GAME OF THE DAY
Speed through the future
Neon Drive puts you in the fast lane.
Neon Drive - '80s style arcade
Music rhythm game
The future is neon in this ’80s-inspired arcade game, where you’ll have to turbocharge your driving technique to manoeuvre a supercar in a race to the finish line. Staying on course, however, is no easy feat as you dodge the onslaught of obstacles thrown into the mix.
Neon Drive is a world of futuristic cityscapes, ocean roads and illuminated street grids, all set to the beat of an atmospheric synthpop soundtrack that dials up the intensity speedometer.
We love how much this game feels like an ode to the heyday of retro arcades and their straightforward gameplay. Remember when you were tasked with racing while steering clear of oncoming vehicles, making circles with aeroplanes, controlling spaceships and launching missiles to avert falling asteroids? Neon Drive relives those experiences while sticking to the formula of simple control mechanisms: all you need to do is move your car left or right.
The game has eight challenging levels and it’s up to you to take the wheel, rev up your reaction times and find the route to a win. As one scene morphs into the next, along with synth sound effects that keep pace with the evolving storyline, you’ll find yourself in a focused, almost mesmerised rhythm.