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Genres: Music, Action
Thumper strips rhythm gaming down to its core. Classic rhythm-action is combined with breakneck speed and brutal physicality. With one analog stick and one button, you control a space beetle hurtling through stunning and treacherous worlds.
The basic move set of thumping, sliding, and turning is easy to learn. But as you careen forward, you’ll need to master new moves and survive adrenalizing boss encounters. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must face rhythm hell.
And nothing can prepare you for the ultimate confrontation with a maniacal giant head from the future: CRAKHED.
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Thumper’s brutal, breakneck speed and precision-based musical action kept me entranced for all nine of its bizarre, nightmarish stages, which contained enough nuanced high score-chasing tricks to demand several replays already. To really master Thumper’s many layers of rhythm-based mechanisms would take much more time than the 10 or so hours it takes to complete the first time – and that’s a challenge that I eagerly accept.