Root Beer Tapper - Xbox Live Arcade review

  • Faithful recreation of the arcade classic
  • Online multiplayer; when it works
  • Simple, pick-up-and-play mechanics
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • Lack of arcade "beer tap" controller
  • Online multiplayer; when it doesn't work

Root Beer Tapper - the latest classic to hit Xbox Live Arcade - is one of the most deviously simple games you’ll ever play. It seems so one-dimensional at first, but could very well end up an obsession.

The goal is to keep your customers hydrated with mug after mug of delicious root beer (the original game Tapper had you serving refreshing Budweiser to bar patrons… you can guess how well that went over). Pull the tap and fill a glass, then slide it toward advancing patrons on one of any number of bars. When they catch the glass and start to chug, it knocks them back, often right out the door so you can move on. But if they don't get their fill, they’ll call for another round and send that empty mug sliding back your way. Catch it! If the glass reaches your end of the bar and falls of, both it and our career are shattered.

More Info

Release date: Feb 07 2007 - Xbox 360 (US)
Feb 07 2007 - Xbox 360 (UK)
Available Platforms: Xbox 360
Genre: Arcade


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