Hill Climb Racing

Popular, free physics based game that features a character climbing a hill

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7.5

401 Votes

  • Category Puzzle
  • Program license Free
  • Version 1.41.1
  • Works under: Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 / Windows 8
  • Also available for Android 
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Fingersoft

Hill Climb Racing is a simple and fun game that might remind you of those long hours you spent playing Sega and Nintendo games during your younger years.

Many of the popular games today are more suitable for adults than kids. These games feature violent activities like shooting bad guys on the battlefield or killing rival gang members with your own two hands. Games that are more appropriate for all audiences are so bland or boring that you might only play those games once or twice. Hill Climb Racing is a whimsical game that you can download and play on your computer or your favorite mobile device.

The game starts you out with a simple vehicle that you must race across the terrain found in that level. It features just two controls on the sides of the screen that you use to accelerate or brake. The game asks you to race across hills and valleys without flipping your vehicle over. You'll come across coins on each level that you can use to upgrade your car, which may help you get through some levels easier and faster.

While Hill Climb Racing sounds like an easy game, it's anything but easy. Some levels are so difficult that you might find yourself tipping over after moving just a few feet. Symbols on the screen show you how much gas you have left, how many points you scored, and your current speed. Though you must accelerate to get over some hills, driving too quickly will drain your fuel before you reach the end of the level. Obstacles in the game can also damage your car and make it impossible to reach the end.

As you advance through each level, you'll find yourself driving and riding other types of vehicles. While you start out in a simple car, you later have the chance to drive a boat and a scooter. One level even puts you in control of a roller coaster filled with other passengers. The difficulty of each level also increases, which can leave you feeling frustrated and unable to keep going.

Designed years ago, Hill Climb Racing has outdated graphics that look worse on newer phones than on older phones. Those graphics will remind you of the classic arcade games that you played in the past and will make you want to share this game with others.

Pros:

  • Contains levels suitable for younger and older players
  • Simple and classic game play
  • Control the complete game with just two buttons
  • Features vehicles like cars, roller coasters and boats
  • Available as a download for computers, tablets and phones

Cons:

  • Outdated and simple graphics
  • Looks poor on newer phones and devices
  • Takes time to learn when and how to brake and accelerate
  • Some levels are difficult and frustrating
  • May contain ads that pop up between levels
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