Tap Disc Review
- Publisher: Legal Radiation Team
- Genre: Arcade
- Released: 24 Aug, 2010
- Size: 22.4 MB
- Price: $0.99
- Unique tap/timing based arcade gameplay.
- Bold visual style.
- Kiddie mode for youngsters.
- Challenging variety of power-ups.
- Somewhat random gameplay can quickly throw off smooth difficulty progression.
Tap Disc is the first of its kind we've come across and while it can be hard to grasp and perfect the controls it's a fun title that extends its hands to younger gamers as well without being patronizing.
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'Tap Disc' (formerly Flying Discs) by Legal Radiation Team isn't your standard arcade game. Your aim is to help capture or save people by capturing their vehicles in an appropriately colored zone, but timing these captures isn't easy and things only get more complicated once deadly hazards are introduced.
By tapping on the screen you'll create a large circular colored zone that starts out white, but then slowly blinks between orange and red before disappearing. These correspond to the color of the discs bouncing around the screen and you'll need to capture them with precise timing before they collide, change color and eventually explode. Power-ups regularly enter the mix to add more mayhem to the already chaotic gameplay and survival levels can quickly deplete your life if you're not careful.
Visually the game looks cluttered, like a graphic designer's Deviant Art folder being poured out on to the screen, but the chaotic mess is balanced perfectly to match the gameplay and has a cute hyper-modern overall feel to it. A kiddie mode cutesies up the visuals and gameplay even further, so you can share the frustration with your kids (or watch as they completely dominate your high-score).
Combos and other bonuses help to add more depth and variety to the gameplay, with matches lasting from embarrassingly short to epic lengths of time and the longer you play the better you'll get with your timing. Tap Disc balances frustration with fun in a delicate balance and while it's not perfect, it's still hard to put down.
CNET.com - TapDisc for iOS combines a unique and challenging mixture of timing, strategy, and unique gameplay to create an interesting and fun new style of touch-screen game.
TUAW.com - Daily app: What you end up with is a fun mix of a timing and angle game that's pretty addictive... Tap Disc is definitely worth checking out.
MACWORLD.COM + PCWORLD.COM - Thanks to an intuitive user interface and addictive game levels, Tap Disc is an enjoyable diversion into a weird world.
Score 4/5: "It’s that simple. Yet it is also dastardly hard and very addictive... Tap Disc is a marvel." - T3.com
Score 4/5: " Entirely fun, and one of the most original experiences on the iPhone right now." - Gamezebo.com
Score 4/5 - "Tap Disc is the first of its kind we've come across...it's a fun title that extends its hands to younger gamers as well." - AppSpy.com
Score 4/5: "Tap Disc is a should buy for $0.99 that casual gamers will absolutely love." - App Advice
Score: 9/10 "There's nothing else like this on the App Store. Very addictive. Definitely recommend it." - Techreviews.com
Score: 5/5 "I think that this game is very well polished with amazing graphics and interesting game play. There is never a dull moment in the game." - iPhoneFootprint.com
Score: 8/10 - TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Tap Disc is an entirely new kind of game unlike anything you have played before. Combining elements of timed tapping and color matching, Tap Disc offers a unique challenge that was created just for the iDevice platform.
Use your finger to collect white, orange and red discs as they ricochet around the playing field. The timing and placement of your taps control which color discs you can collect. The goal is to collect as many discs as possible and earn points while making sure the colored discs don't collide with the big bad black and yellow disc.
The basic gameplay is simple and addictive and only gets more exciting with combos, power-ups, challenges and many other surprises.
Features in Tap Disc:
• Simple one-touch tap control
• 20+ unique bonuses, power-ups, and challenges
• Three standard difficulty settings and pre-school mode for children
• Full tutorials
• Openfeint and Gamecenter Leaderboard Support
Give it a shot! We guarantee you've never played a game like this before. It's great on the iPad too!
See Tap Disc gameplay action here: http://www.tapdiscgame.com/video.html
*Tap Disc is the game formerly known as Flying Discs
*Apple is not a sponsor of, or responsible for conducting the promotion.
What's New in Version 2.2.0-Supports Multitasking
-New Item : Playground.
A new training camp was set up for you. Practice any aspect of the game that you want. (you will have to finish the playground before being able to play)
-Normal and hard modes are now locked and you will have to reach the end of the 3rd level of the Easy mode in order to unlock them.