Greater than 5 years in the past in March of 2015, Aquiris Recreation Studio announced a brand new retro-inspired racing sport tentatively titled Venture Retro-Racer. In August of that very same yr they launched that sport with the ultimate title of Horizon Chase. The builders used inspiration from a number of basic arcade racers, however as a rule Horizon Chase was described as a contemporary Out Run, and I’m fairly okay with that description. They one way or the other managed to create a racing sport that concurrently felt like an genuine old-school arcade sport and a contemporary console or PC racer, and Horizon Chase immediately turned my favourite arcade racing sport on cellular. We awarded it 5 stars in our original review, selected it as Game of the Week, and put it in our Best Games of 2015 list.
A couple of yr after its launch, Horizon Chase was up to date with new vehicles and tracks as a part of an Australia Cup expansion, and a couple of yr and a half after that it was up to date with much more new vehicles and tracks as a part of the Hawaii Cup expansion. With so many places now within the sport the official title turned Horizon Chase – World Tour, however since that Hawaii Cup replace Aquiris has been largely targeted on the console and PC model of the sport, referred to as Horizon Chase Turbo. With that sport’s launch and a handful of updates below their belt, Aquiris are actually turning their consideration again to Horizon Chase – World Tour on cellular. This week they launched a brand new replace that encompasses a utterly refreshed UI and menu system, help for much more machine display sizes, and will increase the quantity of content material you’ll be able to expertise within the free portion of the sport.
What’s way more thrilling than a brand new UI although is what Aquiris is describing as “a continuing stream of updates for Horizon Chase in 2020.” This week’s replace already hints at some forthcoming new modes like Weekly Challenges that may “provide a choice of tracks with totally different guidelines and situations.” There’s additionally a spot for a Retailer “the place gamers will discover a set of further content material that will likely be provided all through 2020.” It sort of feels like that’s the place they’ll offer DLC, which is A-OK by me. The free portion of Horizon Chase presents greater than 30 tracks to play now in addition to entry to 7 totally different vehicles, and a one-time IAP that’s presently simply $2.99 offers entry to the remainder of the sport. The Weekly Challenges will likely be provided to each free and premium gamers, however those that have unlocked the premium model can have entry to further challenges and rewards.
I’m actually thrilled to see Aquiris coming again round to Horizon Chase on cellular, and it feels like the long run is admittedly vibrant for one of many best racing video games on the platform. In case you haven’t performed it earlier than I completely advocate testing the free obtain, and it ought to provide greater than sufficient racing enjoyable that will help you resolve if springing a couple of bucks for the total model is one thing you need to do.