On this mad trip, besides having to dodge disaster at every step, you also have to carefully manoeuvre around the path to collect the coins littered around the water. These coins are vital if you want to buy a better ship, that has better handling, which is all that you need. And you can be sure that a better ship gives you a better chance to survive for a longer time. In a game like Boat Rush you need every advantage you can get. The more you advance down the river, the more dangerous things get and the difficulty increases. Fortunately, you do get some items that can help you out, so always be on the lookout for these lifesaving pickups. You do get a limited amount of bullets that you can use to shoot your way out of a particularly difficult situation, but due to their short supply, you can only use them a few times. Survival is mostly down to careful piloting.
Boat Rush is a great game for anyone who wants a game that tests their reflexes, but just be aware that once you start it will seem like even the river is against you, and only the ones with the fastest reactions can hope to get the highest scores.
If you are using a PC you can either use the left and right arrow keys to go left or right, or press the left mouse button in the direction you want to go to. You can press the space key to shoot, or you can press the two red onscreen buttons, which are placed in the lower corners. If you are using a mobile device, you have to tap the screen in the direction you want to go to, and you have to tap those two on-screen buttons in order to shoot.