Hill Climb Racing is the most well-known game of the Fingersoft company. It was launched seven years ago, in 2012, for the three mobile platforms and on the computer: iOS, Windows Phone, Android, and Microsoft Windows. The title has pretty simple gameplay but it is so addictive that Hill Climb Racing franchise took the second place in a Finnish mobile game franchise rating after Rovio's Angry Birds. Hill Climb Racing has more than one billion downloads.
Although Hill Climb Racing was released in 2012, it features a 2D graphics with simple visuals. The only objects you see on the screen are grass, earth, car, driver, coins, and cans. They do not have detailed textures or additional real-life animations or effects. Sometimes the landscapes are changed but this does not change the fact that the visuals are very simple anyway. In the last new releases, the developers added some interesting effects.
Now, let’s take a look at the sounds. Here the situation is the same: everything is as simple as possible. During the game, light and unobtrusive music is played. There are also sounds that simulate an accident, gas or brake.
Interface and Controls 9/10
The interface is clean. It is very simple to figure out how to play, where to find the basic menu commands, how to pause or continue the game. When you play, in the middle of the screen you see your character, as well as the track that you need to go. There is a brake pedal at the bottom left and a gas pedal at the right. In fact, these are the most commonly used options. In addition to them, there is a speedometer below. At the top of the screen are different indicators of your progress and fuel level. Do not forget to look there periodically.
The main task of Hill Climb Racing is to drive as fast as you can through various challenging racing stages. As you progress, the track become more and more difficult. Also, each race contains the coins, gas canisters or batteries along the way. You need to collect them to purchase the upgrades for your car. Hill Climb Racing allows you to perform different stunts. For example, players can drive the car into the air for a prolonged time, or, if you want, you can even flip the vehicle over. For the performance of such tricks, you can earn an additional amount of coins and other bonuses. But we want to warn you right away that not everything is as simple as it might seem at first. To perform such tricks, you need more than one hour to learn.
Lasting Appeal 10/10
The game has a very high lasting appeal rank. In fact, players spend hours, or even days, to pass a defined role. Moreover, Hill Climb Racing is a great variant to kill the time while you are waiting for a friend or go by public transport.
Hill Climb Racing is one of the most popular mobile games of all time. It has addictive gameplay, simple graphics, and visuals. Although the game was released seven years ago, it still remains at the peak of popularity. You can download it on four platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Microsoft Windows.