Move your fingers to the beat of new hits.
Challenge your friends and see who’s the best in tapping.
Choose from hundreds of cool songs with videos straight from YouTube.
Rhythm games have always been a perfect fit for modern phones and tablets. They merge relatively simple gameplay to the best input substitute for actual instruments: the touchscreen.
As a matter of fact, music and rhythm games for phones and tablets have been increasing, while there hasn’t been a successful music-based game in a console for the past two years.
Tap Tap Reborn 2 is a derivative of all these music games, but it brings more than enough to keep one glued and tapping on their screens.
As mentioned, gameplay in such games is very simple, and Tap Tap Reborn 2 is no different. Players need to tap (or hold) a choice of three buttons at a particular time, based on the rings that drop from the top of the screen. The rings come down from three columns with the buttons at the end of each column. They come down on a predetermined pattern synched from songs playing from a music video on top of the play area.
This is one of the unique features of Tap Tap Reborn 2. The patterns are from actual music videos of artists. It is also clever that no song or music is actually stored in the game. They are instead streamed directly from the largest music video provided online, which is YouTube. Tap Tap Reborn 2 is proud of this partnership that they show Youtube’s logo prominently as you boot the app.
The downside of this is obvious since players need to be constantly connected to a WiFi hotspot or mobile data to play. It is also possible for players to get distracted by the videos.
Graphics and art design complement the gameplay. Much like in a music festival or a concert, the use of dark backgrounds makes the brighter colors and neon accents stand out more, and they also react to the music as well as the player’s progress. More streaks and combos mean brighter beats, and as you ramp up points without any misses, the background builds up the excitement for you.
Interestingly the background and the environment only enhance the experience and rarely become a distraction. Ditto for the rest of the play area, which just includes a streak meter on the left and a target indicator on the right. You do have the option to replace the themes by building up points or purchasing them directly. The shop also provides song packs just in case you do not want to wait for the song to be unlocked by playing through the first one.
Replayability is also assured by varying levels of difficulty as well as daily missions and challenges. Facebook integration is also available so one can challenge friends.
Ultimately the star of the show is the music, and the makers of Tap Tap Reborn 2 curated a good playlist for a new player. You start with Chainsmokers and then plow through current chart-toppers like Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, and Bruno Mars. Even the starting music of the game sounds incredible and can definitely make people dance if sampled. With 31 starter songs and hundreds more available for purchase, players can tune in for hours and hours of fun.