Oniken 8bit Shinobi x Mega Man x Ninja Gaiden x Strider x Kenshiro x Guts!

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That's a whole lotta X's



http://www.desura.com/games/oniken
Game Page

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=92937904&searchtext=oniken
Greenlight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixCI4JXUuUE&feature=player_embedded
Old Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPTIcrL6afA
New Trailer

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/16164797/Oniken_win_Demo.zip
Demo Download 1

http://www.atomicgamer.com/files/98288/oniken-demo
Alternate Demo Download


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$4.99 US Dollars!

If you are having trouble with getting your controller working.

Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers\

right click on on your game pad icon.

click on game controller settings.

click the advanced tab.

a tab opens for preferred device.

click the drop down box and click on the name of your gamepad, click OK then you are good to go.


If you are still having trouble with getting your controller working, use Joy2key

http://sourceforge.net/projects/joy2key/

You will possibly get a Steam key if you are a previous buyer of Oniken.

http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/discussion/92937904/846963165399448210/
Steam Key Thread
 
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Playing the demo now, will update with impressions.

EDIT1: This is hard and feels like a NES game. I'm liking what I've played so far, controls incredibly well.

EDIT2: VERY hard. As someone who sucks at NES-level difficulty games, I'm finding it quite the challenge, but I know every time I die it's my fault.
 
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The art in the cutscenes can be a little questionable, but the quick clips of the stages put this over the usual "indie" platformer garbage. Might check this out, especially if I hear good feedback from someone I know of that's buying it to check it out.

I could grab the demo, of course, but if it's a solid game I'd rather just jump right in.
 
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I think the 8-bit indie game is only surpassed in tedium by "Run Into the Screen" genre that's popular on iOS device


but this looks like a legit 8-bit action game, where a lot of 8-bit indie go for something unique or artsy. It has been done before, sure, but it's not like "8-bit action games that are true to the 80s time period" is a closed off genre that's not accepting newcomers.
 
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"8-bit indie" games pretty much never play like classic 2D action games.
Pretty much this. There's a lack of polish/balance that's always missing but swept under the rug with the "Nintendo Hard" excuse. Nintendo Hard only applied to the crappy games and earlier unrefined versions of Megaman1/Zelda1.

Everything else worth playing on NES/Master System was nowhere near as hard except for the occassional Ghouls N Ghosts.
 
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Can't get gamepad to work either. Saturn USB doesn't work, DS3 via MotionInJoy doesn't work and either of them via x360ce results in no improvement. Guess I'll just bind my pad to keyboard buttons instead.
 

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Can't get gamepad to work either. Saturn USB doesn't work, DS3 via MotionInJoy doesn't work and either of them via x360ce results in no improvement. Guess I'll just bind my pad to keyboard buttons instead.
for those of us who are clueless (me) can you point me to a place that says how to do that?
i have a 360 controller and a madcatz pad both hooked up to PC
 
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Can't get gamepad to work either. Saturn USB doesn't work, DS3 via MotionInJoy doesn't work and either of them via x360ce results in no improvement. Guess I'll just bind my pad to keyboard buttons instead.
I have a generic USB Dualshock controller and it just works does the full version not have this settings manager?



for those of us who are clueless (me) can you point me to a place that says how to do that?
i have a 360 controller and a madcatz pad both hooked up to PC
Xbox 360 controller just works also.


You do not need Motion joy or XboxCE to get a game pad to work.