Draw Rider [Free], the free version of Draw Rider Plus [$1.99], is ripping up the free charts. Ripped might be the better word to use here, actually, since it's sitting fat and happy in the top spot, beating out Candy Crush Saga and the rest of the usual mainstays. Aside from being one of the whackiest physics-based climbing games we've played, its most notable quality is its utter embrace of user-created content. You can make your own levels and share them across the globe. It's a neat touch and the creation tools are pretty simple to use. Folks are making all sorts of crazy stuff, including questionable levels based on certain dangly parts of human anatomy (probably).

At TouchArcade, we're big fans of rating stuff. We do it all the time. Also, we like to keep up on what folks are playing. In an effort that combines these two pastimes, we've decided to slap some ratings on our top five favorite user-created levels in Draw Rider by using a comprehensive, special scale from 1-100 across five different categories. If you've been looking for a sick, ill, finishable, replayable, or visually stunning level, we've got your back. Check it.

"The Hell" by creator Extra Life - Are you into dying a lot over and over again? Of course you are or you wouldn't be playing Draw Rider, right? The Hell is a pit-filled course that plays on the its titling a little too well, forcing you to jump over a nasty initial pit and then riding into the depths of a level full of other nasty jumps.

FINISHABILITY - 5
SICK DEATHS - 100
ILL JUMPS - 100
REPLAY VALUE - 100
GRAPHICS - 100

"udhc" by creator freewalked - This meditation on minimalism also functions as a radical commentary on the human condition. Can I make this first jump? What happens next? Why am I playing Draw Rider instead of watering my plants? These are the questions it makes you ask as you play.

FINISHABILITY - 50
SICK DEATHS - 0
ILL JUMPS - 100
REPLAY VALUE - 100
GRAPHICS - 100

"Farm"by creator Drewyer - Farm is a zany, platform-filled map that plays with, no joke, 2D perspective really well. It has an artist's touch, you could say. You can't get too comfortable soaking in the sights, though. The jumps require expertise and tons of patience. The first series of jumps in particular are insane.

FINISHABILITY - 50
SICK DEATHS - 100
ILL JUMPS - 100
REPLAY VALUE - 50
GRAPHICS - 100

"The Alps" by creator AZEVEDO - The Alps are majestic. This level based on these 'tains is equally majestic and maybe just as brutal. Clear the initial platform and you'll immediately be charged with ramping off of a truck. Nail that, and soon you'll be acquainted with other ill surprises. All and all, we dig this one. But it requires quite a bit out of you. Only the sickest of the sickest riders should check this out.

FINISHABILITY - 25
SICK DEATHS - 100
ILL JUMPS - 100
REPLAY VALUE - 100
GRAPHICS - 100

"BMX heat 2" by kdubs - Our main man kdubs makes a lot of maps, all of which are pretty good. We like "BMX heat 2" the most, mainly, because it's easy to play and it also looks pretty cool. If you're still terrible at Draw Rider consider giving this one a go.

FINISHABILITY - 100
SICK DEATHS - 0
ILL JUMPS - 25
REPLAY VALUE - 25
GRAPHICS - 75

Cool list, right? If a tree was killed every time a new physics-based climbing game came out, we'd already be living in a post-apocalyptic, oxygen-choked world lush with broken dreams and lots of, uh, sad, choking folks. Still, there's something to the way Draw Rider plays that makes it stick out among the crowd. Maybe it's the way the bike breaks when it drills a wall. Or maybe it's the way the little stick man pumps his little stick legs when you're hitting accelerate as fast as humanly possible. Or maybe it's just gore. Whatever it is, this is probably a game that's worth your time and your $0, whenever you get a chance.

To find these levels, by the way, you'll need to register an account in the game's main screen and then hit "online." To find the maps we've highlighted, just search the map's name. Couldn't be easier!

NOTE: Something's really wrong with this game's servers at the moment, so expect plenty of timeouts while searching for these levels or even browsing through the game's own rankings.

  • QWERTYthebold

    I tried it, and if I want to play it I'll stick to the web version. It's not as good with touch controls.

    • MidianGTX

      How boring!

    • QWERTYthebold

      Oh I see. This one is a rip off of the popular flash game free rider. It's not a mobile version of free rider.

  • Christian Valentin

    This is such an awesome game, Highly recommended

  • Josh Dombro

    I've only played the free version... Scale of 1-10 how worth it is +?