Extreme Tux Racer

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Extreme Tux Racer is the best fork of the Tux Racer snow-hill racing came originally released in 2000. It features the Linux mascot Tux who's up on a mountain-top looking to race down. It was forked off in 2007 and last updated in 2018.

Graphics and gameplay

There's not that much to this game. You start racing down a hill and your options are to steer left or right with the arrows and speed up or break with the up/down arrows. You're supposed to stay within the flag-market track and get all the fish that are in the slope. There are some obstacles like rocks and trees in the slope. Don't let Tux crash into those. That's about it when it comes to gameplay.

The graphics is alright. It's fine, but not exactly great compared to modern titles. It is in principle a two decades old game so one can only expect that much.

Hardware requirements

They are rather low. You can play it if it's a computer and it turns on.

Verdict and conclusion

It's not a very varied game. There's no deep plot, you go down a hill and that's all there is to it. It's the kind of game that's fun for 10 minutes or perhaps half an hour and then it get tiresome.

One last little detail: The Extreme Tux Ravers binary is called etr.


It's homepage's at https://sourceforge.net/projects/extremetuxracer/