|First release||Tap Tap Revenge
July 11, 2008
|Latest release||Tap Tap Revenge Tour
July 12, 2012
Tap Tap was a series of rhythm games by Tapulous available for the iOS of which several versions, both purchasable and free, have been produced. The goal of the game is to tap each of the colored balls when they reach a line at the bottom of the screen. If the ball is hit on the beat, the player gains points, but if not, it counts as a miss. If a player taps the screen without a tapper on the beat, the streak will go back to 0 and a few points will be lost except for 16x. There were also "shakes", which required the player to move the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to the right, left, or backwards. The franchise had over thirty-five million downloads as of July 1, 2010. The apps where pulled from the app store and had their servers shut down in February 2014.
- 1 Games
- 1.1 Tap Tap Revenge
- 1.2 Tap Tap Revenge 2
- 1.3 Tap Tap Revenge 3
- 1.4 Tap Tap Revenge 4
- 1.5 Tap Tap Glee
- 1.6 Tap Tap Revenge Tour
- 1.7 Tap Tap Radiation
- 1.8 Nine Inch Nails Revenge
- 1.9 Tap Tap Dance
- 1.10 Christmas with Weezer
- 1.11 Tap Tap Coldplay
- 1.12 Dave Matthews Band Revenge
- 1.13 Lady Gaga Revenge
- 1.14 Metallica Revenge
- 1.15 Kings of Leon Revenge
- 1.16 Justin Bieber Revenge
- 1.17 Nirvana Revenge
- 1.18 Nickelback Revenge
- 1.19 Katy Perry Revenge
- 1.20 Linkin Park Revenge
- 1.21 Lady Gaga Revenge 2
- 1.22 Katy Perry Revenge 2
- 1.23 Green Day Revenge
- 1.24 Bruno Mars Revenge
- 1.25 Born This Way Revenge
- 1.26 Tap Tap Muppets
- 2 References
- 3 External links
There were 23 games in the Tap Tap series of games, 18 which are artist-specific. Apps with an import section allowed players to import songs and in most cases, themes into Tap Tap Revenge 3. Songs in a shaded box denote a 'boss track'.
Tap Tap Revenge
The first game in the series, Tap Tap Revenge, was created and developed by Tapulous, a startup company at the time of its release. DJ Tapulous - Tap Tap Tap, Bunkohead - In My Arms and DJ Mile - Sololuna are the basic tracks in this game.
Tap Tap Revenge 2
On March 3, 2009, Tap Tap Revenge 2 was released. Available as a free and separate application, it was an overhaul of the original Tap Tap Revenge game and featured the new graphics engine and gameplay dynamics first featured in Tap Tap Dance and Christmas With Weezer. The game also introduces a new Career Achievements system. There was also a "Kids Mode", improved online play with a ranking system, Facebook integration, news bulletins, improved menus, and over 200 songs with new tracks every week. Tap Tap Revenge became the most-downloaded free application on the App Store only three days after its release, and reached half a million downloads over that period. On May 22, 2009, Tapulous updated the game to version 2.5, which added the availability of themes to be used during gameplay and the ability to import songs from "premium" (paid) versions of Tap Tap Revenge. Stroke 9 - Tap Tap Domination, Death Cab For Cutie - The Sound of Settling and The Crystal Method - Double Down Under are the basic songs in this game.
Tap Tap Revenge 3
Tap Tap Revenge 3 was Tapulous' third flagship Tap Tap game. The main feature of Tap Tap Revenge 3 was in-game purchases of songs, which is now possible because of version 3.0 of the iPhone OS. The game was the first to be sold, and not given away, however later it was made into a free app. There were over 200 2-song packs and 6-song packs available from popular artists including Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, Smashing Pumpkins, Shinobi Ninja, Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Tiësto, The Killers, Korn, Megadeth, Queens of the Stone Age, Rise Against, Weezer, All-American Rejects, AFI, Keith Urban, The Crystal Method, Miike Snow, and Lynyrd Skynyrd and other artists such as newcomers Ke$ha, Lady Gaga and Owl City. Tap Tap Revenge 3 also featured new social features and a new user interface. It also included an avatar that the player can design clothing for that is bought with "coins" that are won by completing a song. Tap Tap Revenge 3 became the best selling game on the App Store ever when it hit #1 in under 24 hours in the paid App Store, and as well in the free App Store. LMFAO - Get Crazy, Stroke 9 - Tap Tap Domination and Tiesto - Louder Than Boom were the tracks available when a Tap Tap Revenge 3 profile was created.
