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 1.07

・ Fixed touch input issues on iPad Pro (2nd gen)
・ Fixed reversed tilt controls when playing on iPad in upside down portrait mode
・ Fixed touch “edge protection” to reduce system gesture interference during gameplay

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

476 Ratings

476 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.

Thank god for the port!

The Emma

I’ve had my eye on Thumper for quite a while but haven’t been able to play it because my machine is a Macbook. When I heard there was an iOS version coming out I was excited but skeptical of how well it would transfer over, but they’ve delivered! I downloaded a couple days after the release and have been seeing major improvements based on user feedback, and I have to say these developers are amazing.

But, for the game itself: I just completed the very last levels and wow, what an ending! A truly unique rhythm game that’s a real challenge but also so rewarding with a bit of practice, good headphones, and a whole lot of patience. I’m really so grateful that I was able to finally play Thumper for myself, it’s been a one-of-a-kind gaming experience. I’m looking forward to trying to get S ranks on everything slowly but surely. Kudos to these devs, you’ve really made something special.

Developer Response

Aww, thanks!


Drool LLC
329.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, 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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