Apr 20, 2015
Style over substance. Form or function. Here’s an idea, how about we have both. Tap Tap Tap is both a hugely stylish game and also a ton of fun.
Truth be told, it’s incredibly simple. A hot, phat or dope (depending on your preferred parlance) beat drops and it’s down to you to follow the rhythmic instructions. In time with the beat simple instructions will appear on the screen and it’s down to you to follow the instructions before they fade away.
As your score goes up the time it takes for the instructions to fade away decreases. This means keeping up with everything thatâ€™s going on, as youâ€™d imagine, gets harder. Not only does the speed increase but the commands themselves get a little more complicated as â€˜tapsâ€™ turn into â€˜double-tapsâ€™ and â€˜swipesâ€™ make way for â€˜drag and dropsâ€™.
Thereâ€™s a slight issue here as there were a number of times I could have sworn Iâ€™d tapped a circle or swiped on a piece of text, but it didnâ€™t register. This probably isnâ€™t a real issue and is probably down to my own ineptitude. What is definitely a real issue is how the audio commands start to trip over themselves.
When thereâ€™s a whole load of instructions rapidly one after the other, the smooth flow of the music and the announcerâ€™s voice doesnâ€™t quite match up as well as it does when thereâ€™s fewer hurdles being thrown onto the screen. When the gameâ€™s at its most simple, itâ€™s arguably at its best.
I’ve said the word ‘simple’ a number of times now, but I mean it as a sincere compliment. Tap Tap Tap takes no explaining, lays all of its cards on the table within about 2 minutes of play and yet it’s had me wanting to beat my high score all week long. Considering this is a free game, one that’s not trying to coerce you into in-app purchases, it’s hard to see why you wouldn’t give it a download and see for yourself what’s up, up, up with Tap Tap Tap.
A simple game that does one thing not just well but with tons of style too. Why haven’t you downloaded it yet? It won’t change your life but it’ll make your day a little more funky. Or cool. Or wicked. I don’t know what you kids are saying these days…