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A beautiful game world created with old-school graphics (pictures)

A Ride Into the Mountains is a prime example of great game design using the graphics of yesteryear.

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A simple storyline

A Ride Into the Mountains sets the scene before you start playing, and promises a long journey ahead.
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An uphill battle

As you start climbing the mountain, your bow skills will be put to the test. The enemies aren't pretty to look at, but that doesn't make them any less deadly.
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Switch to a top-down view

As you progress, the camera angle will switch to a top-down view that provides unique challenges such as aiming your shots in strong winds.
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Boss battles

The bosses in A Ride Into the Mountains are often enemies you've seen before all clumped together. One thing is for sure: it will take a lot of hits to take the boss down.
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Making a great story with dated graphics

Later in the game you'll battle your way through a moonlit forest. The graphics are simple, but small details like the reflection in the water make this game special.

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