Thumper, the “rhythm-violence” game released in 2017 for the Switch, has received a new update. It’s also pretty substantial, adding an all-new practice mode to the game, which lets you replay certain sections of a track without regard to scores or leaderboards, as well as a feature where you can restart at from any previous checkpoint.
Additional fixes have been rolled out for the game which should alleviate any grievances you have with experience. Just recently, we raved about Thumper on its fifth anniversary for the Switch, calling it one of the most satisfying games to play, period.” initial; we scored the game an impressive 9/10 and praised its presentation, extravagance, and brutal challenge.
Here are the full patch notes for the latest update:
– New practice mode: replay specific level sections without getting a score or leaderboard
– Improved “Restart from checkpoint” function: restart from any previous checkpoint (not just current or previous). NOTE: You can only restart from any previous checkpoint on new level games after the update and not games prior to this update.
– Fixed “ghost towers” that can spawn under certain conditions at level 6-9.
– Checkpoint score/ranking is displayed at the end of the last section of level 9 if the level has already been completed. This helps those trying to reach S level 9.
– Minor fixes and adjustments to menu appearance and behavior
– Fixed a potential hang that could occur when spamming the pause or fast restart button at the end of a level, just before the score count screen
– Fixed visual issues in pause menu when game scene is partially hidden
– Fixed incorrectly swapped X/Y buttons on Nintendo Switch controllers
– The potentially confusing “back up corrupted data” message has been changed for clarity. It will only appear in the very rare event that the game fails to retrieve the most recent valid save.
Have you played Thumper since its launch in 2017? Will you check it out now that it’s gotten a big fix? Let us know!