Tux Racer lets you take on the role of Tux the Penguin as he races down steep, snow-covered mountains collecting herring. Enter cups and compete to win the title! Tux Racer includes a variety of options for gameplay, including the ability to race courses in fog, at night and under high winds.
Sliding on ice makes Tux go faster, while sliding on snow allows for more manoeuvrability and sliding on rocky patches will slow Tux down. There are also trees to block Tux's path and flags to aim for that mark out the course.
The left/right steering controls are typical of a racing simulation game, except that the up arrow key causes Tux to “paddle” with his flippers. Correct use of the paddle command is essential to getting good race times. Paddling slows Tux down when at a high speed but speeds him up at slow speeds. Paddling when in mid-air may also be used to increase the length of a jump. Jumps can be caused by the shape of the landscape or by holding down the "energy" key (usually e) and releasing it. Releasing the key when a jump is imminent will naturally make a larger jump.
Points are also scored by collecting herring that are scattered along the various courses. In order to progress to the next level of the game you have to both collect sufficient herring and reach the end of the course within a preset time limit.
Unlock New Courses
Your journey starts as you compete on local courses. Win and you will unlock other courses and cups that will lead you to more exciting and challenging races. Only the quickest, smartest, and luckiest will win!
* Fun, easy to learn
* Exciting 3D courses
* Sophisticated physics result in thrilling rides down the mountains
* Collect herring while avoiding obstacles for high scores
* Race over a variety of surfaces, including fluffy snow and slick ice
* Race in various weather conditions and lighting conditions
* Suitable for all ages
* Windows XP
* Windows Vista
* Windows 7
* Windows 8
* Windows 8.1
* Windows 10