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  • Tap (X) while over the white rectangular “thumps” to thump
  • Hold (X) and use LEFT STICK to bank left/right and survive turns
  • Hold (X) to slide through red bars without damage
  • Execute looping patterns perfectly to fire the green energy weapon and defeat bosses
  • Boss patterns loop until you defeat them
  • Thump while holding UP to jump
  • Consecutive jumps increase your jump distance
  • Press DOWN while in the air to pound
  • Pounding thumps sends out a powerful shockwave
  • From Level 3 on, some bosses have shields that can only be opened by a pound shockwave
  • From Level 4 on, switch lanes using the LEFT STICK, or bank into barriers when lanes end
  • From level 5 on, beware of laser sentries that attack if you miss a thump


  • BLUE GEMS: collect as many as possible to raise your score (see ADVANCED SCORING)
  • NO DAMAGE: this bonus is increased for every level you survive with no damage
  • NO MISSES: this bonus is increased for every level you complete without missing a thump
  • PERFECT TURNS: turn with the stick at the last moment to increase your perfect turn bonus
  • KILLS: pound whenever you see tentacles ahead for bonus points


  • Thump perfectly to reach 2X/3X streak multipliers and get more blue gems
  • Checkpoints contain bonus-thumps, hit them to collect extra blue gems
  • If you’re damaged, hitting a bonus-thump regains your shell
  • Pound thumps while in 2X/3X streak to transform upcoming thumps into bonus-thumps
  • Pound bonus-thumps for even more blue gems!
  • Hit bosses with the green weapon on the first loop to create a bonus-thump
  • Pound the green weapon on the first loop and get TWO bonus-thumps
  • Continue holding (X) after thumping to collect blue gems while sliding through red bars
  • Jump and hit blue rings to collect blue gems
  • Collect perfect sequences of 6+ red bars and/or blue rings and get more blue gems
  • Hitting turns normally stops flight, but if you "Perfect Turn" during flight you can keep flying through the turn.
  • Your Rank (C, B, A, or S) is determined by thump accuracy, avoiding damage, collecting blue gems, and perfect turns