Neon FM is a music game where players tap 3-5 lanes of notes to the beat of licensed electronic dance music from popular and indie artists while impressive visual effects swirl and flash in the background to simulate a music festival experience. The arcade version was first self-published in the USA by Unit-e Technologies in 2013, and then revised and re-released in Asia by Andamiro (a famous South Korean company responsible for the “Pump It Up” series) in 2017 with exclusive tracks. The mobile version was released in April of 2017 by Unit-e Global.
The game is recognized by 3 core factors:
- The soundtrack, which features labels such as the popular “Monstercat,” and independent artists such as Carpenter Brut (of “Hotline Miami 2” fame) and Freezepop (seen in many Harmonix games).
- Online, synchronous, cross-platform multiplayer matches
- Impressive graphics and effects synced to the rhythm of tracks
The game originated in 2005 as a dance game similar to “Dance Dance Revolution” and “Pump It Up,” but was shelved due to issues with patents and the arcade publisher for the title. The game was resurrected in 2013 (with the same lead designer) as a hand-based game, and underwent many improvements with player and partner feedback. The game was then brought to mobile in 2017 after spending over a year in beta.
The game has since received international acclaim, especially in the United States, Japan, and Mexico. The arcade version is available in many countries, including the USA, South Korea, Thailand, Philippines, China, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, and more (see the current list of arcades we know about here).
The game retails for $7,995 for arcade and is available free with in-app purchases for mobile.
Best rythm game ★★★★★
This is definitely the best rythm game out there. It has a unique button lay out and has some of the best music you’ll find in a rythm game. None of that classical music or rock star type music which has been over used by so many other rythm/music games. If you think this is going to be like all the other rythm games on the market, you’re wrong. If you fall in love with this game like I did, there’s even a built in arcade finder in the app.
This is game is a hit! Best rhythm game I’ve played.
If you love rhythm games, then you will absolutely love this game! Instantly hooked as soon as I saw PIU songs on here!
Gotta Love That W.S.R.A! ★★★★★
Hands down the best mobile rhythm game I’ve played, and it’s almost 1-for-1 identical to the arcade version. The virtual joypad is definitely the way to play, and I’m so glad it was included in the mobile version. Fantastic job guys!
One of the best rhythm games I played so far. The graphics and controls were great. There’s an auto-calibration so it’s hassle-free, you don’t have to waste your time on calibration.
I tried it at an arcade and I really enjoyed it! Then later I found out that they had an app for it and I’m like whaat??!!! It’s so fun and cool, and so many songs to choose from!
As a big fan of rhythm games, I’ve been looking for a good one here on mobile. There are some good ones, but this one takes the cake. This one is the best. Download it NOW.
Honestly the screenshots heavily undersold the game. It’s extremely addicting and really fun to play. The music is fantastic too. Great game, keep it up!
Saw this in the arcade and was immediately hooked. Been on it ever since. Now it’s in an app form. Amazing
Great music, great portable version of the arcade game NeonFM. Highly recommended.
Featured on the App Store as a top-screen banner in the USA (#1 in games > music)
- Featured on the front page of Google Play in Japan (#3 in music), South Korea (#5), Russia (#7), Singapore (#11), Switzerland (#11)
- Featured on the front page of the App Store in Germany (#16 in new games), France (#16), Italy (#16), Switzerland (#16), Spain (#16), Sweden (#20), UK (#20), Netherlands (#20), and more
- 4.5 stars on the App Store with 154 ratings
- 4.6 stars on Google Play with 414 ratings
The arcade rhythm game experience of Neon FM™ is now at your fingertips!
• Groove to over 130 licensed songs from labels such as Monstercat
• Unlimited free music plays on new songs every week!
• New music every 2 weeks!
• EDM genres include Trap, Future Bass, Electro House, Synthwave, Glitch Hop, Trance, and many more
• Battle in real-time with international online multiplayer games against both mobile and arcade
• Rank up and unlock over 40 additional songs
• Earn free plays on songs when you level up
• Hardcore and casual difficulties for every song
• Direct arcade game port with additional features for mobile
• Available in 12 languages: English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Arabic, Indonesian, and Thai
The arcade rhythm game experience of Neon FM™ is now at your fingertips!
“”BEST IN SHOW, NEW PRODUCT”” — Replay FX
“”SILVER MEDAL, PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARDS”” — BMI Gaming
Tap to the beat in over 130 stages of licensed electronic dance music from the latest music labels such as Monstercat, Abora Recordings, and more in the top music game for arcade & mobile!
Introducing Neon FM™ mobile: play the arcade rhythm game on the go or at home, tap the arcade locator feature to find machines near you, and tap the QR scanner to use your mobile account (with all of your customizations and unlocked content) at the arcade!
===THE AUTHENTIC ARCADE GAME EXPERIENCE, PLUS FREE PLAY===
Just like the original arcade music game, many difficulty options for each song allow players of all skill levels to play and compete. Preview songs for free, and groove to a new selection of free music every week. Stick to the rhythm to gain points, earn badges, unlock new songs, and win tokens for even more free play. The mobile and arcade games both receive song updates every 2 weeks or less, ensuring you’re playing the newest music and keeping competition fresh! Come see why Neon FM™ is the best music game of the decade!
===MOBILE AND ARCADE GAMES COLLIDE===
A streamlined user interface keeps menus out of the way and automatically sets up real-time online multiplayer battles against other mobile players and even arcade game players–a first for music games! See what songs are drawing the largest crowds and jump right in the groove with a tap of your finger, then smash the beats and your competition!
===GROOVE YOUR WAY===
Completely customize your experience with a litany of options: change the game speed, shrink the note size, swap colors, invert the screen, sort the enormous music library by different criteria, and more. Numerous control schemes allow for comfortable play even on small screens as you tap tap to the beat. Play online games or by yourself. Calibrate your timing manually or through the automatic wizard. Never has a mobile rhythm game given more control to the player!
===FREE PLAY & IN-APP PURCHASES (IAP)===
Players can experience Neon FM™ absolutely free by leveling up and earning silver coins, playing free music that rotates weekly, watching videos to earn gold coins, or completing offers from our partners for tons of free gold coins at once! Want to quickly jumpstart your Neon FM™ career, collect the latest music, and beat the hidden locked tracks? Gold coins can also be purchased directly through the app. Both silver and gold coins can be used for individual plays of tracks, but gold coins can unlock songs early, purchase songs for unlimited free plays, buy packs of songs at a discount, and customize player accounts (in future updates).
===ENGAGE WITH DEVELOPERS AND AN ACTIVE COMMUNITY===
The Neon FM™ project began in 2005 and has evolved over a decade into a top music game primarily because we turn community suggestions into game features. Rhythm gaming has never before been so deeply influenced by its players. We invite you to chat with us on the usual social media channels to help us expand and build upon this project for years to come!
Download Neon FM™ now and get your groove on! The latest music and the tappiest beats await!