After 5 years running, the Tap Tap Revenge games are coming to an end. In a Facebook post on the Tap Tap Revenge page, it’s said that “it no longer makes sense for us to maintain the Tap Tap franchise” due to the changing mobile and music markets. The games have been removed from the App Store and all premium content has been taken down. The servers are also scheduled to be shut down on February 5th.
Tap Tap Revenge was originally created by Tapulous which was absorbed into Disney Mobile in July, 2010. Tap Tap Revenge users will continue to be able to play any tracks that are available on their device. However, after February 5th, they will no longer be able to restore any of their previously purchased songs.
A storied franchise, one of the first games release for the iPhone, even before there was an App Store is no more. Take a look below at the original trailer for Tap Tap Revenge, now five years old.
The top gift on most holiday lists this year is undoubtedly a new iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. To celebrate, Disney Mobile’s very popular rhythm music game Tap Tap Revenge is running its biggest holiday deal yet. Leading up to New Year’s Eve, Tap Tap Revenge is giving away a song a day, including a few holiday favorites, Grammy nominations, and hit singles from the world’s biggest music acts, including Cold Play, who’s hit new song “Hurts Like Heaven” is Sunday’s free track. Lady Gaga’s “Marry The Night” was Thursday’s free track.
As for holiday cheer, they’re also giving away Bootsy Collins & Snoop Dogg’s “Happy Holidaze 2012” on December 26. Other hit songs being given away for free in the holiday promotion include, “Feel So Close” from Calvin Harris, “Body Work” from Morgan Page (ft. Tegan & Sara) and The Band Perry’s smash hit “If I Die Young.” Other bands include Alkaline Trio, She Wants Revenge, Coleman & Chris, Ivy, Chancellor Warhol and The Outfield.
Take one hugely popular music game series that’s sold ridiculously well and is known the world over. Then take a huge music star that’s been referred to as an inspiration to many and the Madonna of the 21st century. What do you get? Born This Way Revenge of course!
Lady Gaga fans have already been fortunate enough to enjoy Lady Gaga Revenge 1 and Lady Gaga Revenge 2, focusing on earlier hits, but this version of Tap Tap Revenge focuses solely on the latest album – Born This Way.
Born This Way is big business for music fans, easily winning title of most anticipated album of the year with phenomenal critical and commercial success. Born This Way Revenge features 17 tracks from the album including the eponymous single, The Edge of Glory and future single, Judas, along with album hits such as Government Hooker, Electric Chapel, The Queen and Highway Unicorn (Road To Love).
As well as offering so many tracks within the game along with full official lyrics, Born This Way Revenge also comes with access to Gagavision webisodes on YouTube, video shorts from Lady Gaga, and latest news on all things Gaga. Fans can also interact with each other via three different chat rooms and keep up with Lady Gaga’s tweets within the game. The Haus of Gaga event list is also easily accessible providing Gaga’s Facebook events within easy virtual reach.
Game fans will also be pleased to see that the typically addictive Tap Tap Revenge gameplay is still there with GameCenter support and plenty of ways to share scores with friends. Plus there are four unlock-able boss tracks to acquire too.
Born This Way Revenge is available now for all iOS devices and is priced at $4.99.
Tap Tap Revenge will forever be remembered as the first true music game on the app store. Since the dawn of the App Store, Tap Tap Revenge and its subsequent sequels have defined music games on iOS devices. To put it into perspective: the previous iterations of Tap Tap (including Tap Tap Revenge Classic, Tap Tap Revenge 2.6, and Tap Tap Revenge 3) are three of the top ten all-time paid downloads in the App Store. Yikes.
Tap Tap Revenge 4 debuted about a month ago to record downloads, continuing the series’ tradition of rampant popularity. Tap Tap Revenge 4 brings many changes to the table along with its tried-and-true formula. The game still revolves around tapping “notes” as they scroll towards you, but now there’s also an Arcade Mode and up-to-date global leaderboards thanks to Game Center. You can also engage in online battles against other players. Given that Tap Tap claims 15 million players, you ought to be able to find someone to test your tapping skills against. The graphics are also much spiffier, though now the company recommends you play on a third- or fourth-generation device.
Of course, one of the foremost reasons people love rhythm games is the music itself. Tap Tap Revenge 4 includes plenty of paid tracks like its predecessors, but there’s a decent library of over a hundred free songs as well. Additionally, Tapulous promises that a new free song will be released every week. The music trends toward the mainstream, but that doesn’t make it bad. You’ll find hits from artists like Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Rihanna, Owl City, and Avenged Sevenfold, just to name a few of the stars on Tapulous’s lineup.
Tap Tap Revenge has a long and successful history on the App Store. This fourth iteration delivers more of the same, but in this case, “more of the same” should be more than enough to sate even the most rabid rhythm-lovers. For now, Tap Tap Revenge is free on the App Store. Grab it while it’s hot!
The Tap Tap Revenge franchise is already a huge one and it just became even bigger. Developer Tapulous has just released Tap Tap Revenge 4, and the newest edition of the game bundles the franchise’s huge back-catalog of songs together into one massive app. As if that weren’t enough, the game comes pre-loaded with over 100 free songs to tap along to, featuring bands such as Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance. The crew behind the game has also been updating the store, adding tracks from artists such as Nelly, Katy Perry and more.
The app is also showcasing a slickly redesigned interface, optimized for the iPhone’s new Retina Display. The game is also integrating Game Center, as well as a like button which will show you which tracks are most popular amongst you and your friends, as well as constantly updating leaderboards to show who’s got the fastest fingers. This is easily the most comprehensive game in the series, and there’s really no reason for franchise fans to skip out.
The genius of Tap Tap Revenge is the freemium model it follows, tempting users with free songs and then hooking them into buying premium tracks. The fact that Tapulous releases a new free song every week means that players are constantly checking back into the app, and while they’re browsing they may just find a song or two they wouldn’t mind paying to add to their collection. Granted, the music in the game tends to skew towards the Top 40 charts, but its hard to blame the developers for that, they’re just giving the people what they want.
Though Rock Band and Guitar Hero may own the console scene, Tap Tap Revenge dominates iOS, and rightly so. The sheer volume of content available and free price tag is music to the ears of gamers, and this latest edition only serves to further cement Tap Tap’s place at the top of the heap. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to tap some Katy Perry, take that sentence in whatever way you want.
As the year winds down and we look ahead to the next decade it’s time for all those wonderful end-of-year lists we all get so excited about. Today we have some exciting news, as Apple has detailed all the top paid and free apps for the iPhone and iPad, as well as the top grossing apps on each platform. Here’s the full rundown, for your edification.
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Posted June 23rd, 2009 by Will Our Rating: :: QUIRKY FUN
While World of Tunes only has ten songs, it features a unique full-screen, non-linear gameplay that uniquely utilizes the iPhone's capabilities and puts it at the forefront of the App Store rhythm genre.