Tap Tap Revenge 4
Tap Tap Revenge 4 was released on December 20, 2010. It was the first Tap Tap game released on Android devices and has since been discontinued when Disney purchased Tapulous. The bundled tracks were Benny Benassi - House Music, Linkin Park - Waiting for the End, and My Chemical Romance - Sing.
Tap Tap Glee
Tap Tap Revenge Tour
Tap Tap Revenge Tour was the fifth and final flagship game in the Tap Tap series, released on July 12, 2012. This version featured a new intro, menu, and tapper as well as a new mode of playing, 'Tour'. The App was free to download in the App Store before its discontinuation. An ad-free paid version was also available. A new song was released everyday to play for free and users could also purchase several new premium tracks. The gameplay featured a new tapper which was sliced upwards and also replaced the shake arrows with a shake bar. In Tour mode players went on one-week-long tours doing shows in different cities. The main goal of the tour was to score a high enough percent to move onto the next performance. If players did well enough on the first three shows they would unlock two encore performances for bonus points and rewards. Points were added up from all the performances in each tour and players were given a score for the week. The app also featured a Tour Wall, a space for players to display awards and purchased goods. An item for the wall was awarded each day if a player completed both encore performances in that days' shows.
Tap Tap Radiation
Tap Tap Radiation was a Tap Tap game released exclusively for the iPad. This game featured a completely different play mode, with tapping all over the screen and not in rails.
|Lady Gaga||"Bad Romance"||N|
|Lady Gaga||"Poker Face"||N|
|P!nk||"Get the Party Started"||N|
|David Guetta & Chris Willis||"Love Is Gone (Fred Rister & Joachim Radio Edit Remix)"||N|
|Jes||"Imagination (Kaskade Club Remix)"||N|
|Kaskade||"Sorry (Dirty South Mix)"||N|
|Sharam||"Duck, You Sucker"||N|
|Tiësto||"Elements of Life"||N|
Nine Inch Nails Revenge
In October 2008, Tapulous announced that they were working on a Nine Inch Nails-branded version of Tap Tap Revenge, including a special Nine Inch Nails skin and 16 songs from the band's albums Ghosts I–IV and The Slip, some of which would be specially edited for the game. This was the first non-free game in the series.
|"3 Ghosts I"||N|
|"9 Ghosts I"||N|
|"18 Ghosts II"||N|
|"19 Ghosts III"||N|
|"21 Ghosts III"|
|"26 Ghosts III"||N|
|"31 Ghosts IV"||N|
Tap Tap Dance
In December 2008, Tapulous released the second non-free game of the series Tap Tap Dance, a rewritten version of Tap Tap Revenge which featured a revamped graphics engine, and ten songs by well-known artists including Basement Jaxx and Daft Punk. The game also introduced two and three-finger taps, tap-and-holds (similar to chords in other rhythm games), and boss levels which were uniquely styled and more challenging than standard songs.
|"Compressor"||Soul Magic Orchestra||N|
|"Daylight (Morgan Page Remix)"||Sunny Levine||N||N|
|"Disco Lies (The Dusty Kids Fears Remix)"||Moby||N|
|"Midnight Madness"||The Chemical Brothers||N|
|"Phantom Pt. II (Soulwax Remix)"||Justice||N||N|
|"Where's Your Head At"||Basement Jaxx||N|
Christmas with Weezer
Tapulous also released Christmas With Weezer, the third premium Tap Tap game, which features the new game engine and gameplay dynamics, and allows players to tap to a series of Christmas carols performed by rock band Weezer. The songs "Pork and Beans" and "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived" from the band's Red Album were also added to the songlist. The game also featured a "Kids Mode", in which the score rises no matter where the player taps on the screen.
