Neon Drive

Neon Drive

An 80’s Love Letter That Just Falls Short

Don’t let my “Not Recommended” rating dissuade you - Neon Drive is the most intense, addicting, visually arresting rhythm game that I sadly cannot recommend outright to everyone. It’s at times like these that I wish I had a different option other than a simple “Yes/No” answer. This game is good - very good in fact - but it has problems that prevent it from being great. If you love rhythm games, challenging difficulties, or the 80’s aesthetic then you’ll probably love this game as much as I do. However, if not then don’t let this game be your introduction.

Real player with 21.8 hrs in game

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I had fun with this game but can’t recommend it due to issues that make the hard/insane difficulties far more difficult than they really need to be.

The plane level has a loop that basically doesn’t interact with the music at all, forcing you to just figure it out via trial and error.

The falling traffic section has cool music that doesn’t help you in any way. It’s just falling enough times to memorize a safe path through.

The Robot level has a series of hurdles that require the first jump made be well timed. There is no useful music for the first jump, in fact there’s a misleading series of notes that will get you killed if you use them. The following hurdles all have super useful notes to help, but this doesn’t matter if your first jumps timing is off, you’ll die on the later hurdles if it is. ((I guess it’s possible to ajdust your timing between hurdles, but that’s like, tasbot levels of reaction time. Not what rhythm games are about)) This problem exists on other levels, but it’s not as pronounced as it is in the robot level, due to its unique mechanics.

Real player with 15.6 hrs in game

Neon Drive on Steam

Retro Racer

Retro Racer

I think it is a funn game and I really think more people should buy it

Real player with 1.5 hrs in game

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Retro Racer is all aesthetics and no mechanics. If you carefully drive straight-ish, it’s pretty to look at for a little while (the “glitch” effect is overdone and might give you a headache, though); if you hit something, you’ll discover that the only good sound is the music, and the physics of the car are altogether terrible.

Real player with 0.7 hrs in game

Retro Racer on Steam

Miami Cruise

Miami Cruise

A simple and fun game with good visuals, awesome soundtrack. Arcade style game all about topping your high score. A few cases of poorly translated English are mildly annoying.

Real player with 18.3 hrs in game

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If you click out of the game on the crash screen, and then click back in, you won’t be able to hit restart or menu, you have to exit out the game. But I love the game so far, I wish there were options to permanently enable certain bonuses and maluses, specifically pixelate.

Update: Also about half of my deaths come from stupid drivers or what I would consider unfair deaths. When a yellow car spawns right in front of me out of nowhere, not only is it hard to react that fast to it, but it’s also almost impossible even if you do react just based on the “slipperyness” of the car (which I do love that mechanic). The other is a little more questionable, the cars dont follow the road, if they come to a turn they don’t turn at all, so you have to be reminding yourself that when you are trying to make a sharper turn with AI around. Now I’m not sure whether the cars not following the road is intentional, or is just yet to be added, but if it is to be considered intentional, it doesn’t make sense why even on some straightaways, very rarely a car will be veering in one direction, often causing death of the player.

Real player with 10.9 hrs in game

Miami Cruise on Steam

Neon Wings: Air Race

Neon Wings: Air Race

Yeah it’s really good fun and was worth every penny, I would definitely like to see more things added in the future to make it even greater.

Real player with 12.5 hrs in game

kid loves it

Real player with 9.8 hrs in game

Neon Wings: Air Race on Steam

Vaporwave Drift

Vaporwave Drift

As an old school gamer I CAN’T RECOMMEND this game because of its controls mostly.

It would be better to exclude present (unnecessary) acceleration and use only Turbo button as acceleration and maintaining speed too, ex. UP arrow or W letter. And space button as drift.(simpler)

The best solution is to use ONLY arrow keys or WASD as controls. When you want to accelerate press up arrow or W automatically igniting turbo effect = acceleration and maintain speed, when you steer over maybe 15-20 degrees (without UP or W) you automatically drift, and if you want backwards you use down button or S button.

Real player with 2.9 hrs in game

Really smooth once you get the hang of drifting. Personally I’ve never been the best at driving sims but I find it quite enjoyable.

