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Hyper Light Drifter

Enter a Dark World

Paying homage the classic 16-bit gaming, the RPG features 120fps gameplay on an iPad Pro

Hyper Light Drifter

by Abylight S.L.
Hyper Light Drifter
Hyper Light Drifter
Hyper Light Drifter
$4.99 in the App Store

Paying homage the classic 16-bit gaming, the RPG features 120fps gameplay on an iPad Pro.

Hyper Light Drifter

What is it about?

Paying homage the classic 16-bit gaming like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, you’ll enter into a dark world as an ill Drifter. They will travel, along with technology forgotten by other inhabitants, into the lands of Buried Time to hopefully find a cure.

App Details

Action Adventure
Last updated
October 30, 2021
Release date
June 26, 2019
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App Store Description

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.

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