Run, jump and butt-slide into the glorious toy-filled world of Action Henk! Become a master of momentum and defy physics as you race against a band of ragged 90s action figures to once and for all prove that Action Henk is the fastest of them all!
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Release Date: May 11, 2015

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March 8

Console versions and local multiplayer are here!



Hey everyone!

We’re really happy to announce that we’ve launched Action Henk on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. It’s taken us some time, but the wait was definitely worth it. The console version of Action Henk introduces a new local multiplayer feature, and because it’s a real blast, we’re also bringing the local multiplayer to the PC version! Time to invite some friends for some Henkin’!

With this patch we’ve also fixed some important bugs (which are listed below) and are bringing in a new skin for Kentony to get this party started! We’ve also noticed that we’ve gained a lot of Spanish and Portuguese friends, so we included these languages in the build as well: ‘Olá!’

If there is ever a question or anything you’d like to know, get in touch with us through the Action Henk community forum and we’ll be happy to help you out!

Cheers!

New Features:

  • Local Multiplayer! Have fun racing your friends on the couch!
  • The long-awaited Carnaval Kentony is now unlockable! Beat his special Carnaval Kentony Festival level to unlock him!
  • Spanish and Portuguese languages have been added.
  • The cutscene exploit should be fixed now, we will be removing invalid scores on the leaderboard over the next couple of days.
  • Fixed the level editor bug with environments not unlocking and levels switching to the basic environment.

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February 3

Action Henk on consoles and news about Local Multiplayer!



Hey all!

We haven’t launched any big updates recently but I’m here with some information for you guys to let you know what we’ve been up to and what’s happening on our side.

The biggest thing is that the console port launch is getting closer and closer, it’s actually going to happen! We’ll start off with XB1 and PS4 in early March, the others have no definitive launch date yet as Henk needs to … lose some more weight before he fits on a PS3, Vita or Wii-U. Related to this, Action Henk is going to be in Sony’s Vote to Play! Starting February 9 you can vote on Action Henk to be free for a month for PS+ owners!

Secondly we’re also extremely happy about the fact that we’re finally, by popular demand, going to launch LOCAL MULTIPLAYER FOR PC! We’ll launch the local multiplayer mode simultaneously with the XB1 and PS4 versions. We’ve been playing it a lot in the office and its damn fun if I say so myself. Time to dust off those controllers and grab some mates!

Lastly we’re aware of some bugs in the PC version and we’ll get to them in the next week. Mainly the bug where you can start a level before the clock starts by triggering multiple cutscenes and the bug where players are unable to select environments other than the kid’s room for their level editor levels.

We always read the forums so that’s still the easiest way if you want to get in touch with us or want to let us know about something.

Thanks!

Lex

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Reviews

“...massively fun and replayable.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Oh my god, this is amazing! Why did I not play this game sooner?”
YOGSCAST Martyn

“It's the closest thing to a proper Sonic game I've played since 1994.”
Warp Door

About This Game

Run, jump and butt-slide into the glorious toy-filled world of Action Henk! Become a master of momentum and defy physics as you race against a band of ragged 90s action figures to once and for all prove that Action Henk is the fastest of them all!

With over 70 tracks all set in different environments, 5 playable characters, dedicated grappling hook levels, a whole host of medals to beat, and a full-fledged level editor, Action Henk is ready to be played on Windows, Mac & Linux.

