Tap Tap Coldplay is a music game by Tapulous. $3.99
Everybody knows of some of the most downloaded on the App Store by Tapulous called Tap Tap Revenge (Now TTR 2.5). I was a bit skeptical when the paid versions came out, with complete track lists for different themes or artists. Tap Tap Coldplay is easily the biggest band Tapulous has got on board, with this top selling game being in the charts for a very long time. Coldplay is a great band, but for some reason I had never bought one of their albums before, staying closer to my punk rock genre. This game succesfully made me buy Viva la Vida or Death by All His Friends by Coldplay as I enjoyed the thirteen hit tracks that were in this game. Apart from the brand new content added to the special Tap Tap versions, a kind of 'career' mode is made with boss levels and superb added graphics. A while ago Tapulous announced on Twitter that Tap Tap Coldplay owners MAY be getting more songs as well, which would be a great addition as most of the Tapulous special editions games don't have the replayability factor that Guitar Rock Tour has. The update came out as I was writing this. Violent Hill and The Scientist were added to the already great track list. The one area Tapulous have fallen in compared to Guitar Rock Tour is that GRT has 17 well known tracks from different genres and times, while TTR has upcoming artists, some top class ones and specialized payed versions. I'm not saying its a bad thing though!
Each special Tap Tap Revenge version has an altered theme to suit the songs at hand. Tap Tap Coldplay is the first game to move away from well known circles that you are required to tap. Instead there are glowing rectangles of light that travel down the screen. The graphics are absolutely beautiful, with flowing colors all over the screen that warp into new colors as your multiplier increases. For each album that the songs come with special graphics that appear on the screen, really making it feel like a surreal dream. Many times I have lost where I was tapping so I could get a look at the images appearing on the screen. Each difficulty level also features a 'boss level' that has special graphics to suit the mood of each song. These are very cool levels that also feature the rectangle tapper. My favorite boss level in the TTR games would be Technologic by Daft Punk on Tap Tap Dance.
The controls in the Tap Tap Revenge series have always been quite simple. As the rectangles come down the screen you must tap them once they are on top of the black rectangles at the bottom of the screen. You can get more points if you touch the tapper at the perfect time and obviously less if it is a bit off. If there is a trail of light behind the tapper then you are required to hold the tapper to get more points from the trail. If two or three tappers come down at the same time you can to hit them at the same time. When arrows come down the screen you are required to tilt the device in that direction to hit them. I find these quite hard to master, but thankfully they can be turned off.
Obviously the sounds are great in this game. The music is very crisp and is the original music from the actual artist. In Guitar Rock Tour some of the songs do not sound as if there sung by the artist who originally sings it, and can get annoying at times. Tap Tap Revenge does not cut corners by just buying the rights to the song, but instead works with the bands to bring the best music possible to their games. If you are a fan of Coldplay you will absolutely adore this game, while the tunes do catch onto people like me who haven't particularly listened to Coldplay much.
The gameplay is very addictive, but the special versions also give you a bit more of an incentive to play the game. The basic aim of Tap Tap Revenge is to play songs and try and get a high score, but the game is mostly for fu instead of achieving something. In Tap Tap Coldplay there are five difficulty levels, Kids, Easy, Medium, Hard and Extreme. Kids mode lets kids tap anywhere on the screen to play, instead of focusing on where to tap they just have to try and get the timing right. Easy mode has less tappers coming down during the song and it is alot easier to play. It goes right down to Extreme where the tappers are coming flat out with many multiple tappers coming at the same time. Each of the four real difficulty levels have certain tracks in each one. Half of the tracks must be completed with an accuracy of 85% or higher and the boss track for that difficulty level is unlocked. All tracks can be completed in Two player mode, but not Online mode at this point in time.
Tap Tap Coldplay has converted me to becoming a Coldplay fan. The amazing theme doubled with smooth gameplay and 13 amazing tracks makes this the best Tapulous game by far. I would seriously recommend this game to anyone who enjoys the Tap Tap Revenge series or those Coldplay fans. One of the 13 tracks is available for download on Tap Tap Revenge 2.5 with the ordinary Tap Tap Coldplay theme to try as a kind of lite version. This game is absolutely superb and well worth todays sale price of $3.99 in celebration of the two new tracks that were just released. Seriously, buy this now!
I would recommend this game if you enjoyed- Dave Matthews Band Revenge
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