Let’s Tap is another mini-game compilation for the Wii, but the unique concept of tapping a cardboard platform to control the games makes it stand out. Unfortunately, Let’s Tap only has four games so it’s a micro mini-game collection. I played Tap Runner at TGS and it was pretty fun so I’m still looking forward to Let’s Tap, but not as much after seeing this trailer.
Rhythm Tap is essentially Taiko Drum Master with tap control and a mode where four players hit different notes. Silent Blocks is similar to Jenga… with tapping and a puzzle based alchemy mode where you can clear same color pieces. Bubble Voyager looks like the strongest single player game out of Let’s Tap and It’s essentially the Balloon Trip mode from Balloon Fight. The rest of the package is padded with visualizers. I suppose this isn’t too bad since Let’s Tap is priced like a second tier Wii game at 5,040 yen ($55) (note: games with this price usually retail for $39.99 in the US), but Let’s Tap has more visualizers than games.
Sega will shove Let’s Tap into stores on December 18, the same day they are releasing Bleach: Versus Crusade and the Wii version of Sonic: Unleashed in Japan. Launching a new intellectual property title among two staple franchises can’t be a good early sign for Let’s Tap.
Images courtesy of Sega.