  • Challenging levels: Tackle over 70 unique levels filled with jumps, slides, and tricky shortcuts. Can you master every twist and turn to beat your friends and gain your rightful place on the leaderboards?
  • Level editor: Open up Henk's toybox and construct dazzling levels only limited by your own imagination! Share your tracks with the world, and race your way through vast amounts of user created content!
  • Challenge your friends: Load up your favorite levels and race against your friends’ ghosts to see who is truly the best! Beat their times and instantly send them a notification to rub in your newly gained victory. Up for a real challenge? Use the built-in Twitch chat integration to take on up to 20 viewers’ ghosts at once!
  • Unlockable characters: Play as the slightly out-of-shape Action Henk or any of the five unlockable action figures, and race through the singleplayer campaign and bonus levels to earn a full toy wardrobe of distinctive skins!
  • Online Multiplayer: Tired of your local friends? Jump onto the internet for real-time races against speed fanatics all around the world!
  • Bouncing beats: A pumping soundtrack by demoscene musician Wiklund, a professionally voiced cast of ragged 90s action figures, and sound design by the critically acclaimed Power Up Audio.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 430/equivalent or higher
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560/equivalent or higher
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 430/equivalent or higher
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560/equivalent or higher
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 430/equivalent or higher
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560/equivalent or higher
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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Overall:
Very Positive (274 reviews)
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vikingwiz
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
My primary monitor's resolution is 2560x1080. That causes the game to hang on the loading screen. So this game is useless to me.
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Ethan Bradberry
( 27.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
Any game where I get to play as an obese action figure who slides around some weird kid's room trying to beat an LSD infused version of said obese action figure is a good game to me. Which is why I love this game
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DarthGaming05
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
most fun and addictive games ever in my life :)
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xEdge004x
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
This game is very fun. It has an awesome soundtrack. I would say that it is similar to trials with the races. I would definitely recommend this game.
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Daisy
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
Could be a great game, but useless in offline mode - hangs when it tries to access the leaderboard (e.g. at end of a level) - requiring the process to be killed via taskmgr.
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Nokturn
( 21.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
Last level is irrefutable proof that Satan exists 10/10
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GT_Legend
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
Worst ♥♥♥♥ing game ever made. will make you regret buying it as soon as you get to the very last level.
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Max Payne Terriost
( 63.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
Awsome Awsome posium but theres one problem I CANT BE THE FRESH PRINCE
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Kreature56
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 16
Super fun and once you get the hang of it, super addictive. It uses real physics to send you flying and it's just so satisfying to play
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LuckyRoot
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 10
The graphic feels a bit heavy, and the game could use more variety of contents as it can eventually get somewhat repetitive. However, I can still see the game being an enjoyable experience for people who likes competitive and speedy time trials and/or has friends to play it together with.
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Dire
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 28, 2015
Is Action Henk a bad game? No, not really, but still, for the asking price there isn't a lot of content or polish. A few different settings, which are ultimately the same. A new gimmick here and there (for example a swing mechanic that is only ever used in 1 setting, instead of combined in other levels). The rest is all passive...jump and slide, that's pretty much it, and hit objects at exactly the right angle and time for maximum effect. The game lacks a tutorial. New elements (apart from the grapple) are introduced without telling you how to tackle them. For example, did you know that loopings are best done sliding? You will eventually get a pre-game tip that tells you this, which is unacceptable. At least a "how to play" section needs to be part of the game. Other than that it's just another run of the mill runner. Joe Danger 2 is better for example if you're looking for that kind of thing. However, this also includes a level editor and online rankings, so at least you can get lots of play time out of it if you're not bored to death. I'm 2 hours in and almost done with the game. I COULD get all the gold medals to unlock more characters and get the best times, but just not what I'm primarily looking for in a game. So, pick this up during a sale for 5 bucks.

I forgot to mention that the game can be unfairly hardcore at times....but I guess that's not really a fault, but a feature.
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edgar.esparza
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 27, 2015
I love this game. Simply addictive and great graphics and sounds. Super recommended!!
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Tyler
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2015
HENK HENK HENK HENK HENK HENK HENK HENK HENK HENK
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Jesus On Wheels
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
A fairly solid game for what it is. I had been reminising about Unirally/Uniracers for SNES and Action Henk definately the recreated similar gameplay. Unfortunately they went down the route of needing to retry the course every time you make a mistake if you want to get a half decent time meaning much of the harder levels depend largely upon memorisation. While I enjoy the gameplay it has only taken me an hour to get up to the third to last world on silver times, at which point memorisation seems to be more necessary rather then mostly reflexes. I have better things to do then memorise every level. Some people may enjoy it but most people do not, as evidenced by the achievement levels for this part of the game onwards.

Imagine if you were playing mario kart without the randomness of other players, but every time you didn't make a corner perfectly you had to start the whole race again. Then make every corner extremely unpredictable and unforeseeable without knowing the map. Would mario kart still be as popular as it is?

