A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn to develop their fine motor skills, sense of rhythm, and overall musicality as they tap up to three symbols in time to the music, responding to visual and audio cues from songs that play in the background. Tap Tap Muppets is no substitute for learning a real musical instrument, but it does offer kids a cheap and fun way to play along to some favorite tunes.
Ease of Play
There's no obvious tutorial, but players who are already familiar with rhythm action games should be able to jump right in. There are four levels of difficulty to accommodate novice to advanced levels of musicality and reflexes.
Products & Purchases
The app is a tie-in to Disney's The Muppets! movie, and the overall Muppets franchise. Players can share the app with friends via Twitter, Facebook, and email. A rotating banner ad for various Disney products appears along the bottom of the main menu, and there's also a link there to download more Disney games from the app store.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tap Tap Muppets is a music game that lets players tap along in rhythm to nine songs: three Muppet Show classic tracks (including "Mahna Mahna" and "Let's Talk About Me," three songs from Muppets: The Green Album, and three songs from the soundtrack to the Muppets! movie, including a cool modern remake of the theme song. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.
Is It Any Good?
TAP TAP MUPPETS is a fun, lively, and challenging music app with tons of extra goodies for Muppets fans, including character bios and more than a dozen videos to watch. The presentation is very slick, too. Overall, a great choice for fans of the Muppets and music games.
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