Racing is a popular genre, but the arcade middle ground between sims and kart racers is slim these days. That’s why “Fast Racing Neo” is a welcome surprise for Wii U owners tired of replaying “Mario Kart 8,” but without much to experience outside of pure racing, its long-term engagement misses first place. The core racing is “Fast Racing Neo’s” strong suit. The cars control well. Cars feel distinct with acceleration, max speed and weight stats all factoring heavily into how they take turns and overtake other cars. “Fast Neo Racing” is a pretty game with solid racing and a fantastic sense of speed. It’s a sparse experience without much to engage you outside of straightforward racing, but works as a quality reminder of the high-speed sci-fi racing genre that we thought had been forgotten.
Kyle Hilliard, Game Informer