Perhaps an approach where multiple laps are needed would be better, so you can make some mistakes without needing to reset. As mentioned at the start Unirally/racers had 3 laps, and you could more tricks throughout to speed up when you fall behind.

The controls are tight and responsive, although the wall jumping isn't floaty enough. I like the humour and design of the world which is childish and nostalgic. The shark and lava aspects of the game are great. The characters while fun could have more varied and funny lines.

If you like perfectionist games like Trials give this a go. Otherwise maybe buy it on special and/or just get a refund when you get sick of it like me. I'd probably keep it if it had local coop multiplayer. The online appears to be dead.

Maybe a local coop mode could be done where one player who falls behind can choose to teleport to the player in front and continue on where they are from, as they both try to get the best combined time?

The game 'Speedrunners' is far more fun, accessible, cheaper, has better physics (Action Henk basically copied the hookshot from Speedrunners) and has excellent local and online modes. Grab that instead, or try it out if you like Action Henk.
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LL Bean J
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 21, 2015
Action Henk is an action platformer game that I consider 'Fun' and 'Good.' Controls are very good and tight, speed feels wonderful, and there's nothing quite like seeing yourself improve in real time. The moment when I began accidentally overshooting a springboard that I couldn't even reach minutes before was immaculate.

Also the hookshot levels are the best part of the game because, buddy let me tell you, if you like figuring out speed tricks this game is ESPECIALLY for you, and the hookshot opens the game up to so many more possibilities for speed tricks.

e: Just don't be offput by Betsy being terrifying.
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MaseCabbage
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 19, 2015
Its a great game. But... needs more excitment
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fishmilk
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 18, 2015
Love this game, def worth the cashola.
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AnArmyOfFish
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 18, 2015
This was a ridiculously fun precision platformer that I enjoyed thoroughly. I had it on my wishlist for a while to keep an eye on it, and so when there was a free weekend I immediately booted it up to try it. It didn't disappoint, and before the free weekend was over I had nearly completed it. So, considering I had already got my money's worth, I bought it then so that I could have more time with it. It's been an incredibly enjoyable experience, and it's a generally well-crafted game.
9.3/10
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Ubisoft's Trials with much less trolling and better pacing.

Run, jump and glide through a 2.5D track with hills, ramps and loops that become harder and harder...and harder. Easy to get into, with some end content that's borderline sadistic. Fun for all.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
606.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
Thanks to this game,I don't have a social life .Not that i had one anyway .Also now Henks ♥♥♥ is on fire because of me.
10/10 would buttslide again!
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63 of 72 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 15, 2015
Momentum, Momentum, Momentum!

Action Henk is a racing platformer developed by RageSquid studios which recently left Early Access. In Action Henk you play as Henk, obviously, an out of shape 90s action hero trying to defeat his nemesis Kentony! Run, jump, slide and wall jump your way to victory with one of the five playable characters. Action Henk's gameplay is sort of like Speedrunners meets the Trials series, I'd describe it as Trials without the bikes.

+Nice graphics
+Hilariously imagined characters
+Fun gameplay, it really has the "one more try for gold" feel to it
+Some great references throughout ranging from Thunderbirds, to MIB to the Sanic meme
+Over 70 tracks (not to mention all of the community made ones)
+Five playable characters, each with different skins to unlock
+Great soundtrack
+Lots of replayability, especially if you want to have a gold medal for each map
+A good level editor
+A fun hookshot mechanic which is introduced later in the game
+Difficulty increases at a good rate
+Great controls (I played with KB&M)
+After completing a level you can challenge your friends to try and beat your time
+Friendly devs

-At some parts in later levels it can be difficult to know what you're supposed to do unless you watch how the ghost does it first

Verdict:
9

Action Henk is an absolutely fantastic racing platformer with nice graphics, great characters, addictive gameplay and loads of levels to play. If you're a fan of Speedrunners or trials this is an absolute must buy!

