Quantcast
Retro action game Oniken prepares for full PC release - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Oniken  



Retro action game Oniken prepares for full PC release


10:00 PM on 06.15.2012



A sizable amount of time has passed since I last wrote about JoyMasher's old-school action game, Oniken. It's the kind of title that people who grew up on the NES ought to really appreciate. And as much as I feel like indie developers have on the whole overly relied on 8-bit aesthetics, such a style is warranted here.

Oniken is a mere week out from release on Windows. It'll be hitting Desura for $4.99 on Friday, June 22, with Mac and Linux versions of the game to follow at a later date. Pre-orders are already open, so if you didn't get a chance to try the early version referenced in that first link, go give the demo a download.

Love the trailer, and the fact that the original soundtrack is included at no extra cost.








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






timeline following:
Oniken



12:00 PM on 02.03.2014
Oniken is coming to Steam with a few updates

The Contra/Ninja Gaiden inspired Oniken is coming to Steam this Wednesday, developer JoyMasher has informed Destructoid. The Steam release will come with a few updates in tow, including updated visuals, new and rea...more



9:00 PM on 12.11.2012
Free mission headed to Oniken this week

For those who enjoyed Oniken's brand of tough platforming action and are looking for more, the game will be getting a free update on Friday, December 14 which adds a brand new mission featuring another playable character. "T...more



2:00 PM on 07.06.2012
Review: Oniken

Sometimes you just want to slash people in half and use no more than a couple buttons to do it. Reminiscent of games like Strider, Ninja Gaiden, and Shatterhand, Oniken is a brutal and brutally difficult 8-bit platformer t...more



7:30 PM on 09.06.2011
Oniken is an old-school mashup of NES action favorites

Having recently stated that I enjoy platformers unafraid of kicking my ass, the small group responsible for action-platformer Oniken jumped on the opportunity to get me to play. This free-to-download PC title is in beta right...more




Platform games

1:00 AM on 04.17.2014
Azure Striker compromises appeal to boys 10-14, adds braid back

Keiji Inafune's other not Mega Man game is Azure Striker: Gunvolt. Its main character, Gunvolt, was viciously censored for the planned Western release, as you can see below. And by viciously censored I mean his designed was c...more



11:00 PM on 04.16.2014
Listen to Holmes sing 'God Bless the USA' in this Broforce interview

Free Lives' Broforce is already out in the wild on Steam Early Access, playable to those willing to part with $14.99 in exchange for a super macho, explosion-filled action-platformer romp featuring such characters as Bromman...more



11:30 AM on 04.16.2014
La-Mulana 2 aims to be more 'intuitive,' still hard as heck

La-Mulana was regarded by some as the hardest game ever. This isn't going to change, though Nigoro's Takami Naramura wants it to be slightly more intuitive so perhaps all those deaths don't lead to warranted frustration and ...more



View all Platform games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more