There is only one way to control Mr. Papi, and that is by firing little balls at him. So, you cannot control him while being him; you have to use the little balls to direct him in the correct direction. The way that you fire these balls, is by tapping anywhere under Mr. Papi. Once you release your finger, the ball goes straight up and you cannot control the sideways movement of it. Hitting Mr. Papi in the right angle will control his movement and the direction is which he moves. Mr. Papi acts as a balloon not filled with helium as he falls downwards while not being pushed up by the little balls. The plus of the controls is that there is only one way to use them and it is simple. The minus is that the game is hard to get used to in the beginning.