Developer: Tapulous, Inc.
Price: $4.99 Download on the App Store
Whereas, in Tap Tap 2, I was blown away by the sleek, futuristic look of the orbs floating toward the tap targets, more subtle bars of light stream toward them in the Coldplay incarnation. The photo in the tutorial achingly reminds me of the platform and light effects when a character teleports in old-school, William-Shatner-era, Star Trek episodes.
The newly softened effects also include band photos that float through the background, viewed as if through an aquarium. All are fair changes to soften and refine the game to accommodate the energy and style of a band like Coldplay.
The challenge-a-friend and two-player features, which I would call revolutionary for iPod and iPhone gaming, are still prevalent. It's a fantastic version that will undoubtedly please fans but also gear up those who just want to game.
The song selection is a nice mix of both older and newer Coldplay. The Kids, Easy, Medium and Hard levels all feature Clocks, Yellow, Speed of Sound, Lovers In Japan (Osaka Sun Mix) which is locked in the Easy level.
Medium also adds Fix You and In My Place, with Life in Technicholor locked. Lost!, Shiver adore the Hard level with Viva La Vida (Thin White Duke Remix) as the locked treasure. The Extreme level showcases only Lost!, Viva La Vida, Lovers In Japan (Osaka Sun Mix), Shiver and once again the remix of Viva La Vida is locked. Unlocking a song requires an accuracy level of 85% of better on at least half of the songs in the particular level the player is trying to unlock.
Downloading additional material didn't seem to be an available function in Tap Tap Revenge Coldplay, which will could disappoint hardcore Coldplay devotees despite the fair amount offered. But the Tap Tap brand doesn't cease to impress and the Coldplay release is no exception.