Horizon Chase Turbo – Senna Forever Review (Xbox Series S)

 In our Horizon Chase Turbo – Senna Forever Review we follow the steps of the legendary Brazilian driver on an emotional 5-chapters Single Player Career Mode.

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Horizon Chase Turbo – Senna Forever Review Pros:

  • Decent bright graphics.
  • 10.09MB download size.
  • There are new achievements but it’s all in the one list so I’m guessing it’s 100 Gamerscore as the whole game is 1100 Gamerscore.
  • A brief history of the late great F1 driver Ayrton Senna.
  • Two game modes – Career and world championship.
  • World championship supports 1-4 players.
  • Career mode is single-player only.
  • Can rebind controls for each Xbox profile signed in on the console.
  • First-person view option.
  • F1 driving gameplay.
  • Ayrton Senna will say things as you drive. (speech bubble text not actual voice)
  • Each race will have 3 bonus objectives called Sennas Marks.
  • Overall game progress bar.
  • Collect fuel, nitro, and coins in races.
  • Can replay races.
  • Strategy – before a race pick one of three strategies to employ, more grip, more top speed, or more fuel.
  • Get fifth or better in a race to unlock the next.
  • Plays like a next-gen version of Pole Position.
  • Simple easy to learn controls.
  • Beautiful locations.
  • Wing mirrors actually work!
  • Career mode house five chapters highlighting parts of his career.
  • The world championship has 3 categories – newcomer, challenger, and legend.
  • Nine teams to select each with its own car design and stats.
  • Four-player local multiplayer.
  • You can go straight in and play just the DLC.

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Horizon Chase Turbo – Senna Forever Review Cons:

  • Hitting another car or the grass is way too harsh on how much it messes you up.
  • No cutscenes.
  • Doesn’t have any online from multiplayer to leaderboards.
  • Takes a little bit of getting used to the handling as it is a lot twitchier.

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Horizon Chase Turbo – Senna Forever:

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Developer: Aquiris Game Studio

Publisher: Aquiris Game Studio

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

If the base game of Horizon Chase Turbo is a love letter to Outrun then the Aryton Senna DLC is a love letter to Pole Position. The DLC does a wonderful job of highlighting Aryton Senna’s career and important milestones and having you play it all out in an arcade racer polished to perfection. You don’t get endless screens and videos of the man himself, instead, you get bite-sized nuggets before a race, a separate section about him and he will have sayings come up in speech bubble form when racing. Whilst the latter could be any generic motivational quotes they still hit home and do a great job. The gameplay is no different in structure to the base game, the F1 cars are a different beast driving-wise as you would expect but I think the devs got the balance right to make it accessible yet difficult all at the same time. I lost myself with the locations, bright graphics, and car models. As I said it’s like a next-gen Pole Position which I played a lot back in the day at home and in the arcades. The Aryton Senna DLC is a touching tribute backed up with a brilliant arcade F1 racer. Well worth the price.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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