Uphill Rush 5 is based on the same extreme racing concepts as the previous 4 versions of Uphill Rush; though, there are some differences.
How to play
Much like the previous versions, the default keys are the same. They are as follows:
Arrow up – accelerate
Arrow down – reverse
Arrow left – lean back
Arrow right – lean forward
Space bar – jump and perform stunts
“X” key – activate turbo
“M” key – toggle map on or off
“P” key – pause game
Of course, you can still customize these options to suit your preferences.
There are 6 maps to beat on Uphill Rush 5. Maps 1, 3, and 5 are reserved for the “Time Trial”. Maps 2, 4, and 6 are for racing the computer. However, maps 5 and 6 are locked at first. To unlock map 5, you must complete maps 1 and 3 on easy mode. To unlock map 6, you must complete maps 2 and 4 on easy mode.
In addition, you still must complete easy mode on all maps in order to unlock normal mode – and so on.
However, the main differences between Uphill Rush 5 and the previous 4 versions when it comes to the maps are:
- There are only 2 rounds as opposed to 3 to complete each map.
- Background graphics (place setting) for the races are different than those on previous versions).
You can select what gender you want your racer to be, as well as choose outfits and customize his/her outfits by changing the colors. However, many of the outfits need to be unlocked. To unlock them, earn in-game money by playing and completing maps.
There are many vehicles you can choose to use for each map type. Most of the vehicles are locked, however. You can unlock them by earning in-game money from playing the maps, and then use that money to purchase additional vehicles.
You can also customize the appearance of your vehicles colors.
Examples of the vehicles you can choose from are;
And a lot more
Uphill Rush 5 offers more lives at the start of each map level than the previous versions did. In this game, you have 9 lives to use.
We were only able to find one cheat available for Uphill Rush 5 – one website offers all upgrades for free.
One tip we noticed was, by leaning forward (pressing the right arrow key); you can make your racer move a little faster. This, however, does not make him/her go nearly as fast as the turbo does.
Uphill Rush 5 is suitable for ages 6 and up.