***This review was written using a key provided by the Developers for review purposes***

El K.
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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
882.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2015
This game started as a friend coming over to my house on release day and literally forcing me to purchase it, to that night spending 8 hours taking turns with the controller beating each others times. After rainbowing all of the original levels I fell away from it for a few months. Then with the introduction of the new levels and multiplayer I have not been able to stop playing this game! I'm now in the top ten and have a WR on a level and have no intentions of stopping as there is so much I can do and play.
The multiplayer is perfectly done, you can chat, throw in a taunt and see what others are doing. If you were good enough then you can gloat from the podium. I haven't even mentioned the level editor that allows you to make your own levels that are downright devious or just flat out fun!
The level designs are fun, yet challenging. The earlier levels are easy to play hard to master, and the later levels are just plain challenging. It is vibrant with lots of colors great animations and environments, and tons of amazing eastereggs. The developers of this game obviously made it as a passion project. It is a hotwheels meets speedrunners and is just incredible. BUY THIS GAME! It is the next huge indie game IMO and these devs deserve every penny!
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42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 8, 2014
Best butt-slides. 10/10

Seriously, this is an amazing momentum-based platforming/speedrunning game. Simple but tweaked-to-perfection physics allow for super elaborate movements, where how you approach every jump and every millisecond really matters.
It feels great to master new tiny details that allow you to shave time off your score. Just nails that "try again and do even better" vibe. Also looks and sounds great, cool demoscene tunes & a great "action-figures-but-20-years-later" aesthetic.
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42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 16, 2014
"READY.................GO" and that is the saying that will be going through your head all the time as you try to best that last time on the course that is completely doing you head in (but in the best and most entertaining way).
The developer's "RAGE-SQUID" have a winner on there hand's here and even though it is in early access the game is so polished that you would be forgiven for thinking that this was an actual full blown release instead of what it is,an amazingly polished early access game (i know that early access gets a bad press but this is one game that should change a few opinions on that).

Action Henk - Early Access Launch Trailer - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WchXGpdDVc4

The graphic's really suit this style of game and the 2 character's that are available at the moment "HENK" and "BETSY" are both well animated and you really do feel like you are playing as an action toy running round an obstacle course in some child's bedroom.
The sound's and music in game are great and even though the main tune play's a lot whilst your racing it never does what a lot of repetitive tune's do,"GET ON YOUR BLOODY NERVES" and actually you will find yourself humming along to the music as you try to best your (or a friends) time for that course.
The gameplay is very simplistic and this works in the game's favour,as making this game complicated would have taken away from all the fun you get from racing round at break neck speed's trying to better your time or get that elusive "GOLD MEDAL" (i have nearly got all the GOLD'S i can get and only 1 eludes me and trust me "OH HELL,MUMMY" that track is so hard as to be near impossible-until you work it out).
You do earn extra outfit's as you play and unlock them (and this can be done by beating other racer's or completing certain other objectives).

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=334312385

(OH and "HENK" does a great impersanation of a certain "MR HOFF" in one of these) but they give your character no benefit's whilst in game (other than to make you look COOL-or SAD depending on your perspective),but this may change as the game near's full release and update's are put out.
If this game carries on in the way it has so far this will be one of the best casual game's to keep your eye on and with further update's come's more character's,outfit's,track's and just all around "GAMING GOODNESS"

Action Henk - Halloween Update - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5knQG2CFFFk

Will you like this game well yes if you enjoy addictive game's that just grab you and refuse to let go if that's not you and you enjoy a more serious exeperience then look elsewhere as this is one game that just cry's out "CASUAL GAME",oh and remember "READY..............................GO".

(I DO NOT OWN ANY OF THE CLIPS OF VIDEOS PUT UP IN THIS REVIEW AND THEY BELONG TO THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS AND ARE THEIRS BY COPYRIGHT)
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30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
Recommended
709.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2015
This is honestly one of the most amazing games I have ever played.

