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Hey America! Let's Tap!

Actually, all of the Western Hemisphere can soon...look, just start tapping that box already.

Today Sega announced details on a North American and European release of Let's Tap, one of the weirdest games that we saw at last year's Tokyo Game Show. The big detail: it's coming out in North America and Europe (this summer).

If you don't remember, this is the Wii exclusive developed by Yuju Naka's newish studio Prope that has you placing your Wii remote on a cardboard box and then tapping that box to play the game. Yes, you read all that correctly--whether you're blushing at the double entendres inherent in discussing this game, or you're just baffled at the silly concept.

All kidding aside, I actually had fun playing Let's Tap. It's a bunch of minigames. You can get down with that, right? The game features briefly in this video oddity we shot at TGS.


  


In Japan, Let's Tap shipped with its own custom box controller...inside the game box. A box within a box. That kind of metapackaging is almost enough to make you forgive Naka's weirdo design indulgences.

Sega didn't respond to inquiries about the inclusion of the box in North America, but given the harsh economic climate, who could blame them for avoiding the extra cardboard overhead?

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Posted by Brad

Today Sega announced details on a North American and European release of Let's Tap, one of the weirdest games that we saw at last year's Tokyo Game Show. The big detail: it's coming out in North America and Europe (this summer).

If you don't remember, this is the Wii exclusive developed by Yuju Naka's newish studio Prope that has you placing your Wii remote on a cardboard box and then tapping that box to play the game. Yes, you read all that correctly--whether you're blushing at the double entendres inherent in discussing this game, or you're just baffled at the silly concept.

All kidding aside, I actually had fun playing Let's Tap. It's a bunch of minigames. You can get down with that, right? The game features briefly in this video oddity we shot at TGS.


  


In Japan, Let's Tap shipped with its own custom box controller...inside the game box. A box within a box. That kind of metapackaging is almost enough to make you forgive Naka's weirdo design indulgences.

Sega didn't respond to inquiries about the inclusion of the box in North America, but given the harsh economic climate, who could blame them for avoiding the extra cardboard overhead?

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Posted by norton123

Crazy game. Should be (this summer) at the top. sorry don't mean to be a grammer nazi.

Posted by Coltonio7

I would love to Tap =D

Posted by JJOR64

This game is going to be fun or really stupid.

Posted by bobpie24

It's tapping time!

Posted by ArclightBorealis

I hope that this concept of tapping a box can be utilized for other games built around it.

I'm gonna check out this game for sure. I don't care if it's just a novelty, I think the idea of it is ingenious.

Posted by ThomasP

I'm definitely picking this up if the price is right... seriously.

Edited by Endogene
JJOR64 said:
"This game is going to be fun or really stupid."
It is stupid fun, trust me.

edit: Sega also confirmed that it will come out in Europe. Let's CATCH(wiiware) will also be released in Europe.
Posted by AsKo25

I've played the Japanese version, it's great. I'll probably buy this if it's not too expensive.

Posted by Muffin_Hunter

I think I'll just wait for them to release "Let's Fap"...... hmm, on second thought that seems like a horrible idea. I'd hate to see the Wii peripheral included for that game. ((>_<)) 

Posted by Shadow

YEAH!  SWEET!  I'M TOTALLY GOING TO BUY THIS FULL PRICED WARRIOWARE MICROGAME

Posted by Coltonio7
Muffin_Hunter said:
"I think I'll just wait for them to release "Let's Fap"...... hmm, on second thought that seems like a horrible idea. I'd hate to see the Wii peripheral included for that game. ((>_<)) "
Fap....SYSTECH!
Edited by Systech
Coltonio7 said:
"Muffin_Hunter said:
"I think I'll just wait for them to release "Let's Fap"...... hmm, on second thought that seems like a horrible idea. I'd hate to see the Wii peripheral included for that game. ((>_<)) "
Fap....SYSTECH!"
I have no idea what you're talking about.
Posted by Kowbrainz

I'd tap that. :)

Posted by Dalai

I might actually buy this simply for the curiosity factor.

Posted by imayellowfellow

id tap that

^ mad original

Posted by Endogene
Shadow said:
"YEAH!  SWEET!  I'M TOTALLY GOING TO BUY THIS FULL PRICED WARRIOWARE MICROGAME"
Not exactly "tap runner" is pretty long and has quite a bunch of levels, bubble voyager is pretty long also.
Posted by Kraznor

Actually one of the few upcoming Wii games I'm interested in, but it better have that awesome song from the trailer in it.

Posted by Media_Master

Now I'm interested

Posted by Arkthemaniac

I wanna play Tap Runner. It looks really cool.

And no waggle! These are the kinds of games that more developers should be looking into on Wii.
Posted by Equal_Opportunity_Destroyer497

Given the success of garbage like Wii Fit, Game Party, Carnival Games and the like it'll probably be a hit. Now excuse me while I slam my face into the palm of my hand as hard as I can.

Posted by strangeling

You would tap that?

I am going to tap that.
Why?  Because the idea is unique.  Developer's thinking "outside the box" like this is how the industry progresses.
Someone has to come up with the new ideas.  Even if they can't get them implemented well in the beginning, others can build on the concepts.
Edited by AspiringAndy

Holy shit this is the best news I've heard all year !!
Now we must pray that you will be able to buy cardboard boxes separately, different coloured cardboard boxes would just be heaven.

Posted by dtran1212

let's not

Edited by Endogene
Kraznor said:
"Actually one of the few upcoming Wii games I'm interested in, but it better have that awesome song from the trailer in it."
It does, you can play it in "rhythm tap".

You can download it form the game's site: http://prope.sega.jp/letstap/


edit: Fuck just watched one of the gameplay trailers on the site, there are more song to unlock, total of 20 songs.
Posted by Snail

I'm practicing already.

Posted by MrKlorox

Why can't models learn to keep their mouths closed when on the job?

I'm sick of being put off by baby teeth in an adult's skull.

Posted by Teptom

I'm humming Let's Tap to the tune of David Bowie's Let's Dance.

Posted by AURON570

please stop reposting old videos.