Ikki Unite Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For this Ikki Unite Review, It’s the autumn harvest, a time to rejoice in the fruits of labor, but a swarm of locusts ravages the land! The village is in trouble, and yet the collectors still demand taxes… So let’s start a rebellion get our rice back, and protect our village! This time we aren’t alone! It’s time to “Ikki Unite” with up to 16 people!

Ikki Unite Review

Ikki Unite Review Pros:

  • Pixel art graphics.
  • 556MB Download size.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Graphics – resolution, v-sync, and fullscreen.
  • The game manual acts as a tutorial.
  • Action survival gameplay.
  • 16 characters to choose from each with unique weapons, skills, and play style (offense/exploration/enhancement/recovery).
  • Multiplayer – create a room, join a room, and quick match.
  • Full solo play support.
  • Time limit and the only way to extend time is to kill bosses.
  • Minimap with arrows towards the next boss.
  • Damage numbers show on the screen.
  • Plays like Vampire Saviours.
  • All attacks and abilities auto-fire when ready.
  • Hot zones are big chests that once touched trigger an area full of enemies, you have to stay in the circle and defeat them for big rewards, leaving the circle ends it immediately.
  • Collect food for health and timed buffs.
  • Multiplayer supports up to 16 players!
  • Earn EXP and level up to pick one of three random rewards.
  • End of a run breakdown showing time played, score, kill count, and highest level reached.
  • Emotes are in the game and are text-based.
  • Collect materials to power up your sub-weapon so you can use it.
  • You can see any teammate’s health bars.
  • Enemies drop coins and you find the shopkeeper to buy one of three random items.
  • Different shop types dictate the sort of items they have like health-related, Weapons, etc.
  • In multiplayer every starts in a different part of the map.
  • Very difficult game.
  • Every run randomizes everything including the map.
  • You can revive fallen teammates.
  • Waves of enemies happen a lot and you get a countdown until their arrival and a time bar for when they are ending.
  • A Hermit is a character that once found will give you an optional bonus objective for unique rare rewards.
  • Simple controls.
  • As you play a character you can choose what item you inherit and start with in future runs.
  • Very addictive.
  • A lot going on all the time.
  • You can show your ping.
  • Streaming options – set your Live streaming name, display your name and streaming name, and display other players’ names with both names shown.
  • It gets proper mental with all the abilities going off, enemies projectiles, and boss fights.
  • So much replay value.
  • Awesome Chiptune music and sound effects.
  • In game cutscenes.
  • Recruit other Ai characters to play alongside.
  • In six glee player you can pause the game.

Ikki Unite Review

Ikki Unite Review Cons:

  • Cannot remap the controls.
  • The manual is not that great.
  • There is so much they don’t explain.
  • Takes a little while to get used to the flow of the game.
  • Very difficult.
  • No online leaderboards.
  • The music isn’t great and it is very repetitive.
  • You cannot pause the game even in a single-player!
  • The menus are clunky.

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Ikki Unite Review

Ikki Unite:

Official website.

Developer: Sunsoft

Publisher: Sunsoft

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


If you ever played or watched Vampire Saviours and wanted a bit more direction then Ikki Unite is your game. It’s Vampire Saviours but the insanity has been jacked up to 100! It’s a game that auto-fires for you and all you do is move around, you are timed and have to chase down bosses to extend the game time. On your way you can open chests for loot like weapons and buffs, red hot zones are self-contained events where you need to survive the wave within the circle for huge rewards. With multiplayer Ikki Unite shows how you can make these games online and fun, it’s good because you all start in random places and need to meet up or not and take on bosses. The locations are fine but they can make walking around it difficult as you never know what is passable and what is an obstacle. I loved and will continue to love the game as it’s such a chaotic chillout game whether it’s solo or with friends. It’s a game that tried something different and whilst the timer can be a bad thing at times, the overall experience was positive and I have no problem recommending it. Ikki Unite reminds me of the 90s when we would get these whacky over the top games that looked insane and played well but only if you put the time in, I feel this game could have easily existed back then.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!