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
・ PLAY + mode (increased challenge and speed)
・ Full screen display on iPhone X

■ 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 1.06

・ New touch-based lane switch controls (see Options > Lane Control)
・ Improved layout and visual quality of text and menus
・ Improved rendering quality for A7 devices (e.g. iPhone 5s, iPad Air)
・ Touch “edge protection” to reduce system gesture interference with gameplay
・ Fixed menu layout issues for iPhone X
・ More subdued pause button
・ Pause button moved to upper-right in landscape mode
・ HUD toggle option also hides/shows pause button
・ Pause menu reordered to avoid confusion between Restart and Restart From Checkpoint
・ Polish language support

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

385 Ratings

385 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

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.

Heart-Thumping Goodness


I haven’t played many rhythm games, but Thumper has gotten me hooked on the genre. The basic idea of Thumper is to avoid obstacles while moving along a track, but the twist is that the obstacles are placed in a rhythmic pattern. Different sound effects play when each kind of obstacle appears, which allows the obstacles’ sounds to blend perfectly with the soundtrack. This blending with the music can cause the obstacle sounds to be drowned out by the soundtrack, though, and I think separate volume sliders for sound effects and music would help.

Thumper’s controls are great as well, requiring simple taps, holds, and swipes to make maneuvers. These simple controls allow you to focus on the rhythm without getting bogged down by a bunch of complex commands. However, it can be a bit difficult to control when needing to fly, turn, and/or pound in quick succession. I’ve also ended up flying when swiping to turn.

Lastly, I’d like to see a level editor (though a lack of one doesn’t affect my rating of Thumper). It’d be interesting to see what kinds of levels the community comes up with.

iPhone X controls buggy


Developer replied and improved controls. I’m very happy about that and have updated my review. Thanks!

The graphics on this game are well made and I really want to enjoy it, but I’m consistently encountering control bugs. For example, level 1-10 & 11 have a few segments where you tap (jump over a spotlight), hold (to pass through several bars), then swipe left/right (to turn left/right.) The jump & hold work great, but the game often misinterprets the swipe as a continued hold and the player crashes into the turn. At first I just assumed it was me, but after continued play and handing to friends to try, we’re finding that this is more often a misinterpreted gesture than a player timing issue. I’m hoping updates can improve gesture detection for turns immediately following holds.

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback. We've improved the controls once since release and we're working on more improvements. One thing I want to mention just in case you're not aware: on sections where you have a tap + hold + swipe left/right, you can do the whole thing without lifting your finger. You can tap (and hold) and then move your finger left/right before the turn. That might feel better for you.


Drool LLC
329.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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