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  • Summary: Classic old school platforming action from the creator of Gunman Clive and Mechstermination Force. Defeat the evil army by throwing onions, or lifting and throwing enemies. Old school gameplay inspired by 8-bit classics. Full 3D graphics with a unique artstyle and custom engine. 16 levelsClassic old school platforming action from the creator of Gunman Clive and Mechstermination Force. Defeat the evil army by throwing onions, or lifting and throwing enemies. Old school gameplay inspired by 8-bit classics. Full 3D graphics with a unique artstyle and custom engine. 16 levels with a huge variety of different environments, obstacles, enemies and giant bosses. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 80
    Onion Assault in general is a very challenging game, and it sometimes feels like that challenge doesn’t always come in a smooth curve. Arbitrary levels from the first couple worlds were often more difficult than levels near the end of the game. Difficulty spikes abound, and the less than generous checkpoint system may cause frustration for those not looking for a tough 2D platformer. But for those who are, Onion Assault will make for an excellent few hours of platforming challenge.
  2. Jan 24, 2023
    70
    Onion Assault is a worthy purchase if you're looking for a short, breezy platformer that pays homage to an off-the-wall Nintendo classic. While there are some annoyances sprinkled throughout — some imprecise platforming, finicky physics, and repeated visual assets — there's enough here to provide a couple of hours' worth of enjoyment, at least; maybe a bit more if you're looking to grab all of the collectible coins. Onion Assault may not prove as memorable as the developer's previous games, but it's worth playing nonetheless.
  3. Jan 27, 2023
    70
    Setting aside the fact I came down with a severe case of “stupid hands” while playing this, I did get a lot of enjoyment out of Onion Assault. It speaks to a very niche part of my nostalgic mind, and while I would have liked to have seen more creativity and new ideas, what’s here is good enough that I won’t be deleting it from my (rapidly filling) microSD card anytime soon.
  4. Jan 30, 2023
    70
    Onion Assault is short but sweet, with a couple of onion-induced tears. All in all, it's a decently solid platformer that attempts to recreate an often overlooked part of the moustachioed man's history and for that you have to give it props!
  5. Feb 1, 2023
    70
    The platforming action of Onion Assault is betrayed by its imprecise controls, but there’s more than enough action and fun to help players get around them. The upbeat vibe and general wackiness of combat and characters make this a good (albeit frustrating) way to kill an evening or weekend.
  6. Jan 24, 2023
    60
    Inspired by Super Mario Bros. 2, Onion Assault delivers an unusual platform experience that brings certain puzzle-like features to the linear levels. Unfortunately, the platforming gameplay isn’t as slick as these cool concepts.
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  1. Jan 30, 2023
    6
    The game honestly plays more like a run and gun than a platformer. It does have a lot in common with old style platformers but not theThe game honestly plays more like a run and gun than a platformer. It does have a lot in common with old style platformers but not the tightness of the controls you would expect from SNES games. Enemies seem to respawn as soon as you move offscreen for a second, which is not a very fun mechanic, and really sets it apart, in a bad way, from some of it's influences. I died a lot more on early levels than I was expecting, but it was mostly because of what I consider to be fiddly controls than because the game is "hard for the right reasons". It is very fun picking up a person and throwing them off a cliff though.

    It's an alright game, and I don't mind supporting the dev who always puts his games on sale for dirt cheap, but I think it's more of a five dollar game. I like Polyroll, Juiced, and Splasher better, off the top of my head, not to mention the less budget titles which you already know.
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