Real player with 2.8 hrs in game

Vaporwave Drift on Steam



Commuter is a top-down 2D pixel art driving game inspired by old-school arcade games.

Cause as much destruction and mayhem as you can

Pickup health,fuel and NOS to survive to the next level

Earn cash racking up your score to upgrade your vehicle at the end of each level.

Unlock new vehicles and special abilities to help you complete levels.

Commuter on Steam



I like these kinds of racing games, they’re really fun and not many people are making them, so it’s cool to see someone is supporting this genre. Overall it controls well and it looks good, there’s only a few little complaints I have with it. For the aesthetics, when you’re playing in classic mode the speedometer isn’t pixelated, the font isn’t very good looking, and I think the background is always a snowy mountain and pine trees regardless of what level you’re on. For the gameplay there’s not much to change, drifting would be great addition because slowing down to go around a sharp turn is really unsatisfying, that’s really it. The music is empty sounding and none of the songs made me exited to drive. I think I heard all the songs, tracks don’t seem to have their own music, it just picks a random song from a little library, if I’m wrong then maybe the songs sound really similar.

Real player with 4.6 hrs in game

This game is a throwback to the racing games of the 1980’s (hence the name).

There’s no fancy graphics, no relistic handling, no gears to worry about, just straight out race to complete each stage before the time runs out.

There are a handful of pleasant chip style tunes and sound FX, both of which can be toggled off if desired.

Control is by keyboard, or use a utility such as Xpadder to map the controls to your control stick/pad of choice.

The game is very easy to play and FUN. Good for a quick game when you have a few minutes or even an hour or two, trying to beat each stage.

Real player with 2.1 hrs in game

MY 1980's DASHBOARD on Steam



Wake up at midnight, tune the radio to your favourite station and drive. As a small time courier, you’ll meet an cast of unusual characters, carry their packages across the region and learn their stories. Deliver packages through the night until the long shadows of dawn calls you back to your bed.

Your goal is to pick up packages from locations and deliver them on time. It’s 1986, so there’s no satnav— you’ll rely on your map and street signs to learn the best routes. Late deliveries mean less money.

At the end of each night, you return to your garage. Completing deliveries and earning cash unlocks new garages and cars, allowing you to travel further, complete bigger deliveries and build a delivery empire.

  • Explore an open world of open highways and sparkling skylines

  • Deliver packages for a cast of characters in story missions, or in unlimited procedurally generated missions

  • Upgrade your car from fixer-upper to lean muscle machine

  • Unlock new garages to take longer jobs and explore more of the world

  • Hire and manage drivers to build a business empire

  • Stream radio, MP3s, and podcasts on your car stereo

  • Photograph your journey with a range of lenses, filters and effects

  • Turn off missions and time limits with Endless Night mode

Transmission on Steam



The game is fun when you are constantly moving from lane to lane. I highly insist to you listening to the Initial D soundtrack while driving.

Real player with 1.5 hrs in game

ok cool epic

Real player with 1.3 hrs in game

SpeedingRoad on Steam

Vicewave 1984

Vicewave 1984

There’s potential, but it’s not yet realised.


Vicewave is an open-world action game clearly inspired by Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. With a great synthwave soundtrack and vibrant 80’s style neons, the atmosphere is set. Unfortunately, the gameplay experience is lacking in several areas, and the optimisation needs work. Frankly, making any progress in this game is a constant uphill struggle against poor game mechanics.

Real player with 5.4 hrs in game

A wild review appears.

Conclusion: if you’re expecting a fun retro style GTA game. Sadly, this is not it (List is down below). I have given this game several tries over the span of a few months. I cannot recommend it.

The Bad

1: Lockpicking is extremely tedious. The (Sweet Spot) needs to be configurable via difficulty.

2: Player dies far too easy, and body armor is behind a XP wall.

3: Difficulty is too high (for casual players of this genre).

4: Cars hand like their on something, and bottom out if bridge is too steep.

Real player with 2.4 hrs in game

Vicewave 1984 on Steam