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Let's Tap
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Wii
Genre: Party/Rhythm






























Release Date RRP Code
Nintendo Wii
JP
¥4,800 (5,040) RVL-P-R2UJ
Nintendo Wii
US
$29.99 RVL-P-R2UE
Nintendo Wii
UK
£24.99
Nintendo Wii
FR
€?
Nintendo Wii
DE
€?
Nintendo Wii
ES
€?
Nintendo Wii
AU
$? ?
Nintendo Wii
CA
$? ?



Let's Tap (レッツタップ) is a party game developed by Yuji Naka's studio Prope and published by Sega for the Nintendo Wii. Along with Let's Catch, Let's Tap was the first game from Prope to be announced. Five of the game's mini-games were released as separate apps for iOS devices.

The Let's Tap Soundtrack CD album was released in Japan on 25 February 2009, and the download-only Let's Tap Digital Sounds album was released internationally on 30 September 2009.

Gameplay

Let's Tap consists of a number of minigames that requires the player to tap a flat surface with their hands to play. This is achieved by placing the Wii Remote face-side down on a flat, stable surface, with the accelerometer picking up their vibrations as they tap the surface to move an on screen character.

In a video released by Sega the player is shown resting the Wii Remote on a empty box originally used to package the Wii console.

Minigames

The game features the following minigames:

  • Tap Runner: Up to four players compete in a side scrolling race along an obstacle course where they must jump over chasms, climb up ramps and edge along tightropes, in addition to completing mini challenges such as inflating a balloon the fastest. The game is controlled with the speed of taps, with rhythmic tapping making the player jog, faster taps to run and a hard tap to jump.
  • Rhythm Tap: Players tap in time to a moving timeline of musical beats.
  • Silent Blocks: Players must pull away blocks that make up an unstable tower by carefully tapping. A puzzle mode variation sees players making stacks of three or more matching colored blocks in order to make them disappear.
  • Bubble Voyager: Players control a character through a maze of floating mines, collecting stars along the way. The minigame also features a multiplayer battle mode for up to four players.
  • Visualizer: A freeform mode where players use taps to create imagery such as fireworks bursting over a futuristic cityscape, paint splattering on a canvas, and ripples of water across a pond.

Production credits

Prope Staff
  • Producer: Yuji Naka
  • Director: Shunsuke Kawarazuka
  • Main Programmer: Masakazu Miura
  • Art Director: Hiroyuki Yamamoto
  • Planners: Tomohiko Aita, Yusaku Yamanaka
  • Programmers: Junichi Takeda, Nobuhiro Obata, Makoto Azuma, Takehiro Iwata
  • Designers: Yoichi Hirakawa, Daisuke Takamori, Chika Kawaguchi, Junna Sato, Koki Tabi, Takeshi Ichimura, Mizuho Umezu, Naoki Taguchi, Mari Hamada, Hiroyuki Abe, Hidenori Oda, Yoshinao Oya, Ayako Tanaka, Takatoshi Kobari, Yoshinari Ukihashi, Yuta Otani, Takanobu Shindo
  • Planning Assistant: Megumi Ishihara, Yuki Kuramochi
  • Design Assistant: Kanako Uno, Chiaki Sumieda, Sayaka Ooa
  • Programming Supports: Naoya Kurihara, Tetsuro Oguro
Sound Staff
Sega Corporation


Magazine articles

Main article: Let's Tap/Magazine articles.

Artwork

Physical scans

Wii, US
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Wii, US (Best Buy Limited Edition)
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Wii, EU
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Wii, JP
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Disc
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Disc case
Wii, AU
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Wii, UK
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Wii, UK (Limited Edition)
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Wii, DE
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Wii, ES (Limited Edition)

Wii, IT (Limited Edition)
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Wii, FR/DE/NL (Limited Edition)
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Wii, CA

External links

References


Let's Tap series of games
Nintendo Wii
Let's Tap (2008) | Let's Catch (2008)
iOS
Let's Tap: Bubble Voyager (2009) | Let's Tap: Gem Game (2009) | Let's Tap: Rhythm Tap (2009) | Let's Tap: Silent Blocks (2009) | Let's Tap: Tap Runner (2009) | Let's Tap: Rhythm Tap Free (2010) |
Let's Tap related media
Music
Let's Tap Soundtrack (2009) | Let's Tap Digital Sounds (2009)