Hill Climb Racing

Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 277 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 404 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


71 votes
Grinding -
71 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

86 votes
Advertisements -
86 / 0 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

120 votes
2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
120 / 2 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

88 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 88 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

110 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 110 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

90 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 90 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

114 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 114 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 247 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 675 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


69 votes
1 votes
Premium Currency -
69 / 1 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

85 votes
2 votes
Pay to Skip -
85 / 2 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

92 votes
2 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
92 / 2 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
90 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 90 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

99 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 99 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

98 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 98 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

78 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 78 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

2 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 2 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

89 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 89 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

98 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 98 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

116 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 116 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 662 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


117 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 117 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

78 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 78 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

117 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 117 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

91 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 91 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

72 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 72 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

113 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 113 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

74 votes
Competition -
0 / 74 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 284 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 338 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


94 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
94 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

70 votes
2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
70 / 2 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

120 votes
1 votes
Complete the Collection -
120 / 1 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

114 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 114 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

73 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 73 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

79 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 79 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

69 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 69 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 121,531 votes.
Google Play:  (4.44) with 9,359,716 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Grinding reported on Apr 27, 2024
It's the key mechanic of the game, as you often have to save up for expensive upgrades.
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Apr 27, 2024
How many things you've unlocked
Grinding reported on Aug 23, 2019
You have to play over and over again to earn coins to upgrade your vehicle.
Advertisements reported on Aug 23, 2019
You can watch ads to get bonuses at the end of levels.
Pay to Skip reported on Aug 23, 2019
You can pay to unlock bikes and locations that you could get through grinding.

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Meet Newton Bill, the young aspiring uphill racer. He is about to embark on a journey that takes him to where no ride has ever been before. With little respect to the laws of physics, Newton Bill will not rest until he has conquered the highest hills up on the moon!

Face the challenges of many unique hill climbing environments. Gain bonuses from daring tricks and collect coins to upgrade your car and reach even higher distances. Watch out though - Bill's stout neck is not what it used to be when he was a kid! And his good ol' gasoline crematorium will easily run out of fuel.

- Upgradeable vehicles
- Garage mode - Customize your vehicles
- Lots of stages with levels to reach in each
- Cool graphics and smooth physics simulation
- Designed to look good on low resolution and high resolution devices (incl. tablets)
- Real turbo sound when you upgrade your engine!