Kinetic Edge – Game Review

Our Rating: 6/10

Of course, most of you recall the various physics-based games. The bright colors (neon style) of Kinetic Edge left us speechless as we stared at the screen. These games appeared when computers started to become more powerful. It allowed for the calculation of physical variables required for certain movements of the objects on the screen.


Kinetic Edge focuses on exactly that, although it is not an imitation of any game that exists on the market. You can get inspired by several titles and bring something different and, above all, with some variety. With its various game modes, it manages to be several games in one. Precisely what draws players in.

Without going into the various game modes, it’s difficult to describe what Kinetic Edge is all about. It is a game that takes us to several competitions in futuristic scenarios; full of colors and neon, where we command spheres, cubes, pyramids, and various geometric shapes. The objective is always the competition between players in multiplayer mode, but it can also be played in single-player.


Let’s focus on modes, starting with Race mode. Here we are taken to one of three tracks, whose objective is to arrive in the first place. There are several checkpoints. Whenever we fall from the track below, we start over at the last checkpoint we passed.

Along with the levels we have moving platforms; others have turbos on the ground that accelerate our object; or even areas that make us float. All of this in a futuristic environment where the neon, the sparkles, and the effects are always present. Not to mention the electronic music that makes all of this a great scenario for these races.

We have forward and backward commands in terms of commands. Left and right. We can do a double jump and get a small boost to propel us forward. Finally, a kind of attack that pushes anyone in the vicinity.

Game Modes

Golf is another game mode available. It’ll be more like a mini-golf course, with three different courses to choose from (each with 10 holes). It includes insane tracks where we’ll have to rely on our knowledge, tables, and even luck to hit the holes.

In terms of commands, this mode has a button that controls the ball’s force. On the right side and on the ball, a bar will appear. An arrow will also point in the direction we want to go.

The next mode is Maze. The gameplay and appearance are very similar to Race mode, but with more difficult labyrinths to explore. Fortunately, we receive assistance, as the screen displays our distance from the final goal.

Next, we have the Gauntlet; it works like Race mode, but there is no checkpoint and we only have one life to finish the track. It is almost impossible to complete them without feeling aggravated. Even so, the desire to complete the course keeps this mode both frustrating and addictive.

The Green Arena

All of the modes can be played both online and single-player. However, we must emphasize that, due to the competition, they are far more enjoyable online. In single-player mode, we don’t even have AI to keep us company. It’s just you, playing as if you’re trying to improve your game skills. It seems to be a kind of training, even becoming boring at times.

The last existing game mode only works in multiplayer. It is the Arena mode, where the objective is to earn as many points as possible. You earn the majority of these points in the arena’s green area. As you might expect, everyone will be pushing each other around. They will attempt to push others out of the arena in order to get as many points as possible.


The interesting thing about this game is the ability to pull players into the competition, and at the same time to have fun. Sending other players off the circuits or even when they send us out, always leads to frustration accompanied by a laugh. It’s one of those games that we all enjoy playing for a good time. In spite of this, it’s not one that keeps us glued to our screens for hours. It is a casual game for those deadest moments.

The tracks were created with a lot of imagination, which is challenging, and also gives satisfaction when we do them. The game’s sound effects and music blend well with the game’s atmosphere. It provides the necessary amount of immersion, but there is nothing here that stands out or is particularly memorable.

Unfortunately, not everything is perfect. This is a game that requires movement, reflexes, a lot of physics to mix. When you move your mouse in the wrong direction, even just a little (or the right analog if you’re using a controller), it gets into the objects. Then you go black for a few seconds. Enough for our opponents to sometimes leave us behind.

The control of the camera is completely manual, without any modern automation, nor any limitation in the panorama. This makes it sometimes really difficult to control the game without getting zero visibility. Although spherical shapes can be moved by rolling, most players will have to jump to cross the terrain. Obviously, the squares do not rotate, but they are also easier to control.


The game looks good on paper. Yet, the lack of adequate lighting makes it a little difficult to navigate, especially when going through checkpoints. There is a lot of potential in the game but many aspects of the game seem unfinished and somewhat amateurish. The number of tracks could be increased; despite the fact that there are several modes, they all have only 2 to 3 tracks. They are only exciting to play on your first few days, then they start to be scarce.

Kinetic Edge is a fun, challenging, and very competitive game. It has a futuristic and very interesting design, with a soundtrack that fits the game quite well. Despite the fact that it is a single-player game, it is entirely focused on multiplayer and player competition. It’s a good surprise, but it clearly needs a larger amount of clues, as well as some improvements. It’s the kind of game that has a lot of potentials but offers little beyond its core concept. Making it quickly boring.

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