Hill Climb Racing

Hill Climb Racing

Many seniors love to play games on their computers and from my experience of helping seniors over the years, I’d say that Solitaire, Spider Solitaire and Mahjong would have to be the most popular. Now that we are in the age of smartphones and tablets, it’s much the same but many older people find it easier to control games like the one I’m reviewing next using touch rather than a mouse.

Hill Climb Racing is one of those games that doesn’t require quick reaction times but does need some appreciation of how a car behaves – yes, the physics is that realistic in this one – and some planning ahead.

From the game developers: “Meet Newton Bill, the young aspiring uphill racer. He is about to embark on a journey that takes him to where no ride has ever been before. With little respect to the laws of physics, Newton Bill will not rest until he has conquered the highest hills up on the moon!

Face the challenges of six unique hill climbing environments with 3 different cars. Gain bonuses from daring tricks and collect coins to upgrade your car and reach even higher distances. Watch out though – Bill’s stout neck is not what it used to be when he was a kid! And his good ol’ gasoline crematorium will easily run out of fuel.”

You can start off with a fairly basic car and upgrade it as you earn points, or coins, within the game as you progress. Lots of fun to play and it’s one of the few games that I’ve shown to people (especially the blokes) that has instantly brought forth chuckles of mirth. Apparently the game has had over 50 million installs since it was released earlier this year and it is in the top 10 chart of free games in nearly every western country.

When playing the game there are only two controls, throttle and brake and while you have to watch when to use both, quick reaction times are not really necessary but planning ahead and remembering what got you into strife the last time are.

Give it a try if you want a car game but prefer to race the clock than race against opponents.


Price : FREE
Size : 7.9Mb
Needs : Android 2.2+

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About the Author : Andy describes himself as "an older geek" and has been assisting seniors with understanding technology for many years. He is involved with his local seniors computer club and believes that seniors appreciate assistance from those of a similar age group.

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