Arcade racer Horizon Chase: World Tour has been entertaining mobile audiences with its easy-to-pick-up retro style. Now, the game is gearing up to make its console and PC debut in the form of Horizon Chase Turbo, which promises to offer up more of what people love about the mobile version as well as a few new treats. I got a chance to go hands-on with a PS4 build of the game while at GDC 2018 and get my butt handed to me by the devs in a series of races.
Along with a few new rides and some new tracks for players to race on, the console version of Horizon Chase Turbo will feature several new game modes for players to sample. World Tour Campaign mode will give players a chance to unlock new tracks, special cars, cosmetic features, and even a special 16-bit mode. Tournament mode will put players up against their friends and AI opponents in a series of races somewhat akin to Mario Kart’s cup series’. One thing that was a little surprising was the fact that Horizon Chase Turbo will feature 4-player local split-screen, but no online multiplayer whatsoever.
My hands-on time with Horizon Chase Turbo felt very old school. The game handles
Overall, I think Horizon Chase Turbo has a lot going for it for the right player. Fans of retro racers will definitely get a kick out of its gameplay and will probably enjoy the many pop culture nods and winks from bygone eras. Horizon Chase Turbo is set to launch on PS4 and PC later this year.
Blake Morse posted a new article, GDC 2018: Horizon Chase Turbo Hands-On: Rad Racing
I really dig this game on my phone and have been looking forward to the console release for ages.
The game it most closely resembles is the old SNES game Top Gear -- they even got the guy who did the music for that to make the music for Horizon Chase. :D