Developer: Tapulous
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 3.0

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★★★
Gameplay Rating: ★★★★½
iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★½
User Interface Rating: ★★★★½
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

With the music tapping genre being somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, explaining the basics of Tap Tap Revenge 3 would be a bit of a waste. Basically, the point is to tap away to you favorite songs, score points, earn coins, and chat with your long distant friends. I picked up TTR3 a few days after it came out, more than excited to get this game going. Being a Tap Tap Revenge fanatic, I was quite excited when Tapulous released what I now consider its best game to date. This game really does bring on a whole new level of tapping.

It’s back! Tap and shake to the beats of the most popular game on the App Store. The all-new, awesome 3.0 release features tons of great FREE songs, including hits by Tiesto and LMFAO. Purchase affordably-priced top hits by mega-artists.” – iTunes Description

I’m sure that a majority of you aren’t expecting anything more than a minor facelift of the previous Tap Tap Revenge(s), but that is just not the case. There are many old features that still stand tall, but a few new ones that are definitely welcomed to the Tap Tap Revenge family.

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Before you start tapping away, you must create a Tapulous account (if you don’t already have one). With this account, you can access your very own avatar, level, online rating, and much more.

This game is set in a cosmic setting, giving you a quite a few selections to choose from. As I brought up earlier, there are many great new features and many familiar old ones as well. For example, you still have the amusing Single Player, Two Player, Online play included. But, what we didn’t have was a Song Store, as I like to call it. In this song store there are over 100 free indie music tracks to choose from (you are only given 2 free tracks to begin with, so these 100 free songs are quite nice to have available). Additionally, you can purchase two songs for 99¢ or a track bundle for $2.99. With hundreds (maybe thousands) of free and priced artists, I’m sure you’ll find a song or two that suits your taste.

The online play is fairly similar to previous versions, as you’re given around 12 gameplay rooms, each with it’s very own random artist/song selections. In these rooms, you are shown as a participant with your profile. Your profile shows your Online Rating, Avatar, Photo (If you have one), Level, and Amount Of Coins (currently). If the timer (until the song begins) shows a long wait, you can head to the Inside-Game Chat room and chat with other competitors. Once started, you and your opponent are displayed to the right, showing your avatars and position your currently in. If you look above the avatars, you’ll see your position shown in number(s) and your amount of points for the song.

All-in-all, this game is absolutely marvelous, and, with the addition of the new song store, becomes more substantial every day. If you’ve never experienced any of the Tap Tap Revenge variations, now’s the time to do it. If your a fan of music and/or your iPhone/iPod touch, you’ll most definitely want to pick this one up. Trust me, you’ll be an addict in seconds!

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