Do you have what it takes to defeat a never ending barrage of fearsome enemies, or will you die at the hands of these pixilated monsters? Traverse the arena killing everything as you go. Collect coins and chests to get awesome armor, shields, and swords. Intuitive controls paired with retro sounds and graphics make this game feel like a blast from the past!

8-Bit Beatdown is a game created by Zachary DeStefano, a high school student at Malvern Preparatory School.

What’s New

Version 2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Updated for iOS 11
Modified controls slightly
Changed Ad Placement
iPhone X Support Added

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

cold spagheooter ,

It’s a great nostalgic game

For me I played this several years ago and I only remembered it recently. It’s a simple challenging fun game to play. The controls are a bit wonk sometimes, the tilt controls only work right in one orientation not any other and the player is slow. However this does work on an iPhone5, 5s, and se contrary to another reviewer who seems to be be very farsighted. Great game, looking forward to a control update.

Jt-Gamer ,

Strangely Addictive

Wasn't sure what to expect, but I found this game strangle addictive! You're the little guy who's only option is to keep swinging your sword to keep the bad guys away. Aim, slide and jump! Sounds simple enough, but quickly becomes a fight for survival as the attackers keep coming! If you have ever wanted to know what it must feel like to be relentlessly pursued by zombies, than this is the game for you! Controls are easy, just remember to tilt the iPad/ iPhone in the direction you want to slide. As you kill the attackers you can earn coins, health and a variety of swords and shields to help you. Graphics are basic, but that's the point! Instant classic!

IfMaddenwasStillAlive ,

There’s 1 problem

This game is so fun I I loved it the first second I played it but the problem is the movement controls are inverted so if you can fix that it will be the best game I’ve every played (but fortnite and roblox

App Privacy

The developer, Zachary DeStefano, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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