Hill Climb Racing – Racing Games App Review

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Hill Climb Racing – Racing Games App Review

Price: Free



Hill Climb Racing is racing game that is classified as a physics based app. The whole point is not to see how fast you can go, but to keep the car from flipping while racing to the end of the level. By keeping the car from flipping, you must generate an understanding of how the gas and break work in relation to each other, which are overemphasized in the app. The game can be raced by anyone from 4+, and has the simplicity of about 1.5/5. Since there are only two buttons to learn and understand, the overall easiness of the game is achievable in just a few runs.

What You Need To Know As A Parent

As a parent, you need to understand the complexity behind the simple game. Although it is only two buttons, a gas and a break, there needs to be a careful combination of the both of them to remain balanced and upright. This may teach your kid physics and how going fast isn’t always the best route. It will teach them to slow down and focus on what they need to do to succeed. The game is fairly easy to grasp, there is not much of a plot for it. If your child is young, understand that by clicking a button they can purchase points from the app store for Hill Climb Racing. Upon launching the app, the button saying “GET COINS” should be avoided at all costs due to the high pricing of the game coins which can be easily won playing the game instead. The learning rating of this game is about a 1/5. It is more for the fun than anything and can be a great time passer despite the minimal effort needed to put into the game.

Content Overview

  This free racing app is unique in it’s makeup. The car is racing its gas tank and its ability to move on certain plains and topography. The car is not racing any other cars and it is not a competition at all. It will start you out as a beginner on level one with a jeep. There is a huge variety of different cars to chose from but only once you gain enough points to unlock them. You can gain points by playing your way through the levels and gathering coins as they appear on the trail. Once you exit the car choosing screen, you next move onto the landscape. You can pick whichever landscape due to points but it starts you out on “Countryside” as a beginner. The rest are initially locked. This is why it is important not to buy points accidentally from the app store because you are able to unlock all the levels, cars, and landscapes with those extra bucks. As you begin the race, work your way through the break and gas to get a good feel for it. If by instance the car rolls over and you die, you must wait a few seconds in order to not pay for a save. There is an option “tap to save”, but that option costs money. Once the words come up on the screen “Touch to Continue”, that is where you should tap to continue on to trying again or choosing new options. The video tutorial located on this page will show you all the options and where to find each feature in the game. We have come together to give you a video visual of how to play and the correct way to race. Watch the video below for a step by step tutorial of the game Hill Climb Racing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFDZAfvw0ec&feature=youtu.be   There is a hidden feature, which involves the music, sound, and languages. The game can be played in various languages and can be found in the settings button on the top right hand corner of the home page of Hill Climb Racing. On the right side of these options are the sound and music options, which allows you to turn the sound on or off while playing the game. The game is rather difficult the more levels that are achieved. Of course with anything, practice makes perfect. Kids have the time set aside to play their games, and the fact of how simple Hill Climb is to learn will be a major factor in a kids choice to learn it. The different landscapes and different car options will teach your child or yourself the image and meaning behind the words like “countryside, hippie van, tractor…etc”. There is also a potential that a young child may learn some math from Hill Climb due to the adding and subtracting of points to gain new features.      

Our Opinion Of The App

As a whole, we believe that the app has a learning rating of 1/5 and overall experience 2.5/5. The challenge of keeping the car upright is a bit challenging for young children and is recommended for ages 5+. We asked the parents of children who have played the game, and about 50% of the parents said that their child gets bored with the game and goes to another one very quickly. We recommend that you allow the child to try the app and see how they perform under the pressure situations where they have to use both the gas and the break at the same time as trying to find a red gas tank. Overall experience: 2.5/5 – varies for each person Learning experience: 1/5

App Ratings

  • Overall “Kid Friendly” Rating 80% 80%
  • Amount of violence 5% 5%
  • Level of sexual content 0% 0%
  • Use of bad language 0% 0%


Racing Games



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Age Appropriateness

Age 11+


Most information found on Hill Climb Racing is found from various websites. If you are still concerned and unsure if your child should purchase this app then you can go and check out CommonSenseMedia and read their information on Hill Climb Racing. If that still is not enough information for you then you can always go type exactly what your concern is about Hill Climb Racing on Google.


Posted on

April 21, 2016