GAME OF THE DAY

DATA WING

Race through cyberspace in a retro extravaganza.

DATA WING

A neon racing adventure

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A rich racer with a cool setting, DATA WING makes loop-de-loops the only way to fly. It’s super-easy to pick up and play, thanks to the two-button controls and a simple goal: to steer your spacecraft through windy mazes. Many courses are easy enough that you can brute-force your way through—careening off walls and obstacles until you reach the finish line.

Dig deeper, though, and you’ll uncover the plot: Turns out you’re inside a computer, delivering data packets for a sentient A.I. with dubious aims. This quirky and engaging story packs twists you wouldn’t expect from a retro-style racing game.

Your assignments come from Mother, a rather snarky. A.I.

The more you play, the better you’ll get at thrusting off walls for a serious speed boost. Once you’ve mastered the art of rocketing out of curves and drifting along edges, you’ll shatter your previous speed records in no time.

Some courses trade time goals for obstacles that you’ll need to carefully navigate around.

And did we mention that creator Dan Vogt has made this arcade gem completely free to play? From its slick level design to its hypnotic soundtrack, DATA WING is a world you’ll love getting lost in.

    DATA WING

    A neon racing adventure

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