Hill Climb Racing: The Best Of The Rest
Five more games you need to play.
Hill Climb Racing continues to eat up a frightening amount of our free time, and judging by the App Store charts we're not alone. If you've still got an itch for more physics platform racing fun, we've compiled a list of the five best alternatives that you need to play. Read on to discover your next racing addiction.
You'll need all your wits about you in this tricky 2D racer from RedLynx, the masterminds behind the best-selling Trials franchise. Expect plenty of platform traps, cars, upgrades and courses in this light-hearted platform racer. Based on the hugely popular Wii game of the same name, this will eat up every commuting hour that you can throw at it.
Extreme Road Trip 2
Released around the same time as Hill Climb Racing, Extreme Road Trip 2 deserves a little more attention than it's received so far. Pick up this free game and you'll be rewarded with two dozen cars to unlock, stunts and tricks galore, a variety of racing locations, as well as a replay system that allows you to compete against your friends' best, ghosted times.
At $1.99 Bike Baron might be one of the more expensive games in today's round-up, but you get exactly what you pay for. In this instance, that's a wonderfully polished bike racing game, packed with 100 neatly designed courses. There's even a level editor too, so you can show off your own devilish creations to the world.
We found Max Awesome to be just a little too similar to Joe Danger to make an overwhelming recommendation in our review last week week, but there's still plenty of daft and satisfying action to be had from this quirky platform racing game. There are more than 60 courses and no end of objectives to work your way through.
There are more than a few in-app purchases tucked away inside Pocket Trucks, but we reckon that physics racing nuts will get more than enough out of this game to make it a dollar well spent. Compete in time trials against AI competitors, dodge deadly traps, and grab every power-up you can get your hands on. A chirpy retro soundtrack rounds off the frantic racing action.