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  • Summary: Horizon Chase Turbo is a racing game inspired by the great hits of the 80's and 90's: Out Run, Top Gear, Rush and others. Race your way through the opponents and master the circuits as you relive the classic arcade gameplay with unbound speed limits of fun.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Dec 6, 2018
    100
    A must for classic gaming fans.
  2. Jan 7, 2019
    90
    Horizon Chase Turbo is an unexpected surprise. A quality arcade racer that builds upon the groundwork of the classic 80s racers and brings it up to date with dazzling visuals and engaging racing action.
  3. Jan 29, 2019
    90
    Horizon Chase Turbo is chocked full of cars and tracks, and numerous variations on all of the above. Not only does the Brazilian developer Aquiris bring quantity, but it also brings impeccable quality. This high-level slew of content, finesse and masterful, fast-paced racing, perfectly captures the true essence of any racing title. Anyone looking for a racer on the Nintendo Switch, should automatically consider this without any hesitation.
  4. Dec 17, 2018
    88
    A great tribute to the games of the 80s and 90s. Horizon Chase Turbo stands out in its genre thanks to its visual and sound section.
  5. Jan 14, 2019
    80
    Horizon Chase Turbo’s modern take on the arcade Outrun racer is a fast and fun colour-drenched experience barely diminished by a few crashes along the way.
  6. Dec 3, 2018
    80
    Horizon Chase Turbo is a game of few fresh ideas that nevertheless remains compelling as an often electric arcade racing bonanza.
  7. 50
    Horizon Chase Turbo does a good job of creating a sense of speed, and emulating the look and feel of Out Run. Where it falls down is in replacing the timer mechanics of Out Run, which made for a frustrating but ultimately exciting and tense arcade game, with a more typical racing track structure. It plays fine, but with none of the intensity, nor sense of reward, of the game it pulls almost all of its inspiration from.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Nov 29, 2018
    10
    Awesome portability! Nostalgic sound track, Beautiful graphics and outstanding game play! There is only one world to describe Horizon onAwesome portability! Nostalgic sound track, Beautiful graphics and outstanding game play! There is only one world to describe Horizon on Switch, INCREDIBLE! If you love top gear, this game is a "must have" one! Expand
  2. Nov 28, 2018
    10
    Melhor jogo de corrida dos últimos tempos, trilha sonora pra lá de fantástica que ataca forte a nostalgia, gráficos belíssimos tanto no modoMelhor jogo de corrida dos últimos tempos, trilha sonora pra lá de fantástica que ataca forte a nostalgia, gráficos belíssimos tanto no modo portátil quanto no Dock, jogabilidade impecável! Uma bela homenagem aos clássicos arcades de corrida da velha guarda. Este jogo é espetacular, literalmente uma obra prima, orgulho-me de ser brasileiro e me ver tão bem representado. Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2018
    10
    Picked this up as it looked interesting but was not expecting it to be quite as good as it actually turned out to be! This is a modern take onPicked this up as it looked interesting but was not expecting it to be quite as good as it actually turned out to be! This is a modern take on the 16 bit racing games of old (Think Outrun, Lotus Turbo Challenge and Jaguar XJ220 etc). It is presented wonderfully and there are various modes that unlock as you play. The game plays brilliantly and feels like the old games that it sets out to emulate while still feeling modern and tight. The graphics are clean and nostalgic while still being sharp. The music is pure genius and is as catchy as the tunes in the 16 bit games of the 90s (So many new games have forgettable music). There is a huge number of locations and tracks and cars unlock as you play. All in all this is a great game for anyone that loves racing games, especially those that love 16 bit racing games. Expand
  4. Apr 26, 2020
    9
    O jogo é nostálgico, divertido e bonito. Excelente releitura de um clássico. Só faltou um modo online pra levar 10.
  5. Dec 31, 2018
    8
    Horizon Chase Turbo for the Nintendo Switch
    Low Poly, High Speed
    Horizon Chase Turbo is an arcady racer, a throwback to all of those retro
    Horizon Chase Turbo for the Nintendo Switch
    Low Poly, High Speed

    Horizon Chase Turbo is an arcady racer, a throwback to all of those retro racers from when I was a youngster.

    Immediately dropping into the action the controls are simple enough with an accelerator, brake, and nitrous boost. Realizing very quickly that you can basically hold the gas down the entire race with needed taps to the brake button being few and far between. The nitrous boost is incredibly important however, as saving for that perfect moment to maneuver between vehicles has proved vital on more than one occasion. For those who haven’t played arcade racers this is by no means a racing sim.
    The real challenge in Horizon Chase Turbo is to keep your collisions to a minimum. As you bounce back quite a bit every time that you bump into an opposing vehicle, giving them a little boost forward. This can mean the difference between bronze and gold, giving your opponent a huge advantage. Which leaves you in the dust, as your unlocks of levels and cars are tied to the amount of points earned in each race. Leaving you with significantly less if you don’t lock down first place.
    As you get gold in more races you’ll earn more points unlocking new locations on the map and new cars. Each country has one upgrade race and if you achieve the rank of 3rd place or higher your be able to choose one upgrade which will apply to all of cars you have unlocked thus far.
    As far as content goes, Horizon Chase Turbo has loads of countries each with enough races to keep you replaying time and time again looking for the gold, in order to unlock even more countries and more cars. Along the traditional World Tour mode is the tournament mode and new to the game with the Switch release, Playground mode, a selection of friend and online ranked races with different twists and difficulty levels that will have bi-weekly seasons, for ongoing trash talking.
    As the game is a throwback to earlier generations of gaming, the well designed low poly models feel incredibly arcadey with a modern touch. As beautiful as many of the levels look contextually, they fall a little short as the environmental effects do very little to affect the way that you drive. Driving the same on a snow covered road, feels the same as a dirt covered road, feels the same as driving on pavement. Throwback or not, It would really add the the replayability if each environment truly made a difference in the way that you race.
    Horizon Chase Turbo plays great on the Nintendo Switch and does support couch co-op with up to four players including single joycon support.
    Horizon Chase Turbo is a very good retro racer with tons of content, creative new modes for replayability, and a nostalgically modern artstyle. If you are a racing game fan, then you should waste no time getting into this low poly world.
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  6. Oct 24, 2019
    8
    Arcade-style racing game, which is inspired by the classic OutRun, including the soundtrack director of that game. Recommended to fans of theArcade-style racing game, which is inspired by the classic OutRun, including the soundtrack director of that game. Recommended to fans of the genre, the only thing to note is the difficulty that gets high and can cause you to give up the game even before reaching 50% of the total. Expand
  7. Jul 8, 2020
    2
    A great game that is broken in the main game and completely broken in endurance mode. Have emailed Aquiris several times with photos ofA great game that is broken in the main game and completely broken in endurance mode. Have emailed Aquiris several times with photos of freezes. I have recorded videos showing how broken it is. I have been nice, and nothing AQUIRIS DONT CARE. A 36 level endurance..level 24, cannot continue as the game freezes. So..no platinum run as thats a trophy. Main game required 23 reboots due to game completely freezing. They promised a patch. Never came. Do not purchase. Stay well clear. Expand

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