Oniken: Unstoppable Edition

JoyMasher, Digerati

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
67
Top Critic Average
8%
Critics Recommend
Based on 13 critic reviews
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Oniken: Unstoppable Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

8%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCFeb 8, 2019
Nintendo SwitchFeb 8, 2019
PlayStation 4Feb 8, 2019
Xbox OneFeb 8, 2019

Developer: JoyMasher

Publisher: Digerati

Genres: Arcade, Platformer

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

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An extreme exercise in nostalgia, which works perfectly at transmiting "retro feels". It needs some polishing on the controls side, though.

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Oniken does a few things right, but flounders when it comes to the most important parts of the experience. The visuals and audio of the game are a faithful and accurate tribute to the style of classic NES action games, sure. All of the artistic flair in the world can't help a game that simply isn't fun to play, though. Action in Oniken is consistently stiff and frustrating, and while boss encounters can provide brief moments of gratifying gameplay, only the most dedicated of action platformer fans will have the patience to reach those encounters.

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Oniken: Unstoppable Edition is meant for a certain kind of NES fan; those that revel in that sort of old-school challenge will find little else like it on Switch.

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With Oniken, what you see is what you get, and your first impression of the game is probably spot on. If you miss your friendly, Tecmo ninja man, you might want to give this one a look. For everyone else, leave this one in 20XX.

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