*** Winner of Apple Design Award 2019 ***

Thumper is rhythm violence: classic action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the void and confront a maniacal giant head.

With this special pocket edition, you can play all nine epic levels with one hand.

Hurtle forward, master new moves, and survive terrifying boss battles. Propelled by a pounding original soundtrack, you'll feel every crushing impact. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must conquer rhythm hell.

■ Features ■
・ Nine epic levels
・ Adrenalizing boss battles
・ Psychedelic visuals and original soundtrack
・ Smooth 60 FPS in portrait and landscape (and up to 120 FPS on supported devices)
・ PLAY + mode (increased challenge and speed)
・ Full screen display on iPhone X
・ iCloud Sync

■ Please Note ■
Wireless headphones can add significant audio latency. For the best experience, wired headphones or integrated speakers are strongly recommended.

What’s New

Version 1.17

Fixed reversed tilt controls in landscape orientation.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Editors' Notes

Thumper: Pocket Edition is utterly mesmerizing. It's a brutal test of reaction time and an awe-inspiring dive into kaleidoscopic dreamscapes. Or, perhaps more accurately, into nightmares. The music and sound effects swell and pound with ominous tension, making this blistering sprint through light and writhing shapes feel like a vital struggle for survival. Music games rarely squeeze your emotions in such a menacing grip.

TheRagingKitten ,

Quite nice

This game, once it works, that is, is a rather fun game to play. While not my favourite game out there, it is a good way to enjoy fifteen minutes or so when you’re bored. What’s more, if there are any technical difficulties, the developers are kind enough to get in touch and do their best to sort out the problem (as it was done with me).

In other words, the game is fun, the developers are nice. What more do you want, really?

Developer Response ,

Update: this issue was caused by an compatibility issue with iOS 11. Upgrading to iOS 13 will fix it.

Ridpath2 ,

Not worth your money

Initially got the game for want of a challenging but fun game. After a while, I’ve learnt that this is a bad port.

Numerous graphical glitches make your beetle not actually do what your actions/swipes dictate, and a very obviously poorly thought out input system sometimes requires extreme levels of dexterity.

One example - the game sometimes requires quick successive taps that are neigh impossible with one hand, and touchscreens on iPad and iPhones will not have that kind of response/latency.

Another example is when the game requires you to tilt the iPhone or iPad in order to switch lanes. The sensors on iPads and iPhones are simply nowhere near sensitive enough for you to consistently select a lane that isn’t on the side.

In those situations, I resorted to simply repeating the sections over and over again, praying that one in 20 times I might be able to get past that section without dying.

This makes the game simply appear to be a cash grab ported onto iOS to make people spend money on a game that was originally intended for a different platform.

If you’d like to spend your money somewhere else, there are loads better designed and thought out games that warrant your time and attention.


Drool LLC
490.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


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