Tapulous has released Tap Tap Revenge 4, the latest version of the company’s popular music rhythm games for iOS. The game is available as a free download from the App Store, and while it only includes a few songs out of the box, there are more than 100 free tracks to check out from the in-app store, and many, many more songs which you can download for 99 cents a pop (with some “track pack” deals letting you get a better price by buying song bundles).

Tap Tap Revenge 4 also includes support for Retina Displays and Apple’s Game Center as well as an in-game leaderboard with constantly updated rankings. There’s also a social element, letting you “like” a song and see avatars for other users that liked it. You can also share your scores over social networks or email.

If you’ve never played Tap Tap before, it’s a lot like console games such as Dance Dance Revolution or Guitar Hero. You listen to a song and hit the appropriate buttons in time with the on-screen indicators. It sounds easy, but it can be pretty challenging. I had a reasonably difficult time just keeping up with the “easy” level. That might have something to do with the fact that during some songs, the background graphics keep changing on you… but I was impressed that each song had its own set of backgrounds and other graphics, which definitely helps keep the game from feeling repetitive or boring.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...