for anyone who's a fan of the genre.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Great game - good style, quick playthroughs, beatable! A
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Might be the best "dungeon crawler" of 2014.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Let me start by saying that I cannot give this game enough praise.
One Way Heroics is a game that initially came off as a game that was inexpensive and potentially should have had a short lifespand on my ever growing list of titles I've played...But not only did it stick out from other games, I still can go back and play it today with the same enthusiasm I had when I compleated my first run. I was blown away by the in depth story and the diffrent charecters that you could encounter, and did I mention the soundtrack? They would make a fortune off that alone if AGM Playism put it up for sale (I don't know if they are selling it on like I-tunes or something of the like. I'm mainly refering to a steam realease). This game will surprise you in how much charecter it has, but I must recomend you play on AT LEAST afternoon stroll to get the full experience. Party members are mvery importent, and each have there own story to learn, but are mostly locked on walk in the park. And the multiplayer feature can be interesting for long runs.
But to shorten up the message in a recomendation:
Should you buy the game?
Yes. Its very cheap for the ammount of good content you are getting.
Should you buy the + DLC?
Yes. It not only improves the orriginal gameplay, it also adds in one of my favorite Party members that you can gain.
Should you buy the Sequal!?
Woah, don't get ahead of yourself. I just found out about it today and haven't gotten to play it yet! So I have no idea yet! But other reveiws I read said new players should at least play the original first, so thats all I have on that topic right now.
But as I said before, I am but a lowly gamer on this wide earth. I can never give this game the justice it deserves in just a few words, But I do want people to know that this game has more to see then the surface. I won't spoil anything, but this game is special and is worth the price of admission and so much more.
By the way, Pirates can be surprisingly Charismatic.
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256 of 276 people (93%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
237.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
It is hard to sum up One Way Heroics into just a few words, so let me give you a couple paragraphs. (If you're the sort that likes to go "tl;dr" then just scroll to the bottom, but I mean, then why are you even reading reviews to begin with?)

I picked this game up for <$0.60 when it was sale during the summer. I have to say, those were the best $0.60 I have ever spent. One Way Heroics doesn't appeal to you with stunning graphics, rich storytelling, or intricate gameplay. Instead, it is more retro gaming, silly short tales, and an easy to pick-up set of controls. Now you might be wondering, why would I want something like that? Arguably everything but simplicity of the controls could be considered negative or at least niche. One Way Heroics doesn't offer high spec gaming while emptying your wallet - what you're buying is meaningless fun and entertainment.

When I first opened this game and started an adventure, I found myself with my silly little 2D character talking to a "Naughty King Victor" about the darkness at the left of my screen that would attempt to eat me until I killed the Demon Lord. Yes, clearly the storyline could use some work, but as I struggled to kill weak mobs and then stronger demons I found myself falling for this game. Everything was fairly straightforward and the desire to complete achievements, "save the world," and become a true hero compels you to play over and over again. It doesn't take several hours to do a run through like a quest in some RPG, just 30 minutes or so if you're short on time. Yet, you can play longer sessions that go for tens of hours depending completely on what you want to do and how much time you have - and those hours? They were some fun hours.

I won't try to tell you that you'll be so entranced with One Way Heroics that you'll spend thousands of hours playing it - you probably won't. But it's easy to lose 10, 20, maybe even 100 hours of your life having fun by sending your hero towards the right of your screen. Was that worth my 60 cents while it was on sale? Definitely. Is it worth the full $3.49? Absolutely. Most of us play games to have fun - and One Way Heroics delivers.


If you're a hardcore gamer looking for a game with brilliant graphics and intricate/competitive gameplay to drop thousands of hours on, I think you're better off somewhere else.
If you're someone looking to spend 10-100 hours having fun in your spare time? Buy One Way Heroics.
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273 of 300 people (91%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2014
I had already logged in about 70 hours before the Steam release, so let me say that, for a price this small, this is definitely a game worth checking out.

