Touch Arcade recently took a look at Thumpies, an “odd ball rhythm game” from the folks at Big Blue Bubble.
The gameplay sees you tapping on the screen along with the beat of one of the game’s 16 songs. You’ll find yourself tapping out the beats in layers, which, once connected add to the complexity of the song.
As Thumpies fall from the sky, you’ll be forced to tap on the screen as they hit the land on tree stumps or mushrooms at the bottom of the screen. As you progress, additional Thumpies are brought into the party, creating a juggling act of sorts, as you work to keep all of your Thumpies suspended in air, despite the attempts of gravity to bring them crashing to the ground.
Each song is broken into layers (bass beat, vocals, etc.) that must be completed by filling a meter. The meter moves fluidly, and can be filled by tapping correctly, and emptied by tapping incorrectly. Fill the meter of the bass beat, and you move onto the next section of the song, until you eventually add the vocal track or other final touches.
At the end of each song, you’re judged and scored based on your accuracy before being allowed to move onto the next song. It’s a simple premise, and for 99 cents, seems like one that’s not to be missed.