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Tapper World Tour
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Tapper World Tour has very heavy hints of alcohol (though the ingredients of the drinks served -- which have names like “Happy Potion” and the “Bar Clearer” -- are never specified). The app is a remake of the arcade classic game Tapper with animation by former Disney artist Don Bluth. It's a very cartoon-centric game with lush hand animation. The game is more forgiving than its arcade predecessor, but later levels can be a bit challenging. An iPad-only HD version is also available.
Is it any good?
Its bar setting might give some parents pause, but those who don't mind that will find TAPPER WORLD TOUR to be a loving remake of one of the first time-management simulation games. The gameplay is simple, though ultimately quite frenetic. But it's the art that truly makes this game stand out. Hand-animated by Don Bluth and his team (who are responsible for the Dragon's Lair arcade game and films such as An American Tail and All Dogs Go to Heaven), the characters have personality and aren't the lifeless drones that appear in so many other games. While alcohol is not specifically called out, the drinks shown in the game (and earned as you progress) look like beer or adult cocktails (many of which you'd get at a tropical resort), which could be a concern to some. The game itself, though, is wonderful.
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