What Do I Tap On, Sega?

By Spencer . June 17, 2009 . 6:47am

image Let’s Tap reacts to gentle vibrations when the Wii remote is placed on a platform. That’s why Sega bundled the game with two silly looking, but surprisingly useful cardboard boxes in Japan.

 

Europe, at least some retailers in Europe, are selling a special edition with the orange boxes. However, in North America things are different. Let’s Tap doesn’t come with boxes anywhere. If you buy the game at Best Buy you get a mouse pad-like “tapping pad”. Fortunately, Let’s Tap doesn’t require official Sega boxes to play. An empty cereal box works fine. You can even use a table, if you’re playing solo. You don’t want to play Let’s Tap alone. Let’s Tap is a party game and some people that buy this may be think its broken since the game doesn’t function the same if the remote is on a floor that four people are hitting at the same time. Sorry, Prope.

 

It’s easy to point the finger at Sega, but I think this could be a shelf space problem. The Let’s Tap box in Japan is eye catching, but awkwardly long. If Sega used the same packaging in North America Let’s Tap couldn’t hang on a hook. Retailers would place the game alone, away from the other software like Guitar Hero, which wouldn’t help a value priced, under the radar game at all.


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  • jarrodand

    Really would like to pick this up, Bubble Voyager alone has me hooked. I hope SOA offers some sort of promotional deal for boxes or something.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Yeah seriously. Sega could have given them out as a pre-order bonus.

      I know it sounds ridiculous, but the game plays better with the “special” tap boxes since it’s designed with those in mind.

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