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This game makes me want to scull a beer Commodore 64 *Katakis* (37914)
Cute and insanely annoying. PC Booter Tomer Gabel (4353)

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Platform Votes Score
Amstrad CPC 4 4.0
Apple II 3 4.0
Arcade 8 3.8
Atari 2600 9 3.7
Atari 8-bit 6 4.0
BBC Micro 3 4.0
ColecoVision 5 3.9
Commodore 64 10 3.7
Palm OS 1 5.0
PC Booter 25 3.9
ZX Spectrum 11 3.7
Combined User Score 85 3.9

Critic Reviews

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ArcadeEurogamer.net (UK)
After a while, levels become too fast and more of a test of reflexes than skill. By that point, though, Tapper's made happy alcoholics of us all -- and it's very hard to say no to one extra pint from the virtual pumps. Cheers!
Atari 2600Game Freaks 365
Tapper is easily one of the top ten Atari 2600 games ever created. It's a real shame too, because it was released during the video game crash, so it tends to be quite rare today and fetches fairly high prices. However, I strongly recommend you check it out and put in the investment because it's well worth it. This is easily one of the most inventive, fun, and challenging 2600 games out there, and it's one that every 2600 fan needs to own.
ZX SpectrumCrash!
If you've ever wondered whether you would make a good barman, now's your chance to find out with unbreakable glasses (well almost unbreakable). Tapper puts you in charge of several different types of bar, all filled with thirsty and rather over-demonstrative customers. The general object is to serve them drinks of soda Western style (ie slide the glasses along the length of the bar) and collect the glasses which they sling back at you. This sounds kinda easy, pardner, but it ain't.
ColecoVisionDigital Press - Classic Video Games
I do have a minor criticism: CV Tapper is a little too easy at skill levels one and two, perhaps too difficult at three and four. But this is a petty complaint. If you accept it as the simple fun game it's supposed to be, there are few better titles among all the classic carts. Tapper is one of about a dozen "must haves" for the ColecoVision. I've never met a classic gamer who doesn't like this game.
ColecoVisionDigital Press - Classic Video Games
These things aside, I think you'll find Tapper a welcome addition to your ColecoVision library. It's easy to learn, builds up to a frantic pace, and has some entertaining moments when things go wrong. Hey, it's not every day you get to see aliens doing the can-can! SIDE NOTE: The Atari 2600 version, produced by Sega, is not based on the "Root Beer" version of this game. The drink of choice is Mountain Dew instead of Budweiser, and there is an additional bar (a "punk rock" bar) in the game.
ZX SpectrumYour Spectrum
Tapper's a simple little game, but things can get quite hectic and it's extremely addictive. The accompanying graphics and sound are pretty good, but if the dancing girl graphics are meant to attract customers, someone better think again!
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic
The one thing that truly impressed me is how all four stages are reproduced here - including the space catina! All in all, this is a very respectable version of the fun arcade hit.
ArcadeAll Game Guide
But it's worth it. Tapper is essentially just some mindless fun that tests your reflexes in a fun way. It's great to have around in a bar where there's tons of people with lots of time on their hands to kill. Well, tons of drunk people with spare change at least!
Atari 8-bitThe Video Game Critic
Tapper is a respectable arcade game, but this home edition tastes watered-down to say the least.
ColecoVisionThe Video Game Critic
On a positive note, all four stages are included, along with the "find the unshaken can" bonus stage. The bonus stage definitely looks sharp, but its stilted animation makes it tough to follow the shuffled cans. Tapper's bartender character also looks good, and when you grab a tip, a musical act appears consisting of a musician and dancing monkey (no dancing girls in this version). As I usually do, I'll give this game extra credit for the monkey, despite the fact that he looks more like a big brown frog. Tapper's festive musical score is practically identical to the arcade, and the controls are responsive enough. But in the final analysis, Tapper for the Colecovision is a serious disappointment. I found the Atari 2600 version to be far more satisfying.