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Horizon Shift '81 - another round of gameplay

Horizon Shift '81 is an explosive wave based single screen shooter with a real Retro feel to it. You can even play the game in Tate screen mode, which is made even better when playing with the Flip-Grip!

Horizon Shift '81 - more gameplay footage

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!

Explosive wave based single screen shooter “Horizon Shift ‘81” to be released worldwide on the Switch Dec. 20th, 2018

Chesterfield, December 14th, 2018 – International Publisher FUNBOX MEDIA LTD today announce that in association with KISS LTD and TIGA award nominated developers, FLUMP STUDIOS, the digital release of HORIZON SHIFT ’81 on the Nintendo eShop, on December 20th

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 / vertical / portrait 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.

Horizon Shift '81 coming to Switch

Horizon Shift ‘81 is a sequel/de-make of the original Horizon Shift using the power of the Nintendo Switch. 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.

Thanks to Megashock100 for the heads up!