GAMEPLAY:

It's a perfect example of how the principle "easy to learn, hard to master" should be implemented into a game. It only has a very limited amount of controls, only run, jump, reset (to start or checkpoint) and, in some levels, hook. That means you don't have to remember much. Finishing the track at all isn't hard at all (excluding the very last set of levels). But getting a time good enough to beat the gold medal (for beginners) or the rainbow medal (for more advanced players) gets very hard very soon. And even IF you manage to beat all normal tracks with the rainbow medal, defeat all your opponents in challenges and collect all the coins of the bonus levels in time, that doesn't mean that the game doesn't offer anything anymore. There is still an online multiplayer to play with friends or meet new ones. You can build your own tracks or play some of other members of the community. You can try to further improve your time on tracks to reduce your combined time of all tracks to get a better rank on the global leaderboard, or to get a top 10 time on a track, or maybe even a world record. Once you master all the little mechanics that might be hard to pull off, but save you alot of momentum and time when done correctly, you can spend countless hours grinding levels to get a better time. And when you think you got everything done, then someone finds a new mechanic, a new route or a skip, and it starts all over again.

COMMUNITY:

The members of the community are all awesome people. Never have I found people that are more friendly than the Action Henk community in any game. Once you reach a certain level of play, and you get in touch with some of the higher ranked members, you get tips and tricks on how to get better times pretty much daily.

On top of that, the developers are extremly supportive in every possible way and really try to give everyone the best possible experience. I've never seen devs so nice anywhere (thanks for the awesome time at Gamescom while I'm at it <3)!

WHAT IS BAD?

Sadly, multiplayer is pretty empty most of the time, but that's not the game's fault. Also, if you are not into grinding, doing stuff over and over again until it's perfect than the game doesn't offer much to you after a while.

SHOULD I BUY IT?

If you are impatient, get upset easily and can't stand doing stuff over and over again, then it's questionable. Getting the rainbow medal everywhere is certainly not easy and will take quite a long time, so if you only want to go for completion, this game offers you probably between 30 and 60 hours of gameplay, depending on how good you are. If you like getting stuff as perfect as possible and if you are a competitive person, then this game offers you at least 200 hours of gameplay, but probably more, as more routes and strats are getting found weekly. For the little price of this game you get more gameplay than in alot of AAA titles that cost 4 times as much, so I would definatly say: Buy it!
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33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 31, 2014
Amazing Running game, so much fun to find the best way to gain as much momentum as possible.

+ you can choose to play against a ghost with either Bronze, Silver or Gold medal.
+ the hookshot is really amazing and so much fun to use.
+ Steam Workshop means infinite levels to play.
+ replaying a level is fast without any loading time.

Highly recommended.
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 8, 2014
Imagine if you took the Trials series and replaced the bikes with a fat man who likes to slide around on his ♥♥♥♥. That's essentially Action Henk - it's a speedrunning, bum-sliding racer, in which you attempt to reach the end of each level as quickly as possible to beat all your friends' times online. I've been playing the alpha builds of this game for a long time now, since it was only 3 levels, and I've had an absolute blast with it. Definitely worth picking up, especially if you like to battle with friends' times online. Here's my quick video playthrough: http://youtu.be/mkxfudMervU
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2015
Action Henk is a Trails-like racing runner where you play as an action figure named Henk. The story really isn't important, the game shines in its gameplay. Graphically the game is pretty 'eh' with its pretty low res textures, but the backgrounds are full of references and nice enough to where its not really a big deal that the characters, up close look pretty gross.

There are over 50 different racing tracks to challenge yourself on if your looking for gold or rainbow badges. The other 2 levels, bronze and silver, are super simple and if you have any exprience with this type of game you'll have no problem beating them. The game really shines when racing against ghosts of your friends or gold-level ghosts or higher.

The momentum in the game feels really solid so I don't really have any complaints there, except with the hook. It feels very weighty to me, so its harder to get used to. It works alright, its not horrible, but its definitely not on the level of something like speedrunners when it comes to its hook mechanics, but it does have strong momentum mechanics otherwise. The different boss levels are challenging and change things up a bit from the basic levels, as do the coin collection bonus levels you unlock after beating an areas boss. There is a lot to do in this game without even mentioning its steam workshop support with several different expert levels made by the community.

Overall Action Henk is a great Runner with very well done momentum mechanics, Highly recommended. This game is super underrated In my opinion, its like it got overlooked by some of the other great titles released around its time. But if your into games like Trails or Bit Trip Runner, you need to give Action Henk a shot.

