IGN TGS 2008: Hands On Let's Tap

IGN writes: "A few days ago Yuji Naka, one of the developers behind the Sonic series, announced a new title called Let's Tap. The game's allure is that it can be played almost entirely without the use of a controller and we had the pleasure of experiencing this unique title on the first day of Tokyo Game Show. Instead of holding the Wiimote, players place it buttons-down on a box, and then tap their fingers on this box to produce vibrations measured by the controller. The box we used was a branded cardboard Let's Tap container, but presumably it can be anything that reacts to the impact of your fingers.

There was a variety of game modes on display at the TGS booth but the public was only able to compete in a game called Tap Runner. This is a side-scrolling race that can take place between four players who tap their fingers to make a glowing stick figure run through an obstacle course. Tapping in rhythm makes the character trot, a hard tap makes him jump, and faster tap patterns result in a dash. It takes a little time to get used to exactly how much tapping is needed to get the desired reaction. The controls are difficult to describe, but players look like they are playing the piano on a cardboard box."

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