Riff Racer - Race Your Music!

Riff Racer - Race Your Music!

Riff Racer, previously called Drive Any Track, is basically Audiosurf without the match-3 puzzles. You load up a song from your hard drive, and the game generates a unique track for you to drive through, letting you compete for high scores with anyone else who’s played the same track.

The controls and presentation are simply sublime. Racing feels like F-Zero with its high speeds and crazy jumps; you really have to pay attention to the shape of the upcoming track if you don’t want to wipe out. The smooth animation and futuristic visual style is wickedly awesome as well.

Real player with 102.1 hrs in game

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Riff Racer, what a game. To be honest, I did not expect it to be so good. This is one of those games that you put your music into and they generate a racing track, which fits the music. Even though it’s in Early Access, it does its job better than other game of the same genre.

Below the final verdict is the complete list of music that I’ve played for this review.


  • Terrific surroundings (skyscrapers, spotlights, etc.)

  • It does a really good job at converting the music into the track you are driving on. The drops are amazing, boost pickups are synchronised with the beats and even landings fit the music!

Real player with 32.5 hrs in game

Riff Racer - Race Your Music! on Steam

Retrowave Universe

Retrowave Universe

it is to early, so be adviced

Real player with 0.3 hrs in game

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Had a good time with this game and therefore recommend it to others. I am emotionally invested in this title and will be avidly following it throughout the early access period.

Real player with 0.1 hrs in game

Retrowave Universe 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

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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