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Tap Tap Revenge 3
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this rhythm game is quite nice for a free app, but version 3 adds access to a gaming network that has some pretty raunchy chat rooms and user profiles. Kids are supposed to be at least 13 to use chat, and the rooms are supposedly moderated, but we saw no indication that Tapulous was monitoring the content. That's a shame, because impromptu online jams are one of the game's best options.
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Is it any good?
It's no Rock Band, but Tap Tap Revenge looks and plays great, especially for a free game, which Version 3 currently is. The songs, mostly alternative rock, are fun and easy to perform. The compact design conveniently puts stats, mini-profile, and options all on one screen. But where the game really shines is online, where there's always a jam session waiting to be joined. The immediate gratification of seeing how you stack up against others relieves that feeling of just tap-tapping away all alone.