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  • Summary: In Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers, Aya is out to find the meaning of her IMICHI ancestors, even if it leads to the answer she does not wish for. Players can master the sword to take full advantage of the Wii Remote motion controls by slashing, swinging and thrusting into zombie enemy hordes. Play as either sister Aya or Saki in single player or with a friend in Co-Op Mode and utilize each of their unique fighting styles and set of moves. Get too much blood on either sister and be driven into Rage Mode and gain more power and agility to destroy enemies faster and deadlier. Every person met and enemy battled gets the sisters closer to understanding who or what is behind the zombie outbreak and putting an end to it. [D3Publisher of America] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  1. Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers was a total surprise for me. Before even playing the game, my arm was sore just thinking about the notion of gesture-based combat. However, I came away amused and delighted.
  2. 69
    If you're looking for some cheap thrills, you could certainly do worse than this mindless hack-and-slash affair. If a little more work had been put into the game's presentation, this would actually be a highly recommended game.
  3. Judged on a point-by-point basis, Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers is not a good game; the presentation is awfully generic, the story and dialogue don’t make sense, and the gameplay is ultimately hampered by painful motion controls.
  4. The game has its fair share of flaws, a lot of which I've pointed out in this review, but it's still fun to sit down and waste a few hours with it, and that's exactly what I got out of it.
  5. Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers is not a great game. It’s not even a good game. But it’s fun, it’s cheap ($30), and provides players with some over-the-top action they might be able to enjoy.
  6. Conceptually speaking, Onechanbara entreats a dangerous dance of kitsch and low-brow entertainment. But poor design philosophy, a general disregard for story, and gameplay that will literally leave you sore land it in a special category of games barely worth the plastic they’re burned on. Sexy just isn’t enough, and contrary to its buxom beauties, Onechanbara is an ugly game from most angles.
  7. 20
    Titillation just for its own sake seldom works in gaming, but here, it’s been taken to new low. This virtual bikini romp suffers from poor graphics, primitive level design, and controls that will make the player feel like an idiot (or worse). If you really need to see Japanese girls in cosplay outfits to feel manly, just buy some tissue and browse the internet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. BenG
    Sep 6, 2009
    10
    quality framerates, but honestly this is the best (not to mention most elaborate) use of motion controls I've personally seen thus far, particularly the mudman combo which is one of the most rewarding maneuvers I've ever experienced in any game. If only there is an entire game based around controls like that but I only hear of games using the A button instead as if it's somehow a good thing. Well until such a game exists there is Onechanbara. Expand
  2. BobS
    May 13, 2009
    10
    Now... the reason that this is a 10 is because of the price. It is SO cheap and you get a guilty pleasure that is actually fun. 4 different characters all with special abilities that you can upgrade makes this game playable for HOURS. Swords, throwing stars, SHOTGUNS, UZI'S, and powerups makes this game SIMPLY FUN! Since there are SO FEW games on the wii, if you need a break, this worked for me! Really, you wont be sorry. Such good fun. Expand
  3. ab
    Dec 21, 2009
    9
    Don't listen to these n00b reviewers. For what it's worth, this game delivers more than any other wannabe Wii games. It would have been better with some cutscenes but its fluid action more than makes it up for its shortcomings. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2010
    8
    If you are looking for silly gory fun this is awesome. It plays well and is just crazy as a game. And who doesn't like bikinis and zombies? This could have been a worse game and I probably would have enjoyed it just for the visuals and the zombie shredding, but it turns out to be a good game overall, with good controls and addicting game play. Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2014
    8
    If you are looking for a full 30 hour adventure experience, hold your horses because Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers is not an adventure game per se.
    This game brings to 2009 an arcade experience rescued from the more frenetic pages of late 90's gaming saloons.
    The most tangible truth about Onechanbara, played on the Nintendo Wii, is that you ought to be open to the whole experience with the wiimote, im talking about shake both controls, so the lack of an "attack" button is something that you have to consider.
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  6. ChristopherK
    Mar 3, 2009
    7
    I have been playing this game from the moment i bought it. I can't lie, i was very skeptical about purchasing this game. It was only $30 so i decided to get it and i like it a lot. The sound effects are great, it's very gory, and the controls work great. The sound compliments the action greatly, and all the gore or shall i say blood that spews out is satisfying. Yes the story doesn't make much sense, and the stages are the same for each character but in different orders and or in reverse, but just cutting into zombies with the ladies and seeing the blood makes you forget all about the poorly orchestrated story. Also there is co op and other items to earn and also level ups. There is really a lot of depth to this game. If you get past the poorly told story mode, you will truely like this game. Especially seeing that this is another addition for those gamers looking for a more adult feel to the Wii. Expand
  7. NichS
    Mar 21, 2009
    3
    Onechanbara is a straight forward one motion wii mote game. With a poor story, simple gameplay mechanics and decent graphics, only those who really want to mindlessly use the same slashing moves to kill the same zombies over and over will want this. Game could have used a better story, more intricate controls, less being trapped in a box of zombies, and maybe some decent AI, you can walk around the AI zombies and they barley make attacks on you. Expand

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