Horizon Tunnel

Records that have been lost to modern society documented the fact that all ancient astronauts aspire to just one thing: to run through a seemingly endless procedurally generated tunnel shooting and jumping on local fauna, while avoiding stalactites intent on piercing their weak, humanoid flesh. Salvaged from a Galilean dig site, Horizon Tunnel is the first record of such lost history to be found.


Horizon Tunnel is best described an arcade shooter, through and through, so there isn’t much else here to discuss. You run from left to right, shooting or jumping on everything in your way while trying not to die for as long as possible. Life doesn’t get much simpler than that.

Horizon’s main point of differentiation is to be found in its shooting mechanic. Rather then enter a dark foreboding tunnel packed to the rim with explosives and lasers, you instead have a single gun that holds.. a mere five shots. Luckily, enemies can be jumped on, Mario style, causing them to quickly expire and drop precious energy cubes which fully replenish your gun. This is quite handy, yet, despite the fact that ammo is so bountiful you’ll still want to carefully consider each of your limited shots.


There isn’t much more to Horizon Tunnel, and as far as I know there is no end to the tunnel running action. Presumably, this is because all the ancient astronauts disappeared into such tunnels, never to be seen again.

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Note: Despite the arcade-like nature of the game it doesn’t support gamepads. Joytokey is your friend for cases like this.


About J.C

I grew up in the dark dingy arcades of the 1980s, blasting heads with Robocop 2, but grew up in an era that spanned the introduction of the x86 home computer, through to the 16-bit revolution, into the polygon age and beyond. I write about food, travel and of course, New Retro Games. I started newretrogames.wordpress.com and contribute to www.thecitylane.com. I am also a freelance business researcher, writer, and editor having published academic and corporate articles on innovation and intellectual property.

Posted on March 8, 2016, in Arcade and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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