Horizon Shift '81 free download
Horizon Shift '81 game pic 1
Horizon Shift '81 game pic 2
Horizon Shift '81 game pic 3
Horizon Shift '81 game pic 4
Horizon Shift '81 game pic 5
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! "...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.
release date: 11 Jun, 2019
developer: Flump Studios
publisher: Funbox Media Ltd
About This Game 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.
"...It's also an exceptional sequel that not only improves on the original, but fully realizes the potential of its killer gimmick." A- Defunct games
“I went into this game with high hopes, and they were all met. I didn’t come across a single thing I didn’t like.” - 9/10 - The Insatiable Gamer
"...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
min system requirement: OS: Snow Leopard 10.6
Processor: 2.0GHz 64-bit
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 2GB Video Memory
Storage: 200 MB available space
Additional Notes: Controller recommended
recommanded system requirement:
Horizon Shift '81 free download
Horizon Shift '81 user review
1981 indeed. As someone old enough to remember well both the year and the games of the time, Horizon Shift '81 has the feel and cleverness of early '80s arcade shooters down pat. Except, oddly, for the music. Not only doesn't it sound like it they tried to emulate vintage equipment, the music itself isn't even fitting of the time. Quite jarring, so off it goes. Otherwise it's a really solid arcade shooter, using a center line and an up/down mechanic where your ship either shoots up or down from that center line depending on where the enemies are coming from. There are boss battles, bonus stages, power ups, bombs, the ability to jump and slide -- maybe a bit too much, honestly. Still, it gets an eager "next quarter up" from someone who's been playing games of this type since Space Invaders.
Awesome retro shooter with a new age feel to it!! Highly recommend this game to anyone loves shooters !!!!
Howdy folks, Shaun Meyers here to share some thoughts on Flump Studios' latest title, Horizon Shift '81.