Riddim Ribbon Review
- Not your usual rhythm game style; includes 3-match gameplay.
- Several track packs to buy immediately.
- Unusual tilt sensitivity.
- Sparsely strung together moments that synch with the tracks.
Riddim Ribbon isn't as exciting as Tapulous' Revenge series, but if you're after a change of pace it's sure to get better over time.
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If you're a fan of rhythm games then it's hard not to have come across Tapulous and their Tap Tap Revenge series. However, the company has since decided to spread its wings and attempt something new and now players can try their side-project Riddim Ribbon without needing to listen to The Black Eyed Peas.
Much like Tapulous' other basic packs this is a free title packaged with a few songs and access to a store with song packs to add to your collection. In this title you'll be presented with a wide track, a ball and a 'ribbon' to ride (see, now the name makes sense!). Tilting left or right will shift your ball accordingly, though the default sensitivity can be difficult to manage and holding on a tilt or swapping back and forth quickly doesn't feel smooth as you constantly overshoot the mark. Collecting orbs on the ribbon will boost your score, though major bonuses can be awarded by matching three colored orbs together on a bar at the bottom of the screen that you can manipulate by tapping left and right.
Balancing the ability to tilt and tap in multiple directions gets frantic on the hard difficulty and needing to jump over obstacles without springboards makes this harder still. However all of this feels moot as swinging back and forth feels artificial and at times has little to do with the song other than mimicking a part of the beat. This may explain the need for so many of the songs to be remixes instead of originals, which is another blow to those after a session with a tune they enjoy.
Riddim Ribbon is an uncomfortable step out from Tapulous' now long established Revenge series, but despite its flaws it's good to see the company trying something new and hopefully updates and a better selection of songs helps to smooth things out.
DescriptionThe Faad App by FreeAppADay.com Introduces Riddim Ribbon as Today's Special Featured Free App!
From the makers of TAP TAP REVENGE, THE #1 IPHONE MUSIC GAME, comes the HOTTEST, FRESHEST NEW APP of 2010: RIDDIM RIBBON - FREE!!
The game includes the smash hit LIKE A G6 by FAR EAST MOVEMENT for FREE!
16 additional FREE TRACKS
FRESH SONGS from TOP ARTISTS:
*BLACK EYED PEAS
*FALL OUT BOY
*AND MUCH MUCH MORE
Packed with ALL NEW FEATURES, this perfect mashup of music and racing has you tilting your iPhone or iPod Touch as you speed down a crazy, curving ribbon collecting pebbles and passing checkpoints to achieve a higher score. Don't stray too far off the path or hit obstacles or you'll lose your groove and have to get back in the rhythm! Jump to the upper track for the remixed version of the song. Get it today for FREE!
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT…
"Riddim Ribbon plays like an evolutionary step of Tapulous' successful Tap Tap Revenge games..." – IGN.com
"Riddim Ribbon puts users in the driver's seat of the hottest new music racing app featuring more than 15 free tracks, including Far East Movement's No. 1 hit song, ‘Like A G6’” – ArtistDirect.com
“Tapulous pretty much has the market covered in terms of getting great music playable on the iPhone” -TUAW
AND for Tap Tap Revenge 3:
"Pure awesomeness" - Gizmodo
"Absolutely marvelous" - 148 Apps
Please note that Riddim Ribbon is unfortunately not recommended for use with first generation iPhones and first generation iPod touches.