* Please note: You can use multiple fingers to tap to get up! So tap fast with as many as you can! Also pause menu can be found in top left of gameplay screen next to timer. *

In a world you cannot understand, the ring is your salvation. You are, The Contender.

Get rocked in this 80s throwback to arcade boxing champions of yesteryears. The Contender is a less-is-more homage to classic 8-bit console (boxing) games that will, ahem, stretch your limits!

With deeply flawed control limitations, you will burst into tears of joy and passive rage as you walk into multiple left hand jabs with your stiff upper lip and stretch your arms across the ring to land your punches. And don't forget to tap furiously to avoid being knocked out!

Float like a butterfly, sting like a b... no chance.


• Local player vs. player
• Super dope 8-bit soundtrack
• Classic console 8-bit graphics
• Track wins, losses, and scores in Game Centre
• iMessage Sticker Pack
• Unique arms stretching mechanic
• Controls that will make you scream
• Social sharing with friends and family

What's New

Version 1.0.1

Thanks for downloading my little game! Please note: You can use multiple fingers to tap to get up! So tap fast with as many as you can! Also pause menu can be found in top left of gameplay screen next to timer.

This quick update just has some:

• minor bug squashes
• network optimizations
• AI difficulty adjustments
• some minor layout fixes

Any questions or comments, feel free to reach out on Twitter @FrostyPopCorps or email Now, we fight!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

142 Ratings

142 Ratings

Needs improvements...

Lucas 0944

This is a nice app to play. I like the way it keeps up with your record, the pixelated look, and the health regen in between each round. However, the cons outway the pros. The game is extremely difficult to play. You can't hit and move at the same time like actual boxers do. Also the buttons are way to small for my fingers and on occasions the game says I lost a match when I knocked down my opponent and won most rounds. So basically I was cheated out of a win. It could also go better with custom rings, fighters, and can challenge people online for titles and stuff. And it would be nice if the AI opponent changed so often and they all had background info about them like their records. Lastly, the opening of the app makes me think there's going to be some sort of story mode but let's me down when there isn't.

Great Game!


I've been playing this game for the past couple weeks and it's a really fun! If you are looking for a nostalgic and fun 8-bit game, this is a good choice! A few critiques I would like to throw out are:

Custom fighters, different AI difficulty levels, more colors to the location and fighters, more arenas and more people in the crowds as you gain more wins.

Overall I'm giving it 4 stars because although it's a pretty good game, I think it can be improved to be one amazing, 8-bit fighting game.

I like it, but..


The AI need to be harder or there needs to be a harder difficulty. Also having different rings would be nice. There's so much you could do with this game. Also I don't understand the purpose of tapping in between rounds???? I don't get what that's about. I paid to get rid of the ads. The game brings back nostalgia.

Developer Response

The tapping between rounds is to allow players to get some health back; much like when a boxer rests between rounds and gets some help from his / her corner fixing up cuts and such. Thanks for the feedback. Will work on improvements!


The Frosty Pop Corps Inc
49.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2017 The Frosty Pop Corps Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Knockout Ads! $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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