Parents' Guide to

Tape it Up!

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Engaging but eventually repetitive arcade game.

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While this simple but challenging arcade game is fun in short bursts, it can get a little repetitive after a bit. In Tape it Up!, you're cast as a roll of packing tape who works at the post office, sealing packages for delivery -- except these packages are on three parallel conveyor belts that never stop and are apparently dangerous, so you have to swipe left or right to hop from one to the next unsealed box, because if you touch the conveyor belt, you die. As you're doing all this hopping, you can pick up coins (tips, maybe?) and even sometimes jump into boxes to earn extra bonus cash. Oh, and if you don't feel like playing this arcade game as a roll of packing tape, you also can play as a stapler, an order of fries, a cassette tape, some toothpaste, a cat, or a bunch of other characters who shouldn't work at the post office and wouldn't be able to seal packages if they did. And it all happens with a visual style that will bring you back to the days of 8-bit arcade games. But while occasionally jumps and times are really sped up, the app still doesn't have enough variety to keep you entertained for long. Still, if you're looking for a silly but fun quick fix, Tape it Up! will provide a good challenge to your hand-eye coordination.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: May 16, 2017
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Publisher: Devsisters
  • Version: Tape it Up! 1.0.4
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.2 and up
  • Last updated: October 7, 2021

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