One Way Heroics (original: 片道勇者, Katamichi Brave or katamichi yuusha) is a self described Forced-Scrolling RPG and roguelike game created by SmokingWOLF. The player is given some character customization options -- class, appearance and character-modifying perks -- and must travel through a procedurally generated world rightward, gathering items, equipment, allies and experience until they are strong enough to take out the game's antagonist, the Demon Lord.
Similar to games of the roguelike genre, the player's initial objective is to figure out the game's mechanics, items and enemies, and from there develop strategies for optimal play. OWH also rewards the players with "Hero Points" at the end of each playthrough, which may be used to purchase character enhancements for future playthroughs. However, all those features are optional.
The English translation was first released on Playism on November 29th, 2013. After a successful Steam Greenlight campaign, it was released on Steam on February 28th, 2014. It was ported to Nintendo Switch on June 18th 2020.
One Way Heroics Plus (DLC)Edit
One Way Heroics Plus is a DLC expansion. The game got released on April 6, 2015 in Japan. The Western localization got released on April 23, 2015. Steam version got released on August 17, 2015.
Unlike the original free Japanese version and Playism JP and EN versions, the Steam version has more additional features.
Japanese and English can be switched
Playism JP Store Page (free to play)
Official Game Website (JP - free to play)