If there's been one genre that needs better representation in flash gaming, it's the forward-scrolling racer. And specific kind too: after all, when you walk out of a dark movie theater and want to drop five bucks in quarters before leaving, you're gonna crave something involving pavement, police cars, turbo-boosts, ramps, and a significant chance of flipping over if you so much as tap a lamppost with your grill. It takes a lot of programming skill to program such an arcade recreation in flash, and when someone pulls it off, like longanimals has with Neon Race 2, it's always worth taking notice.
Like the title would imply, the world of the game is drenched with garish lights, high speeds, and cool wire-frame action. Gameplay is simple, but addictive: go fast, attack enemies, avoid obstacles, win races, purchase upgrades, go faster. It's worth mentioning here that the Prize Money for each race is actually the amount of cash-bonuses on the track, not something you automatically get for victory. Until you pick up on the logic there, you may feel a little short-changed. Minor quibbles aside, Neon Race 2 is fun, pretty, and heart-racing. Plus... there's also a motorcycle. How can you not be on board?