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    Horizon Shift '81

    Horizon Shift '81 is an explosive wave based single screen shooter with a real Retro feel to it. You can even play the game in Tate screen mode, which is made even better when playing with the Flip-Grip! The player controls a ship in the centre of the screen, enemies approach from the top and bottom and the player is able to switch up and down to deal with the encroaching hoard. Different enemies react differently when they reach the horizon, some sit on the horizon, some destroy sections of the horizon and some run up and down the horizon. The player is equipped with a dash attack where they can knock enemies off the horizon and smash them into other incoming enemies for a score bonus. Dashing an enemy of the line refills the dash metre allowing for ‘Dash chaining’, this is where the big points are scored. The player is also able to jump (jumping upside down is an interesting new challenge) and is equipped with a bomb which wipes the screen of enemies as well as restoring the horizon.

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    Ihsan says:
    It's a great Retro arcade game, which particularly excels in Tate-mode. If you are into this genre, pick it up, it's really addictive and fun.

    Yeah, would agree. A surprisingly good retro arcade experience. Though nothing like Gorf that's the only classic game that I can think of that would continually throw different things at you and expect you to survive.

    This game is chock full of arcadey, retro goodness. It’s not that it’s just a “good arcade action game” or “it’s cool because its retro” either. This game has a lot woven into it that I don’t think a lot of people will understand until they start playing it and experience it for themselves.

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