DescriptionHorizon Chase: World Tour is a race game inspired by classics like Outrun, Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 and Top Gear. It is in full 3D, but uses a classic mechanic of a horizon at a fixed distance, the track in the bottom part of the screen and the car in the centre. There are 73 races organized in eight cups in countries all over the world: Brazil, Chile, Greece, Iceland, India, United Arab Emirates, USA and so on. Each country consists of four cities. They have different themes and there are also different weather conditions. Seventeen types of sports cars can be unlocked and a currency earned through races can be used to upgrade the car statistics: acceleration, fuel, handling, nitro and top speed.
The cars are controlled with a wireless controller or a virtual D-pad in the bottom left corner of the screen to steer left and right. On the right side there is a virtual button to accelerate. The car will drift slightly and automatically in corners with enough speed, there is no separate control required. Above the buttons on the left there is a limited amount of nitro to gain additional speed. Races typically take multiple laps with a large pack of racers (about twenty) as well as regular traffic. To keep progressing and unlock new races, top three places are required. Cars have a fuel meter and fuel pick-ups need to be collected regularly to stay in the race. At the end of a race the remaining fuel is converted into bonus points. There are also race tokens as pick-ups for bonus points and nitro refills. The car cannot have permanent damage, but slows down significantly when colliding with other cars from behind or with objects in the environment. By reaching score goals bonus races are unlocked. Based on the results in bonus races upgrades and new cars are won.
The game is free, but only offers a small portion. The full game needs to be unlocked through a one-time in-app purchase. Through a Facebook connection friends can be challenged for the fastest times.
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Related Web Sites
- Horizon Chase: World Tour (official website)
- IGCD Internet Game Cars Database (Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.)