|"O Come All Ye Faithful"|
|"We Wish You A Merry Christmas"|
|"Hark The Herald Angel Sings"|
|"O Holy Night"|
|"The First Noel"|
|"Pork And Beans"||N||N|
|"The Greatest Man That Ever Lived"||N||N|
Tap Tap Coldplay
Tap Tap Coldplay was released to the App Store on April 2, 2009 as Tapulous's fourth premium game. It featured songs from Coldplay and a special edition graphical interface. On May 28, 2009, version 1.1 was released adding two more songs to the title, bringing the total to thirteen. This was another app to have a "Kids Mode".
|"In My Place"||N||N|
|"Life in Technicolor ii"||N||N|
|"Lovers in Japan (Osaka Sun Mix)"||N|
|"Speed of Sound"||N|
|"Viva la Vida"||N||N|
|"Viva la Vida (Thin White Duke Mix)"||N||N||N|
Dave Matthews Band Revenge
Dave Matthews Band Revenge featured 10 songs from Dave Matthews Band including two hit singles from their new album.
|"Crash Into Me"||N|
|"Funny The Way It Is"||N||N|
|"Shake Me Like a Monkey"||N||N|
|"So Much to Say"||N||N|
|"What Would You Say"||N|
Lady Gaga Revenge
Lady Gaga Revenge featured 14 tracks by Lady Gaga including 4 remixes of her songs. It was launched on June 9, 2009. As a promotion for Lady Gaga Revenge, Tapulous offered a contest to win four backstage passes to a Lady Gaga concert, in which fans would meet her. Participation in the contest required the submission of high scores for all songs featured in the game. Tapulous also offered a thirty-day giveaway of autographed The Fame albums to other fans who submitted scores. In an interview with USA Today, Gaga mentioned, "my record label might kill me for saying this, but you are essentially purchasing my album for $4.99 and you are also getting a game. So you are getting way more bang for your buck."
|"Beautiful, Dirty Rich"||N||N|
|"Boys Boys Boys"||N|
|"I Like It Rough"||N||N|
|"Just Dance (Glam As You Club Mix)"||N||N||N|
|"LoveGame (Robots to Mars Remix)"||N||N|
|"Poker Face (Glam As You Club Mix)"||N||N||N|
|"Poker Face (Space Cowboy Remix)"||N||N|
Metallica Revenge was Tapulous' seventh paid Tap Tap game, and the sixth to focus on a band. The game features ten songs by Metallica. The main addition for this game was the ability to play peer-to-peer over Bluetooth and the Arcade Mode. New weapons were added for the Arcade mode and peer-to-peer. Metallica Revenge also featured a brand new 5-rail feature and continues the use of the 4 rail feature introduced in Lady Gaga Revenge. The introduction of Master of Puppets is played on start-up.
|"All Nightmare Long"||N||N|
|"For Whom The Bell Tolls"||N||N|
|"Master of Puppets"||N|
|"Sad But True"|
|"Seek And Destroy"||N||N|
|"Some Kind of Monster"|
Kings of Leon Revenge
Kings of Leon Revenge is the eighth premium game Tapulous produced for the Tap Tap franchise, that featured ten songs by Kings of Leon. It has all the features of Metallica Revenge. Use Somebody can be heard in the opening of the game.
|"Sex On Fire"||N|
|"True Love Way"||N|
Justin Bieber Revenge
Justin Bieber Revenge was the ninth premium game in the "Tap Tap" franchise, that features eleven songs by Bieber. A new graphical interface was added, as the three rails were positioned vertically and not horizontally. At the opening of the game, part of "Baby (feat. Ludacris)" can be heard.
|"Baby (feat. Ludacris)"|
|"Down to Earth"||N||N|
|"Never Let You Go"|
|"One Less Lonely Girl"||N|
|"One Time (Acoustic)"||N||N|
|"Somebody to Love"|
Nirvana Revenge was the tenth non-free game in the Tap Tap series, having 13 songs that include "In Bloom" and "Rape Me." The rails were featured in a guitar kind of view that used the Tap Tap Revenge 3 engine. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" can be heard in the opening.
