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Tapsteroids starts off slow, but once things get moving it turns into one heck of a frantic (and fun!) space rock defense game.

What's New

Bug fixes:
• Fixed bug leaving the app unresponsive soon after launch.
• Fixed minor bugs with ads.

Technical enhancements:
• Added native iPad and iPad mini support.
• Added native iPhone 5 support (that we will improve soon).
• Single Universal build compatible with all Apple devices.

Gameplay enhancements:
• At the beginning of every match, an extra life can be earned.
• All difficulty levels are unlocked from the start, now you can match your skill since the first match.
• Each difficulty level has its own score multiplier: more challenge, more points.
• New space station graphics.
• New tutor character.

App Description

A tribute to the classic arcade games, this fast-paced action shooter requires skill and strategy. Destroy all the asteroids with the available weapons to protect the landing of spaceships on your station.


◆ AppAdvice.com: "this action-packed shooter will pull you in slowly and before you know it you'll be going nuts trying to save your spacecrafts".
◆ 148Apps.com: "a frantic (and fun!) space rock defense game".
◆ iPhoneItalia.com: "Tapsteroids is a great game that combines a simple and immediate gameplay with an absolutely above-average graphics".

◆ Featured by Apple in "New & Noteworthy": USA, Mexico, Greece.
◆ Featured by Apple in "New & Noteworthy", sections "Arcade" and "Action": Italy, France, Netherlands, Japan.

◆ Nominated in the "Best Italian Indie Game" category at Drago D'Oro awards 2013.
◆ Elected “Game of the Week” by iSpazio.net (week 36, 2011).


Tapsteroids brings the spirit of the old arcade games in the era of touch.

After the academy you are assigned the important task of protecting navigation routes from dangerous swarms of asteroids that infest the space. With a rich arsenal of weapons at your disposal, you must ensure the safety of all spacecraft operating in your area. But the task will be harder than expected.

• Native support for: Retina Display, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S-4-3GS+, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini
• Game Center
• +20 achievements
• Infinite levels
• 4 different weapons
• Military and civilian career
• 3D sound
• Graphics from hi-res 3D models

Challenge your friends on the Game Center leaderboards, download now Tapsteroids!

Official trailer: http://youtu.be/gwrp3GEHVnQ


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App Screen Shots

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App Changes

September 26, 2013 New version 1.2.1
May 02, 2013 Price Decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
May 02, 2013 New version 1.2.0
October 04, 2011 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
September 17, 2011 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
August 31, 2011 Initial Release