Hill Climb Racing adds dragster and 2 new levels in the Christmas update

Windows Phone users have waited a long time to get Hill Climb Racing, but the developers bring the Christmas update for the popular physics-based driving game around the same time on Windows Phone, Android and iOS. Version 1.13 adds 2 new levels and one vehicle.

Don’t worry if you don’t have enough coins to unlock the new items. Watch the video after the break to see what’s new.

In Hill Climb Racing, you play as Newton Bill, a young aspiring uphill racer. You face the challenges of unique hill climbing environments with many different vehicles. Earn points from daring tricks and collect coins to upgrade your car and reach even higher distances.

The controls are easy, with just two buttons: gas and brake. Think again if you believe you can just get through the levels by just pressing down the gas pedal. You’ll need to figure out when it’s good to accelerate and when it’s time to slow down.

The Christmas update brings two new levels: Xmas and Night. Newton Bill also gets a Santa suit. The Xmas level has Christmas trees on the road. You can either try to drive over the trees or speed up to go through. The new Night level is obviously darker. You depend on your vehicle’s headlights to guide you through the level.

Hill Climb Racing 1.13 also introduces the new dragster. It stays low to the ground with a huge rear wheel and smaller front wheel. It’s hard to imagine a dragster car in real life racing uphill in uneven terrain, but you can do it in this game.

Hill Climb Racing is a free download at Windows Phone Store. The ads don’t get in the way while you’re playing, but you can remove them by purchasing coins at the store. The most affordable option is 150,000 coins for $1.99.

Are you a Hill Climb Racing fan? Let us know what you think of the Christmas update in the comments!

Thanks for the tip, Talk4Lig!

Mark Guim

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