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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Get ready to serve! Rediscover the classic arcade game Root Beer Tapper on Xbox Live. Take on a room full of thirsty folks and keep their mugs full as they belly up to the bar, but don't drop the empties if you want to win. Classic gameplay: Take on a bar full of thirsty[Xbox Live Arcade] Get ready to serve! Rediscover the classic arcade game Root Beer Tapper on Xbox Live. Take on a room full of thirsty folks and keep their mugs full as they belly up to the bar, but don't drop the empties if you want to win. Classic gameplay: Take on a bar full of thirsty folks and see if you can keep their mugs full. Grab the empty mugs before they slide off the bar, and earn extra points by collecting tips. Bonus rounds: Locate and open the one can that has not been shaken-up and serve it up to waiting patrons in the bonus rounds. Play online in either co-op or versus modes and post scores on the Xbox Live leaderboards. The best scores are kept for the current week and for all time for both co-op and versus matches. Score 12 achievements worth 200 gamerscore points. [Midway] Expand
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  1. This is a great, cheap way to get your hands on an underappreciated arcade classic.
  2. For a budget (400 Microsoft points) Xbox Live Arcade title, Root Beer Tapper holds up well; if for no other reason than the amount of replay needed to grab fifty wins over Live.
  3. 70
    The co-op game is rather simplistic: it hardly feels like you're playing with anyone at all, but there are a few Achievements built into it, so at least there is that challenge.
  4. Quirky, funny and colorful, Root Beer Tapper is both cheeky and challenging and a cheap distraction on a Wednesday night. [Feb 2007, p.101]
  5. Give it five minutes and Root Beer Tapper can lead to hours of enjoyment. [Issue #23, p.72]
  6. Two-player action(over Live, even)is a nice modern addition, but odds are, you'll feel tapped out after just a few minutes. [Mar 2007, p.81]
  7. Mind-numbingly boring. [Issue#23, p.97]

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  1. SuperDude
    Aug 3, 2007
    9
    This game is a great classic. It takes some practice and alot of skill but once you master it, it can be alot of fun once you get to serve This game is a great classic. It takes some practice and alot of skill but once you master it, it can be alot of fun once you get to serve alien's drinks in outer space. Expand
  2. Andyman
    Feb 14, 2007
    5
    It's a faithful port of the arcade game. Unfortunately, the arcade game wasn't terribly fun to begin with, making this nearly It's a faithful port of the arcade game. Unfortunately, the arcade game wasn't terribly fun to begin with, making this nearly irrelevant. It's worth the $5 for fans of the game. Everyone else should save their MS Points for something else. Expand