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Obby Roblox games are making the obstacle course big again

Obby Roblox games are bringing a sports day classic to the gaming platform, with plenty of examples of the rising genre across the discover page

Custom image of a Roblox character falling inside Tower of Hell, one of the many Roblox games

If you haven’t heard of obby Roblox games, you might be missing out. This growing genre is all over Roblox at the minute, providing an alternative to the anime-inspired titles and children’s cartoons doubling as stalking murderers. Still, I bet you’re asking “what is an Obby game?” The answer is simpler than you think.

Obby Roblox games are essentially obstacle course experiences, though these aren’t the kind you can remember from your school sports day. The genre includes titles like Tower of Hell, The Floor is Lava, and Speed Run 4, each of which turns the classic obstacle course into something beyond all normal proportions. Seriously, if these courses were used for Total Wipeout, I think that human rights lawyers could get involved.

Still, these obby games really are starting to attract large player bases. In just the last week, Towers of Agony – sounds fun, I know – reached 50 million lifetime visits. Tower of Hell makes that number look puny, with its 20 billion lifetime visits. While that’s not quite up there with Blox Fruits and Brookhaven, it certainly isn’t something to be sniffed at.

Really, it’s no surprise to see the obby games doing so well. Free-to-play obstacle course titles have been popular since I was playing Dorito’s Crash Course on my Xbox 360, and the genre proved popular enough to see Mediatonic release Fall Guys just a couple of years ago. Still, it’s refreshing to see a genre that genuinely does test the skill of fledgling developers in the Roblox platform, with titles belonging to it often pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on the game development platform.

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There you have it, all you need to know about the rise of obby Roblox games. Be sure to check out our picks for the best Roblox games, as well as our Roblox promo codes and Roblox game codes. The latter includes links for Nuke Simulator codes, Anime Adventures codes, and Shindo Life codes.