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Horizon Chase Turbo from Aquiris Game Studio ticks a lot of the right boxes and it continues to see some good support after release.

The first 2019 update includes a new car "Cable Guy", up to five new selectable colours for each car along with various performance and stability improvements. They also added a Russian translation too.

I don't want to overstate it, but this might honestly be my favourite retro-inspired racer.

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Horizon Chase Turbo thoroughly reminds me of some of the greats back in the days of the Amiga. Nostalgia can be a truly powerful thing, but in this case it's not just memories pushing me along as it's genuinely good fun. My son loved it too, it's great for a wide audience as it's quite an accessible racer with such easy controls and kicking back with the Steam Controller has felt fantastic.

If you've not played it, you're in for a treat as the legendary Barry Leitch (Lotus Turbo Challenge, Top Gear and a great many more) also did the soundtrack for it. It's a fantastic soundtrack too, goes very nicely with it.

It's going to sit along the top of my favourite retro racers for a long time, going to be heard to beat. Performs well, looks damn good and it has local multiplayer too.

Find it on Humble Store and Steam.

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kaiman 6 February 2019 at 5:30 pm UTC
Really wonder if I should get this when instead I can just fire up Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge in FS-UAE?

Would likely be an easier decision if it was available on GOG.
psycho_driver 7 February 2019 at 1:16 am UTC
This is right up my alley. Thanks!
holisticboy 7 February 2019 at 8:22 am UTC
This is one of those games that you play for about 10 minutes per month. Really awesome graphics, sound and the racers handle well, but its rather "ho-hum" in my experience!
kokoko3k 7 February 2019 at 4:45 pm UTC
If you're looking for a good arcade racing game, i can suggest you "OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast" (wine/proton)

Last edited by kokoko3k on 7 February 2019 at 4:45 pm UTC
Houtworm 7 February 2019 at 6:38 pm UTC
Horizon Chase Turbo is pretty cool, But don't forget about Slipstream, Which was even developed on Linux

Slipstream has a rival system, and drifting is necessary, Horizon Chase Turbo has more tracks and more cars and a bunch more pixels. While you can not drift, you just need to learn the tracks and steer at the right time.
M@GOid 7 February 2019 at 11:07 pm UTC
QuoteIf you've not played it, you're in for a treat as the legendary Barry Leitch (Lotus Turbo Challenge, Top Gear and a great many more) also did the soundtrack for it. It's a fantastic soundtrack too, goes very nicely with it.

Actually, HCT have a couple of Top Gear (music) tracks remixed.

The Game was developed as a homage to SNES Top Gear, as it was immensely popular in Brazil, where the Studio is located.

Last edited by M@GOid on 7 February 2019 at 11:08 pm UTC
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