Click here to register.
Forgot Your Password?
May 25 2019

· Home
· Reviews
· Kazuya's Neo Top 10
· In Depth FAQ's
· Downloads
· Web Links
· News Categories
· Image Gallery
· Official Wallpapers
· Fan Made Wallpapers

· NGFL Site Projects

· Neo Geo - The Console
· Neo Geo Pocket Handheld
· Articles

· SNK Jukebox
· NGFL Arcade

· Discussion Forum
· Chatroom
· Latest Comments
· Xbox Live Leaderboard
· NGFL World Map

· Contact Me
· Site FAQ's
· Search Site

· Submit News
· Submit Link
· Submit Article
· Submit a Photo
· Submit Download

Random Review
Iron Clad

Users Online
· Guests Online: 5

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 2,351
· Newest Member: tomhilde

Last Seen Users
RiKo 1 day
bakudandan 2 days
green beret 1 week
Debujin 1 week
cthulhu 1 week
Murikov 2 weeks
NeoGeoNinja 3 weeks
King Gojulas 3 weeks
Atomduck 4 weeks


Support Us!
Donate To Us!
Enter an amount to donate:

Why Donate?

Game events
Latest scores
scored 193 points in
League Bowling
League Bowling
scored 523 points in
Snow Bowling
Snow Bowling
scored 172 points in
League Bowling
League Bowling
scored 28725 points in
Heli Boarding
Heli Boarding

Latest champions
is the new champion in
Snow Bowling with 523 points
Snow Bowling
is the new champion in
Heli Boarding with 28725 points
Heli Boarding
is the new champion in
Donkey Kong with 24900 points
Donkey Kong
is the new champion in
Helicopter with 1125 points

  Neo Drift Out - ©Visco 1996

Click here to view the image gallery for this game -->

Game Stats
1 or 2 player

Racing Game

106 Megs

Japanese Name:

Neo Drift Out

Released On:


Reviewed By:
Top Reviews By This Author:
- The King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact (PS2)
- Art Of Fighting (Neo Geo)
- King of Fighters 2002 (Neo Geo)
- Metal Slug 5 (Neo Geo)
- Ninja Masters (Neo Geo)
- Matrimelee (Neo Geo)
- Neo Geo Fighter Stick For PS2 (Hardware)

Review Introduction:

This was the first racing game that I ever played on the Neo Geo. I played this one while I was waiting to see a film at the cinema (like many Neo Geo games!). At first I wasn't going to bother because I didn't think it looked all that good, but they didn't have anything else there that was worth playing, so I decided to give it a go. It actually turned out to be really good fun.


Neo Drift Out is a rally game and you get to pick from three real cars, which include a Mitsubishi Lancer, a Subaru Impreza and a Toyota Celica. As you can see from the screen shot above, they all have the usual differences between handling and speed etc. The first race you take part in is a very short practice stage and then you move onto some bigger stages, where the terrain varies between snow, dirt and, ummm…. well, there is nothing in this game that you won't have already seen elsewhere. However, the thing that makes this game so playable is that it's just good, plain old-fashioned FUN , which is what games should be about.

It takes a while to get used to the handling, but when you do you will find yourself sliding around most of the tracks with ease. There are also plenty of shortcuts that you can take on each track too, so you need keep an eye out for them to achieve the best times. You occasionally meet up with CPU controlled cars, but if you do crash into them you just bounce off while they spin out of control. Your main enemy is the clock, as there is a strict time limit to adhere to, which can be very tight on later tracks… especially if you have the game set to a high difficulty level!

Graphics & Sound:

This game is decent graphically. The tracks and cars all look O.K. and it is very fast. It's just a little bland really, with nothing out of the ordinary going on. The sound is fairly good though. The music suits the game very well and none of it gets annoying either. In fact, there are a couple of pieces of music, which I think are very good. The spot effects are fairly average, especially the engine noise which sounds like a lawnmower, but the co-driver who gives you directions and says stuff like “OH NO!!!” whenever you crash is quite funny though.


I did at first prefer this game to Overtop but after playing them both a bit more so I could do these reviews, I am not so sure, because they are both great fun. If top down racing games are your thing, then I definitely recommend you get both of them, although they can both get a little boring after a while, as replay value isn't their main strength.

Graphics: 7/10
Sound: 7.5/10
Game play: 8/10
Replay Value: 6.5/10

Overall Rating: 8/10

Outside Links:
Related Reviews:

Reviews @


Above links open in a new window.
Enjoyable racing game, ranks up there with Neo Drift Out!

Thrash Rally
This is another much better racing game!

Back to Neo Geo Reviews -->

No Comments have been Posted.

  Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.

Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.