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‘Tap Tap Revenge 3’ Now Free for All

I honestly regret purchasing TTR3 as it’s a lot worse than TTR2, and the $0.99 price wasn’t exactly justifiable with full page ads in the way.  While I’m still not sure about the download, Tap Tap Revenge 3 has finally gone free, just like the previous versions.  After Apple announced free games with DLC, I was waiting for the game to go free and it finally has.

For those looking forward to downloading it, I would say go for it.  It’s ok for free, but not exactly the rhythm game experience I was looking for.  Personally, I thought TTR2 was a lot better due to better track selection, a better theme, and an overall better game design.  Either way, I think it’s worth a download and just to try out.

It seems like TTR3 will be free for the remainder of time, and I don’t think there’s really any rush to download.  But just for security precautions, I suggest you download it now if you want.

Metallica Revenge Out Now

Tapulous’ latest track pack comes out as a surprise.  With no previous word on the next band coming or when it would be released, the track pack has silently launched and it looks like it’ll be a popular one.  Metallica Revenge has ten tracks, a horizontal mode with five rails, and a new arcade mode that has the computer use attacks against you to try and throw you off your game.  The game is priced similarly to the other track packs: $4.99.  Here’s the track list:

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Fuel
  • King Nothing
  • Sad But True
  • Some Kind of Monster
  • Enter Sandman
  • One
  • Seek & Destroy
  • All Nightmare Long
  • Master of Puppets

There’s no word yet from Tapulous on when you’ll be able to import these ten songs into Tap Tap Revenge 3.  We’ll update you with the information once we receive it.  For now, check out Metallica Revenge on the app store.

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Tap Tap Revenge 3 Review: Open the DLC Floodgates

Tap Tap Revenge 3‘s launch wasn’t a pleasant purchase.  You couldn’t import your previous track packs, DLC wasn’t working, batch downloading of free songs wasn’t available, and even more issues appeared.  Thankfully, Tapulous quickly responeded to feedback and began adding features that we’ve become accustomed to in TTR2.  After giving them some time to iron out server issues, I’ve been having a lot of fun playing through TTR3 and enjoying some of the new music.

This version of Tap Tap Revenge features several gameplay changes.  Firstly, 8x the points is no longer the cap for a multiplier to your score.  If you’re familiar with the Guitar Hero or Rock Band series, you’ll know that star power notes appear at different points in songs.  If you can hit that small streak of notes perfectly, you are awarded with star power.  In this game, you can use it by hitting the star at the side of the screen, and it will temporarily give you a 16x points bonus.  Another enhancement is an added indication of the timing of your hits on notes at the top right of the screen.  Tap Tap Revenge 3 also marks the first time that paid DLC is available in the game.  Don’t worry: there’s still free DLC, to the tune of over 100 tracks and new songs coming weekly.  Another interesting addition is the levelling up system and avatar store.  As you play the game, you earn coins and level up your avatar.  You can customize this avatar by spending your coins in the avatar store.  It’s not something that I spent much time with, but the idea of levelling up is something that should keep most gamers hooked.  After spending quite a bit of time with the game, let’s see how it stacks up.

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Downloadable content: The ability for Tapulous to sell new content now directly in the game is an important step forward into making Tap Tap Revenge a real platform for playing music.  While they were able to get around that problem in TTR2 by selling track packs and letting you import them, there’s no doubt that this distrubution model will mean more songs getting into our hands quicker.  The current DLC packs will not satisfy everyone’s taste, but with Foo Fighters, The Killers, Smashing Pumpkins, Phoenix, and Queens of the Stone Age, you have a better chance of finding some music you’ll like than in previous versions.  Mini albums of six songs cost $2.99 and track packs with two songs cost $0.99.

Online attacks: Multiplayer has been improved by adding attacks into the game.  Star power sections that normally give you a 16x point boost now give you attacks to use on other players while online.  Attacks range from muting their audio, splashing goo on their screen, to speeding up their note chart.  The attacks make each online game unique and add some flavour to each song by keeping you on your toes.

