How to Use
Do I have to sign up for membership?
Membership sign-ups are not required.
Can I use Tap Sonic on devices other than iPhone?
You can use Tap Sonic on both iPod touch and iPhone.
Can I use Tap Sonic on my Android phone?
For now, Tap Sonic is available only on iPod and iPhone. We will plan to provide Tap Sonic for Android OS soon.
Can I play Tap Sonic offline?
Tap Sonic is available only via online environment. (3G, Wi-Fi)
What is device activation?
Instead of membership sign-ups, we require you to register your e-mail account with us in order to import your gaming information. You can import all your gaming information from old device to your new device if you have registered your account with us.
Inquiries about Game
What kinds of free songs are available on Tap Sonic?
Currently six free songs are available. (See the playlist of free songs.)
What are Star Points?
Star Points are the points you can earn based on your score after gameplay. You can use them to buy items that would add more fun and excitement to the game.
What are Music Points?
Music Points are the points that you can use to play premium (paid) songs.
What is the lock image for?
The lock indicates the songs that do not allow you to challenge games that are not at your current difficulty level according to Tap Sonic’s challenge system. If you have completed the song that says Challenge Now on the right, the next song on the playlist will be available for challenge.
What is the challenge system?
The challenge system is the system that lets users to challenge a game one by one from basic to legend, which is the highest level on Tap Sonic.
(If you have successfully finished the game that says Challenge Now, you can move to challenge the next song on the list.)
If you have successfully completed ten 4-line challenges of single game, you will be able to play 5-line challenges of single game.
Once you are eligible for 5-line games, and if you have completed 30 4- or 5-line games, you will be able to challenge 6-line games.
If you have successfully completed a required challenge of single game, new song will be added to the playlist of Non-Stop game.
Can I skip to 6-line games?
You have to successfully complete all required 4- and 5-line games to be able to challenge 6-line games. If you have finished 10 4-line challenges of single game, you will be able to start 5-line challenges of single game.
Once you are eligible for 5-line games, and if you have completed 30 4- or 5-line single games, you will be able to challenge 6-line games.
What kinds of music patterns are available on Tap Sonic?
There are three difficulty levels from basic to pro to legend. You can progress through Tap Sonic’s Challenge System to arrive at the highest difficulty level.
I am not able to use items. Are there any restrictions on item use?
- When you play offline, the text that says 'offline' displays on the icon.
- When you play a game offline, the text that says ‘offline' displays next to your Star Points.
- When you are in preview mode, the text that says 'Preview' displays on the icon.
- When Star Points are not enough for gameplay, the text that says 'Need Star Points' displays.
How many game modes are there?
- SINGLE : It is the mode of game that you can play with a song of your choice from start to finish.
- NONSTOP : It is the mode of game that lets you choose three songs to remix.
What is the difference between pattern and game options?
Pattern is something that you use to set the difficulty level of game. Game options are features that you can use to add more excitement and fun to gameplay. Once you saved your game options, you can continue to play games at the same difficulty level.
- You have three game options : Speed, Random, and Fade.
- Speed : You can set the rate of falling notes among
x1.0, x2.0, x3.0 and x4.0.
- Random : You can add variation of the falling notes by setting the following:
Random : The notes are falling at random.
Mirror : The notes are falling in reverse.
- Fade : You can add various visual effects to the falling notes by making them suddenly disappear or appear.
Fade In : The notes appear from the bottom of the screen.
Fade Out : The notes disappear from the bottom of the screen.
Blink : The notes are blinking while falling.
How do I get Star Points?
Star Points are awarded for finishing a song, the amount depending on the player’s grade.
What items can I use with Star Points?
Star Points can be used to boost score bonus and Energy Up points.
Score bonus - 100 Star Points are used for one use.
Energy Up item - 180 Star Points are used for one use.
Are there daily limits on the use of Star Points?
Yes. you are only allowed to earn up to 50,000 points per day.
What is the effect of using score bonus?
You can use Impact note booster items on the right of the screen to increase your game score.
What is the effect of using Energy Up items?
If you use the heart-shape gauge refill items on the left of the screen, you can fill up your Sonic gauge by 30%.
What is the note?
At the start of game, a variety of patterned images depending on a song fall from the screen.
When does the game over?
