Finally, Heart Machine's award winning slash-'em-up arrives to iOS in the most polished and refined version yet, the Special Edition.
► Winner of the Audience Award and Excellence in Visual Art awards of the prestigious Independent Games Festival.
► 14 + nominations among the Best Visual Design, Best Audio and Best original Game categories.
► 9/10 Destructoid - A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage.
► 9.5/10 Game Informer - The combination of soundtrack, art, and combat creates a rabbit hole worth your full exploration.
► Eurogamer Recommended - Heart Machine's slash-'em-up is punishing and precise - and incredibly beautiful.
► 9/10 GameSpot - It is more than simply pretty; Hyper Light Drifter uses its visuals to both guide and relax you. The grandest vistas calm your pulse between difficult, breathless combat sequences.
► 8.5 Polygon - Hyper Light Drifter deftly mixes contemplative moments with breakneck action.
► 5 Stars Darkstation - The top-down action-RPG Hyper Light Drifter is an amazing game: gorgeous, a fascinating world to explore, tight controls, beautiful music, and the faith in the player for you to figure things out on your own.
Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease.
Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale. Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with dangers and lost technologies.
● 120 fps gameplay on iPad Pro / 60 fps on iPhone and iPad.
● Compatible with MFi controllers.
● Game Center achievements.
● Haptic Vibration.
● From each character to subtle background elements, everything is lovingly hand-animated.
● Easy to pick up, difficult to master; enemies are vicious and numerous, hazards will easily crush your frail body, and friendly faces remain rare.
● Upgrade weapons, learn new skills, discover equipment and traverse a dark, detailed world with branching paths and secrets abound.
● Evocative soundtrack composed by Disasterpeace.
● All the content from the original game + more weapons, enemies and areas from the Special edition.
- Now your saves can be shared between your iPhone and iPad devices thanks to the added iCloud support.
- We have improved the gamepad support.
- Usual small bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Amazing game! Noticed a strange possible bug.
First off, fantastic game! I love playing this. Awesome storyline and reaches back to my younger years of playing Zelda etc. I play it on IPad and yes I also wish the controls were easier cause you can’t get the dash room achievements at all with IPad control system.
Here’s the thing that happened. In the southern zone, the one module room that turns out to be a fake module and then you have to fight a mini boss. So as I have understood, it is still a module right? Cause after I defeat it you go to the next room and then pull the real module. But on my map the fake mod is still highlighted pink and I still haven’t been able to find the eighth module. I have looked all over and tried to reasearch the maps but it always points me back to the fake room. Is this a bug? Should I make a new game and try again? I also noticed something that happened when I equipped the Tanuki sword once I attained it, there would be an error window popping up and the game shuts down.
Now all that is said, these are all things that I’m sure starting a new game will hopefully fix but I wanted you to know about it. I am a really big fan of this game cause it’s just too much fun. It’s nice to play something that actually feels like a real game with substance and it looks like real love was put into the making of it. Cheers!
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for the detailed report, definitely something to look into.
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Love this game! (1 small thing)
This game is amazing! So much fun and very rewarding! Only thing that needs to be done is the ability to remap buttons. Certain upgraded attacks are too hard to do in combat because my thumb is controlling movement and I have to hit two buttons at the same time to do dash attack. I’m sure it’ll be taken care of! Thank you for this amazing game! Best purchase in along time!!!
Additional feedback... So I’ve been trying to collect everything before I beat my first play through of the game and I went ahead and researched where the outfits were *slight spoiler I guess* and I see that one of the outfits is locked until you can get 800 consecutive dashes in the dash arena... I’ve had a great time with the touch controls but I’m not gonna lie it kinda is disappointing that I will never get that outfit because it’s actually impossible to achieve 50 consecutive dashes with a touch screen let alone 800 lol. I hope you guys can add some kind of compromise so we can unlock the outfit! I understand this could have been missed in hindsight sense it’s much more achievable with a controller or a mouse and keyboard. Here’s to being hopeful that I can unlock everything!! Thanks again!
From the the first scene of the cinematic intro, the player in pulled into the world of the drifter, they intrinsically understand that the quest he undertakes is not trivial, but life or death. The art, music and visual combined, tell such a beautiful and sorrowful tale of the loss of a world, the fall of a people. I find it amazing that throughout the experience there is not a single word in text or voice, and yet the player knows what to do and how to do it. The story is backed up by intense gameplay, which has a bit of a learning curve but is immensely satisfying. Dashing through projectiles, swinging to kill, and then dashing away again. The entire game works together, as fighting is backed up by more intense music, and quieter scenes with softer music to bring the player back into the world or the game. It is in this amazing choreography of music and image that the game truly finds it’s own unique style, when the player can gaze upon the ruins of a metallic giant, steeped in snow, and hear the feelings of the character. If you’re on the fence, give this game a chance and I’m sure that you will not be dissatisfied. One of my favorite games of all time.
- Abylight SL
- 852.4 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © 2019 Abylight Studios SA licensed by Heart Machine, LLC. All rights reserved.
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