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The Epic Games Store’s latest freebies are Sonic Mania and Horizon Chase Turbo. Developed by Lab42 and published by Sega as a celebration of classic Sonic games, Sonic Mania comprises an all-new adventure that features pixel-perfect 2D graphics running at 60 FPS, while AQUIRIS’ Horizon Chase Turbo is a racing game that appears to be heavily inspired by arcade titles such as Cruis’n USA. Sonic Mania and Horizon Chase Turbo are free to grab until July 1 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

The ultimate celebration of past and future. An all-new adventure full of unique bosses, rolling 2D landscapes, and fun classic gameplay. Sonic Mania brings retro fast-paced platforming into the future through pixel perfect 2D graphics running at 60FPS.

Horizon Chase Turbo is a racing game inspired by the great hits of the 80’s and 90’s. It recreates the classic arcade gameplay with unbound speed limits of fun. Full throttle on and enjoy!

Source: Epic Games Store

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  1. Pretty sure I have these already from PS+ but hey, why not. I remember the Sonic game being good looking, if you’re into Sonic. Horizon Chase Turbo is like a love letter to 80’s games like OutRun

  2. I 100%ed [I]Sonic Mania[/I] on both PC (Steam) and Switch (including the DLC), good sh1t there. I was already a fan of Christian Whitehead for his ports of [I]Sonic CD[/I], [I]Sonic 1[/I] and [I]Sonic 2[/I], and he and the other community members who made [I]Sonic Mania[/I] did a pretty good-@ss job. It’s not as good as the Genesis Sonic games or maybe even the GBA games like [I]Sonic Advance 1[/I] and [I]2[/I], but still a good 2D Sonic game. I definitely recommend checking it out.

    The racing game also looks very interesting, and taking influence from OutRun and the Rush series and other games they named sounds good to me.

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