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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 30, 2014
Trials HD/Bike Baron gameplay, with a Toy Story aesthetic. What's not to love?
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2015
Action Henk is an awesome game honestly very good connection in multiplayer never even crashed once!
Reminds me of those action figures in the 90's. Extremely creative characters the main character in this game is henk who is the original character in the whole game as you play the game the maps get funner and you unlock cooler characters.
This game is awesome 10/10 Buttslide to victory!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,140.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2015
As i have only put a few hours into it i have found that everything about this game is outstanding as long as your name isn't nick.
1st off- the sound is outstanding. the different sound track alone make the game easy to play for hours
2nd - the levels at the end are alright, they could should be a little harder, after you play through them maybe 5 times there just no challenge left unless your name is nick
3rd - this game has a wonderful community and the dev's are always willing to help you with any problem you might have and fix any glitches that you find. everyone is friendly and playful and as long as you are willing to put forth the effort it can be competitive unless you can't take the fact that everyone is always striving to git gud then you better just stop with the main levels and build some for a while nick
4th - there is no end to gaining world records on levels, i would get one and the next day someone would beat it and i would have another challenge to look forward to nick
5th - the dev's did an amazing job with design and sound and mechanics, the feeling of making it smoothly through a level just feels great, there are a few glitches that could not have been forseen but they are already being worked on
6th - although some have found a way to cheat the mechanics nick, most people play fair and still do better which make the people who do cheat madder nick.


all in all the is probably the best game i have bought in my entire life, i would still probably recommend this game even if it was 60$ (not suggesting that). if you ever want help with it add me and i will make sure you learn to enjoy the game and not just hate it for the people that try to ruin nick. or the people that spend .1 hours on it and say its a boring game.
in no way is this game boring if you love to go fast.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2015
I only saw this game randomly on a Let's play video, so this serves as a good example why Let's Play videos are actually a good thing and not a content piracy matter, as many big companies seem to perceive it right now. Otherwise I would not have become interested in this very beautiful and fun game. If you liked Speedrunners then you will probably like this.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 8, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whiBZ5atY_w
Above is my impressions video on Action Henk

Action Henk is a colorful and vibrant speed running game, that has an emphasis on momentum and um... butt sliding? It features some creative level design, collectible outfits, and action figures. Action Henk is a pretty good looking game, though in it's current stage of development the environment seems to be over used a little much. Though the game is fun, and certainly feels unique, it can get a little repetitive at times. Hopfully as the game progress through the early access cycles, more variety in both game play, and visuals will come.

Overall Action Henk is a fun, light romp, with some pretty decent aesthetics to boot.
Not bad, not bad at all.

Pros:
- When you gain momentum, the game feels as fast as it's promoted to be
- Simple, but some how deep and challenging game play
- Great character models and design
- Has a lot of potential to grow into some thing really interesting

Cons:
- Music is incredibly repetitive
- Game play can feel repetitive after a while
- Feels incomplete (Mainly because it's in early access, but this is worth noting for the time being)
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 11, 2015
Action Henk charmed me from the word go grabbing me with a great art style and wonderful premise. You play as an Action Henk action figure who might be just a little bit past his prime, yeah he's put on a few pounds since his glory days but he's still every bit as great as he used to be. Right?

Let's hope so because the nefarious Dr. Kentony has just stolen Henk's prized 'Toy of the Year' trophy and Henk's gonna have to run, jump and buttslide his way across 70+ courses to get it back!

This game starts with a simple time trial gameplay mechanic and resists over complicating it with too many bells and whistles. Solid controls, well designed courses, functional multiplayer, decent humor, and a wonderful visual style all combine to make Action Henk one of my favorite releases from 2015.

If you'd like to see some gameplay and hear my extended thoughts check out the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfEaSGhwnpI
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
37.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 9, 2014
Action Henk is really addicting, as you have the global leaderboard where you can try to improve your run and become the number one player on each level. The game controls are fairly simple, but setting a good time can be really hard.

Hopefully they will release some new maps soon, as the original game now has about 17 maps.

7.5/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 5, 2014
Very nice graphics, great sound. Extreely polished Early Access game. Feel suuuuuuuper good. Like Trials. And dat quick restart button!

