GRIDD: Retroenhanced is a rail shooter game developed by the independent Italian Antab Studio. Among other platforms, the game is available on PC and XONE.
GRIDD: Retroenhanced for PC and XONE draws its inspirations from both cyberpunk and hacker cultures of the 1980s. A player assumes the role of battle ship operator traveling a neon virtual reality with the task to beat a computer defensive system and defeat the dangerous Artificial Intelligence.
In the PC and XONE release of GRIDD: Retroenhanced a player observes the action from the third-person perspective (TPP). On their journey, players have to complete procedurally generated tracks and fight hordes of adversaries. As the ship a player controls continuously moves forward one's role is limited to maneuvering up and down, dodging the enemies, collecting power-ups (such as temporary afterburners), and targeting weak spots of particular adversaries.
Apart from the Arcade Mode, in which the difficulty level is being continuously adjusted to player's skills, GRIDD: Retroenhanced offers the so-called Endless Mode, in which a player has to fight off countless hordes of enemies. Interestingly enough, one's actions are monitored by the scoring system, thus a player can share their achievements via the online ranking boards.
The PC and XONE release of GRIDD: Retroenhanced features 3D visual following the convention of the iconic to some movie TRON: Legacy. The game is well complemented by the dedicated synth wave soundtrack.