Pixel Boat Rush is a frantic boat combat racing game! An easy to learn, hard to master, fun arcade racing game with loads of content! Featured by Apple countless times!

The gameplay mixes a one-touch racing mechanic with 2 weapon/defensive buttons. The progression features an in-depth career mode with RPG-like humoristic conversations with parodic characters, an endless mode and a boat crafting editor!


One-Touch Racing Mechanic:

Touch to accelerate, release to brake. Slow down on a wave to stick to it (bind speed requirement depends on the boat downforce, sometimes you have to slow down more). If you keep the gas pressed, you'll jump off the waves. You can stick to water before the wave begins, but if you re-accelerate on a straight line, you'll un-stick.

Releasing the gas while in the air will make you fall faster.

Obstacles and Power-Ups:

If air drag makes you quicker by staying on water, sometimes it's best to jump. It could be for grabbing a power-up, avoiding an obstacle or a tricky set of waves.


Fighting with opponent brings a whole new dimension to the game. It not only adds action, but also tactical aspects, which quickly becomes a key for victory. For instance, slowing down to get behind an opponent to avoid being hit and let him deplete his bullet on another boat.

Additional Tip:

- The acceleration button covers the whole right side. You can touch the bottom edge of the screen to avoid covering the action.

Reviews and Awards

- Featured by Apple on numerous occasions!

- (4.5/5) Touch Arcade "I'd strongly recommend it to anyone who enjoys side-scrolling arcade games or can appreciate a different angle on the racing genre"

- (4.5/5) App Advice "perfect for anyone who enjoys boat racing and fast-paced, frenzied arcade games"

- (4/5) 148Apps ''Pixel Boat Rush's unique blend of mechanics make it an excitingly original racing game''

- (4/5) Indie Game Reviewer ''This is a iOS racing game that gets so many things right. It’s simple but complex, it’s challenging but fun, Pixel Boat Rush is a great game that I highly recommend''

- (3.5/5) Pocket Gamer ''A surprisingly sharp and clever racer, Pixel Boat Rush is well worth diving into''

- (4.5/5) TheAppleGoogle "more than enough to guarantee players hours of intense high speed action in an electrifying experience"

-(4.25/5) Reviewed on the Reviews on the Run TV Show!!


More Features:

- Career, endless and arcade modes
- 15 racing tracks
- 116 racing events across 7 types of race (normal, ceasefire, eliminations, demolition, carnage, last man standing, endurance)
- 20 Licenses: series of mini-quests which unlock the next racing categories
- 64 racing boats, each with its own specific upgradable configuration: find which boat is best suited for each event!
- A boat editor with 3 custom hangars where you can craft your own boat creations!
- Over 28 types of guns
- 4 racing categories: climb the ladders and become the world champion!
- Power-ups: boost, ammo, shield, coins, repair
- Time trial mode against your best ghosts
- Trophies system for replay value: finish first in all races to collect all gold trophies
- Game Center: leaderboards (based on best lap time and trophies earned) and achievements
- Cloud save with manual upload/download and 3 save files
- MFI and other controllers support
- Rich original retro soundtrack
- Live broadcasting

What's New

Version 1.3.3

- Fixed Live Broadcasting freeze issue on iPad
- Fixed minor bugs

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings



One of the best games I’ve ever played, if you haven’t downloaded it as of right now get on it man! You won’t regret it



This game is insanely fun to play and the controls are awesome. Music and graphics are great too (this and Horizon Chase are my favorite iOS racers). Anyone complaining about difficulty...once you figure it out, and you will, you'll see how amazing the game feels. I read one review stating that this app is a data hog...sir, try not to be so ignorant or maybe try talking to your son next time (apparently the son's the one playing the game); undoubtedly your kid was opting to watch videos for extra coins or wrenches through data stream, which is totally unnecessary to win the game. These videos just speed progression so your kid is obviously impatient. Teach him some patience instead of pooping on an app you were wrong about. Anywho, keep up the great work, devs. Maybe one day we'll see an update for online racing.

Outrageous Data Hog


I don’t know why, but this game is a huge data hog. I got a data overage warning from my cellular carrier, and discovered my son’s phone had used more than twice as much data as usual. Checked the cell usage in the iPhones settings and found that this game has used 2 GIG of cellular data since he downloaded it less than a week ago! That does not include the downloading of the game itself which was on wi-fi. Data logs from Verizon show data usage of nearly 1/2 a GIG at a time while he was playing this game on the bus on the way to school. Absolutely insane. Rather than just turn off cellular usage I had him delete the game. That much data transfer isn’t even acceptable on wifi. Makes me wonder if this game is doing something it should’t be. Reporting this to Apple as well.


Xperimentalz Games
37.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© XperimentalZ Games Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Small ToolBox $1.99
  2. Valhalla Pack $1.99
  3. Large Toolbox $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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