Cat writes: Prope's Wii collection of games are in your iPhone! The Let's Tap series, famed for its vibration-based controls, now have you putting your iPhone on a tissue box so you can tap-tap-tap away. Lacking a tissue box on your morning commute, you can select the Touch mode that allows tapping on the screen or the Free mode that lets you tap any part of the phone. Having tried out all three methods, I'll save you some time: you will want to keep a tissue box handy. With the Let's Tap series broken into five small games for the Apple devices, we will serve up our analyses here in bite-sized reviews for each.
The first of the collection to hit your phone is Tap Runner, a racing game set in space. By tapping softly - and frequently - you control your runner's speed. A hard tap tells your runner to jump, allowing them to leap over obstacles like hurdles, or walls. The race courses in Tap Runner are less like the local high school track and more like a sprinter's version of Ninja Warrior. With electrified obstacles that zap the poor little guy, an escalator, tightrope and a slide what sounds like a boring proposition is actually pretty fun. The work of Sega's Yuji Naka is recognizable. As your little racing man falls flat and you go absolutely mad waiting for him to stand up and show some hustle, visions of Sonic will cycle through your head.