An obstacle course is an easily made game, which has been re-made thousands of times. ROBLOX has even made a game template based off of this type of game. In most cases, an obstacle course will be on the front page, for at least a day. Obstacle course creators have been known to be spammed and/or flamed due to their (possibly constant) abuse of free models.
In some special occasion, some obbies may have obstacles in which players have to answer questions correctly throughout the chat to proceed within the obstacle course, complex stages and melee stages are common as well in group obstacle courses.
Recently, Builders Club members have been creating obbies which award Admin, ROBUX, or (previously) tickets, which many players believe is a scam because it is not possible to obtain ROBUX or tickets in-game. These types of obbies are commonly built with the stamper tool , and there is usually only one spawn location. Common obstacles that appear in Admin/ROBUX obbies include spike jumps and "water jumps". These types of games began to spawn around 2013, and were commonly seen on the front page until BC games were removed from the front page. Some of these games even have a maintenance GUI trying to steal the player's account.
Today, many obbies on the front page are basically, "misleading place images". For example, you might see obbies with names of, "Escape The Ballpit Obby" or "Escape the ThemePark Obby". In reality, the title has nothing to do with the actual game.
Common reoccuring obstacles
Obstacles that occur in the majority of the obstacle courses include:
- Lava Jumps/Checkers
- Platform Jumps
- A very long path
- Laser Jumps
- Pit Jumping
- Choose a Path
- Ball jumps
- Choose a door (if players go though the wrong one they die)
- Moving Lava (the moving lava is an obstacle introduced in the amazing world of gumball obby. The lava moves and players have to avoid it by jumping in the lava or waiting)
Due to a late update in 2012, most people find it extremely hard to overcome the "Invisible Path" obstacle, because they mainly click to move across the Invisible bricks. Also, players can check if the block is solid with your camera which makes it more easier for players.
Paths, Superjump, Ice Shard (formerly) and Teleport are some of the most common tools at a Winner's Room.
Superjump and Teleport are often in old places nowadays, however, thanks to ROBLOX updates breaking them they are no longer usable to the players. Paths still work, however.
Paths are tools that can be used for obbies, usually awarded at the end of the obby. Paths come in many different types such as fire path, ice path or rainbow path. By holding down the left mouse button, you create a series of bricks below you. Using this, you can "walk" towards locations without falling down out of the map.
Winners often use paths to make other people either win or lose.
Superjump is a tool that you can use to jump. By pressing the left mouse button, you jump. The thing about it is that you can click as many times as you want to "fly" and hover towards locations.
Teleport is a tool that you can use to teleport. By pressing the left mouse button on the location you want to teleport by hovering it over your cursor, you teleport there.