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Awesome New Let's Tap Trailer

by Jared Rosenberg - December 4, 2008, 12:35 am EST
Total comments: 14

After leaving Sonic Team in 2006, Naka-san created the independent development studio Prope. Because of the wonderful titles he helped to create in the past I am extremely excited about Prope's first game, Let's Tap. Please enjoy this lovely new Let's Tap trailer and this link to a 2001 Planet GameCube interview with Yuji Naka.

Also, I must mention that the lesser known participants in the creation of Sonic the Hedgehog, Naoto Ōshima and Hirokazu Yasuhara, are awesome.


Wow, it's like the game knocks off eight games in one...only with tapping controls. Oh wait, Donkey Konga had tapping... and that first one reminds me of something between Track & Field (NES) and DKJB.....

UltimatePartyBearDecember 04, 2008

It looks great, but I still have no idea how the controls are supposed to work.

vuduDecember 04, 2008

Quote from: UltimatePartyBear

It looks great, but I still have no idea how the controls are supposed to work.

I think you tap.

NinGurl69 *hugglesDecember 04, 2008

I believe that is the consensus.  A detailed interview might shed more light on these mechanics.

UltimatePartyBearDecember 04, 2008

It isn't immediately obvious how you're supposed to control running speed, jumping, balance, etc. in the running game with just tapping, for example.  I want to know how much of it is autopilot and how much of it is gameplay.

NinGurl69 *hugglesDecember 04, 2008

The Remote can sense variations in tilt, and a cardboard box would transfer enough force to disturb the position of a Remote's end to trigger a unique change.

Tap faster?
Tap both sides simultaneously?

It's Jungle Beatoff without Bongos.

UltimatePartyBearDecember 04, 2008

I'm not yet convinced that distinguishing left from right would be reliable enough.

King of TwitchDecember 04, 2008

What if the remote falls off the box while you're playing? Nintendo will soon be forced to include a string to anchor the remote down to the box

NinGurl69 *hugglesDecember 04, 2008

or a box specially designed for tapping.

to be included with Motion Plus.

I think you place the Remote face-down, so it's unlikely to fall off.  And it seems very unlikely the tapping could be interpreted directionally.  For some games, you just tap in different rhythms for different effects, and it looks like you probably need a Nunchuk for a couple of others.

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorDecember 05, 2008

I'm with TYP on this... It's like Jungle Beat, Donkey Konga, and Boom Blox all rolled into one.

MarioDecember 05, 2008

It's designed to use the Wii Remote grips. They will not slide off. I'll have to get some just for this game. Don't really understand the point of this topic though when we have a Lets Tap topic already.

RABicleDecember 05, 2008

Does this mean Gumbuzzo the giraffe is on hold?

KDR_11kDecember 05, 2008

So what do you have to do to unlock Blistergeist Mode?

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