The game's big gimmick is that the world's slowly getting gobbled up from the left side, which means you gotta keep on going to the right, which adds an element of urgency since you gotta plan your moves ahead of time or you're getting screwed over. And with eight different classes to choose from, each actually requiring you to play differently (like, you wouldn't head in solo with a bard or keep your backside exposed with a hero) and a whole bunch of perks to apply and combine in whoknowshowmany ways, in addition with too many possible worlds to traverse and daily campaigns AND a bit of writing here and there that, while often rather generic, still has a couple bits that might make you go "oh, I didn't expect that" the first time you encounter them, you'll more likely than not spend a lot of time on this, provided you're into games experimenting with the roguelike concept.

Presentation wise, it's a bit eh, though that's more of a personal issue. The music got annoying very quickly, so I turned it off. And the character portraits look rather amateurish and sketchy, but you don't see them too much, so they're easy to skim over.

Still, if you got the cash to spare, give it a shot.
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0.9 hrs
Posted: September 28
Product received for free
This is very Fast-Paced, normally I'd be the person to check out anything, and it gives you that rushing feeling. But if you master this game, you'd be really good at more fast paced rpg's
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4.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
Don't mind the 4hrs played, this is like my third account that I have the game on.

Now shut the ♥♥♥♥ up, this is my review.

Have you ever played a game so good that you always wanted to come back to it and play it again, even after years, and it's just as good as you remembered?
Maybe, back in the day with games like Zelda and Mario64, or whatever you played. Whatever, it's not important.
This game, One Way Heroics, is exactly that. I play it on and off, and every time I play it, it's just as good as the last. It's fun, it's lighthearted, it's frustrating, and it's a game that's worth every penny that I paid for. Hell, I've paid for it multiple times, like I said, this is my third account with the game. Not to mention every time I've bought it for my friends. It generates the world as you go along, so even though there are similarities, no two playthroughs are the same, unless you play on the same seed as your friend, or you retry a seed.

It's challenging. I had to grind up a lot of gear to be able to beat the boss, it took me a while to be able to do that, but in the end it was satisfying. Then, when I finished that, I went ahead and beat the boss on the harder difficulties. Then when I finished that, I played the second campaign.


Damn right I did. It's in the DLC.


I will break your ♥♥♥♥ing jaw if you open your mouth again.
The DLC is 7.79CDN and that's more expensive than the base game. You know why? Because the DLC has more content than the base game, imo. It has a new class, you can customize your castle, there is the new campaing, new biomes and dungeons, etc. It's just incredible how much content there is in it, and it's safe to say that the DLC kept me even more busy, figuring out everything.

But that's not all, at least like four times a ear, the game goes on sale, along with the DLC for like 75-80% off. At a dollar, you really can't go wrong.

Honestly, this game is the game you're looking for. It has your oldschool JRPG graphics, a unique take on the sidescroller, amazing soundtrack, a kinda generic and dull story, but it gets made up by the sheer amount of gameplay in this game.

So shut up and buy the game already. Or wait til it goes on sale, you poor ♥♥♥♥.
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6.6 hrs
Posted: September 21
A solid turn base strategy game that caters to players who don't mind honing one of 3 effective ways to fight enemies and wants to complete endurance challenges. I liked it for the 4 hours I practiced the techniques I learned, but after beating the first major obstacle, I personally became bored with having to forever go right while not gaining anything cool for the effort. I would give it half a thumb up because it is not a game that I feel the urge to spend a long playing, but I can see the positives where others can enjoy messing around with how the game was made. Highly encourage getting the game for those who like to compete with other players with the use of the Seed Generation system.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 15
I thought the concept of this game was interesting enough, but playing it only surpassed my expectations.

This is a very simple yet technical RPG, with a good number of classes to chose from. you're thrust into this world being swallowed by the darkness coming up from the left side, and only you can face the Demon lord who threatens the world.
This game generates different worlds to explore everytime you start anew, so no two playthroughs play the same way. The controls are very easy to grasp with or without a controller, so you can play it right off the PC as soon as you finish installing it.

I've spent hours playing this, and I highly reccomend it.
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