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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 Grab all the fishes while going downhill.
Tux Racer Windows There's a misty weather type as well, although it doesn't affect the gameplay.
Tux Racer Windows Starting the race
Tux Racer Windows Practice on the default tracks or download custom tracks.

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Abandonia Reloaded May 23, 2005 4.3 out of 5 86
Clubic Jun 23, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Poland) Feb 11, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Softonic Oct 31, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
7Wolf Magazine Feb 04, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Absolute Games ( 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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Brolin Empey (858) added Tux Racer (Windows) on Jan 15, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Brolin Empey (858), Kabushi (209748) and Scaryfun (17621)