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



It’s good! It’s fun, charming, and pretty funny. The core game play is challenging but very satisfying, the music is catchy and spaghetti night was just something else.

The game can sometimes be a bit unfair with at times with its unpredictable cues. Levels like “Um…”, “1 Tuna” and “Quiet!” are funny, but they’re not much more than silly jokes and are the weakest part of this game.

That’s where my complaints about the game end though, as this game really shines with the really good levels it has, that thankfully make up the majority of the package. Highlights include “Exit 404”, “Onion Canion”, “Swordfish-Sailfish Speedway”, “Barra2da”, “Starfish” and the new extra level “Spaghetti Speedway” which features vocals.

Real player with 37.3 hrs in game

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Amateur reviewer.

From the composer of such albums as Garlic Elevator, Fish Factory, and [CLASSIFIED], as well as a great surreal meme artist, this game is about as much as I expected from such a person. The moment I launched the game I just wanted to sit around and vibe for hours to the title screen music. All the tracks from 01-13 (level 13 I’m stuck on, but believe me, the title sums it up quite well. No further spoilers!) are also amazing. The timing of the fish is enough to make me want to take a moment sometimes, but hey, isn’t that like all rhythm games?

Real player with 8.3 hrs in game

F.I.S.H. on Steam

Stereo Aereo

Stereo Aereo

Stereo Aereo is a Guitar Hero ripoff where you control a car that has to skip between lanes of traffic (making it appear more like an endless runner), which somehow is how the developers think music is made.

It’s not very expensive and it plays okay (although the menu is almost impossible to navigate if you own a HOTAS or racing wheel because the devs didn’t bother testing the game on PC). The problem is that it’s just not as good as Guitar Hero, or any other music/rhythm game. So just play one of those if that’s your thing.

Real player with 35.3 hrs in game

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So if you’re into games like guitar hero or rock band then you will more than likely enjoy this, it’s just a lot smaller.

It’s not an amazing masterpiece but it’s a simple easy to play indie arcade game, it challenges your reaction skills and puts your rage meter to the test, but it is fun with a cool 80s soundtrack that keeps you rocking.


No problems graphics wise, the cutscenes are cartoony and the gameplay looks great and all blend in nicely together to give it that retro space look from the 80s

Real player with 9.8 hrs in game

Stereo Aereo on Steam

Disco Ball

Disco Ball

Addictive gameplay, great sound.

Real player with 2.0 hrs in game

Disco Ball on Steam

Twin Horizons

Twin Horizons

While I found the concept of the game really interesting, I found being forced to sit through the tutorial and play the boring content, not being able to map your own keys was a little frustrating

I’m not completely writing this game off, I know a lot of updates are planned, hopefully with a level creator system as well as the things mentioned above, but there is just little things to work on like being locked out the Full mode at the beginning, when it is the actual unique feature of this game.

Real player with 0.3 hrs in game

Twin Horizons on Steam



I got it for the aesthetic but stayed for the music and lore.

At an asking price of $3.99, it’s worth every penny.

After spending even more time with this game, I can add 4 more points to this review:

  1. This game is great for a casual gamer but it also has depth for folks that want more out of their investment.

  2. If you enjoy achievements, this game has a bit of interesting depth that can require adjusting playing styles. This can keep the game interesting, prolonging playability.

  3. For the actual driving game play, the game feels good. Its not quite as fluid as some other throwback driving simulator like “80’s Overdrive” - PalmRide is a bit snappier, simulating an 8-bit driver, without being as painful as an actual 8-bit driver.

Real player with 7.8 hrs in game

This is the 1980s scrolling driving game that the scrolling driving games in the 1980s couldn’t be, at least in my house with my childhood ATARI 2600. I guess the Dream Machine had slightly flashier ones, but nothing like this. Really great soundtrack, interesting power-ups (you can even make your car fly), different play modes, and you can shoot other cars that get in the way of your speeding.

Real player with 5.2 hrs in game

PalmRide on Steam

Synthwave Burnout

Synthwave Burnout

Interesting control system. Unlike all races, here we are still given the opportunity to play as a driver without a car. I wonder what will happen if you run to the finish line without a car? It will be too long, but perhaps some secret awaits us. Personally, I haven’t tried it.

Real player with 4.6 hrs in game

This game as a whole is quite attractive with its visual style. There are various tracks in the retro style of the 80s and 90s. Neon cities, relaxing music, palm trees at sunset. But one big problem is that the physics of the car is far from the best. Very strange behavior when driving, there is a feeling that we are driving on ice. One wrong move and the car is out of track. I hope this issue will be resolved once the game is fully accessible.

Real player with 3.1 hrs in game

Synthwave Burnout on Steam



Customize almost everything what can be customized in a rhythmic music game! More than 100 level/songs are integrated and a custom mode with various of settings as well. Fit the settings to your gameplay and upload/play every song you like. Play the campaign and the custom mode to unlock cool stuff like different locations, gloves skins and wall skins! Each location is individually constructed and in each location are unique visualizations to the beat of the music! You can also join the chill area. Sit down, move around the different locations and chill to your music!



  • 100+ LEVELS!










This game just keeps pulling you back in, after I played some levels and failed even more it started growing on me. I kept wanting to reach the next level and when finally doing so it was really satisfying. It just got even more challenging with each new world and mechanic that got introduced. The design is clean, great use of colours and nice music you can dig while grinding. Really enjoy it!

Real player with 7.8 hrs in game

The music is a bop, the level design is awesome, the game feels fast and challenging. Overall a good buy and I cant wait to play more.

Real player with 2.0 hrs in game

Paralyzed on Steam



I came across this game when i was just scrolling through new Steam games. The game trailer looked cool and the price was good so i gave it a try.

I like the simplicity of the game and how it looks. There could be more levels, but i think the 30 levels is a good amount for a simple game like this. If you’re bored and have a few cents to use i see this as a fun game to go through. I think the price is perfect for a tiny quick fun game like this. The colors of this game look good too and the 3D effect (i hope it’s called that) looks nice. I also made an video of all the 30 levels in one just for fun on youtube.

Real player with 0.9 hrs in game

Short, sweet game. A friend gifted it to me and I have to say, it’s alright!

Real player with 0.2 hrs in game