A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Give your brain the next big challenge with "Tap Strike BOOM!"

Your goal is to go through the "Mystical Gate of the Heavens", but it won't just let anyone in!

Heavily influenced by the 'Voltorb Flip', a minigame in the Pokemon series, Tap Strike BOOM! challenges yo to solve the puzzles that the gate will throw at you. You will have 10 levels that will get more difficult as you advance!

Clear each level by finding a number of crystals, but only Double and Triple Crystals will do! If you find a bomb, you will lose a life!

Can you find out what's behind this gate?


- Challenging mechanics that will make you use the old noodle!

- Beautiful pixelated graphics.

- Haunting chiptune music and 16-bit sound effects.

This game can be played on Windows tablets as well! :)

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 2.8 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
AuthorAlberto SM
Tags16-bit, 2D, Arcade, chiptune, flip, Mouse only, pokemon, Retro, Touch-Friendly, voltorb


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

TapStrikeBoom_Windows_x86and64.zip 24 MB
TapStrikeBoom_OSX.zip 21 MB
TapStrikeBoom_Linux_Universal.zip 22 MB

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Can you provide an Android APK directly to itch that doesn’t require Google Play Services? I specifically buy games from itch.io to avoid that.

Are these puzzles guaranteed to have unique solutions, or am I justified in my frustrated feeling that there’s no way to know which two of these last four tiles is a bomb or a crystal?

If the latter, game is broken 0/10

Levels have a unique layout every playthrough. thanks for playing!

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Right, but do they have unique solutions? Or could we have situations with two or more equally valid solutions that we have to blindly guess between?

Example, two crystals, two bombs:

    2 | 2
2 | X   2
2 | 2   X


    2 | 2
2 | 2   X
2 | X   2

Neither is wrong, so it’s impossible to know which is correct. All you can do is guess and hope it’s not a bomb.

TL;DR: Is every level 100% solvable without guessing at random, or is the game broken?


Every level is solvable without random guessing. Players are meant to use the hint numbers in the columns and rows to help them figure out which panels has bombs or gems. Hope that clears that out!

Thanks! Not sure if that makes me feel better or worse about getting stuck on that one level


Cred to the composers. These tracks are bangers!!!!!

I'm looking forward to figuring out how to get this on my mobile. Great job!


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Game won't load for some reason. I hit the initial screen asking about resolution and quality, and after hitting play, nothing happens. I'm running MacOS Catalina.


It is really cute! I am not quite good at the game (yet...?) but I enjoyed playing it a lot :) As Teekayeh said, the art is very nice and fits the atmosphere perfectly.

Also, I would consider perhaps allowing the "strike mode" to simply be the right click button, if that's possible. It would allow for a faster gameplay. 

Anyway, I liked it! Thank you <3


A very cute and relaxing game! The art/graphics are very nice, and the music was a perfect fit.

The only thing I kinda missed was the ability to use a hit while in the puzzle, and not just at the start of the stage, but all and all very well done! 

Thank you for your feedback! Can you elaborate on what you mean by "using a hit while in a puzzle"?

I think they meant "hint" because I had the same feeling of wanting to have a hint after tinkering with the puzzle for a while instead of taking a hint before I even got to see if the puzzle was a hard one!