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* ProductionForeshadowing: Jenny's bonus level plays like a ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' game, and so would ''Blazing Chrome'' years later.

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* ProductionForeshadowing: Jenny's bonus level plays like a ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' game, and so would ''Blazing Chrome'' years later.''VideoGame/BlazingChrome'' in 2019.


* {{Expy}}: Zaku resembles [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]]. Compare [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6tnu5XhR51rsrzyh.png Zaku's face as shown during the opening]] to the cool boxart for that bad [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6tnt8YM071rsrzyh.jpg Hokuto Game Boy fighting game.]] Likewise, one could say Hackan looks like Raoh.

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* {{Expy}}: Zaku resembles [[FistOfTheNorthStar [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]]. Compare [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6tnu5XhR51rsrzyh.png Zaku's face as shown during the opening]] to the cool boxart for that bad [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6tnt8YM071rsrzyh.jpg Hokuto Game Boy fighting game.]] Likewise, one could say Hackan looks like Raoh.

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* ProductionForeshadowing: Jenny's bonus level plays like a ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' game, and so would ''Blazing Chrome'' years later.

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** Oniken's base is outright called ''[[Anime/MDGeist "The Brain Palace."]]''


** Steam achievements include ''[[Anime/MDGeist "Most Dangerous"]]'', ''[[Film/EscapeFromLA "Escape from L...the base"]]'', ''"VideoGame/IceClimber"'' and ''"Manga/CityHunter"''.

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** Steam achievements include ''[[Anime/MDGeist "Death Force"]]'', ''[[Anime/MDGeist "Most Dangerous"]]'', ''[[VideoGame/OutThereSomewhere "Out There Somewhere"]]'', ''[[Film/EscapeFromLA "Escape from L...the base"]]'', ''"VideoGame/IceClimber"'' and ''"Manga/CityHunter"''.


** Steam achievements include ''[[Film/EscapeFromLA "Escape from L...the base"]]'', ''"VideoGame/IceClimber"'' and ''"Manga/CityHunter"''.

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** Steam achievements include ''[[Anime/MDGeist "Most Dangerous"]]'', ''[[Film/EscapeFromLA "Escape from L...the base"]]'', ''"VideoGame/IceClimber"'' and ''"Manga/CityHunter"''.


''Oniken'' is a 2012 retro 2D action platformer by Joymasher, made for PC in Multimedia Fusion 2. Set on a post-apocalyptic environment, it tells the story of Zaku and his quest against the eponymous Oniken organization, which rules the world with an iron fist.

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''Oniken'' is a 2012 retro 2D action platformer by Joymasher, made for PC in Multimedia Fusion 2. Set on in a post-apocalyptic environment, it tells the story of Zaku and his quest against the eponymous Oniken organization, which rules the world with an iron fist.


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* AfterTheEnd: Oniken takes place in 20XX after a great war that ruined the civilized world.


''Oniken'' is a 2012 retro 2D action platformer by Joymasher, made for PC in Multimedia Fusion 2. Set on a post-apocalyptic envoriment, it tells the story of Zaku and his quest against the eponymous Oniken organization, which rules the world with an iron fist.

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''Oniken'' is a 2012 retro 2D action platformer by Joymasher, made for PC in Multimedia Fusion 2. Set on a post-apocalyptic envoriment, environment, it tells the story of Zaku and his quest against the eponymous Oniken organization, which rules the world with an iron fist.



* ActionGirl: Jenny Connor.

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* ActionGirl: Jenny Connor.Connor proves to be every bit the badass Zaku is during Mission 7 which has her rescuing civilians. Unlike Zaku, who primarily relies on his sword and his grenades, Jenny is a {{Gunslinger}}.



* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS5zblfM9M0 This trailer for the Steam release]] made by Marcelo Barbosa, creator of the ''Tcheco'' cartoons, is a spoof of japanese game commercials.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS5zblfM9M0 This trailer for the Steam release]] made by Marcelo Barbosa, creator of the ''Tcheco'' cartoons, is a spoof of japanese Japanese game commercials.

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* WombLevel: Stage 5 has an organic area [[AuthorAppeal for the heck of it]].

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: You'll always have a minimum of three lives to work with when a level begins and the life gauge will get restored between each act. This doesn't apply to Hardcore mode, but at least the OneUp items are still available there.


* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer for the Steam release features a remix of Warrior's Journey, the credits theme.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer for the Steam release features [[https://soundcloud.com/serenati/oniken-warriors-journey a remix of of]] Warrior's Journey, the credits theme.


''Oniken'' is a retro 2D action platformer by Joymasher, made for PC in Multimedia Fusion 2. Set on a post-apocalyptic envoriment, it tells the story of Zaku and his quest against the eponymous Oniken organization, which rules the world with an iron fist.

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''Oniken'' is a 2012 retro 2D action platformer by Joymasher, made for PC in Multimedia Fusion 2. Set on a post-apocalyptic envoriment, it tells the story of Zaku and his quest against the eponymous Oniken organization, which rules the world with an iron fist.fist.

In 2016 it got an UpdatedRerelease on Website/GOGDotCom that has better compatibility with controllers, more graphical polish on certain characters and some gameplay changes.


* XMeetsY: ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' meets ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' and ''{{VideoGame/Strider}}'', along with ''{{Shatterhand}}''.


* NintendoHard: It's a retro game similar to ''NinjaGaiden'', so it's to be expected. Furthermore, the game features a Hardcore mode for those with the guts to beat the game in a single life, while unable to fight bosses recklessly due to a lack of life refills on checkpoints.

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* NintendoHard: It's a retro game similar to ''NinjaGaiden'', ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'', so it's to be expected. Furthermore, the game features a Hardcore mode for those with the guts to beat the game in a single life, while unable to fight bosses recklessly due to a lack of life refills on checkpoints.



* XMeetsY: ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' meets ''NinjaGaiden'' and ''{{VideoGame/Strider}}'', along with ''{{Shatterhand}}''.

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* XMeetsY: ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' meets ''NinjaGaiden'' ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' and ''{{VideoGame/Strider}}'', along with ''{{Shatterhand}}''.

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* BearsAreBadNews: One MiniBoss, who turns out to be a [[RoboticReveal robot bear.]]

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