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Tux Racer - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 17, 2002 @ 9:17 p.m. PST

In Tux Racer, players race as one of four arctic characters (including the popular Linux Mascot, Tux the Penguin) through eighteen thrilling downhill courses, while collecting herring and performing tricks along the way. Enter cups and compete to win the title! Tux Racer includes a variety of options for gameplay, including the ability to race courses for time, against computer opponents and even your friends in fog, snow, and high winds.

Your journey starts as you compete on beginner courses designed to let you learn the basics of Tux Racer's controls. 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
  • Addictive gameplay
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Exciting downhill racing courses
  • Four different characters to choose from
  • Six racing cups consisting of three courses each
  • Brand-new 3D engine that supports bump-mapping, stenciled shadows, reflections, and cube environment-mapping
  • Sophisticated physics result in thrilling rides down the mountains
  • Collect herring while avoiding obstacles for high scores or race against computer/human opponents for the best time
  • Race over a variety of terrain, including fluffy snow, icy roads, leaves, slate rocks and arctic ice
  • Race in snow or fog, and a variety of lighting conditions
  • Head to head racing action
  • Practice Mode
  • High scores to keep track of who has the best time on any course
  • Includes versions for both Linux® and Microsoft® Windows® operating systems
  • Installs in your choice of five languages (English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish)

Available for Windows 98/ME/XP/2000 or Linux (i386, kernel 2.2.x or 2.4.x, XFree86 3.3.5 or newer)

Sounds interesting? In that case head over to the official site for more info, screens and a demo.. Here is the link!

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