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Hot Lava (2019) is a running and jumping game where you mustn't touch the floor because it's covered in lava. It takes the childhood playground game online as you work to cross nostalgia-filled maps on your own or with other players

Like other The Floor Is Lava games, the challenge is to find the fastest route through the environments using parkour-type traversal. Different hazards join the lava to hamper your progress: toxic waste, bottomless pits, and crushers. There is also a range of achievements to go for on each.

There is an augmented reality mode on iOS that transforms your living room into a lava-filled obstacle course. You can interact with the real world like never before, blurring the lines between the physical and virtual worlds.

You can choose different characters like Lord Sludge and Poizone. Each one has unique moves and outfits. For example, Poizone’s Pounce can defy gravity with a powerful double jump while Sludge’s Slime Surge gives players a surf boost wherever they want.

As you progress you collect lava crystals via checkpoints, finished and the XP shards scattered throughout the game. This enables you to level up each character with new items and outfits.

Although Hot Lava is not on Android the Hot Lava Floor offers a similar experience, although less polished and with adverts. Hot Lava PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch are not planned currently.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Hot Lava 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated yesterday.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Hot Lava. Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Traversal game with Platform and Simulation elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game. There are online leaderboards for each level. You can use the Nearby Players option to play with people you know more easily. This works if they are on the same Wi-Fi network or within Bluetooth range.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated 4+ in Apple App Store.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger players need to be able to navigate the areas in first person perspective. There's also some precise timing to the jumps and holds you need to learn. It's the sort of game where you need to fail to get better, so some patience and persistence is important.


Hot Lava usually costs £15.49.

Hot Lava

Steam Store PC £15.49
App Store iOS Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Apple TV Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Mac Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
The game continues to be updated with new maps, characters and features. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/09/2019, updated in 2022

Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Traversal (Platform and Simulation)

Accessibility: 27 features

Components: 3D First-Person and Open World

Developer: Klei (@Klei)

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