Tap Tap Revenge Tour ReviewFormat: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Developer: Tapulous Inc

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store

You may think that around 20 games over a four year period are too much for the market, but there is clearly millions and millions of people who do not think this as the Tap Tap series of music games just keeps racking up the downloads. This latest one has all the signs that it is going to be every bit as big as the others. Many people thought that once Disney got involved with the Tap Tap series that it kind of lost its way. Well Tap Tap Revenge Tour is doing all it can to make the series what it once was.

Music rhythm games are never about the graphics and this game is no different. I am not saying that the graphics are bad, but things move so fast that when you are in a game you really do not care abut the backgrounds. But I will say this Tap Tap Revenge Tour is easily the most impressive looking game in the Tap Tap series. It has more funky effects and strobe lights than ever before.

Of course all that matters in a game like this is song choice and the response of the controls. If you are one of the 3 people in the world who are not familiar with a music game let me explain. The idea is basically this. A song will play and notes will fall from the top of the screen you need to tap these notes as they touch the same style of note at the bottom of the screen. It is so addictive that what was supposed to be a five minute gaming session can easily turn it to a hour.

The big thing that has been added to this instalment in the Tap Tap series is the tour mode. Which is pretty much your single player career mode like you would have in a game like Guitar Hero or Rock Band. The idea is that you are in a band and need to work your way up from opening act to headlining mega star. While it is not the most in depth story in the world I felt that it did a fantastic job in making you want to play the game even more and it gives the game much more personality than if you were simply just required to play song after song without any reason to do so.

Song choice is always key in a game like this. And as Disney are the guys behind this that is both good and bad. It is good because no company has deep pockets like Disney do so the amount of songs at your disposal is absolutely staggering. But the down side is that most of the songs are the top 40 style songs. If this is your kind of thing then no problem.

What amazes me about this game is that I am sure that you are probably thinking (like I was) that you would probably get a couple of songs then need to buy the rest. Well Tap Tap Revenge gives you an incredible 300 songs to start you off with. If that is not enough there is tons of free songs as well. Now I will admit that most of these free songs are from artists that are not exactly mainstream (although there are a few) But this is a great way of introducing people to a new artists.

Of course if you want songs from top acts like Katy Perry or whoever else is big these days then you will need to buy song packs in the in game store. I am not really into the whole in game buying thing, but I felt the pricing here was quite reasonable. Also you can earn in game currency by playing the game as well.

Tap Tap Revenge is a great music game. While the music selection may not be the kind of music I listen to I can not deny that this game is great value. You could just get the basic download and never spend another dime and there is hours and hours of game play to be had here.

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store