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A unique game starring Tux, the Linux penguin.

Tux Racer lets you take on the role of Tux the Linux penguin as he races down steep, snow-covered mountains. 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.

You can also make your own courses with a graphics program such as The GIMP.


Tux Racer Windows Main screen
Tux Racer Windows You can race through a set of cups. Winning unlocks new ones.
Tux Racer Windows Starting the race
Tux Racer Windows Gliding at night

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Abandonia Reloaded Windows May 23, 2005 4.3 out of 5 86
GameStar (Poland) Windows Feb 11, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Clubic Windows Jun 23, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Softonic Windows Oct 31, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
7Wolf Magazine Windows Feb 04, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Absolute Games ( Windows Apr 27, 2002 55 out of 100 55


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On February 5th, 2002, a commercial retail version was released. The game is still available as freeware, but the updates to the open source branch are no longer a priority.

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