DescriptionTapper is an action game where you're a beer tapper (barman) and have to serve beer to demanding customers. There are four customers, each has its own lane lengthier than the previous one, whom you have to keep at bay. If they reach the end of the lane without receiving their beer, you're a goner; if you miss one and accidentally spill beer needlessly you lose a life and should one of them throw you back the mug and you fail to catch it, you lose a life as well.
Occasionally a bizarre icon will appear on one of the lines and, should you grab it, will invoke a "cabarette"-style show which will keep some of the customers occupied.
The Xbox 360 version includes bonus rounds, as well as co-op and versus multiplayer modes, also online, along with achievements.
- "Root Beer Tapper" -- ColecoVision tag-lined title
Part of the Following Groups
|This game makes me want to scull a beer||Commodore 64||*Katakis* (38182)|
|Cute and insanely annoying.||PC Booter||Tomer Gabel (4354)|
|Sinclair User||ZX Spectrum||Aug, 1985||100|
|Game Freaks 365||Atari 2600||May 20, 2011||9 out of 10||90|
|Crash!||ZX Spectrum||Jun, 1985||89 out of 100||89|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||ColecoVision||Dec 10, 2003||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||ColecoVision||Dec 10, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
|Your Spectrum||ZX Spectrum||Aug, 1985||12 out of 15||80|
|The Video Game Critic||Atari 2600||Aug 30, 2005||B||75|
|All Game Guide||Arcade||1998||70|
|The Video Game Critic||Atari 8-bit||Jul 26, 2014||C-||42|
|The Video Game Critic||ColecoVision||Mar 19, 2006||D-||16|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|PC Booter||9||EVIEZHANGG TONYY
Jul 20, 2014
1001 Video GamesThe Arcade version of Tapper appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
How to Squeeze an Arcade Into Your 64Tapper on the Commodore 64 appeared in an article by Julian Rignall in Zzap! (Issue 3 Jul 85 p80) about how accurate to the arcade original it came from. It scored 93%.
Movie appearanceTapper is one of the games appearing in the Wreck-It Ralph movie. The bartender also has a small speaking role, and the bar seems to serve the same purposes for game characters as it would for people in the real world (drinking, chatting..).
Player characterThe player character in this game is based on an employee of the game's designer (Marvin Glass) named Mike Ferris who had the same bald head, glasses and mustache, and always wore a red T-shirt. In the original coin-op versions, his T-shirt is in red. The same man is also found in some other Marvin Glass coin-ops: "Domino Man" and "Timber".
Product placementThe original arcade game featured references to Budweiser ingame, as well as on the cabinet. Most of the home conversions lack these, instead they feature Mountain Dew/Pepsi. Because of laws against advertising alcoholic beverages to minors, another arcade version was released called Root Beer Tapper. The game in the same but you are a soda jerk in game and on the cabinet.
- May 1985 (Issue 1) - #13 It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!