- 1 An Introduction to Uphill Rush
- 2 Uphill Rush : Gameplay
- 3 Features of Uphill Rush
- 4 Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Uphill Rush
- 5 Personal Impressions // Review of Uphill Rush
- 6 App Specifics for Uphill Rush
- 7 Download Uphill Rush
- 8 Summary
An Introduction to Uphill Rush
In physics based racing format Uphill Rush flips the standard genre as this time players race up and down waterslides as they pull off back flips and front flips over jumps and into pools all the while striving to smash through signs and people and more as they try to collect as many coins as possible.
Uphill Rush : Gameplay
Making the most of extremely simple two touch controls, players control acceleration and braking on the right and pitch on the left to control stunts. Levels have different goals which reward bronze, silver and gold stars with corresponding prize chests. Yet like most puzzle and many arcade games, levels are locked until players have earnt at least one star on the preceding level.
Features of Uphill Rush
- Conquer the world’s most dangerous attractions
- Experience extreme water park thrills
- Perform mind-blowing stunts
- Choose from 20+ rides and many different characters and outfits
- Master all levels in Level Mode
- Survive as long as you can in Endless Mode
- Create your own content in the Level Editor
- Tons of new levels added every day by the community
- New worlds added each month!
- Discover hidden diamonds and unlock power-ups
- Conquer the global leaderboard
- Play anytime, anywhere, no wi-fi needed!
- Will you wipe out or will you prove yourself as a water park pro? Jump in now and find out!
Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Uphill Rush
A great feature of Uphill Rush is that there are hidden treasures and secret routes. This not only greatly reduces the tedium of replaying levels to grind out more coins and XP but also allows for players to experiment with differing levels of spins as well as complete various accomplishments which can reap the prized premium currency, diamonds.
Due to the fact that levels increase in difficulty with bigger jumps, steeper climbs and shorter goal times, there are restrictions that limit players’ ability to successfully earn gold stars for as levels progress. Players therefore need to continue purchasing new vehicles and characters as well as upgrade attributes as well! The problem is however, that the majority of characters and rides are locked until players XP reaches higher levels.
Therefore if unable to successfully win the next playable level, rather than rush to spend a plethora of coins on upgrades, instead, go back and grind out lower levels focusing on performing as many stunts of possible irrelevant of completion times. This not only generates more coins, yet most importantly levels up XP so that players can then invest in in previously locked higher tier vehicles and characters and then leap-frog through upgrades.
As mentioned completing accomplishments is a fast way to earn precious diamonds, which can in turn be used for boosts which can earn more diamonds still. Therefore it is worth scrolling down the list of accomplishments to find out what type of stunts can earn prizes and then focus on trying to land that particular trick. More importantly however, by successfully pulling of different stunts players can earn much higher XP, speed boosts and much more coins to aid in levelling up.
That said however, it should be noted that it is best to try to finish a run as smooth and crash free as possible to open up the next level, earn some coins and most importantly try to remember the previous run. Especially paying attention to which jumps land in pools and which don’t and then replay the run and cram as many flips into the pools as possible and try and time as many rotations as possible in those jumps that have hard landings.
Completing levels can earn players loot filled chests. Yet with only three available slots to hold them with different amounts of time needed to unlock them, players need to log in regularly to make the most out of unlock times to not only get as much loot as quickly as possible, yet also to open up new slots. Free chests are also available over time which is another good reason to check log in frequently.
Another unique and highly commendable feature of Uphill Rush that actually adds a lot more depth to the game is the ability to create and share band new levels! This is great for if still wanting to play the game yet are out of tickets to enjoy normal levels. Another great benefit to making your own level is that it can be used as a training ground to practice stunts, yet also a great way to include hidden slides and shortcuts, which only the designer knows about.
Personal Impressions // Review of Uphill Rush
The graphics are bright, colourful and lightheartedly appealing. The sound effects on the other hand are do not fit and sound be turned off or played very quietly.
The rag doll effects of when characters wipe out is great to see and actually in some perverted way inspires to aim for bigger, faster and longer flips all to see some epic wipeouts regardless of the loss of times. Which helps for the game quickly becomes a coin gathering grind in the higher levels.
The re-generation speed of tickets is quite fair in spite of the game being blatantly saturated with obtrusive in game advertisements. Most of the pop ups can be immediately cancelled yet a huge number simply have to be endured if not wanting to pay for IAP’s.
All in all, Uphill Rush unfortunately fall victim to being included in that long, long list of games that had they had less pop-up ads, would have scored close to five out of five stars, yet as it is promoted as a “free” game yet chronically stop-start full of pop up ads, sadly the game only scores two stars out of five.
App Specifics for Uphill Rush
1.26 (iOS) (Last Update Jun 30 2017) (as at the time of writing)
1.26.3 (Android) (Last Update July 12 2017) (as at the time of writing)
395 MB (iOS)
99.9 MB (Android)
10,000,000 – 50,000,000
8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.2 and above.
Rated for 3+
$1.99 ～ $99.99 N/A
Download Uphill Rush
App Store : iOS
Google Play: Android
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