Excerpt: The Working Man Gamer saw Let’s Tap on clearance, and since a reviewable copy had not come in from Sega - decided to buy it. The WMG is glad because you can learn from this mistake. Or maybe you will like this game concept and decide to pick one up yourself. Let’s Tap has the player put the Wii Remote upside down on a box. The game is played by tapping the box. Yes you are reading right. You tap the box.
Excerpt: Let's Tap will polarise opinion. It's a game that for many will epitomise what's going wrong with the games industry today, but for others it'll be a shining example of fun gaming for the masses. Whatever your view, try explaining to someone that you've been tapping a tissue box to make a man run across the screen and you'll be greeted by an uncomfortable smile. This isn't normal gaming. Just to be clear, there's only one control scheme in Let's Tap.
Summary: I'm not going to mince words. This game is terrible. It's not just that the mechanics work poorly -- and believe me, they barely work at all -- it's that the concept itself is so dumb I can't imagine how this game got approved in the first place. But, for the sake of argument, let's imagine there is someone out there whose idea of fun is playing shallow minigames by banging on a Kleenex box. Even this fictional person would have to laugh at Let's Tap's sloppy control.
Finger tapping creates unique game that's party perfect.
Common Sense Media
22 October 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this unique Wii game can be the foundation of a fun family game night. This game encourages up to four people to play together, and levels the playing field between gamers and non-gamers because all you have to know how to do is tap your fingers. One of the five game types involves shooting at spaceships in outer space but no one is hurt.
Conclusion: Let's Tap est un jeu atypique dont l'originalité fait mouche. Totalement innovant et original, vos soirées Wii connaîtront grâce à lui un sérieux renouveau. Atypique dans sa prise en main, il l'est aussi dans son univers : les cinq mini-jeux vous propose une ambiance particulière, parfois kitsch ou au contraire très poétique. La bonne humeur de votre soirée est ici assurée et la boîte en carton, aussi peu séduisante soit-elle, risque pourtant de faire bien des émules.
Pros: L'originalité de la prise en main, Jeu convivial, Subtilité du gameplay, Univers différents des mini-jeux
Conclusion: Concept: Finally deliver box slapping gameplay to the Wii
Graphics: Sleek, simple, neon
Sound: Catchy electro music is great, but all of that hand drumming drives innocent bystanders absolutely nuts
Playability: Some minigames work, others take a lot of work to get functioning
Entertainment: Might be a decent choice if you're into experimental gameplay or Donkey Konga
Summary: Although I don’t see myself playing Let’s Tap in the long run, I do have to hand it to Sega for giving us a new and innovative way to play. Every other Wii casual game got us to wave the Wii Remote around in some fashion, so it was interesting to get a wholly new experience with Let’s Tap.
The innovation is nice, but the mini-games don’t have any kind of lasting appeal. The graphics are bright and vibrant, but remarkably simple.
Pros: Innovative new gameplay mechanic, Simple and intuitive for non-gamers, Bargain-minded pricing
Cons: Complete and utter lack of depth, No lasting value whatsoever, Graphics lack personality and detail, Not enough mini-games