"The Tapping Dead is a surprisingly high-in-quality diversion."
- Toucharcade

"If you are ready for The Tapping Dead to test your concentration and patience, it’s definitely worth it."
- Bunchofgamers

"Stunning pixelated graphics and great enemies, all accompanied by a 16-bit era inspired music that goes perfectly with the game."
- Androidentity

"Is a retro zombie game with some funky arcade music and plenty of bold pixels that barely resemble humans and monsters. Ah, the good old days of gaming"
- Appadvice

The Tapping Dead is a simple, challenging and addictive game.

Old school difficulty!
5 Creepy Buildings!
5 Heroes!
Unlimited Lives!
16 Bits!
Tap and Hold!
150 Levels!
Wonderful music!
Too hard for you? Now you have Powerups!
Easy to learn! Easy to use! Easy to die! Muaahahaha...

What’s New

Version 1.6.7

Fixed bugs and improved performance.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Octagonman ,

A fun little game

The game is a good way to pass the time. The puzzles are challenging later on and the levels are short, perfect for on the go spurts of playtime. The levels build on themselves really well and each zone has a different series of foes for you to overcome. There's always a catchy little 8-bit tune playing in the background and and the background art is really well done. The actual playing field is just a series of 8-bit platforms and enemies and your character is on a fixed track so the puzzles are just timing based. It's a shame that the different characters don't offer different abilities, but I guess that would defeat the purpose of this insanely simple game. My only major gripe with the game so far is the bug I noticed in the high school zone that effectively makes the level unbeatable, and therefore impossible to progress the game. If there are more of those, this game is going to have some series issues. It's worth playing, even if only a few times, since the game is exactly what it was intended to be: a simple little time based puzzler.

Sid Blackheart ,

Awesome Please Read

I'm so sick of seeing people complain about this app seriously. You guys do an AMAZING job and some people just aren't skilled enough as gamers to accept that this app is perfect as is so they complain. Keep up the AMAZING work you guys do, and maybe even expand a little like adding more levels, even making news "areas" in different countries with zombies dressed in the traditional clothes of the country :)

GG615 ,

Frustratingly Fun

Very addicting. After fixing some of the complaints, it has just become even more addicting.

One suggestion is to 'Tap' to start running. Seems invariably you get killed because it starts running immediately.


Crazy Cricket, LLC
36.9 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

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


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