|"Come As You Are"|
|"Heart Shaped Box"|
|"Smells Like Teen Spirit"|
|"Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live)"||N||N|
|"You Know You're Right"||N||N|
Nickelback Revenge was the eleventh paid game in the Tap Tap series, featuring 11 songs from Nickelback including a live track of "Animals" and including "This Afternoon" and "Rockstar". The boss tracks were played by putting the iPod in landscape mode and had four rails instead of the traditional three. At the opening of the game, part of "Burn It To The Ground" can be heard.
|"Burn It To The Ground"|
|"Figured You Out"|
|"Gotta Be Somebody"|
|"How You Remind Me"|
|"If Today Was Your Last Day"|
|"Something In Your Mouth"||N|
Katy Perry Revenge
Katy Perry Revenge was the twelfth premium Tap Tap game. It featured Katy Perry's songs such as "California Gurls" and "Hot n Cold". In the opening, the first few seconds of "Teenage Dream" is played the background.
|"Circle the Drain"|
|"I Kissed a Girl"|
|"Hot N Cold"|
|"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"|
|"One of the Boys"|
|"Thinking of You"|
|"Waking Up in Vegas"|
Linkin Park Revenge
Linkin Park Revenge was the thirteenth premium game in the Tap Tap series. This edition featured 10 songs from Linkin Park, with 4 new songs from their new album, A Thousand Suns and 6 hit songs. The game could be played in landscape mode, and had four rails instead of original three. At the opening of the game, part of "The Catalyst" can be heard.
|"Bleed It Out"|
|"One Step Closer"|
|"Waiting for the End"|
|"What I've Done"|
|"Wretches and Kings"|
Lady Gaga Revenge 2
Lady Gaga Revenge 2 was the fourteenth premium Tap Tap game by Tapulous. It featured 10 songs, 7 of which are songs from The Fame Monster. The game had four landscape boss tracks, each with its own unique theme. An excerpt of the introduction of the song "Teeth" can be heard in the opening of the game.
|"Dance in the Dark (Monarchy Stylites Remix)"|
|"LoveGame (Chew Fu Ghettohouse Fix)"|
|"So Happy I Could Die"|
Katy Perry Revenge 2
Katy Perry Revenge 2 was the fifteenth premium Tap Tap game by Tapulous and Bing. It was a sequel to Katy Perry Revenge. It featured themes of Katy Perry's "E.T.". The app also allowed the user to check on Perry's tweets and her tour announcements. Once the game is loaded to the starting screen, a few seconds of the starting and ending of "E.T." could be heard. "E.T." and "Firework" are the two tracks on the app.
Green Day Revenge
Green Day Revenge was the sixteenth premium Tap Tap game by Tapulous. It was released to coincide with the release of their live CD/DVD Awesome as F*ck released on March 22, 2011. Once the game has loaded to the starting screen, 21 Guns can be heard.
|"21 Guns (Live)"|
|"Know Your Enemy (Live)"|
|"Welcome to Paradise"|
|"When I Come Around (Live)"|
|"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"|
Bruno Mars Revenge
Bruno Mars Revenge was the seventeenth premium Tap Tap game by Tapulous. It was based on Bruno Mars' debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans. It features all 10 of his songs off the album. Once the game is loaded to the starting screen, a few seconds of "Grenade" could be heard.
|"Count on Me"|
|"Just the Way You Are"|
|"Liquor Store Blues" featuring Damian Marley|
|"Our First Love"|
|"Somewhere in Brooklyn"|
|"The Lazy Song"|
|"The Other Side" featuring Cee-Lo Green & B.o.B.|
Born This Way Revenge
Born This Way Revenge was the eighteenth premium Tap Tap game by Tapulous. It was based on Lady Gaga's second album Born This Way. It features all 17 of her songs from the special edition of the album. Once the game is loaded to the starting screen, a few seconds of "Born This Way" could be heard.
|"Black Jesus + Amen Fashion"|
|"Born This Way"|
|"Fashion of His Love"|
|"Heavy Metal Lover"|
|"Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)"|
|"Marry the Night"|
|"The Edge of Glory"|
|"You and I"|
Tap Tap Muppets
|"Life's a Happy Song"|
|"Let's Talk About Me"|
|"The Muppet Show Theme"|
|"Muppet Show Theme Song"|
|"Movin' Right Along"|
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