If you have used up all your Sonic gauge, score penalty applies in that your game score will not go up for some time. If you achieve 20 combos, you can get released from the penalty. If you have received 10 breaks, the game ends.
What is Sonic gauge?
It is the energy bar that is consumed when the player does not correctly tap the falling notes.
Why does the non-stop game require more Music Points?
Non-stop game mode requires three songs to play at a time. Therefore, you will need more Music Points than you play in a single game mode. (Every song requires the same point regardless of the mode of game.) However, playing in non-stop mode can get you more Star Points than in single game mode.
In Non-stop game mode, can I play only the climax part of a song?
In non-stop game mode, a playback parts of song varies according to each stage. There are three different stages.
- Stage 1: Play started from beginning to middle parts of a song.
- Stage 2: Play started from beginning and middle to middle and end parts of a song.
- Stage 3: Play started from middle and end to end parts of a song.
Only half of the screen is viewed.
With the older versions of iOS, you can experience this type of problem. In this case, you need to update your iOS to the latest version.
What is the perfect play for the playlist?
If you have completed all required challenges with All Awesome, your score counts will go up depending on the number of game
What do I do when my tap on the long notes is not recognized?
You can solve this issue by selecting Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom Off on your iPhone.
Is Tap Sonic a paid app?
Tap Sonic is a free application.
Five free songs are available. If you want to purchase Premium Music, your Music Points will be deducted accordingly.
I have paid but my Music Points haven't been posted.
Short delay of transaction may occur between credit card companies and operators. Close and restart Tap Sonic to check out your payment information.
I have received a text message for something that I haven't purchased. Is it a double-charge?
When you register your credit card with App Store for the first time or renew your payment information, a $1.00 may be charged on your account for verification. This amount will be automatically cancelled.
How can I purchase premium songs?
You can purchase premium songs with your Music Points. Every song may require different amount of points. (To unlock a song, 15 points may be required for a premium song.)
Where do I purchase Music Points?
You can purchase Music Points in the Shop within the app. There are four different amount of Music Points you can purchase: 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 30,000 Music Points.
Can I purchase Music Points via methods other than In-App Purchases?
You can top up your Music Points via In-App Purchases. You can also purchase points at our Bugs website. If you have decided to purchase points via In-App Purchases, your credit card information will be required that you have registered with iTunes. Make sure to use your Korean account to avoid any errors.
An error message pops up that says you cannot access the Shop.
Go to Settings > General > Restrictions, and set In-App Purchases On. You have to use your Korean account with App Store Korea to avoid such errors. If you have visited the App Store outside of Korea, make sure that you have logged in to the App Store Korea with your Korean account.
Where do I find my purchase history?
You cannot access to your purchase record.
You need to contact us via 1:1 inquiry.
WIth your UDID, you can find your purchase history via the administration link.
Where can I find my Music Points?
You can find your Music Points next to the Note icon on the top right of the screen.
Internet is disconnected during the game. Are Music Points still deducted?
Yes. Once the game starts, your points are deducted. Therefore you have to make sure that you do not accidentally end the game, or the Internet do not get disconnected during the game.
What is the Premium Music?
Once you have purchased a premium song, you can play the Premium Music unlimitedly without any points deduction.
How do you figure out whether the music on the playlist is a Premium Music?
For the Premium Music you have purchased a yellow band displays around it. And if the music is available for purchase, there is the text next to it that says 'PREMIUM.'
How can I purchase Premium Music?
You can purchase Music Points by selecting SHOP > MUSIC on the screen. There are currently 20 songs available in the shop. (as of May 11, 2011)
I have re-installed the application. Can I download the Premium Music that I have previously purchased?
Even after re-installing the app, the purchased items will not be deleted. But if you want to play the same patterns from the playlist that you have downloaded previously, you have to download them again.
Even though I'm not yet allowed to open (unlock) Premium Music, can I use the paid music to play a game with?
You're only allowed to play the games on your current difficulty level. Once you have completed all required challenges, you will be able to play games with Premium Music that you have purchased.
Can I share my game scores with my friends via SNS?
Once you're done with your game, you can share your scores and messages with your friends via Facebook and Twitter.
What is the address of Tap Sonic Facebook page?
You can find our Tap Sonic Facebook page at