FAST Racing NEO - Wii U

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FAST Racing NEO (Wii U)
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Media: Custom optical disc Arcade origin:No
Developer: Shin'en Multimedia Soft. Co.: Shin'en Multimedia
Publishers: Nintendo (GB)
Released: 30 Sept 2016 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Accessories: Wii U Gamepad, Wii U Pro Controller, Nunchuk, Classic Controller


A high speed future racer in the mould of Wipeout and F-Zero, Fast Facing Neo has the player controlling an anti-gravity flowing craft that zips across a complex landscape. So far, so 'we've been here before' territory right? Well what if we threw in a heavy dose of Ikaruga into the mix, does that grab your attention?

For the uninitiated, Ikaruga is an up-and-down-y scrolling shooter that gave the player a shield that could only deflect bullets of a particular shade of either black or white. This added a new layer of bullet-dodging that shoot-'em-ups are famous for. Fast Racing Neo uses a similar mechanic by requiring the player to switch states from blue to orange while traversing certain points of the track.

While playing Fast Racing Neo you can't help but marvel at the speed of the game. The whole experience is a visual delight as most future racing games are, but Fast Racing Neo is a real spectacle that draws the player into its duo coloured world of blue and orange.

This need to change states creates a new aspect to how the player navigates through the track. It's often that blue and orange sections of the track appear close to one another, forcing the player to change states rapidly else suffer a significant slowdown.

It's all about super fast reflexes and, of course, speed!