The iOS platform has grown at such an incredible pace during its short lifetime, and mobile hardware has advanced to a point where it rivals dedicated gaming consoles. It's remarkable. But it also means it's becoming harder and harder to really bowl people over with fancy visuals. We've sort of gotten used to it, you know? However, with the trailer for the upcoming space shooter Star Horizon from developer Tabasco Interactive, I was bowled right over. Check it out for yourself.

Star Horizon is an on-rails game, and really brings to mind another great iOS shooter Arc Squadron [Free]. According to a post from Tabasco in the forums, the on-rails decision was made to make sure the game was "more about pure action and not flying around trying to catch the target." I'm down with that. Star Horizon is already submitted to Apple, and Tabasco is optimistic that they'll be able to release the game on March 20th. It'll be $3.99 with no IAP, so be on the lookout for it in the next few weeks.

  • apolloa

    Look very cool, but it has a bit of Shadowgun about it with those voice overs I have to say. And I'm guessing this is Unity engine 4 looking at it, very nice.
    The fact it also has no IAP's makes it an instant hit in my book too 🙂

  • Ramaz1234

    Ohhhh yaaaaa

  • kurzz

    Looks great. Can't wait to play this.

  • Rusothil

    Man really don't want to say this but looks like it could be better than ARC squadron

  • robotrigger

    Ohhh yeah. That's what I'm talking about.

  • denisvjcr

    I'am in!

  • Ninja_Blade_Diego

    Looks AWESOME!!! I can't wait!

  • Darnoc

    I want.

    But ill end up playing Geometry Dash anyway...

  • Alexythimia23

    Mmmm looks crap........ Said the moron next to me lol i say it looks kick ass and take names good!! Il be smashing my ipad screen if im not careful when hitting the buy button on release, good times.

  • MaqueGenio

    On Rails? No thanks

    • iammane

      For what it's worth though Starfox was on rails (more or less) and was pretty awesome. This kind of gives off the same gameplay which is pretty cool

    • Themostunclean

      I think you have cruddy on-rails 1st person shooter confused with awesome on-rails arcade flight shooter. Play Arc Squadron and Star fox, then get back to us.

  • Bloodangel

    Some of ship designs look like they are off homeworld

  • hourglass

    Is everyone named John now?

    • Stormourner


  • d0mino

    I'm keen.

    On rails seems like a good solution - Beyond Space looked a little clumsy by comparison.

    So over freemium junk too, 3.99 price looks about right.

  • Echoen

    Sounds like Legion turned into the Broodmother right at the end.

  • Jay

    Nice! Kinda like Starfox, I guess.

  • shieldser99

    I wonder if they will have a control set up similar to ARC Squadron. One finger swiping actually worked perfectly

  • bigrand1

    I'll be keeping my eye on this! Looks great!

  • jbs2017

    well im ready for this rollercoaster

    • Stormourner


  • pinta_vodki

    John, do a barrel roll!

  • worldcitizen1919

    Just your average shoot fest. A trillion of these in the App Store. Different designs same mechanics. Nothing new here.