User Reviews

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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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.
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.
Retro Game Reviews (Apr 09, 2017)
Tapper is a simple game, but one that's quick-paced and packed full of strategy for regular players. However, while this port is decent it doesn't really do the Arcade original justice, and once you reach the higher levels the technical issues start to affect the gameplay, and luck becomes as much of a factor as skill.
The Video Game Critic (Mar 19, 2006)
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.