Horizon Shift '81 is an explosive wave based single screen shooter (shmups) with a real Retro feel to it. You can even play the game in Tate screen mode!
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.
"...if you have the itch for some old-school arcade blast-em-up fun, Horizon Shift '81 is a great way to feed that craving."
- 8/10 - The Sixth Axis
"This is one of the most charming takes on the shmup genre yet."
- 8/10 - Cubed3
"...if you’re into shoot-em-ups and enjoy a good challenge, and particularly if you have a soft spot for retro games and indie games, the incredibly well-together package presented by “Horizon Shift ’81” is a compelling one..."
- 8.2/10 - Infinite Frontiers
Intel from 2GHz or equivalent
2 GB RAM
2GB Video Memory
200 MB available space
Windows 8 or later
Intel i7 2.60GHz or equivalent
4 MB RAM
4GB Video Memory
125 MB available space
|Languages:||English / French / Italian / German / Spanish - Spain / Portuguese / Russian|
|Publisher:||Funbox Media Ltd|