In these days of forced quarantine, which hopefully will soon come to an end, gamers will not miss an opportunity to rediscover titles released for a few months, but that the hectic everyday life has made them go unnoticed. Today we talk to you about Horizon Chase Turbo, simply the best arcade racing game. If you miss the evenings with friends spent in the games room, with the old and dear cabin cabinets, you cannot miss the appointment with the title Aquiris. Moreover, the Summer Vibes update package has also recently been released.
Horizon Chase is certainly not a new name for all Apple players, considering that Horizon Chase has been available on the App Store for a long time, which you can download for free, but which costs just € 3.49 as the only IAP purchase, and that we advise you to download if not have you ever done it. The Turbo version of the title specially developed for Mac, as well as for PC and, more recently, also released on Nintendo Switch. To frame the title immediately, it is a racing game of a purely arcade nature, which could be described as an OutRun that meets Ridge Racer.
Horizon Chase Turbo simply spectacular, in all its departments. From graphics to sound, from playability to content. It is a real godsend for those who love arcade racing titles, far from the realism of the present day, but who is absolutely not afraid of fun rivals.
The title, also on Mac and console, maintains the same cartoon graphics already appreciated on iPhone and iPad. Saturated colors and well-marked geometric shapes give life to a wonderful graphic sector for those who love the almost cartoon genre. From the first screen of the game, the user will feel in the game room, and will be greeted by a total arcade experience. The contents offered by this version of the game for Mac and consoles are plentiful: from the Campaign mode, to the various tournaments, to go to the playground, where there will be time challenges to compete in the world rankings.
The playability of the product, as well as all other sectors, among the strengths of the title. The super fast gameplay, the sense of speed at the highest levels, and in the race there will be no room for any distraction. The curves face each other at maximum speed, having to lift the accelerator foot as little as possible. The challenge level calibrated to perfection, and also the single player mode will give everyone a hard time. Ranked in first place in every race will not be easy at all, and in this too the title recalls the arcade games of the past, not too permissive, and with a level of challenge higher than today's average. Nothing frustrating though, even if Horizon Chase Turbo will engage even hardcore gamers.
Yes, because to pass the title 100% it will not be enough to rank on the top step of the podium. Scattered throughout each circuit there will be flags to collect, and only these will be able to award the Super Trophy in each circuit, which will allow the area to be completed 100%.
In order to get the better of each race it will also be important to collect Nitro and fuel cans scattered around the circuit. The Nitro will allow strong accelerations on the track, while diesel will allow you to cross the finish line without running the risk of staying dry. Horizon Chase Turbo requires the player, at least in the most advanced levels, to memorize the track in the best way, so as to be able to better face the curves, leaving the accelerator as little as possible: this is the only way to be able to cross the finish line first.
The game contents are many, just as there are many tracks to face, the cars to unlock, and the updates to the latter. Yes, because completing the races 100% will not only be a matter of personal honor, but will also allow you to unlock additional pieces to improve the cars already unlocked: it will be up to the player, with a pinch of strategy, to choose what to enhance between nitro, maneuverability, acceleration and top speed.
There is nothing in Horizon Chase Turbo that can be disputed. Nothing. The level of rewarding challenge, the graphics a pleasure for the eyes, the sound side a perfect drive and the contents are so many and varied that they will not let you leave the game even after hours and hours spent learning the circuits by heart. In total, in the campaign mode alone there will be 12 cups, 48 cities, 109 tracks, 31 unlockable cars and 12 power ups: trying to unlock all that the game offers will take you several hours.
More recently, the development team has released the Summer Vibes update, available as an additional pack at a cost of 1.99 euros. The pack reminds us that it will soon be summer, and so will ask the player to wear sunglasses and explore every kilometer, from coast to coast, while at the wheel of the most legendary spider in the arcades, with 5 skins to unlock on the 12 new additional circuits.
With all these contents, Horizon Chase Turbo does not run the risk of becoming repetitive: each track, however, made different from the previous and the following thanks to a thousand different details, which can be scenic objects, as well as types of road pavement, between meadows and deserts .
The truth is that Horizon Chase Turbo is simply one of the best arcade racing games ever created, which fans of the genre will be able to download. The local multiplayer mode does nothing but be an additional reason for the download: up to 4 players on the same can compete in all the different game modes, including the main campaign. Even in this Horizon Chase Turbo winks at the arcade classics of the past, when local multiplayer was the norm, when fun in the company did not pass through internet channels.
Horizon Chase Turbo costs € 16.79 on Mac and PC, but there is also a free demo that will make you fall in love with the title. The advice is to also buy the additional Summer Vibes pack for 1.99 euros. And don't forget to also download the free Rookie pack, a sort of easy way to introduce you to the most complex tracks. The same content is also available for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4.