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A Ride Into The Mountains
The horse is strong with this one
by Rob Hearn 26/7/2013
Product: A Ride Into The Mountains
Developer: Chia-Yu Chen & Lee-Kuo Chen
Publisher: Chia-Yu Chen & Lee-Kuo Chen
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Adventure, Shooter
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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I bet you really want to like A Ride Into The Mountains.

It's got C64-era pixel-art graphics, a cool indie-sounding name, and it's all about a little boy on a horse with a bow and arrow. It looks like Ico meets Zelda meets Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP meets Chuckie Egg.

The good news is that you've just about got your wish. This game is charming, imaginative, and surprisingly varied given that you spend the duration firing sticks from the back of a large mammal. ...
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Summary
A Ride Into The Mountains is a ramshackle indie effort with frustrating controls and poor translation, but it's also imaginative, charming, and worth 69p
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 9
Gameplay: 7
Value: 6
Innovation: 8
Overall: 7
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