In Upstream Struggle, you play as a salmon swimming upstream to return home. Unfortunately for you, the stream never ends! Dodge enemies for as long as you can to unlock new fish! Multiplayer is in development and will arrive in a future update!

What’s New

Version 1.3

- Challenge System
- New skin
- New map layout
- Better controls

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9.7K Ratings

9.7K Ratings

thatmeatteacher ,

This game is super epic and good u should download it

I found this game though TicTok after finding the creator of it on my FYP. I really liked the concept and decided to follow the creator so I could watch him make and publish it. I downloaded the game 15 Hours after and came out, and played. The game was very fun, and I loved the simple graphics. I also like how it gets more challenges as you go up to higher levels! Overall, the game moderately challenging and very enjoyable with good graphics, a great concept, no required ads, and more! I am excited to see what new updates get added to the game. The only thing I recommend is making it easier to get coins without ads, maybe do 2 coins a level instead of 1. Great game! 😄

Curiouswit ,

The Game is Alright!

I stumbled across this game on tiktok, so I immediately downloaded to see what it was like. It’s very simple, but the ‘birds’ confused me because they look like flying crosses. It would also be nice if you added a tutorial on how to play the game on the start screen if you forget the controls, and the controls are a little bit hard. Do I press on the square in the middle of the control pad to jump or do I just press anywhere? The game has basically no pop up ads, but that makes sense because the game is not made by a company. Some of the fish are very pricey. Make cheaper fish with money bonuses so that you don’t get discouraged when you start playing the game. So basically a summary of my review is just, made a tutorial helping you learn how to play the game and make some of the fish cheaper.

SpottyLynn ,

Love this game

So yeah - found this game on tiktok.

I really enjoy playing this game. It’s very fun. I know it just came out but I have some ideas that could make it more fun!

-Different levels / settings
Basically after you complete a certain amount of turns you can move onto a different scene. This gives the user something to work towards. Similar to how in games like Candy Crush after you complete a certain amount of levels you move onto a new setting.

-More Fish / Cheaper Fish
By more fish I don’t mean a bunch of completely different fish. Maybe 5 that have the same design of the default fish, but different colors. Pricing could go in tiers. For example: all default style fish would be 30 coins. Then another type of fish with a few different styles for like 50. And so on.

-Adding a Quick Tutorial
The controls are relatively simple. But I think adding a quick little tutorial at the apps first open would be very helpful.

This is such a cool game and I can’t wait for the progress it makes ❤️


Jack LaLonde
41.5 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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