And.

Dat.

Gut.

Very much looking forward to the final version of this game. The studio is very talented, and I can't wait to see what's next!

Highly-recommended.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 30, 2014
I am in love with this game it is on the right track, the feel of being a toy is there the maps challenge you and as of now there is a lot to do I think everyone should keep an eye on this game because its a great play. I am also posting a 3min video of the game so you get an idea for what it is like I hope you enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuF_zTqPn7w&feature=youtu.be
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2015
Action Henk is an indie racing platformer developed by RageSquid. You play as Action Henk, a 90’s action figure who has let himself go a little bit over the years. It is your job to race against other action figures to prove that you are the best toy – I mean action figure

The first thing that pulled me into playing Action Henk is that it had a similar gameplay style to Sonic and SpeedRunners, both games that I love. Action Henk does not disappoint in this aspect, if you like Sonic and/or Speedrunners, get Action Henk right now! In Action Hank the aim of the game is to gain as much momentum as you can to get through the track in as best of a time as you can (although you do need to beat certain times to get a bronze, silver or gold medal) You run, jump and skid through the Hot Wheels esque track to reach the finish line. In later levels you are given a grappling hook style power-up which you use to swing through some of the track. The grappling hook is the old extra power-up you can get in this game, it is a very fun tool to use, but the game feels like many other power ups could have been included to change up how you play.

There are 9 different themed zones, each with 5 levels and an extra boss level. Each theme looks vastly different from each other and it is a lovely change of environment when you have just spent the past 100 deaths on the previous level. Each theme also has it’s own music, so you will not grow tired of the same song throughout the entirety of the game. The finishing boss battles are a race against another action figure, in this mode you do not try and beat a set time for a medal, you just need to beat the opponent (but your scores are recorded on a leaderboard, so getting a great time is always a good thing to strive for)

Action Henk has ghosts. Not the haunting, poltergeist kind, the helpful kind that gives you something to race against. You;ve seen them before, they are a semi-transparent character that run through the track to give you someone to race. The great thing about these ghosts is that they are customisable- you can race against the par time for bronze, silver or gold medal, so you know that if you beat the ghost, you earned the medal for whichever ghost you were racing. You can also race against your friends ghost (their best time) or your best time. You can even switch off ghosts completely. You also have the option to view the leaderboards for the world and watch an action replay of other people, however, you cannot seem to be able to race against their ghosts – which although I will never be able to beat them, it would have been a nice addition.

I found the progression of each level to be a little strange. The game starts off quite easy and remains quite easy up until the end, and then suddenly it seems to introduce new mechanics that I didn’t know how to do. Luckily I was able to watch someone else’s replay on the leaderboards to find out how to do it. (on the last theme there was this triple jump back-flip thing you have to do, which took me forever) I would have preferred a more stacked progression i.e. starting off easy, getting a bit hard, bit harder, hard, very hard.

Once you complete all the levels, which shouldn’t take you long (unless you go for gold on each level) then you may be bored playing this game. Actually, you won’t at all – this game has Workshop support with a built in map maker! At the time of writing this review, there are currently 207 custom user-made maps which will keep you entertained for a VERY long time. You can even try and make your own track!

Action Henk also includes a multiplayer feature, although I could never find another player to have a game with. There was 1 lobby open, but the person seemed to be away from their computer, so I easily beat them and got the achievement. It could have just been an off day, but at the time of writing there is currently 1 lobby open with 1 person -so maybe an off week? However, if you get a group of friends to play this with, it will be a blast, great party game!

Currently on Steam for £10.99, it is a little pricey when shown next to a similar game, Speedrunners (currently £6.99) but I still think the game is worth that price. Action Henk has wonderful graphics and the environmental scenery looks great. The music is catchy and since it changes style on each zone, you will not grow tired of it. It is a very fast paced, fun game and I’m sure that if you get it, you will have a blast. You can even grab a slightly discounted double pack to play with a friend! (or they can buy it themselves, the cheap b****rds)



Full Disclosure: We were given a copy of the game to be able to complete our review. This did not have an impact on our views of the game, nor did it have an impact on the review itself.


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