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1[[quoteright:350:]] ²²''Horizon Chase'' is a racing game developed by Brazilian studio, Aquiris. Originally made for [=iOS=] and Android devices as ''Horizon Chase - World Tour'', it serves as a SpiritualSuccessor to the old [=SNES=] game, ''Top Gear''[[note]]How so? They got the original composer, Barry Leitch, to do the soundtrack for this game[[/note]], which was shown to be [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff very popular with the Brazilians]]. Boasting a unique retro aesthetic inspired by old 2-D 16-bit games (namely Sega's, especially in regards to the soundtrack), gameplay consists of the player travelling around the world competing in racing tournaments, though with its own unique twists:²* First, fuel pickups are dotted around the course and can be picked up to refuel the tank. If your tank runs out, you lose. Winning a race with some gas left over will have them be added to the total point count.²* Second, the player can also pick up tokens dotted around the course. Collecting them all as well as coming in first will grant them a "Super Trophy" and contribute to unlocking extra events and vehicles. These reappear in Tournament mode, though collecting them all will grant the player a nitro boost instead.²* Speaking of nitro boosts, these are also present on the course to give your car a boost of speed.²* There are also upgrade races that can be played to win upgrades for whatever cars you've got. ²* Last, weather effects and track types, such as rain and icy roads, can also interfere with handling.²²There are also other modes such as Tournament mode and an Endurance mode that sees racers race on all the race tracks in the game.²²An UpdatedRerelease, ''Horizon Chase Turbo'', was released in 2018, for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, the UsefulNotes/XboxOne, the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch and [=PC=] via UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}. This version features enhanced graphics, more cars and tracks as well as local and online co-op modes. An extra mode, called "Playground", was since added, featuring themed races with unique conditions[[note]]such as "race with no [=HUD=], for instance[[/note]].²----²!!This game features examples of:²* AwesomeButImpractical: Cars with high top speed might be cool, but they also have terrible fuel usage and mediocre handling, meaning that they just aren't worth using on the more technical circuits.²* BraggingRightsReward: [[spoiler:The Francois, a guy doing the splits on a pair of bikes, can be unlocked by clearing the Final Endurance. Of course, by then chances are that you've pretty much beaten the entire game...]]²* CoolCar: Many of them, to be exact, although there are also some... strange choices.²* CreatorProvincialism: Since the developers of the game are from Brazil, it's not really surprising that there would be levels set there. One of the tracks there us even based on the real life Interlagos circuit that hosts the Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix. ²* EenieMeenieMinyMoai: Easter Island of course.²* {{Fauxrrari}}: The cars are this, with all of them based on a number of real world sports and supercars, as well as a few shout outs (see the entry below).²* HailfirePeaks: Jormungandr, located in Iceland which is notorious for having active volcanoes in an otherwise cold place.²** Also Getting Cold in Brighton Beach which combines PalmtreePanic with snow and rainfall.²* LethalLavaLand: [[spoiler:The aptly-named "Final Challenge" in Kilauea, Hawaii which at one point has you driving right next to ''molten lava''.]]²* MagikarpPower: The Gentleman, an old-timey car that looks like something your typical QuintessentialBritishGentleman would drive. Has mediocre acceleration, but give it time and its high top speed and good handling will allow it to dominate the road. Just try not to crash...²* PalmtreePanic: Brighton Beach, French Polynesia and most of Hawaii.²** The first DLC, ''Summer Vibes'', pretty much runs with this.²* PortTown: Salvador, Cape Town, Santorini, Palm Island, Dubai, Sydney and Hong Kong.²* RemixedLevel: The Summer Vibes DLC features remixed versions of levels previously seen in the main World Tour, all in a PalmtreePanic style.²* ShiftingSandLand: Death Valley. Also Atacama, Uluru and most of United Arab Emirates.²* ShoutOut: A good few cars are references to more famous ones:²** The Ladybug is probably [[Film/TheLoveBug Herbie's]] long-lost cousin.²** The Loveride looks an awful like Literature/{{Christine}}, which probably has some rather dire repercussions...²** The Royal, aside from being a Franchise/JamesBond car, also has a skin that makes it into a four-wheeled version of [[Manga/{{Akira}} Kaneda's]] bike.²** The Explorer is pretty much the [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture DeLoran]] with the SerialNumbersFiledOff.²** The Deja Vu looks like it came straight out of ''Manga/InitialD''.²** The Madbot is pretty much [[Film/{{Transformers}} Bayformers Bumblebee]], complete with quotes from the films.²** The Nano looks like something Series/MrBean would drive.²** The Walker-X is pretty much like something out of ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious''.²** The Night Rider is pretty much the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batmobile]] InNameOnly.²** The Breeze, introduced in the Summer Vibes DLC, is basically the car from ''VideoGame/OutRun''. Its alternate skins also reference ''Series/MiamiVice'', ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', ''Series/ModernFamily'', ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''.²* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Snow Flurry and Cold Day in Santiago, most of Iceland and Snow Festival in Sapporo.²* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Top Gear''.²* TheLostWoods: Sequoia National Park.²* VersionExclusiveContent: The Switch version includes extra Switch/[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Super Mario]]-themed skins for some cars to use.²* {{Wutai}}: Both China and Japan.²----


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