NEOSprint Review (Steam)

NEOSprint Review, The exhilarating Atari racing classic “Sprint” series returns! NeoSprint zooms back to life as a single-screen arcade racer for up to 8 players, paired with a robust track builder and intuitive sharing tools, ensuring a racing experience that satisfies speed demons and architects alike.

NEOSprint Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 4.87GB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Own in-game achievements are the same as the Steam achievements list.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphics settings – quality level, resolution, v-sync, and fullscreen.
  • Single-player camera style – focus on the track and focus on the car, which can be changed in the pause menu.
  • Accessibility options – vibration, and car location marker.
  • Can remap controls.
  • Driving gameplay.
  • Isometric view of the track.
  • Optional tutorial.
  • The player profile shows your Steam avatar, name, time played, favorite car, campaign progress, races entered, victories, tracks created, top speed, distance driven, jumps completed, and longest jump.
  • Full-track editor and creator.
  • Supports up to 8 players locally.
  • Single player has five modes – campaign, Grand Prix, free race, obstacle course, and time trial.
  • Nine cars to drive each with unique stats, you can spray them and adjust steering sensitivity.
  • In the campaign, you get three retries.
  • You can draft players to give you an overtake speed boost.
  • The campaign has final boss-like races complete with interactions.
  • After finishing a cup tournament you get a chest with random unlock-like new colours for your car and driver.
  • Really good track design.
  • The campaign has three championships with a handful of races in each.
  • Grand Prix mode lets you play any events you have unlocked or create your own.
  • You can download and share race track creations.
  • Free race lets you play any created track or the original built-in tracks.
  • Three driver difficulties – Easy, normal, and hard.
  • Hazards can be turned on and off for events.
  • Three driving condition choices – morning, afternoon, and nighttime.
  • You have a collection percentage and menu that shows what you have and haven’t unlocked for car sprays, track pieces, buildings, hazards, and miscellaneous.
  • Local multiplayer lets you do a free race or Grand Prix.

NEOSprint Review Cons:

  • The remap controls menu is fiddly and not that user-friendly.
  • Basic settings for accessibility and graphics.
  • No Colourblind support.
  • Cannot change the metrics used so it is kmh not mph.
  • You have to unlock new track pieces for the builder.
  • Famous Atari brands are just plastered everywhere in random places in a kind of don’t forget about me way.
  • No voice work on the characters.
  • The colours of the track and cars can clash making it hard to see them.
  • You don’t get feedback for things like speed.
  • Hitting the barriers is overly punishing.
  • Overall the atmosphere just feels kind of flat.
  • No online racing.
  • You can only race on tracks you have unlocked in campaign mode.

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Developer: Headless Chicken

Publisher: Atari

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!