While Horizon Chase [Free] has set an absurdly high bar for retro-inspired racing games to live up to, as I outline in my five-star review, that doesn't mean that other developers shouldn't take a shot at it themselves. Thankfully, Fraoula is developing Neon Chase, a racing game that has a lot more in common with the lane-based endless runner genre, but features an incredibly slick 80's neon look. Just look at it in action:

That is looking slick, and there's a whole host of environments to run through while you dodge obstacles at high speed. The game's contradictory retro-futuristic style is something we're seeing in other games, like the upcoming PC game Power Drive 2000, but the gameplay is quite different than that game's racing experience. And if we get a glut of neon-retro-futuristic games, then I think there are worse problems to have. Check out the Neon Drive forum thread for more on this slick-looking game.

  • Dailon Huskey

    horizon chase is awesome but this one I will never play it
    Has that keyword I can't stand "endless" thank you horizon chase
    For not going that route!

    • Vladimir Stanarevic

      Just to clarify, the game is not endless at all. It features levels that are carefully synchronized to the music.

      • bearcav

        Okay, that immediately sounds way better. Sign me up!

      • nav1

        OK. I was about to say that the concept and the visuals seem to be way more interesting than the gameplay. Dodging those blocks doesn't look too much fun, but if it's rhythm based than maybe it might make sense.

        Those last few seconds on the video look amazing, though.

      • Vladimir Stanarevic

        Yes, it's not a racer at all. Gameplaywise, it's more like Bit.Trip Runner, GeometryDash, MrJump etc. But every level has a certain twist near the end.

      • Dailon Huskey

        Thanks because I love the concept and the graphics! I will keep an eye out for it.

  • 김지 킫밸

    Ok... Oh man. I'm soo going to be broke! Please be free to play, I'll live on with this as free to play! I love the 80's neon experience!

  • Anonomation

    This looks like more of a runner type game though, dodging those squares.

  • RunningWild

    It looks amazing. Reminds me of the old LCD games where you would move lane by lane to avoid obstacles.

  • Anotherkellydown

    Looks really cool! The trailer makes me want to watch "Kung Fury" again =P

  • Spamgristle

    Who made the soundtrack?

  • Corey Wolfe

    Ha, he says they are developing "Neon Chase".... I want in on this action...

  • EvanJO14

    But carter never gives five stars........

  • Ninja_Blade_Diego

    RAD!

  • Matthew Johnston

    Who'd they get to do the music? There's a lot of great Outrun artists out there.