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Over Horizon NES Title screen

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.7
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.7
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.5


Critic Reviews

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90
The only downside to the game is the occasional screen flicker on sprites, but when it looks, sounds, and plays this well, it is only a minor grievance. A level editor rounds out an excellent experience.
90
The more I try to talk about negatives in Over Horizon, the more I feel like I'm going out of my way to nitpick. If I keep it up, I’ll be left complaining about your ship’s color scheme before you know it. This truly is an unheralded gem in the NES's library, one that starts with limited ship customization and follows that up with six diverse and challenging stages that I had a blast playing through. My adolescent self may call my next words blasphemous, but I think I might have finally found an 8-bit shooter that I like even more than Life Force…
90
GamesCollection (May 08, 2009)
Over Horizon è uno degli shooter più importanti dell'era 8-bit. Grazie alla continua ricerca di soluzioni inusuali, gli sviluppatori hanno confezionato un prodotto di altissimo livello, sia dal punto di vista estetico, che da quello del gameplay. Peccato solo per gli occasionali rallentamenti...
85
Total! (Germany) (Nov, 1994)
Fazit: Endlich mal wieder ein gutes Ballerspiel, und das für das heutzutage leider recht software-arme NES
83
Quebec Gamers (Jan 13, 2008)
Over Horizon est peu connu mais est un des meilleurs shmups de la console et disponible seulement en importation ou en émulation.
80
Classic-games.net (May 19, 2019)
Over Horizon is a fantastic game and should have come to the US. Its edit mode is incredibly innovative and fun to mess around with and gives the game replay value. However you play this gem it is worth it as this is one of the NES’s best shooters.
78
Megablast (Dec, 1993)
An weiteren frischen Ideen wären z.B. die teils sehr ausgefallenen Endgegner zu erwähnen oder die abwechslungsreiche Gestaltung der einzelnen Levels, wo mal Dutzende von Feindsprites das Joypad heißlaufen lassen und dann wieder hektische Tempopassagen nach Timing und gutem Reaktionsvermögen verlangen. Unfaire Situationen gibt‘s kaum, allein daß mit dem Verlust eines Schiffes auch das mühsam aufgebaute Waffensystem flöten geht, erschwert das Weiterkommen. Nicht minder famos ist die Technik mit den kaum flackernden Sprites vor bunten und erstaunlich soft scrollenden Grafiklandschaften ausgefallen; dazu kommen eine flotte Musikbegleitung und deftige Sound-FX. Der langen Rede kurzer Sinn: Dieses Modul ist eine echte Bereicherung für jeden wahren Actionfan!
76
Video Games (Mar, 1993)
Trotz der tollen Grafik und vieler Spielelemente ist die Ballerei über dem Horizone etwas zu leicht und zu kurz, so daß ihr ein Video Games Classic versagt bleibt. Wer gerne eine stimmungsvolle Weltraummission fliegt, kommt aber um Over Horizont nicht herum.


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