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Horizon Chase is a retro arcade racer that's now available on Android (Updated)

Every once in awhile a mobile game comes along and gives you a refreshing blast from the past, and that's the exact story behind Horizon Chase.

Published onNovember 19, 2015

Update: If you're on a device running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you may have noticed the game doesn't load. This is because as of now, Horizon Chase doesn't have storage access. If you own a Marshmallow device, you'll need to manually grant the game storage access from your device's Settings menu. It works flawlessly after that, but it's still a pain.

The developer has been notified of this issue, and we're waiting for a response.

Original post: Every once in awhile a mobile game comes along and gives you a refreshing blast from the past, and that’s the exact story behind Horizon Chase.

Horizon Chase is a simple racing game that brings a twist to the classic 16-bit graphics we’ve all grown to love. The visuals in this game are no doubt better looking than what you’d find on SEGA’s OutRun or Daytona USA, featuring a smooth polygonal aesthetic and retro color schemes. In the game you’ll race around the world through 32 cities, 8 cups and a total of 78 different tracks. Although it does have a few modern racing title elements thrown in such as upgrading car parts, this is still a pretty retro racing game through and through.

Perhaps the best part of this game is the soundtrack – it was done by Barry Leitch, the same musician behind the soundtracks of classic arcade games like Lotus Turbo Challenge, Top Gear (SNES) and Rush. It has a pretty upbeat/techno feel to it, which will definitely help bring you back to days of sitting in your local arcade wasting quarter after quarter to get the high score on your favorite racing title.

The game currently costs $2.99 on iOS, but Android users can try the first 5 tracks for free before buying the full version. It also comes with support for 7 different input methods including Bluetooth controller support, though there’s no multiplayer mode here. If you’re interested, head to the Play Store link below for the download.

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