Better Interface: Loading up song lists on my iPod Touch 2G would typically take 25 seconds each time I wanted to play a song in TTR2.  Thankfully, this has been addressed.  There are shortcuts to switch between difficulty levels for songs, and each loads immediately.  A retry button is a thankful addition that appears now after you finish a song.  The default game background when playing a song initially comes off as saccharine, yet it grew on me over time.

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Note Chart Lag: It’s a problem that the Tap Tap Revenge series can’t seem to shake.  When you’re trying to get a full combo, there’s nothing more frustrating than losing it due to the game lagging.  I’ve found that the single player game runs smoothly.  When online though, some games will lag more than others and become impossible to full combo because of the lag.  It’s an frustrating problem that you are forced to accept.

Tap Tap Revenge 3 has an improved interface and new gameplay elements that make this game a worthy purchase.  There’s several new songs that I bought immediately and I’m excited to see what music Tapulous will bring in the future.  The online multiplayer is a lot more interesting now because of attacks, and a lot more competitive for that reason.  Be careful though: while the ticket of admission is only $0.99, you may find yourself spending more than you’d like on track packs as you play the game!

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Tap Tap Revenge 3 was developed by Tapulous and is available for $0.99.  I played through version 3.0 on an iPod Touch 2G.

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Tap Tap Revenge 3 Out Now, Issues Galore

The DLC powered iteration of the Tap Tap series has just gone live: Tap Tap Revenge 3, and it’s available for $0.99.  If you’re wondering why the price isn’t free this time around, Apple’s rules require any games that serve DLC to not be free.  Tap Tap Revenge 3 brings a fully redesigned interface, new music, and DLC available to buy through their store.

Those familiar with the track list for Tap Tap Revenge 2 will find lots of new songs.  Here’s a quick overview from Tapulous:

Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Tiesto, The Killers, (deep inhale), Korn, Megadeth, QOTSA, Weezer, AAR, AFI, Keith Urban, Crystal Method, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name just a few of the over 40 premium, specially themed premium tracks available for download.

Track packs of two songs sell for $0.99, and six packs go for $2.99.

Unfortunately, any fun you might have never gets a chance to begin.  Song DLC is currently not working at all.  I’ve bought and rebought DLC, only to have none of it appear in my track listings.  That’s a shame, since there’s only three songs packed in with the game.  I’ve found no way to import all those DLC packs I bought earlier, like in TTR2; Tapulous only provides me with a convenient link to iTunes to buy the games again.  And remember being able to download all free tracks with a quick tap?  Gone.

To download songs, you need to browse through and individually download them from the free song list.  It’s an absolutely frustrating design choice, especially since this feature was already implemented in TTR2. Lastly, during my first ten minutes of playing the game, it froze three times, including the first boot screen.

With all the current problems plaguing Tap Tap Revenge 3, I’m going to recommend staying away for a bit.  There’s no doubt that Tapulous’ servers are getting hit hard with this new release.  You’re best bet is to wait and grab the game tomorrow, and hope it’s working then.

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Tap Tap Revenge 3: Leaked Screenshots?

Screenshots were released today regarding Tap Tap Revenge 3, the popular rhythm game that has hit the hearts of many iPhone gamers including myself.  TTR2 is definitely one of the best free games out there, and I can’t help but feel excited seeing these new TTR3 screenshots.  Of course, there is a small chance they could be fake, but from the interface and features, it definitely looks more real than fake.

According to the screenshots, you will be able to create your own character along with some other cool features.  It has already been confirmed that TTR3 will include DLC with more songs and other features in packs.  We have yet to see the majority of games to feature download packs, but TTR3 seems to be going in the right direction.  User interface and button design doesn’t seem to look a lot different, but the new features are what make me excited.

UPDATE: We have further reason to believe that these are real screenshots from Tap Tap Revenge 3.

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